TVR Picture Gallery and History

TVR Cars Of America, 1966 to 1979

Gerry Sagerman was introduced to TVR in 1963 when he was Mark Donahue's co-driver in one of the factory TVR's at Sebring. He then bought one and campaigned it in SCCA races. He represented the Lilley's in the US and started importing TVRs in 1966. He stopped at the end of 1979.
One of Gerry Sagerman's advertisments from the 60s (86kb) One of Gerry Sagerman's advertisments from the 60s (115kb) One of Gerry Sagerman's advertisments from the 70s (250kb)
Left: An ad in the September 1966 issue of Car & Driver (courtesy G. Sagerman). Middle: Another advertisment for TVR by Gerry (courtesy G. Sagerman). Right: A later ad by Gerry, from author's collection.

British Car Day 1991

The owners of this car installed motor and then drove over 700 miles to BCD, where another TVR owner tuned the car. Count the sparkplugs.
280i Engine Tune-up Time Happy Owners Receive Award
Left: Engine compartment should be clean, they installed engine two days before.
Middle: Man doing tune-up is not the owner.
Right: Happy owners receive award.

Out Of The Woodwork 17

Woodwork 17 was organized by the Midwest region of the TVRCCNA, and held on September 26-28, 1997. Gerry Sagerman was Guest of Honor and gave a great talk on his experiences importing TVRs into the United States. Woodwork was piggybacked with the Indy British Motor Days Car Show, hosted by the Indiana British Car Union. The Union also aranged a tour of the Speedway for Saturday. Clubs occasionally rent the race track for no speed limit lapping. The Union was horrified to discover a 35 mph speed limit (45 outside on a public road), enforced by wall to wall police cars!

A TVR at Indianapolis during Woodwork 17 TVRs race around the Brickyard A 2500M engine compartment A 3000S engine compartment Hub failure at the Brickyard
Left: A TVR after one lap of the Indianapolis Speedway. from author's collection.
Second: Agressive motorists terrorize the empty stands at a blistering 5 (five) mph.
Third: A 2500M with 3.4 liter Camaro V6, with custom duct work to solve British Car Disease.
Fourth: A beautiful 3000S engine compartment and more custom duct work. Correction: I had the two cars' labels reversed.
Right: Don Ensley's TVR model, built from scratch while serving in Viet Nam. Hub failed in closet.

Out Of The Woodwork 18

Once again the TVR annual meeting was organized by the Midwest region, this time by Jared Silver. Planning was delayed, so it was not practical to notify the TVRCCNA membership until August, so Woodwork 18 was not an offical Woodwork. Many people call it Woodwork 18, anyway. Woodwork 18 (or whatever) was held in conjunction with "The British Car Festival" which is organized by the British Car Union. Read more about Woodwork 18. I never did get to see the U-Boat.

The TVR group at lunch before Woodwork 18 TVRs at Chicago during Woodwork 18
Left: The TVR Club after lunch on Saturday.
Right: A line of TVRs at Woodwork 18, September 1998.

British Car Day 1999

There are many "British Car Day" shows. This one is held in the Washington D.C. area. We had 14 TVRs on the field, 5 Tasmin/280i, 2 3000s, 5 2500Ms, 1 Vixen S4 and 1 Griffith.
TVR people set up camp A Vixen 2500 S4 A Vixen 2500 S4 TVR Country
Left: BCD is usually on the first scorching hot day of the year. We come prepared.
Center: The Vixen series 4 is a hybrid vehicle, using the older Vixen body and the later M chassis. The webers were not a factory option.
Right: The TVR lineup early in the day.

Out Of The Woodwork 99

The nineteenth Woodwork will once again be held in Round Valley State Park, New Jersey, on Sunday October 10, 1999. Jack Griffith will be the Guest of Honor. In the sixties Jack, a Long Island Ford dealer imported engineless TVRs, installed Ford v8s and sold them as Griffiths.

The exits on I-287 have been renumbered. The Marriot Hotel is now at exit 10.


TVR Cars of America advertisements copyright by Gerry Sagerman. Uncredited photos copyright by author. Every picture on this page is a thumb nail (if you hadn't guessed). The naming convention for Woodwork has been changed to the year. This means another first for TVR in America! The year one hundred problem!

Last updated on 24 July 1999.