RE: History in the Making

RE: History in the Making

Sunday 16th March 2003

History in the Making

Momentous day for TVR


It's been a historic day for TVR in America. Racing there in the Sebring 12 hour race, a T400R run by Salisbury based Race Sport with backing from the TVR factory not only finished but finished with a credible result and with no major mechanical problems.

TVR veteran drivers Richard Stanton, Richard Hay and Rob Barff brought the car home seventh in class. The gruelling race ran relatively smoothly for the team with only a minor electrical problem delaying things towards the end.

Finishing so well in Sebring bodes very well for TVR's hopes to return to Le Mans in 2003. A good show at Sebring means that an invitation to race at Le Mans is very likely which is fantastic news for TVR fans around the world.

To finish is a great achievement. To finish so well in its debut outing for the team is a great credit to all involved. This is going to be an exciting and historic year!

Pictures courtesy of DailySportsCar.com

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davidd

Original Poster:

6,087 posts

240 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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I think a rather large round of applause is called for.

Very well done.

D.

srider

709 posts

238 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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A TVR runs for 12 hours without breaking down??? Surely not

PetrolTed

34,326 posts

259 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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srider said: A TVR runs for 12 hours without breaking down??? Surely not



P7ULG

1,052 posts

239 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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A landmark in TVRs history.Well done to all involved.

flasher

9,224 posts

240 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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Fantastic!! and One in the eye for those muppets that continually knock and mock TVR. To finish so well is truly impressive for the marque.....

Well done chaps!!

Graham

16,332 posts

240 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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so if my memory serves me right tvrs recent endurance racing record is


sepang 12 hours 2* chimaera finished 2&3
sepang 12 hours 2* Chimaera finished 1& dnf
sepang 12 hours 2* Chimaera 2*dnf
suzuka 12 hours 1* cerb speed6 good finish
spa 24 hours 1* cerb speed6 good finish
sebring12 hours 1* T400r 7th

an excelllent record in my view, just compair that to the number of porker 911's that start and how many finish..

and as for the engines

the morgan stopped at lm due to its BMW engine
the spyker stopped at lm and sebring due to its merc engine..

jamesc

2,820 posts

240 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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I would like to see the CDL and Eclipse teams at these races; however money is needed. CDL can be contacted via this website and Eclipse via Dailysportscar. If TVR are to take on Porsche and Ferrari then your help is needed. If TVR do better on the world stage, this will improve the residal value of your cars.

James

jamesc

2,820 posts

240 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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Add Veryplast (Rollcentre) to the list!

DennisTheMenace

15,596 posts

224 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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Congratulations ! Well done chaps

nascut

11 posts

216 months

Monday 17th March 2003
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well done!!!!!

Rob you did well and well done the team Hopefully now more support will be forthcoming good luck for Le mans!

veryplast

167 posts

234 months

Tuesday 18th March 2003
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a tamora "C" (speed six engine and 2 "C"ompressors)
must be a "winning care".....of course developed by rollcentre.

Rob Barff

29 posts

220 months

Tuesday 18th March 2003
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Thanks for all your support, fingers crossed for a good run in the summer

hansgerd

1,274 posts

240 months

Tuesday 18th March 2003
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Very well done, Rob. Again, congratulations...

gnomesmith

2,458 posts

232 months

Tuesday 18th March 2003
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Well done lads, still a long way to go to catch up with MG, or even Bristol, though.

harley

78 posts

214 months

Tuesday 18th March 2003
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isn't the phrase race on Saturday sell on Monday applicable here?
Hope this translates to even greater sales success for TVR. I have always seen them as a viable alternative to Porsche--eveif we can't get them in the USA!

RichB

43,398 posts

240 months

Wednesday 19th March 2003
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gnomesmith said: or even Bristol.
Am I missing something here? R...

thurl

41 posts

226 months

Thursday 20th March 2003
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And Autoweek called TVR (along with Spyker among others) an oddity. An oddity that finished!

FatButtFast

136 posts

217 months

Thursday 20th March 2003
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Please let me also add my congratulations to all involved in such a fantastic result.

I cannot wait for the GT (and Tuscan) season to start, never mind attending the big one in June.

Steve