GROWL - Martin Lilley is attending!!!!!!!!!

GROWL - Martin Lilley is attending!!!!!!!!!

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FlipFlopGriff

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6,907 posts

183 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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I am delighted to announce that Martin Lilley has very kindly agreed to join us at the Growl on the Saturday.

Many of you may not know Martin so here is a brief introduction:

Martin, and his father Arthur, took ownership of TVR from Trevor Wilkinson in 1965 And owned the company until 1981 when Peter Wheeler took over.

Martin was responsible for cars like the Vixen, 60’s Tuscan and the M series cars. Under Martins ownership TVR produced the UK’s first production turbo charged car and TVR’s first convertible, the 3000S. He even commissioned nude models for the 1971 motor show!!
He was also responsible for the introduction of the Wedge shaped cars, which Peter then developed.

Without Martin the TVR brand may well have died and we would be driving some other marque, so we all owe Martin our gratitude and thanks that he kept a very special brand alive.

Please show your thanks by attending the Growl and shake the great mans hand.

FFG

RichB

40,734 posts

220 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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FlipFlopGriff said:
I am delighted to announce that Martin Lilley has very kindly agreed to join us at the Growl on the Saturday.

Many of you may not know Martin so here is a brief introduction:
That is good to hear but I reckon you should change that comment to "A few of you may not know Martin Lilley"... wink

FlipFlopGriff

Original Poster:

6,907 posts

183 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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RichB said:
FlipFlopGriff said:
I am delighted to announce that Martin Lilley has very kindly agreed to join us at the Growl on the Saturday.

Many of you may not know Martin so here is a brief introduction:
That is good to hear but I reckon you should change that comment to "A few of you may not know Martin Lilley"... wink
You'd be surprised at our regional meet many don't know an M from a Grantura etc, in fact they can't even name the models, so not sure how far back people go beyond their own model. We've all heard of Trevor, PRW and that russian bloke, but not sure how many delve back in time. I've met Martin 5 or 6 times and he is a great bloke, and over the last 3 or 4 years seems to be taking a very active role in attending events - good on Martin and it's great to see he is still very enthusiastic about TVR. I notice he is now patron of the TVRCC.
FFG

2Munkys

1,228 posts

173 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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Nice one Paul . . . tell him to bring a £1 coin wontcha wink

Barreti

6,535 posts

173 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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I'd have liked to have got him to sign something for me - before we lose the last of the major TVR names - but I don't think I have anything suitable scratchchin
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Ant.

5,248 posts

217 months

Thursday 23rd July 2009
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Barreti said:
I'd have liked to have got him to sign something for me - before we lose the last of the major TVR names - but I don't think I have anything suitable scratchchin
Err its big and blue and recently repainted, must be somewhere he can sign it!!!!!

Griffithy

792 posts

212 months

Friday 24th July 2009
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You'd be surprised in fact they can't even name the models.
FFG
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Sorry me too,
I could not name the nude models for the 1971 motor show also.
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davep

996 posts

220 months

Friday 24th July 2009
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Christine and Tamsin!

Del 203

12,727 posts

185 months

Friday 24th July 2009
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davep said:
Christine and Tamsin!
rofl

FlipFlopGriff

Original Poster:

6,907 posts

183 months

Tuesday 28th July 2009
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Bump
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Englishman

1,794 posts

146 months

Tuesday 28th July 2009
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Helen Jones and Susan Shaw wink

Edited by Englishman on Tuesday 28th July 22:02