New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 2)

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m4tti

4,360 posts

96 months

Wednesday 15th May
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unrepentant said:
Much more fun to have a Boycott on the thread surely.

“That’s not proper crickeeet, tha’s not from Yorkshire are tha lad, occupy the crease, he’s an eejit that Illingworth, young players these days have no clue, you can’t call that monstrosity a TVR you daft haporth” etc etc... ad nauseum.



hehe

Wacky Racer

30,934 posts

188 months

Wednesday 15th May
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unrepentant said:
swisstoni said:
A boycott of this anti TVR thread sounds like an excellent idea.
Much more fun to have a Boycott on the thread surely.

“That’s not proper crickeeet, tha’s not from Yorkshire are tha lad, occupy the crease, he’s an eejit that Illingworth, young players these days have no clue, you can’t call that monstrosity a TVR you daft haporth” etc etc... ad nauseum.


Harry Enfield would soon sort the TVR PR out and no messing....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY4tD2Hbg_A&t=...

Pursyluv

1,670 posts

115 months

Wednesday 15th May
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unrepentant said:
Off you go Woody, to infinity and beyond
hehe

V8 GMS

710 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Surely this thread isn't the actual source of frustration..

N7GTX

3,853 posts

84 months

Wednesday 15th May
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unrepentant said:
Off you go Woody on your helicopter ride, to infinity and beyond with your "secrets" and your dreams.
Just doing some tidying up here. wink
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GTRene

11,274 posts

165 months

Wednesday 15th May
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In December 2018 they were still very optimistic...ow, highly unlikely to start...oeps, my bad :-)

but also, are they already making many parts for all those cars? I mean a lot of parts they don't make themselves, so other companies are in as well, but who are those companies and what is their news around the 'new (old news) TVR Griffith...


less said:
The delay on production means deliveries are highly unlikely to start in the first quarter of 2019 as originally planned, especially as work on the factory won’t be taking place until then, let alone the building of the cars. rolleyes TVR boss Les Edgar told Autocar that he believes there is still room for a production start date of March argue, dependant on whether cars can be built in TVR's neighbouring facility as work takes place on the original factory.
https://www.autoclassics.com/posts/news/tvr-griffith-reboot-delayed

Tyre Smoke

11,466 posts

202 months

Thursday 16th May
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So, those fanboys with their deposits, can't take being questioned on what they know.

Yet us realists are called negative?

Ok.

rolleyes

Biscuit anyone?

Madest Mike

38 posts

35 months

Thursday 16th May
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TVR boss Les Edgar told Autocar that he believes there is still room for a production start date of March, dependant on whether cars can be built in TVR's neighbouring facility as work takes place on the original factory.

This has to read in context. This is what Les believed in December 2018.

V6 Pushfit

10,261 posts

51 months

Thursday 16th May
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Madest Mike said:
TVR boss Les Edgar told Autocar that he believes there is still room for a production start date of March, dependant on whether cars can be built in TVR's neighbouring facility as work takes place on the original factory.

This has to read in context. This is what Les believed in December 2018.
I wonder what he believes now.

Maybe they're keeping their powder dry for some imminent blockbusting news. If not they'll lose more ardent fans like me who is becoming fatally cynical of the whole thing which could taint the TVR name for ever more.

N7GTX

3,853 posts

84 months

Thursday 16th May
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Madest Mike said:
TVR boss Les Edgar told Autocar that he believes there is still room for a production start date of March, dependant on whether cars can be built in TVR's neighbouring facility as work takes place on the original factory.

This has to read in context. This is what Les believed in December 2018.
Yes, fair enough.

But I think he owes an explanation to the deposit holders as to why:

a) work on the main factory hasn't even begun (remember its a 6 month long task with a promised start date of Jan '19)
b) the smaller facility has not been used to commence production as he had hoped
c) he can't be bothered with updates to explain why his hopes/promises have fallen short

Is it really too much to ask?

Justices

3,438 posts

105 months

Thursday 16th May
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Updates cost nothing to put out. Even if the news isn’t ideal, having people knowing what’s going on, new targets dates etc makes the consumer feel as though they are part of the process (especially important with a small brand that has a very loyal following) and you’ll very likely have them rooting for you to succeed (see any decent Kickstarter project).

Granted they may want to keep certain informations private, but no news isn’t good news.

Not a fan of the design personally, especially the front, but I do want them to have every opportunity to succeed.


Graham007

19 posts

21 months

I suspect there are three main groups of people here:-

1.Deposit & Ex deposit holders

2.Interested parties

3.st stirrers

Looking at names on screen and their posts 2+2 to me says the genuine deposit holders are probably a very small (handful) of the 500 launch customers. Some probably pass by here out of interest to see what the 'word on the street' is but never comment and the majority have probably never been here! There are probably also an even smaller number of ex deposit holders who have transferred to group three and become 'st stirrers' which helps them justify their decision! Also in group one I strongly suspect there are the 'fake' deposit holders who love to voice their opinion. Interested parties either sit on the side lines or participate, and st stirrers will do just that for what ever reason turns them on....
For me as a deposit holder, I take the the most logical course of action... pickup the phone and speak to TVR!!
I have found they will do their best to answer any questions/concerns I have.... Of course there will be further updates to come and reasons why updates haven't been forthcoming...... however, based on the information I have I continue to be a deposit holder/future LE owner!!
Works for me smile




Tyre Smoke

11,466 posts

202 months

I would argue that 1+2 are the same thing.

I would call myself an interested party being a former owner. I wouldn't buy the proposed car, it's just too fugly.

However, there are quite a few posters here that seem to think they are better than the rest and that knowledge is power.

If I could be bothered, I'd ring TVR and ask why no updates. But since this is an open forum and promotes debate, I'd rather opine here. Because I suspect TVR will trot out the corporate line of everything is fine and dandy, just a bit behind schedule. Which is increasingly looking like a bit wide of the mark, isn't it?

El stovey

25,756 posts

204 months

Tyre Smoke, anyone who joined when we did, joined a niche TVR forum for TVR owners. Which by definition makes us interested parties.

Posters who’ve never even owned a TVR commenting on our lack of reason to be interested make me laugh though.

If the thread was just for depositors it would be as lacking as the official updates.

TVRMs

1,599 posts

65 months

Just it’s sad for lots of reasons. As a TVR owner with no deposit and not remotely interested in the new marque, not sure where I fit in
scratchchin

Edited by TVRMs on Friday 17th May 17:33

El stovey

25,756 posts

204 months

TVRMs said:
Just it’s sad for lots of reasons. As a TVR owner with no deposit and not remotely interested in the new marque, not sure where I fit in
:scratchinchin:
Interested party, like me. You like TVR, but not this one. You might get one again if it looks better.

You’re possibly allowed to comment but not get forwarded any information. hehe

Wacky Racer

30,934 posts

188 months

I can't really believe that anyone who has actually left a deposit has never logged on to PH, but maybe not.

El stovey

25,756 posts

204 months

Wacky Racer said:
I can't really believe that anyone who has actually left a deposit has never logged on to PH, but maybe not.
There definitely was a lot of deposit holders on here a while ago. I think there was a thread or poll about who had a deposit.

I’ve read people cancelling deposits but nobody saying they’ve placed one recently or got on the list due to cancellations, but it’s possible.

m4tti

4,360 posts

96 months

Ohh dear even their Facebook page is inching towards indifference.

Random nutters are now posting spam/nonsense comments against their posts.

This ones huge. Start and finish pasted below, with hundreds of words in between.








tvrolet

3,471 posts

223 months

El stovey said:
Tyre Smoke, anyone who joined when we did, joined a niche TVR forum for TVR owners.
Joined when ‘we’ did? Bloody newbies.