Where are all the race cars?

Where are all the race cars?

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DAKOTAstorm

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351 posts

116 months

Sunday 20th November 2016
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Away with work and a bit of time to waste I started watching videos/clips of TVR's racing. Which led me on to thinking when I first seen them, can't remember the year but it was at Croft and the 'power tour' which featured British GT, including a Scania speed 12, a Cerb and a host of varying Tuscans (I believe these were badged Tuscan R). That then got me thinking since then I have only seen two of the GT Type race cars ever since in current years, Str8six with the Texaco branded one and at the NEC Classic last yeah I believe was the LNT purple and orange. Where are the Le Mans racers Dewalt/ Synergy cars? And the other GT racers of that time?

gmw9666

2,704 posts

159 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Dewalt one is in a museum isn't it?

DAKOTAstorm

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351 posts

116 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Yes it's at Gaydon, but it's registered on their long term loan list, so not theirs, wonder if TVR still own it? And what happened to the other Dewalt Le Mans car? There are still a few I can't find answers for.

alex_gray255

6,250 posts

164 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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A mate of mine owns one of them. The others are scattered around. I know of another one, but not the others.

giveitfish

3,445 posts

173 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Not a TVR expert myself so don't know the exact model, but LNT has a TVR race car stored at the Ginetta factory along with his Le Mans Panoz.

Silgo

88 posts

108 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Spotted yesterday...


DAKOTAstorm

Original Poster:

351 posts

116 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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alex_gray255 said:
A mate of mine owns one of them. The others are scattered around. I know of another one, but not the others.
Which one does he own? Is he racing it, restoring it etc?

DAKOTAstorm

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351 posts

116 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Silgo said:
Spotted yesterday...

That is stunning! Glad to see it still around and by the looks of it I'm very good condition. I think I have gotten confused between the LNT and the eclipse Harmon Larson car as they were of similar colour, not sure if they are one of the same in a different livery or separate cars. Thanks for posting that picture.

V8 GRF

7,291 posts

169 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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TVR built 7 (real) racecars. There are/were a couple of show replicas the one at TVR101 being one of them

LNT owns 4 race cars.
The one in Gaydon is privately owned by John Hartstone.
The other two are as Alex_Gray suggests.

TVR never owned or ran any of the T400Rs they were all customer cars.

PS As mentioned numerous times on other threads, it's often not possible to identify race cars from their liveries as they often changed from year to year.

This is worth a read, slightly out of date now at the end with regards to ownership of some of the cars but mostly correct:

Typhon Race Cars


Edited by V8 GRF on Monday 21st November 16:55

DAKOTAstorm

Original Poster:

351 posts

116 months

Monday 21st November 2016
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Ok thanks V8 GRF, I seen the one at TVR101 on Facebook today but did not know it wasn't a fully fledged racer. Do you know if they are building it to put on track? I'd love to see the LNT collection. Just spiked my interest as I understand they are going to run a race series next year for 90's/00's GT cars, Goodwood members meeting are doing a demonstration run I believe, wondered if next year we would see them come out of hiding and screaming around tracks.

Thanks for the response.

That link was a good read and very informative, thanks for pointing me in that direction.

Edited by DAKOTAstorm on Monday 21st November 17:24

Reno

39 posts

199 months

Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Im sure i saw one For Sale at Goodwood about 5 years ago (maybe longer like 7/8 years).
It was a DeWalt liveried car- dont know if it was real but sticker Price i think was 50k. It looked beat to sht!
Should have pics at home will try to dig it out later.

Byker28i

29,908 posts

176 months

Sunday 22nd December 2019
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Spotted on Instagram

tvr101sportscars IT’S OFFICIAL!
We can now confirm we are rebuilding the original 400R/440R/ De Walt press car (PN02 ZNG) in preparation for sale in 2020.
Working with our friends at Surface and Design the car will be returned to its original factory red show colour. Needless to say we are very excited about this project at TVR101. If you are seriously interested in purchasing this unique piece of British motoring history, and want to be involved from the start, please give us a ring. If you simply want to follow its progress, regular updates will be on our website, Facebook and instagram pages. For further details on these incredible cars follow this link https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

MikeE

1,607 posts

243 months

Sunday 22nd December 2019
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Byker28i said:
Spotted on Instagram

tvr101sportscars IT’S OFFICIAL!
We can now confirm we are rebuilding the original 400R/440R/ De Walt press car (PN02 ZNG) in preparation for sale in 2020.
Working with our friends at Surface and Design the car will be returned to its original factory red show colour. Needless to say we are very excited about this project at TVR101. If you are seriously interested in purchasing this unique piece of British motoring history, and want to be involved from the start, please give us a ring. If you simply want to follow its progress, regular updates will be on our website, Facebook and instagram pages. For further details on these incredible cars follow this link https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Yep I went over to TVR101 last weekend and had a look at it and a chat with Woody, it’s going to be a great project for someone 👍