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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.