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RE: TVR - A British Affair

RE: TVR - A British Affair

Thursday 6th May 2010

TVR - A British Affair

Mark 14th August in your diary if TVRs are your thing



At the moment, it seems you can barely move for summer TVR events. But one event in particular that we heard about seems to appeal to everyone in the TVR community.

When it comes to all good things British, TVR is right up there and ‘A British Affair’ has created a TVR event that not only celebrates this Great British Sports Car, but also includes tributes to other aspects of British creation.

On Saturday 14th August 2010 droves of Blackpool's finest will make their final approach to Old Warden airfield for a celebration of British engineering at its best. Not only will you be able to take a look at a fantastic collection of TVRs, you'll also be able to watch some special aeroplanes providing an airborne spectacle - and the roar of a Merlin aero engine is probably the only thing that sounds better than a de-catted V8.

Other attractions include:

*  The Bloodhound Supersonic Car: Get a rare opportunity to learn more about this awesome project at one of the series of informal talks on offer from Richard Noble OBE

* Trade Stands and Displays – some of whom will be regulars at TVR events and others who are appearing for the first time


*  An Autojumble of TVR parts.  An opportunity to pick up that hard-to-find part, not to mention offering you an outlet for clearing out some of your surplus parts (thus creating room for all the spangly new bits you find)

*  There will be ‘ extra special’ TVRs…… from road cars to race cars!

*   An early evening flying display featuring those traditional British favourites, including (among others) a Spitfire and a Hurricane

*  A static aeroplane display – including a Mark V Spitfire – (featured in the film ‘Pearl Harbour’), which is undergoing a complete overhaul in one of the hangars.

* In addition there will be a quiz, an auction, drives around the surrounding countryside, cars for sale, rolling road runs and a wealth of expertise from TVR owners.

*  After the flying display there will be a Great British Barbeque, helping to boost your energy levels for the HUGE PARTY which follows.

The goal is to offer something for everyone and the area is child-friendly, with a great playground and loads of space to run around and exhaust little people.  (Big people may run around too, of course). The entry ticket is priced between £20-£25 per adult for the weekend

Camping is on offer and special rates have been negotiated at a hotel a couple of miles away if camping isn't your thing. Sunday morning offers a flying start, with a Full British Breakfast – of course!

We will of course be keeping all our TVRs together (pre-booking advised), to create their own spectacle for a substantial crowd of onlookers!  Booking forms and details are available on the Cambs Region Website.

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HowardB

Original Poster:

116 posts

83 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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worth it to hear the merlin & griffon engines, and also handy to the social mecca that is biggleswade

MrTappets

875 posts

99 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Will the Speed 12 be there? (please please please...)

amazon

3,650 posts

119 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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HowardB said:
worth it to hear the merlin & griffon engines
yes

GFWilliams

4,589 posts

115 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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FOURRONE

526 posts

87 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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TVR + Merlin engine guess what im thinking lollollollollololol
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Zippee

11,004 posts

142 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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GFWilliams said:
So do I. Old Warden is 10 minutes down the road, has a fantastic collection of historic aircraft, stunning gardens, a collection of cars I can actually relate to and have a real desire/interest in along with many people I know and can relate to.

Not a hard choice for me.....

Garlick

40,601 posts

148 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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GFWilliams said:
Different things for different people IMO.

GFWilliams

4,589 posts

115 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Garlick said:
GFWilliams said:
Different things for different people IMO.
thumbup Fair enough.. shows what I know wink

So which one are you gonna be at? I still haven't seen your TVR!

G4HKS

2,622 posts

127 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Count me in - anyone selling a nice clean Griff 500?!!!

Anyone starting a list of attendees?

M3John

5,974 posts

127 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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scratchchin

Oddball RS

1,656 posts

126 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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"and the roar of a Merlin aero engine is probably the only thing that sounds better than a de-catted V8."

That will be because its a supercharged V12 on stub exhausts and running on carbs?

dinkel

23,887 posts

166 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Oddball RS said:
"and the roar of a Merlin aero engine is probably the only thing that sounds better than a de-catted V8."

That will be because its a supercharged V12 on stub exhausts and running on carbs?
I think injection as it is an aircraft engine. I was here to enjoy this Meteor-engined Bentley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIZ_LeaTCDw

Wanty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIj2GVfua84&fea...

shalmaneser

3,146 posts

103 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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dinkel said:
Oddball RS said:
"and the roar of a Merlin aero engine is probably the only thing that sounds better than a de-catted V8."

That will be because its a supercharged V12 on stub exhausts and running on carbs?
I think injection as it is an aircraft engine. I was here to enjoy this Meteor-engined Bentley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIZ_LeaTCDw

Wanty:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIj2GVfua84&fea...
Nope, it's on carbs. Certain Axis aircraft ran on mechanical injection. Look up Miss Shilling's orifice for some interesting information on this.

thehardman07

106 posts

89 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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shalmaneser said:
Nope, it's on carbs. Certain Axis aircraft ran on mechanical injection. LOOK UP MISS SHILLING'S ORIFICE for some interesting information on this.
Think I'll wait until I get home from work before typing that into Google!

soad

26,928 posts

84 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Cars, engines & planes - what more could one wish for?! cloud9

Dodgey_Rog

1,891 posts

168 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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There was a Hurricane doing acrobatics over my parents house some years ago, when it did a loop the loop, on the way down, the noise from the superblower was amazing! I could have stood there and watched it all day, then i thought it might have been terrifying if you were a sausage sucker during war time and that bird was a few feet above your head!

Alas, i think i'll be away in August, so i'll have to keep looking to the skies for a repeat performance.......

Edited by Dodgey_Rog on Friday 7th May 11:19

subaruturbo_18

14 posts

107 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Do you have to buy tickets to this place or can you just turn up?

PascalBuyens

2,868 posts

190 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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MrTappets said:
Will the Speed 12 be there? (please please please...)
Think it'll need some fixing first...

countvonc

30 posts

100 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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soad said:
Cars, engines & planes - what more could one wish for?! cloud9
Erm I could think of a couple of others

touching cloth

11,706 posts

147 months

Thursday 6th May 2010
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Sounds pretty good, have added to the diary as a potential.