Taming the Truculent Troll

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TVR is a low volume British sports car. Road & Track magazine once called the TVR "a truculent Troll, a ferret with an oversupply of Y chromosomes". That's a pretty good description of a TVR.

This web site is primarily about TVRs in North America. TVRs have been available in this continent intermittently since Ray Saidel imported some chassis for racing in 1955. The last importer was John Wadman of Ontario, Canada.

The TVR Car Club North America is the Club for TVR, Griffith and Jomar owners in North America. The club publishes a news letter, "The TVR Times" about six times a year. "The TVR Times" includes technical tips, information about car shows, cars for sale, where to get parts and any other TVR information of interest. For a schedule of TVR related events, see the TVRCCNA web site.

The Griffith Club covers the 1960s Griffith, a V8 engined sports car derived from the TVR.

TVRNA.com Webmaster Passed Away

TVRNA.com webmaster Charles "Charlie" Colbert, died on Saturday, March 6th 2010 at 12:36am at the Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse Hospice. He died of complications from a rare disease called Wegener's Granulomatosis. Charlie was a 55-year old computer programmer with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He worked most of his career in the telecommunications industry. Besides the TVR Car Club North America, he was an avid historical re-enactor, a science fiction fan, and a gun collector. As per his wishes, there was no funeral. He is survived by a truly cherished white and black 1974 TVR 2500M and a closet full of spare parts. Car and parts ask that, in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be sent to the TVRCCNA or your favorite charity.
The TVR Car Club of North America rescued and relaunched Charlie's website in his memory on 22 February 2013.

Peter Wheeler passed away

Peter Wheeler passed away Thursday at age 64.

New book "TVR All the Cars" by Iain Ayre

It is a guide to all the various TVR models. It is available from the usual suspects.

New TVR blog

Visit a new TVR blog in Italy - tvrblog.blogspot.com.

TVR in the Movies

Looney Tunes Back In Action features a TVR Tuscan (new style). Back In Action is now available on DVD.

"The Griffith Years" available now!

Mike Mooney's book about Jack Griffith's cars is now availabe at www.griffithyears.com ! It's the ONLY book about the Griffith.

TVR and Marcos on DVD

The very last episode of the TV series "The Saint" starring Roger Moore featured TVRs and Marcos. Listen carefully to the improbable sounds of fiberglass doors and bonnets slamming shut. It's actually not bad.

You can order it as "The Saint, Set 7 (1967)" from Amazon.com.

Vixen and Tuscan Workshop Manual

John Upham's Vixen and Tuscan Workshop Manual is back online at www.tvrvixen.org.uk

Help Find This Part

Do you know where to find these rare parts? Details

Sparto Lenses for Grantura/Griffith Available NOW

Joe Rauh of the Griffith Club has had Sparto lenses manufactured. If you need some, contact him at jnlrauh@cts.com.

Griffith & Vixen Hub Carriers

Fred McKenney has extra strong hub carriers for the Griffith and Vixen that can be machined for TVR or Corvette stub axles. These also accept a stronger outer pivot rod. See it here.

Table Of Contents

TVR Picture Gallery
TVR Picture Gallery page 1
The first TVR in the New World, the Jomar.
TVR Picture Gallery page 2
The V8 powered monster: the Griffith. (Updated)
TVR Picture Gallery page 3
TVRs in the 70s and 80s.
TVR Picture Gallery page 4
Out of the Woodwork and British Car Day.
TVR Picture Gallery page 5
Jack Griffith at Woodwork 99.
TVR Picture Gallery page 6
British Car Day 2000 in DC, the British Car Festival in Chicago and the only Cerbera in the New World.
TVR Picture Gallery page 7
British Car Day 2001 in DC.
Woodwork 2001
The return of the TVR Car Club's annual meeting and sports car show.
Back Home 2002
A TVR Meeting in Britain and factory tour.
Woodwork 2002
The TVR Car Club's annual meeting and sports car show.
Woodwork 2003
The TVR Car Club's annual meeting and sports car show held in October 2003.
Woodwork 2004
Out of the Woodwork 2004.
Woodwork 2005
Martin Lilley, former owner of TVR is the Guest of Honor for 2005.
Woodwork 2006
Pictures of Non-TVRs
From Past Woodworks
TVR Picture Gallery page 8
Racing TVRs.
TVR Picture Gallery page 9
More Racing TVRs.
Factory Tour
Terry Telke's factory tour.
TVRs with alternative engines.
TVR Parts in the New World
Companies that specialize in TVR parts.
Tvrs in Film
A TVR video, Movies, the Saint.
More Products for TVRs
Stronger Hub carriers for Griffiths and Vixens.
More Products for TVRs
Astrali steering wheels available in the UK.
Car covers for TVRs
Covercraft covers and where to get them.
Electric Engine fansWhere to find them. (New)
Technical Tips
Brake Master Cylinder
Wiring Diagram
Footwell Vents
Mirror support rod
Steering Arms & Hoses
Vixen and M Series
Vixen/M window winder
Vixen and M Rollbar and windshield part number. (New)
Triple Stromberg/SU manifold for Tr6 engines.
M Series
Cooling Systems (Updated)
Chassis Specifications
Differential Removal (New)
Fresh Air Vents
Platinum Plugs and Momo Steering Wheel Hubs
Gear Reduction Starters (Updated)
Laycock Overdrive
Larger Gas Tank
Weird Parts
Wheel Bearings
Clutch Master Cyl.
280i Exhaust Systems
280i Engine Gaskets
All Models
Gearbox Conversions (Updated)
Suspension Bushes
Upgrading Alternators
Lucas Information
Part numbers and techincal information about Lucas parts used in TVRs. (NEW)
Technical Books
Books useful to TVR owners.
Background Books
Books about TVR's donor cars .
Links to Other Places
Policies of this website.
Why we do things the way we do.

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This page last updated on June 12, 2009.