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Friday 7th January 2011


Pic Of The Week: TVR-tastic

We unearth a TVR treasure trove in a desk drawer

Not POTW...
Not POTW...
We reckon we've discovered a bit of a gem for this week's POTW (we say, modestly).

A day or two ago RacingPete, during a rummage through his desk drawers (he calls it tidying up; we call it displacement activity) emerged from a particularly deep excavation brandishing an innocent-looking purple CD.

And the words on the purple background? TVR Media information, along with a copyright year - 1999. This, then, was a press pack from the halcyon days of 1990s TVR, with the promise of some juicy hi-res images within. Provided the rough life of a case-less CD living at the bottom of a desk drawer hadn't rendered it useless, of course.

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Click to preview
Sure enough, with a bit of careful cleaning the disc duly unloaded its jpeg cargo, and what we found has proven to be a bit of an Aladdin's cave for TVR fans, with Griffs, Chimaeras, Tuscans, and even some factory shots and Speed Twelve images thrown in for good measure.

We've chosen the Chimaera-at-sunset shot as our star pic, partly because it's the most atmospheric image, but mostly because Chim-owning Garlick has promised to make me tea all day if we use it...

Oh, and we've also popped a selection of the CD's other highlights for your perusal below, because we're nice like that.

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Update: By popular demand, here's some hi-res attachments for the Speed 12 image...

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Author: Riggers

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