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I bought a Tuscan!

I bought a Tuscan!

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KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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I just got my Tuscan imported from the UK to Canada. If anyone is up near Toronto and wants to take a look let me know.

Ken



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SquashedCat

122 posts

29 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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Wow, very nice. All of your NAFTA partners south of the border are green with envy.

tvrmk363

252 posts

52 months

Friday 11th March 2016
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Ken,
Bring it over to Mad Dogs & Englishmen in Ypsilanti MI in July. If Mike shows in the Cerbera we could have nearly every model in NA at the show.

Charlie
Ohio

KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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That weekend is my birthday! I will look into it, as it's not that far, about 5hrs from me

dvs_dave

4,992 posts

148 months

Monday 21st March 2016
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Awesome!

Wish I could bring mine over easily into the US.

What's the reality of importing and keeping it in Canada, and bringing it over the border for the summer months, and then back over for storage in the winter? Windsor is only a 5hr drive from Chicago. idea
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KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Monday 21st March 2016
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I actually think a few people do that for various cars.

You will need to register and insure it up here wit Hagerty as they cover all of NOrth America. Not sure but I suspect you would need and Canadian license.

KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Monday 21st March 2016
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Btw, this car is a beast. My daily driver is a 6 speed manual Cadillac CTS-V with 556HP on tap. This thing is quicker and far more brutal.

I love it!! Even if it does scare me a little smile


SquashedCat

122 posts

29 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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Here is where you are likely to run into trouble with Canada license and storage, unless you are a dual citizen or your are Canadian citizen complete with passport, and Canadian drivers license, that matches the same place of residence as your TVR is registered, you could be looking at some border crossing issues.

Questions like:
May I see your passport please?
What is the purpose of your visit? Where are you driving to? And how long do you expect to stay there?
Going on to any place else?
May I see your drivers license please? You are an American driving a Canadian registered car.
Why is your car registered at this address, but your drivers license has your residence at this other address?
Could you step out of the vehicle please? You don't mind if we search the car do you?
It only gets worse.

Loach1

401 posts

64 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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The US should just invade Canada and steal their 15 year exemption law. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the Tuscan Ken, feel free to take a trip down to sunny North Carolina anytime you like. If the journey is too much to take both ways, I can look after it for the summer and bring it back to Canada in the fall. I'm a nice guy like that.

Or, remove anything that is covered by FMVSS (lights, seat belts, brake hoses) the engine that the EPA doesn't approve of, and ship the resultant pile of parts to me and I will graft them onto my DIY build that has a Corvette engine (used), tubular chassis (used), fiberglass body (used) and whacky TVR-inspired interior (used). That way I can almost have as much fun as you without breaking a single law.

beastieboy

65 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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Congratulations on the new arrival! It's nice to see a few newer models getting over into Ontario now. There doesn't seem to be too many TVR-centric events here but I look forward to seeing it at British Car Day @ Bronte Park and the like this year. If you need any advice with anything on the car, I have a little knowledge that I brought across the pond with me.
Cheers, Richard.

SquashedCat

122 posts

29 months

Friday 25th March 2016
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KenInOntario, please bring it to either or both Mad Dogs and Englishmen event in September or to Out of the Woodwork this spring. You can watch your southern neighbors do their best to hide their envy, but really enjoy seeing your car, as it will be a very rare treat to see a modern Tuscan up close and in the flesh as it were. Don't let those customs guys at the border give you that cock and bull story about having to confiscate your car as a "product sample"

KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Saturday 26th March 2016
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July 9th is my birthday so I will come as my birthday treat.

What is the Amazing Rally 6/Tour on sat?

Where are good places to stay?

jimed

1,464 posts

129 months

Saturday 26th March 2016
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Insuring with Hagerty is mentioned above - they used to cover TVRs in the UK and the service was excellent but a few years ago they just stopped covering the later cars (they do cover the older cars but not sure off hand what the cut off is) so it will be interesting to see if they will cover a Tuscan in Canada/US so let us know what they say.
Jim

KenInOntario

Original Poster:

57 posts

30 months

Saturday 26th March 2016
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My Tuscan is covered with Hagerty in Canada, covers all of North America with a towing package as well

tvrmk363

252 posts

52 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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Ken,
The dates for the events talked about are as follows;

Mad Dogs and Englishmen in Michigan is July 9 & 10. You can go to the Gilmore Car Museum website to see the place. It should be on everyone's bucket list. TVRNA is sponsoring the event this year as we are a featured marque. Chuck Linn is the RO and has put together a dinner. Contact him at tvrdetroit@aol.com for details.

Out of the Woodwork is May 20, 21 & 22 in Carlisle, PA. Check the TVRCCNA site for times and hotel discount info.

Charlie
OHIO

Grantura MKI

803 posts

81 months

Saturday 2nd April 2016
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Chuck is a top man. You will have a great time with like minded folks.
Best,
D.

CHIMV8

2,693 posts

144 months

Saturday 2nd April 2016
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Its great to see you guys across the pond,interested in the awesome mark of TVR.

Take it you guys, don't have the same emission restrictions as the US,as i understand they wont let TVR in?

tvrmk363

252 posts

52 months

Monday 4th April 2016
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Any TVR brought in to the USA has to be 25 years old if it plans to stay here. 15 years old in Canada.

Bob_Defly

1,801 posts

154 months

Monday 4th April 2016
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Great car Ken, I'm very envious!

I'm in Oakville, PM me, I'd love to come and see it if I could!

(Once the snow has gone..)

USTVRDUDE

109 posts

200 months

Sunday 10th April 2016
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My envy is flowing all over me...woohoo