Scotland

Central Scotland

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Sunday of the month
Broomhall Castle
Long Row
Menstrie
Clackmannanshire
FK11 7EA.

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Broomhall+Castle,+FK11+7EA&sll=56.153208,-3.846277&sspn=0.009322,0.028667&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr
Venue website: www.broomhallcastle.co.uk
Region website: www.tvrcc-scotland.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Alan Colquhoun
Tel: AC 01324 637563 (after 6pm)
Mobile: AC 07769 964515
Email: alan.colquhoun@blueyonder.co.uk
RO since: AD= November 2009


North East Scotland

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month
Various - check forum for details

Region website: www.tvrcc-ne-scotland.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=52&SID=954b15362d1zb43b3a7227e2acb9z2ac

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO -Barry Martin
Tel: 07949 244705
Email: barryswheels@sky.com
Forum username: BM=Bmartinswheels
RO since: BM 2010


West of Scotland - Position Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
If you are interested in taking on the role of RO please contact TVRCC
Tel: 01952 822126 and speak to Linda


NE England

East Yorkshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Thursday of the month at See below
The Black Horse
38 Old Village Roads
Little Weighton
HU20 3US

Venue website: www.blackhorselittleweighton.com/
Region website: www.tvrcc-eastyorks.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=63

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Duncan Lambert DRO Simon Bateman
Tel: Duncan 07831 216478Simon 07958 475163
Email: ro@tvrcc-eastyorks.co.uk
Forum username: Duncan= Duncan L Simon=B@man
RO since: SB 2009
Profile:
Profile : My name is Duncan Lambert I have just taken over as the RO for the East Yorkshire area, I was first introduced to TVRs back in the late seventies when I used to attend race meetings watching people like John Kent in his Lotus Europa sparing against my all time hero.. Colin Blower in his 3000m, these early images have stayed with me for a life time. I acquired my first TVR, a 1600m in white with a black model band back in 1979,how I wish she was still mine? Soon after, I joined the TVR club at York attending each month, They were a great band of guys and girls of which some have remained life time friends, we attended many events across the country, and establishing some events which have continued like the Cadwell track day , and Sledmere House was also our brain child. A couple of years after that I progressed onto a 3000s, also in white, which I ran for a further two years until I was lured into a pointy thing, yes, it was time for a Tasmin 280 convertible in cosmos Blue, again it was a love affair that went on for sometime, Then came that inevitable change in life called Girlfriend/wife/house/mortgage/kids/no money/no time/ but the best thing I ever did. Then if you fast forward to today some 30 years on, Wendy and I have two fantastic boys who like TVRs, there’s a surprise ? Tom runs a Griff 500, and Alex owns a Chim 400 and a 3000m ! (See above) And yes you will be asking , what about the old man 30 years on? Well I had to go back into TVRs and a beloved 3000s..my pride and joy, and yes, I had to have a pointy thing , so I was very lucky to buy Tasmin number two from Mr Tank and a 350i series one convertible. We have a great club atmosphere in East Yorkshire , don’t panic about TVR ownership, many people just come along to find out more perhaps before jumping in with both feet, we all help each other with problems , and quiet often people will head over to my workshop for a little TLC, and it will be my goal to encourage as many people possible into TVR ownership, and the camaraderie that goes along with club life. Simon Bateman Having been aware of TVR as a marque for a long time, I also assumed that I would never be in a position to have one on my drive. I've always had something a little bit different to drive so having run old modified production cars for several years I eventually gave up trying to MIG weld rust to rust and built a kit car instead. My first home built car was a really cheap Se7en replica (if you squinted) which I eventually crashed. Once the insurance paid out I then built kit car number two, A SSC Stylus, (Mini Griff) which gave me about 200 bhp per tonne and was a real point and squirt machine. Having owned it almost 7 years I was looking for something else that was a little bit more practical when a colleague, having seen the Stylus, let me have a drive of his Chimaera 400 and I was hooked from that moment. I needed a TVR and it had to be a V8! Initially I started looking for a Chimaera however my budget meant either buying a project or blowing the budget by a factor of two which put the whole thing on hold. Then I met Steve Johnson who arrived at a monthly meet in his mint 350i. Being a Child of the 80's I'd always loved the wedge styled cars such as the TR7 and Esprit. It also appealed to me that the wedges are a bit rarer than some of the later V8 models, most of the owners are as barmy as I am and I could get my hands on a reasonable 400SE for the sale value of the Stylus. It all made perfect sense (to me anyway!) The Mica blue car of which I became guardian in January of this year is by no means perfect, which for me is a good thing, firstly it means I don't have to worry too much about using it in the manner intended and secondly I can put my mechanical skills to good use sorting out those little problems that inevitably crop up when running a 20 year old car. So while I am relatively new to TVR ownership I've been attending monthly meetings since the East Yorkshire group’s very first meet and in the time I have been associated with the TVRCC family I have made some fantastic new friends and been to some great events. In September 2010, I stepped up to Primary RO position when Steve retired. Simon Bateman(B@man)


North East England

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 12.00 lunchtime
The Wheatsheaf / Premier Lodge
Callerton Lane Ends Woolsington NE13 8DF
1 mile south of Newcastle Airport main entrance

Region website: www.tvrcc-northeast.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Eric Coates DRO: Donald Price
Tel: Eric 0191 5848317 Donald 07974 102526
Email: etc@talktalk.net


North Yorkshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 2nd Sunday @ 12.30 onwards
The Ship - NEW VENUE
Acaster Malbis
York
YO23 2UH









Postcodes covered by this region: YO, DS, LS, HG, DL
Region website: www.tvrcc-north-yorks.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Peter Reid DRO:Jason Brant
Mobile: Peter 07899 078394 Jason 01904 330636
Email: ro@tvrcc-north-yorks.co.uk
Forum username: JB = jasonb
RO since: JB 2011
Profile:
Jason Brant: I got into the TVR scene early 2006 after purchasing my first TVR (Tuscan) in December 2005. I'd dreamed of owning a one since visiting the TVR stand at the NEC motorshow in the early 1990's where I collected various brochures and postcards. I had one of the postcards sat on my desk at work for years and told my colleagues "I'll have a TVR one day". They all laughed at the time, but it's me laughing now! So here I am, now R.O for North Yorkshire and what a privilege it is too. Meeting like minded people and talking about anything associated with TVR. I must admit it's a learning curve for me at times but I'm always happy to help plan weekend run outs and local club meetings alike. So next time you see me at a show, weekend run-out or a club meet come and say hello, it's always good to meet TVR enthusiasts!


South Yorkshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at 12:00 noon onwards
The Stockyard
Hellaby Lane
Rotherham
S66 8HN
Winter 3rd Sunday


Region website: www.tvrcc-south-yorks.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=50

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Tony Hodgson Deputy: Graham Dobson Deputy: Max Unwin
Mobile: TH: 07748 233839 GD: 07748 233839 MU: 07977 459229
Email: ro@tvrcc-south-yorks.co.uk
Forum username: TH: cdarh2 GD:threespins MU: scoobimax


Tees Valley

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 10:30
Parkmore Hotel
Yarm Road
Eaglescliff
Stockton on Tees
TS16 0DH

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+Parkmore+Hotel,+Yarm+Rd,+Eaglescliffe,+Stockton-on-Tees,+Cleveland+TS16,+United+Kingdom&sll=54.523848,-1.350885&sspn=0.037659,0.13175&g=Yarm+Rd,+Eaglescliffe,+Stockton-on-Tees,+Cleveland+TS
Venue website: http://www.parkmorehotel.co.uk
Region website: www.tvrcc-teesvalley.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=48

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Ken Dagg DRO Stuart Bowes
Tel: KD: 01740 630032 SB: 07872062241
Mobile: KD: 07802 571874
Email: teesvalley.tvrcc@gmail.com
Forum username: KD: daggsy SB: STU99
RO since: Jan 2011
Profile:


West Yorkshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details at 2nd Wednesday 7:30pm
Manor Golf Club
B6135 off Bradford Road
Drighlington

Location Map of Venue: www.themanorgolfclub.co.uk/contact.php
Venue website: www.themanorgolfclub.co.uk/index.php
Region website: www.tvrcc-westyorks.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=28&SID=1c6c87dzfz8125c56zc3be37zcd82994

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Steven Howe DRO: Philip Bould
Tel: SH 07772 642356 PB 07771 744364
Email: ro@tvrcc-westyorks.co.uk


Yorkshire & Humberside

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Monday of the month at from 7pm
Dyneley Arms, Pool Bank, Otley LS21 1ET

Region website: www.tvrcc-yorks-humberside.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Roger Coulsey DRO: Caroline Rosenvinge
Tel: RC: 0113 2532803 CR: 01423 569698
Email: rogercoulsey@radcotech.fsnet.co.uk


NW England

Blackpool

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
The Kingfisher
St Georges Park
Kirkham
PR4 2DZ

Region website: www.tvrblackpool.com
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=22

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Shirley Lynch Deputy: Heath Briggs
Tel: S= 07917 724089 H= 07969 454703


Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
The Windmill Inn
The Windmill Inn
Chester Road,
Tabley, Knutsford,
Cheshire, WA16 0HW
Tel: 01565 625 885

Venue website: www.thewindmillattabley.co.uk
Region website: www.tvrcc-cheshire.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Primary David Wilkins Deputies Alan Musgrave & Karol Bailey
Tel: DW 07954 580688 AM 07860 544268 KB 0777 9081925
Email: ro@tvrcc-cheshire.co.uk
Forum username: DW= Dave W KB= Cerby Girl
RO since: DW 2012
Profile:
RO: Dave Wilkins: I was brought up with cars due to them being my Father’s passion. He was an engineer in REME during the Second World War maintaining vehicles and planes in India and Burma. After the war he joined the family baking business looking after the various delivery vehicles including Jowett and Bradford vans. He had a very early Morgan 4/4 probably Climax engined but this was changed for a Wolseley 10 when I came along! Some of my earliest memories are of ‘helping’ him change tyres and replace brake linings and going to Belle Vue in Manchester to watch the ‘Stock Car’ racing which he had a go at for a little while. Unfortunately when I was 9 he was killed in a Wolseley 4/44 in a head-on collision with a drunken driver.

It was 10 years later before my interest in cars was rekindled when, old enough to drive, my best mate (and subsequently ‘Best Man’) and me decided to swap pedal-power for horse-power, of the petrol variety of course! Being mates we decided that we would both get Mk1 Sprites and spent much time modifying and refurbishing them and we were hooked. My mate still has his ‘Frogeye’. After fighting the rust worm that kept eating away at the Sprite I decided that the future lay in glass-fibre and bought a Climax-engined Lotus Elite (wish I still had that!!). A couple of Lotus Elans followed and then a Scimitar GTE when the family came along. This heralded a period in the wilderness of financial pressures, home, family and company cars until the children left home.

Following redundancy I became a self-employed consultant and being fortunate to find full-time work quite quickly the remainder of my redundancy pay-off was burning a hole in my pocket. I was still a sports car and glass-fibre fan preferring nuts and bolts to welding and filler and so the obvious choices were alphabetically Lotus, Marcos and TVR. I felt that I’d really done with Lotus and was considering a Marcos until I tried a Chimaera, I was hooked. A beautiful Toucan yellow 500 with dark blue hood and upholstery caught my eye and a deal was soon done!

The previous practice of fettling and updating soon came into play and then a track day at Oulton Park brought about the realisation that there was another itch to be scratched. I thought that a little bit of competitive activity might be good and so I entered the world of sprints and hillclimbs with the TVR Sprint Championship in which I continue to compete and enjoy. Regular competition has meant that the Chimaera has gradually become more and more tuned to sprinting and hillclimbing, and less to touring, as well as picking up a few scrapes!

Once bitten the bug bites deep and it seems that what many TVR owners want once they have a TVR is another one, and I am no different! As intimated above the Chimaera was gradually moving towards being a track car and a Cerbera had appealed for a while so in 2009 a 1999 Sage Green ‘Speed 6’ was added to the stable. This is pampered and kept for ‘high days and holidays’ and is a very different driving experience to the Chimaera!

I have been a member of TVRCC since first acquiring the Chimaera in 2003 and attended many meetings and events both regionally and nationally over the years and admired the effort which many members put into serving the Club on a regular basis. Having taken advantage of other peoples’ efforts I thought it time that I gave something in return which resulted in me becoming RO for the region with the longest name in the Club!


Isle of Man - RO Post Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable - please contact the RO for details

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
If you are interested in taking on the role of RO
Tel: please email TVRCC RoCo - Fred Heddell
Email: roco@tvrcc.com


Lancashire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm onwards for those eating
Rigbye Arms
High Moor Lane
Nr Wrightington

Location Map of Venue: www.multimap.com/s/BE2sw1jn
Venue website: www.rigbyearms.com/
Region website: www.tvrcc-lancashire.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=80&title=tvrcclancashire-region

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Steve Ducker DRO Jayne Parker
Tel: RO 07982 640241 DRO 07785 565431
Email: ro@tvrcc-lancashire.co.uk
Profile:
Welcome to new deputy RO Jayne Parker


North Cumbria and the Borders

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Last Wednesday of the month
The Wellington Inn
Last Wednesday evening of the month at The Wellington Inn
Great Orton
Carlisle
CA5 6LZ

Postcodes covered by this region: CA, DG, KA, ML and TD.
Region website: www.tvrcc-northcumbria.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvrcc-northcumbria.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Colin Muir Dep Gordon Carrick
Tel: CM : 07734 476055 GC: 01768 899459
Email: ro@tvrcc-northcumbria.co.uk
Forum username: CM: Colin Muir GC: gordon carrick
RO since: October 2011


S Cumbria - RO Post Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable
RO position vacant

Location Map of Venue: www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=16&countryCode=GB&qs=LA77NW
Venue website: www.crooklands.com
Region website: www.tvrcc-southcumbria.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=33

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO position vancant, your region needs you
Tel: 01952 822126 TVRCC Office ask for Linda
Email: ro@tvrcc-southcumbria.co.uk


Wales

North Wales - RO Post Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable at 1pm
Ruthin Castle Hotel, but this varies so please check regional web site/forums for more info
Ruthin,
Park Rd,
Ruthin,
Gal·les -
Denbighshire
LL15 2NU

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=LL15+2NU&sll=53.112057,-3.311524&sspn=0.008926,0.019205&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ruthin,+Clwyd+LL15+2NU,+United+Kingdom&z=16
Venue website: www.ruthincastle.co.uk/
Region website: www.tvrcc-northwales.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=74

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Sorry RO position vacant - contact TVRCC RoCo
Email: roco@tvrcc.com


South Wales

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00pm
The Red Lion
Bonvilston
Cardiff
CF5 6TR

Location Map of Venue: www.doogal.co.uk/ShowMap.php?postcode=CF5%206TR
Venue website: www.sabrain.com/redlion-bonvilston
Region website: www.tvrcc-south-wales.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=66

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Nigel Hucker
Tel: Nigel 07941 518102
Email: ro@tvrcc-south-wales.co.uk
Forum username: Nigel= njhucker
RO since: NH May 2010


West Wales

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:

Tel: 01952 822126
Email: office@tvrcc.com


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable
Nov-Mar The Hillside, Hillsborough from 2pm
Meetings as per club calendar/emails/TVRCC NI web page www.tvrcc-ireland.co.uk or contact RO Harry Eastwood.

Region website: www.tvrcc-northernireland.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=53

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Harry Eastwood DRO Anthony Johnston
Mobile: HE= 07825 999295 AJ = 07968 023510
Email: ro@tvrcc-northernireland.co.uk


Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Saturday of the month at 1:30pm
Please refer to RoI Regional Reports for What, Where & When

Region website: www.tvrcc-ireland.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=53

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Shemas Eivers and Tom O'Neill
Mobile: SE +353 (0) 87 257 1654 TO +353 (0) 87 233 5327
Email: Tvr_roi@yahoo.co.uk


SE England

Berkshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Tuesday of the month
The Peacock Farm
Peacock Lane
Bracknell
Berks
RG12 8SS

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=+RG12+8SS&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.664131,78.046875&ie=UTF8&ll=51.410102,-0.781188&spn=0.008432,0.019054&z=16
Venue website: peacockfarm.co.uk/
Region website: www.tvrcc-berks.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=65

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO = Jon Mott DRO = David Howard
Tel: JM 07970 294864 DH 07989 985231
Email: ro@tvrcc-berks.co.uk
Forum username: JM = BrightYellowTVR DH = Mr Chips
RO since: Aug 2015 Jan 2017


Buckinghamshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Sunday of the month at Check forum for details
The Red Lion
90 Vicarage Road
Marsworth
Herts
HP23 4LU

Region website: www.tvrcc-bucks.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO position vancant, your region needs you
Tel: Acting RO Tim Payne 01279 777388
Mobile: Deputy RO: Joe Walsh 07795 156250
Email: If you want to join the RO Team please email roco@tvrcc.com


Cambridgeshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at Variable

Region website: www.tvrcc-cambs.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=49

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Trevor Jones Deputy: Nick Toms
Mobile: Trevor 07900 181475 Nick 07939 544288
Email: ro@tvrcc-cambs.co.uk
Forum username: N = y591nlo


Channel Islands - RO Post Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Last Sunday of the month at 2pm onwards for a drive and a drink
Albert Pier
St Peter Port
Guernsey

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Position is Vacant
Tel: If you are interested in the RO email
Mobile: email roco@tvrcc.com for more details


City

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:

Tel: 01952 822126
Email: office@tvrcc.com


East Sussex

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm onwards
Halfway House
Rose Hill (large car park/good food)
on the A26 between Uckfield & Lewes

Region website: www.tvrcc-east-sussex.co.uk

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Dave Jenkins (RO) Jeremy Collier (DRO)
Tel: Dave 07909 793160 Jeremy 07403 231510
Email: ro@tvrcc-east-sussex.co.uk
Profile:
Thanks to Richard (Bodders) for his years of service and Duncan for his year as RO, welcome to the new RO team. RO Dave Jenkins DRO Jeremy Collier


Hampshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at Noon
The Milbury's Pub
Beauworth
This is on the crossroads with 2 minor roads, from Bishops Waltham to Cheriton and from Warnford to Owslebury
For a small convoy there, meet at Portsdown Hill leaving 11:30am.

Location Map of Venue: www.tvrcc-hants.co.uk/contact.asp
Venue website: www.geograph.org.uk/photo/56365
Region website: www.tvrcc-hants.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=37

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Steven Shaw DRO Eric Appleby
Tel: Steve 01329 519296 Eric 0771 857 9213
Email: ro@tvrcc-hants.co.uk
Forum username: SS: Steven Shaw EA: Eric appleby
Profile:
Primary: Steve Shaw I first came across a TVR in 1990 when my neighbour and fellow petrol head bought a brand new, bright red TVR S3. I owned a Ford Escort, RS Turbo at the time (I was very young!) and we used to race through the lanes of Dartmouth in Devon. I was also heavily influenced by a good friend, (Portishead) from the Bristol region. He had a (very leaky) Wedge, followed by a brand new Chimaera then a nearly new Cerbera. A fully certified petrol head, I started driving performance cars as soon as I could afford the insurance cover. Over the years I have gone through different phases with my taste in cars; I experienced a German phase – with BMW and Audi, a Japanese phase – with Subaru Impreza and Honda Integra Type R – and a British phase, which kicked off with a Lotus Elan and is now continued with TVR. My wife Jackie has been a very patient supporter of my ‘habit’, noting that I probably could have paid off the mortgage with all the money that I have spent on cars, but realises nevertheless that it is part of my DNA! I was drawn by the need to own a V8 powered sports car with bags of character. Memories of the sound, idiosyncrasies with and affection for TVR came flooding back and there I was; well and truly hooked. I have owned my Starmist Blue 4.0 Chimaera for 3 years. The hunt to find exactly the right one was an exciting, yet testing time as there were quite a few challenging examples around. However, primed with a huge amount of research and with my good mate Colin, a legend when it comes to all things automotive (even if he does drive a Ferrari!) I managed to get the right one. Aside from a replacement fuel pump and fuel lines the car has been utterly reliable, with services only involving the usual consumables. So, owning the car has surpassed my expectations. I even smile in the winter when the Tiv is mostly in storage mode as I know that it’s only a matter of time before it is back on the road. Nevertheless, every opportunity to use it during the winter periods is taken, as it would be daft not to indulge in the grin factor when ever possible. Having recently taken on the job as RO, very ably supported by the Deputy RO Mike Westaway and a superbly motivated committee, I look forward to Hampshire going from strength to strength. Our region is very active and we enjoy visiting and being visited. The secret of our success is HP; Horse Power and Happy People, which makes being part of this club such a pleasure.


Herts/Beds

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at 11.30am – 2.30pm
Shuttleworth Aerodrome - new venue from Jan 2013
Venue as of 1st January 2013
Shuttleworth Aerodrome
Old Warden
Nr Biggleswade
Bedfordshire SG18 9EP

Location Map of Venue: www.shuttleworth.org/visitor-information.asp#Howtofindus
Venue website: www.shuttleworth.org/
Region website: www.tvrcc-herts-beds.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=41

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Acting RO: Tim Payne
Tel: Tim 01279 777388
Mobile: Deputy required, please contact Tim for details
Email: ro@tvrcc-herts-beds.co.uk
Forum username: Tim alex_gray233
RO since: 2010


Isle of Wight

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details at 7:30pm onwards on 1st TUESDAY of each month
Fighting Cocks
Arreton
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AR

Venue website: www.thefightingcocks-iw.com/index.html
Postcodes covered by this region: PO
Region website: www.tvrcc-iow.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=57

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
David Blades
Mobile: 07894 434173
Email: ro@tvrcc-iow.co.uk
Forum username: dnb
RO since: Sept 2015


Mid and East Kent

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable

MID KENT MEETINGS:
3rd Wednesday evening (7.30pm onwards) every month at:
Park Gate Inn, Hollingbourne, ME17 1TR

EAST KENT MEETINGS
2nd Sunday (lunchtime) from 12, venue subject to change.
Please contact RO team for details or see regional forum.

Region website: www.tvrcc-midkent.co.uk
Region forum: http://www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=54

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
East Kent RO - Andrew Gray Mid Kent RO - Bill Oliver
Tel: Andrew 07710 070034 Bill 07768 961856
Mobile: Deputy Mid Kent - John Francis 07841 868661
Email: Deputy East Kent Philip Vernall 07794 498188
Forum username: ro@tvrcc-east-kent.co.uk
RO since: ro@tvrcc-mid-southkent.co.uk


Mid Essex

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 12:00
Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre
Forest Rd,
Witham,
Essex
CM8 2PS

Location Map of Venue: www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Rivenhall+Oaks+Golf+Centre/@51.815622,0.649516,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xbfce7e0ac9106ff4
Venue website: http://www.rivenhalloaksgolf.com/
Region website: www.tvrcc-midessex.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=14

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Primary RO: Jo Stockwell
Deputy RO: Alex Wager

Tel:
JS: 01206 305097 | AW: 07738 131432
Email:
rojotvr@gmail.com
Forum username:
JS: ROJO | AW: waggy
RO since:
JS: Feb 2011 | AW: Sept 2015
Profile:
Primary RO: Jo Stockwell I live in Brightlingsea, a small coastal town in Essex with my husband Gerry and my daughter, Ellie and my son Ben.
In November 2009 after months of searching, Gerry managed to find a salvage TVR and bought it whilst I was out shopping. I was rather surprised when I returned home as I didn’t actually know he was going to buy one (I thought he was just looking). We made a make shift garage in the garden and Gerry, Ellie and Ben spent from December until May in the garage every spare minute of the day and night.
When the car arrived it didn’t really have a front and I wasn’t too sure, I didn’t really know a lot about TVRs, but it had been Gerry’s dream to own one. When I looked at it I thought it looked a bit of a mess and was worried that it couldn’t be put right but I was wrong it turned out lovely in the end and the transformation when the car came back out of the garage was quite amazing.
We joined the club in December and Gerry phoned the RO who arranged to take us to the meet at the Forresters in February. We were really surprised how friendly everyone was and had a lovely afternoon, looking at all the TVRs. I was quite emotional at the site of all the TVRs coming down the drive and from that moment on became quite excited at the prospect of one day being in our own TVR.
The car was ready at the beginning of June and as Ellie had done the majority of the work on the car with Gerry, he took her in the car to the club and I followed behind with Ben, who was taking videos and pictures. We had a smashing time at the club and then the next week went to the Hylands House car show. During the summer we exhibited the TVR at Walton car show, Clacton Carnival car show and in September our first Brightlingsea car show. We also went out on lots of day trips and had a great time and had lots of people coming up asking all sorts of questions about the car.
Pauline approached me in December to ask if I would like to become the new RO for Mid Essex, I had enjoyed organising those local car shows and I know that all the members are very friendly and all willing to help organise events, so I thought “Why not, lets give it a go”. Also, with the help of John and the three Amigos (and Pauline has promised she will be on hand to help with any problems) the club will be able to run as well as it has under Pauline’s wing, I am hoping that if any of you have any ideas for new events they can be discussed at the meetings and hope we all have a fun year.

Deputy RO Alex Wager, owner 1994 TVR Griffith 500HC My earliest memories of TVR’s are from when I worked in the early 90’s as a BT engineer in the city of London, I used to park my van in the basement carpark of one the big trading banks, the stockbrokers used to frequently drive around in TVR’s. It was always easy to tell when a Griffith started up and drove out of the car park as the whole building used to shake from the loud V8 engine; it was music to my ears. From then on I always dreamt of owning a TVR. Fast forward 10 years and I was fortunate enough to start looking for a TVR Griffith of my own, after viewing a couple in Essex which were not in good condition and too expensive, I noticed one for sale on the TVRCC website, it was located in Surrey and I arranged to view it. We made our way to the owner’s house and drove into a very attractive courtyard, there sitting in a large garage was a bright red TVR Griffith. The owner of the car was a lady called Lisa, she explained that the car was previously owned by her friend Bob Mortimer who bought it for his wife, because it didn’t have power steering she rarely drove it. Bob kindly gave the TVR to Lisa as it was only sitting in his garage gathering dust. The car had been sitting there for 6 years so Lisa arranged for it to be re-commissioned by Gatwick TVR at a cost of £3600. After 2 years of driving it Lisa decided to put it up for sale, I test drove it and it felt like a new car, furthermore it had only done 24k miles. At Lisa’s house we noticed photos of her wedding, the photos featured Radio presenter Chris Evans as the best man and it then occurred to me that we just met Lisa and Dan McGrath. Dan McGrath was the sound man on the Big Breakfast with Chris Evans and was also on his radio one breakfast show. I used to listen to Chris Evans on my commute to work and he regularly used to say “Dan, Dan the soundman when are you going to marry Lisa!” When we picked up the car (couldn’t sleep the night before with excitement!) and sorted the finance, Dan showed me his music studio where he writes theme tunes, he actually wrote the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune. Interestingly, it was recently announced that Lisa is now the Executive Producer of the new BBC Top Gear featuring Chris Evans. That was 11 years ago and I’m still driving the Griffith today.


Middlesex

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm
Old Orchard
Park Lane Harefield UB9 6HJ

Also 3rd Wednesday at the Ace Café, North Circular Road.
See our website for full details and directions.

Location Map of Venue: http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/oldorchard/
Region website: www.tvrcc-middx.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=61

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Tim Payne 01279 777388
Tel: Your region needs a new deputy
Mobile: email roco@tvrcc.com for more details
Email: ro@tvrcc-middx.co.uk


Northants

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at 12:00 noon onwards
The Aviator Hotel
The Aviator Hotel
Sywell Aerodrome
Northants
NN6 0BN

Venue website: www.aviatorhotel.co.uk/
Region website: www.tvrcc-northants.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=69

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Sara Dobbs Deputy: Rob Andrews
Tel: S=01604 374994 R= 07801 195910
Email: ro@tvrcc-northants.co.uk
Profile:
Sara Dobbs Regional Organiser My TVR story started when my partner Jez was looking for a sports car for his midlife birthday. The final decision was between a Mustang and a TVR. The latter was decided on due to the Mustang being too wide and long to fit in the garden and the garden had to be redesigned in any case for the TVR to fit!

Jez originally wanted an S preferably a V8 and he spotted one for sale at a dealers. We went over to see it but it had already been sold. Then Jez saw the Tasmin, went for a test drive and 10 years later she is still ours.

We joined the Northants club shortly afterwards and were given a warm welcome by everyone. It was suggested that I stand for RO but luckily Mike stepped up and I am quite happy being the deputy (at least I have someone to blame if it all goes pear shaped). I enjoy organising the food runs and hope to see many of you joining us in the future.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information or wish to discuss this further.


Oxfordshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm
The Royal Sun
Meeting up from about 7pm as usual at

The Royal Sun
2 Woodstock Road
Begbroke
Oxfordshire
OX5 1RZ

Tel no 01865 374718




Tel no 01844 279527
Website lambinnlittlemilton.co.uk

Region website: www.tvrcc-oxford.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=44

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Primary Mike Kidd Deputy John Holden & Matthew Bullock
Tel: MK: 01295 81113 JH: 07787 763267 MB: 07977 517514
Mobile: MK: 07803 120 168
Email: ro@tvrcc-oxford.co.uk
Forum username: MK: Mike Kidd
RO since: MB: 2011
Profile:
Primary RO: Mike Kidd When Pauline our illustrious and heavily persuasive National ROCo finally met up with me at Beaulieu, she blackmailed me into doing an RO profile about myself and the Oxford region of the Club. The Oxford region had fallen by the wayside and a few years ago a very brave guy called Tom wrote to all members to see if we could restart the club and I remember well the first meeting and the first outing to Llangollen in Wales, because there were only four people in attendance; far cry from the fifty plus we have today! Tom and Nigel ran it for a year until it landed in my lap and I was keen to give it a real go and be aware of the need to deliver to TVR owners in Oxfordshire something more than a club about cars, petrol head discussions and toothbrush clean engines, (none of which I have any knowledge whatsoever!) The club today welcomes owners and their wives, girlfriends, dogs, cats and new babies and the atmosphere at all meetings and organised trips is very much the people first with the cars being the common reason we all get together. Don’t think that the car is not important as we all love our TVRs and some of us polish them, tune them, paint them, rebuild them and eat sleep and drink them, but it’s the friendships that have developed that makes the Oxford region so special. One of our members wives summed it up when she advised us that the best thing she had ever done was persuade her husband to buy the TVR as their life had been totally changed by the experience of club membership. That’s quite an accolade for the TVR marque and the people who drive them. So that’s the Oxford Club, but I know Pauline likes to get the RO to open up about oneself. Well, I have been around on the planet for a few years and always wanted a TVR and being rather tall and wide, l could only really fit into the Chimaera which the late Peter Wheeler designed with me in mind, so 15 years ago I bought my dream car and it’s still with me today. If I ever win the lottery I would simply have the whole car stripped down into bits and have everything refurbished or replaced as I cannot imagine not having my Trevor in the garage (yes we all have pet names for our cars but seldom admit to it in print.) I live in a lovely village on the border of Oxfordshire and South Northants and my home becomes the venue for the annual Barbie party, which follows the Endurance Karting Day, so my neighbours know how hard TVR owners love to party. I am a Scot by birth, and came down on my ‘educate the English’ sabbatical over 40 years ago, and am still working hard to finish the job. I am retired now having spent a life seeing the world on business, and wherever I went the two things that always made good conversation were my love of rugby, and the fact that I owned a TVR. It never fails to amaze me just how global the brand is and how the style of the car and the noise from the engines sets peoples blood racing. I have strange mixture of vehicles alongside the TVR, with a lovely little Mini Cooper S, an old VW Campervan and a sad old mans Harley Davidson, Fatboy, (if the name fits then ride it!) My partner and I find it difficult to decide which one to use when the time permits, but without doubt if the sun’s up, no matter which month of the year, then it’s roof off and out for the day in the TVR as the wind in her hair (I don’t have any left) and the deep burble of the exhaust helps to make the problems and issues of the moment just blow away. We both enjoy the company of the regional members and are aware that without the TVR we would not have met so many truly genuine and lovely people. We arrange one big outing every month, excluding January and February, and they have included trips away to Honfleur in France, Bruges in Belgium, Lllangollen in Wales, alongside the old favourites of Westonbirt Arboretum, Bowling Night, Silverstone Classic, Karting and Barbie and of course our now famous Xmas Party and Awards Weekend where everyone is terrified that they will win the coveted Golden Turkey award !! So that’s about it, the TVR Oxford Region and me the RO, what we do and how we do it. Nothing new really, just a group of like minded car enthusiasts enjoying their passion and the company of their friends. If you live in Oxfordshire and own a TVR then why not come along and join in the fun. The TVR is much more than just a car; it’s part of life itself. Mike


SE London/NW Kent

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Sunday of the month at 9:30am until midday
The Teal Cafe
We now meet at Teal Café, London Road, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RS between 9.30am – midday on the first Sunday of the month.

Venue website: www.thewoodman-idehill.co.uk/
Postcodes covered by this region: Sunday meeting only NOW
Region forum: autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SELondonNWKentTVRCC

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Primary Nick Smith Deputy Paul Kent
Tel: NS:020 8325 6385 (H) Paul: 07541 232002
Mobile: NS: 07931 371983
Email: nick.smith50@ntlworld.com
Forum username: NS= nick smith
Profile:
Primary RO: Nick Smith I have the pleasure of being the Regional Organiser of the SE London & NW Kent region of The TVRCC. I live in Bromley with my wife Carrie (the best map reader in the world) and our daughters Vicky and Laura. I am a timber merchant with depots based around London. I remember seeing my first TVR when I was in my teens and it was love at first sight, I had to have one! It took a little longer than I planned but buying my first Griffith several years ago was a life’s ambition realised, however I had no idea how owning the car would have such an effect on life. Since joining the club and becoming an RO (how on earth did that happen?) we have met some wonderful people who have become great friends and our social diary is very busy throughout the year. We do several thousand miles a year in the Griff, usually with quite a few others in convoy on our way to an event or just out for a drive and a bite to eat. If you would like to know more about our region please get in touch, or better still come to one of our meets as new members are made most welcome. Please don’t be shy as we would love you to join us.


Suffolk & Norfolk

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at See website/forum for details of meeting

Venue website: www.tvrcc-suffolk.co.uk/future-events.asp
Region website: www.tvrcc-suffolk.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=46

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Primary Richard Chilcott Secondary David Whittingham
Tel: Richard 07957 675029 David 01394 383196
Email: ro@tvrcc-suffolk.co.uk
RO since: RC = 2011


Surrey

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm onwards
The Black Swan
Old Lane,
Ockham,
Surrey,
KT11 1NG

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=KT11+1NG&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.033113,41.044922&ie=UTF8&ll=51.303682,-0.402374&spn=0.074588,0.153809&z=13&iwloc=A
Venue website: www.blackswanockham.com/
Region website: www.tvrcc-surrey.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=56

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Position vacant - your region needs you
Tel: contact TVRCC office for details 01952 822126
Email: office@tvrcc.com
RO since: Thanks to Karen & Steve for their excellent work.


West Sussex

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at 11am
The Goodwood Aero Club Cafe
The Café is located at Goodwood Motor Circuit. On arrival at the main gate, drive through the tunnel and follow the road round to the left – the building is situated 200 metres on your right, in the Aero Club itself.

Venue website: www.goodwood.co.uk/site/content/aviation/Aero-Club_Aero-Club-Cafe.aspx
Region website: www.tvrcc-westsussex.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=15

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Andrew Byford RO and DRO Richard Bateman
Tel: Andrew 07887 985372 Richard 07768 459087
Email: ro@tvrcc-westsussex.co.uk


Central England

C3C - RO Post Vacant

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable at 10.30am onwards

Postcodes covered by this region: All WR, GL and HR and lower regions of B - Redditch,Bromsgrove etc.
Region website: www.tvrcc-c3c.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=38

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Bob Naismith - caretaker RO
Tel: 07786 415237
Mobile: RO needed - Bob is acting as caretaker
Email: ro@tvrcc-c3c.co.uk
Forum username: bobbox
RO since: 21 May 2014


East Midlands

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
2nd Sunday of the month at Lunchtime
Various see forum for details or contact Martyn


Region website: www.tvrcc-eastmidlands.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=39

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Martyn Stockwin
Tel: Martyn 07786 850514 (RO)
Mobile: See forum for venue details - no fixed venue
Email: ro@tvrcc-eastmidlands.co.uk


High Peak

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details
Various see forum for details or contact Richard

Region website: www.tvrcc-highpeak.co.uk
Region forum: http://www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=58&title=tvrcchigh-peak-region

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Richard Walton DRO Glen Robinson
Tel: RW: 07552 368620 GR: 07825 772309
Email: ro@tvrcc-highpeak.co.uk
Forum username: RW: Racer53 GR: glenrobbo
RO since: 16 May 2014


Staffordshire & Shropshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable - please contact the RO for details at see forum for details
The venue changes so please see the regional report or the website for the next meets venue.

Region website: www.tvrcc-staffsandshrops.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=17

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Alan Baguley Deputy: Stephen Hudson
Tel: Alan 01952 740242 Stephen: 01902 761940
Mobile: Alan 07771 908947
Email: ro@tvrcc-staffsandshrops.co.uk


Warwickshire & West Midlands

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month at Lunchtime
The Bulls Head
Meriden

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=CV7+7NN.&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.553578,77.695313&ie=UTF8&ll=52.435854,-1.644591&spn=0.068862,0.151749&z=13
Venue website: www.thebullsheadmeriden.co.uk/
Region website: www.tvrcc-westmidlands.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=18

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO Steve Guest / Secondary ROs Frank Smith & Paul Hunt
Tel: SG 07881 788184 FS 02476 596365 PH 0121 426 5116
Email: ro@tvrcc-westmidlands.co.uk
Forum username: (SG) Steve.G(schimg) (FS) Frank Smith
RO since: 2003
Profile:
RO of the Year 2011


SW England

Bristol

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Variable at Various contact Mark for details
Time and venue may vary so please check with Mark.

Region website: www.tvrcc-bristol.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=27

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO position vacant, your region needs you, Call the TVRCC office
Tel: on 01952 822126 for more details
Mobile: Temp contact Mark Cosh 07824 522371
Email: ro@tvrcc-bristol.co.uk


Cornwall

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Last Sunday of the month at 12.00
The Victoria Inn
Roche (just off the main A30)
A drive out is generally planned after lunch.

Check regional forum or www.tvrcc-cornwall.co.uk for most up to date details.

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=PL26+8LQ&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.553578,77.695313&ie=UTF8&ll=50.42137,-4.832525&spn=0.143933,0.303497&z=12
Venue website: www.victoriainnandlodge.co.uk/online-booking
Region website: www.tvrcc-cornwall.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=47

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Andrew Honey and Pietro Abate
Tel: Andy 07984 393888 Pietro 01726 61454
Email: ro@tvrcc-cornwall.co.uk
Forum username: Andrew=tivmadandy
RO since: 2009
Profile:
Primary RO: Andrew Honey


Devon

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Sunday of the month
Meetings twice a month.
The first on the 2nd Monday evening of the month at the Turtley Corn Mill Avonwick from 7pm
The second is a daytime meet on the third Sunday of the month (venue varies contact RO for details).

Location Map of Venue: maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=TQ10+9ES&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.553578,77.255859&ie=UTF8&ll=50.412893,-3.836288&spn=0.143959,0.301781&z=12&iwloc=addr
Venue website: www.avonwick.net/
Region website: www.tvrcc-devon.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=32

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Arthur Tatchell
Tel: Arthur 01803 267266
Email: ro@tvrcc-devon.co.uk


Dorset

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Sunday of the month at 12 (ish)
St Leonard's Hotel
185 Ringwood Road
St Leonards
Ringwood
Dorset
BH24 2NP
All welcome!
Also check the Dorset regional forum on the main TVRCC web site.

Location Map of Venue: www.st-leonardshotel-ringwood.co.uk/find-us.php
Venue website: www.st-leonardshotel-ringwood.co.uk/
Region website: www.tvrcc-dorset.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=34&SID=92273fdez8f626466z2e474zfcaa372a

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
John Hasell RO Ray Harris-Hawkins Deputy
Tel: John 01202 889539 Ray 01202 884926
Mobile: John 07941 817941 Ray 07747 846365
Email: ro@tvrcc-dorset.co.uk
Forum username: John=hasel
RO since: 6.9.2009
Profile:
John Hasell I have always had an interest in cars and all things mechanical and after leaving Ballymoney Technical College in N. Ireland, I started employment as an apprentice plant fitter at Altnahinch Dam, Co. Antrim, with my Dad as my boss. This was where, at the age of 17, I learned to drive Land Rovers, TK Bedford tipper lorries and Foden dumper trucks (no Health and Safety here then!) I passed my test, driving my Dad’s Austin A40, which had a 3 speed box and column gear change. Back in England I bought my first car, a 1956 Morris Oxford, moving swiftly on to an A40 Farina and in 1966, a brand new, Hillman Super Imp. I know, whatever was I thinking of buying an Imp. Well, I suppose it’s a bit like owning a TVR, you just love them. Three years later I met Anne, and the Imp was sold to help pay for our wedding. I then joined Cornhill Insurance as a Lift and Crane Engineer Surveyor and for the next 30 odd years Anne and I raised our 3 children. When I joined Cornhill I met Gerald Young, a Morgan enthusiast who was to become a best friend. I joined the Morgan club and wanted one but Anne said, “they cost too much and leak”. I was now well into the ‘mid life crisis’ period. The kids had left home and my break came when Rob Ingleby heard I was looking for a sports car and he had a red S3. As soon as I saw the photos I had to have it. I have owned my S3 for over 10 years and absolutely love it. The highlights have included receiving a hand drawing of my car in recognition of attending all the meets of that year, participating in the ‘parade des pilotes’ on the Friday evening at Le Mans in 2002 and having a full page picture of my car in the November 2002 issue of Sprint. Anne and I have met some lovely people in the club and following on from Tony and Wendy's excellent three year tenure as RO I have now taken the step up from Deputy RO to RO and hopefully Anne and I will continue the good work done by Tony and Wendy. Dorset Deputy RO Profile – Ray Harris- Hawkins I was born at St. Leonards, Ringwood in Dorset. On leaving school I became a hairdresser, and after three years of apprenticeship with part of my training in Paris, and two years as an improver before I qualified. I managed salons in the UK, South Africa and Swaziland for four years for a company there that owned forty salons. I then moved back to the UK where I opened my own salon with my Wife and Son. Along with our Son and Daughter we have four grandchildren, soon to be five. I have always been a petrol head, but when I lived in Swaziland I was forced to get physically involved with my then car, as we were two hundred and fifty miles away from a decent garage. A friend introduced me to TVR’s, he owned a Griffith that he entered into the Cannon Ball Run, he also introduced me to the TVRCC, and joining the club has been one of the better decisions that I have made. I have enjoyed the club and being a moderator, and I am delighted to have been elected as Dorset Deputy RO. I shall help John in his role as RO in any way I can.


Somerset

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm onwards
The Docks
Dinnington
Somerset
TA17 8SX

Region website: www.tvrcc-somerset.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=29

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO: Chris Ridgers
Tel: Chris 01460 54425 (Eve)
Email: chrisridgers11@googlemail.com


Wiltshire

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
Last Wednesday of the month at Winter October through to March at 7:30pm
The Lysley Arms
London Road
Pewsham
Nr Chippenham, Wiltshire
SN15 3RU

For summer meeting see our local events page or contact RO for details.

Location Map of Venue: www.pubschippenham.co.uk/#//where-we-are/4549366500
Venue website: www.pubschippenham.co.uk
Postcodes covered by this region: SN SP BA
Region website: www.tvrcc-wiltshire.co.uk
Region forum: www.tvr-car-club.co.uk/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=40

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
RO = Colin Truman DRO: David Border 07794 732630
Tel: Colin 07833 585056 no calls after 9pm please
Email: ro@tvrcc-wiltshire.co.uk
Forum username: CT = K555TVR
RO since: November 2016
Profile:
I was introduced to TVRs via my future wife at the time as she wanted to be driven to our wedding in one. Well, that was many years ago when you could hire as or purchase TVRs new. Fast forward a few years and we managed to save enough to purchase our first TVR a blue 4 litre Chimaera. Over the past 10 years of ownership most things have now been replaced or refurbished and with early retirement on offer it was time to purchase a Griffith as a project car to keep me busy. This was purchased in 2016 and is subject of a rolling repair, you read up on the latest progress in our monthly news letter. The Wiltshire region is very active putting on indoor events during the winter and drives out in the summer including continental tours. We are very friendly and welcome new members to come along to our events including wives and partners


Overseas

TVR Car Club Austria

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
TBA - please contact the RO for details

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Joseph Baumgartner
Tel: ++43 7243 58473 / Fax: 0043 7243 51151


TVR Car Club Belgium & Luxemburg

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1st Monday of the month

Postcodes covered by this region: Belgium and Luxemburg
Region website: www.tvrcc.be

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Dirk Janssens
Tel: Tel: / Fax: +32/2/7065841
Email: info@tvrcc.be


TVR Car Club France

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

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Eric Cave
Tel: 0033 6 24 75 94 56
Email: tvrcc-france@tvrcc.com


TVR Car Club Germany

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

Region website: www.tvrcarclub.de

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Wolfgang Sassenhagen
Tel: +49 172 2445622
Email: info@tvrcarclub.de
RO since: 20 March 2015


TVR Car Club Holland

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1st Monday of the month

Region website: www.tvrcarclub.nl

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Arnaud Witlox
Tel: +31 72 532 1071
Mobile: +31 6 51091688
Email: secretaris@tvrcarclub.nl


TVR Car Club Malaysia

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

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Jack Smith
Tel: 603 42511737 / Fax: 603 42512068
Email: tvrcc-malaysia@tvrcc.com


TVR Car Club Nagoya Aichia Japan

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Monday of the month

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Koushin Nakamura
Email: tvrcc-japan@tvrcc.com


TVR Car Club New Zealand

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

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Jim Gamsby
Tel: 00649 527 2927
Email: gamsby@xtra.co.nz


TVR Car Club North America

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Variable - please contact the RO for details
Out of the Woodwork

Region website: www.tvrccna.org

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Tony Hess
Tel: 610 346 9026
Email: tvrcc-northamerica@tvrcc.com


TVR Car Club of Australia (Eastern seaboard)

Photo of meeting venue Meeting Time & Venue:
1st Monday of the month

Region website: www.tvr-register.org.au
Region forum: www.tvr-register.org.au/forums/

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
James Clarke
Tel: 0409 432 403
Email: tvrregister@gmail.com
RO since: 2007


TVR Car Club of Australia (Western seaboard)

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Position Vacant
Email: office@tvrcc.com


TVR Club Sweden

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

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Lars-Gunnar Borgesson
Tel: ++46-31 264 383
Email: tvrcc-sweden@tvrcc.com


TVR Club Switzerland (sTVRcc)

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TBA - please contact the RO for details

Region website: www.tvr-swiss.ch

Photo of RO RO Contact Details:
Samuel Benz
Tel: +41 (0)79 3352326
Email: tvrcc-switzerland@tvrcc.com