Topcats are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a number of events at their workshop this year but stay tuned as other dates may be added. We look forward to seeing you!
It’s the 1st of September which marks the countdown to a brand new event that we are very excited to be involved with…TVRCC TVR Noughties on 24th September, here at Topcats Racing!
Organised by TVRCC RO, Alex Gray, the event will celebrate the beautiful and breath-taking T-cars of the Peter Wheeler era when no holds were barred and TVR had their own rule book. Thank goodness for that because these cars look just as spectacular and unconventional now as they did when they left the quirky, curiosity shop that was the Blackpool TVR factory in the ‘noughties’!
As such, these cars and their creators deserve a raucous tribute. If you are a proud owner of one of these cars (all TVR’s are welcome to come and enjoy), don’t miss out on a momentous weekend from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September. The weekend programme is detailed below.
We will do our bit to put on a great show and add an injection of excitement at Topcats Racing’s custom built workshop facility on Saturday the 24th when cars from all over the country and Europe will descend upon us, many of which will arrive in convoy from base at Wroxhall Abbey.
We are concocting ideas for competitions, displays, prizes and a range of cars will be on display to treat all car enthusiasts. We will also be operating two of our ramps for the day for free car inspections with our engineers. You will be able to examine your car with them and ask any questions where they will be very happy to offer advice. This will be on a first come, first served basis and a list will be available to add your name.
You do not need to be a member of the TVRCC Club (although they might entice you to join on the day!). You do, however, need to be a TVR owner or someone who is considering buying one.
If you cannot participate in the whole weekend event, you will, of course, be very welcome to come and join us at Topcats Racing on Saturday 24th only.
Weekend details are here:
September 23rd – September 25th
Sept 23 at 2 PM to Sept 25 at 4 PM
Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate, Birmingham Road, Wroxall, Warwickshire, CV35 7NB
Invited by Alex Gray
Welcome to the first of the TVR “Noughties” Weekends!
What is the Noughties weekend?
The TVR Noughties (“00″) weekend (and no, that is not the TVR naughty weekend!) is a weekend to bring together and celebrate all the marks of TVRs that were designed and made in the last
decade of the Wheeler era – mostly 1999-2006.
It takes place in the beautiful and centrally located Wroxall Abbey Estate in Warwickshire and features an entire weekend of TVR (and non-TVR) events, run-outs and a special visit down to
Topcats Racing (just outside of Aylesbury) for a day of TVR related fun.
And the weekend is not just for TVR enthusiasts! For those of us just interested in a great weekend out – Wroxall Abbey features a fantastic spa, sauna and health club where you can just
relax away the entire weekend with massages, walks, swimming or just plain sleeping around – whatever you like!
Where is the event based?
The event will be based at Wroxall Abbey Estate in Warwickshire.
Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate
Warwickshire, CV35 7NB
You will have the run of a 27 acre estate with spa, tennis, pools and sports club facilities.
There are massages, beauty treatments and heated pools to help you relax or just idle the weekend away.
A sample video of the hotel can be found here
What is happening during the weekend?
Here is a quick summary of the planned events for the weekend. The exact details are still being finalised, but will be updated as soon as they are.
Arrival Friday 23rd Sept & Check-in
Arriving on the Friday afternoon or evening, you will be free to check-in and decide on what you want to do before dinner. If enough people arrive early and the weather is good, then there will be the opportunity for a run-out before dinner around the backroads of Warwickshire on a special route prepared by the hotel with cars in mind.
Dinner will start at about 1930-2000 and will comprise of a BBQ on the terrace with dessert.
After dinner, much talking and (moderate – of course!) drinks consumption will take place.
Saturday 24th Sept
There are two main strands of events that will be running on the Saturday. The first is for those who are more petrolhead orientated and like to see power machines at play, whilst the second is for those who prefer a more sedate day out.
>Event track 1<
At about 0930-0945 there will be a run-out down to Topcats Racing just outside of Aylesbury for a specially reserved day out where the focus will be on TVRs, Marcoses, Racing cars and other assorted exotica. Ramps will be available throughout the day for inspections as will food, coffee, detailers, various trader stalls and a dyno-ramp (TBC). There will also be various unique TVRs on display and other items yet to be confirmed.
Various technical talks on engines and racing is also being lined up including: –
– Engine conversions to LS (detailed walkthrough)
– Racing talks
– …and others!
Entry to the event will be limited to attendees of the weekend. Topcat specialists will be on hand all day to offer advice or inspections as needed.
A concourse event will also be run through out the day with prizes going to 3 of the best cars on the day.
The event will run till about 1600 or so, then we will do a lazy run back to Wroxall for the evening event.
>Event track 2<
For those not interested in cars or who just want a nice relaxing day, then all the facilities at Wroxall will be available for your use. See here for more information.
There will be other events available, but these are still being arranged, so please expect an update nearer the time.
Once everyone is back from the day, then we will have a special dinner at about 2000 with a charity auction and dance afterwards.
Sunday 25th Sept
The schedule for Sunday is still being arranged.
How much does it cost?
The cost for the event is as follows:-
– Friday night – £85 B&B single occupancy or £95 B&B double occupancy + £20 pp for the BBQ dinner
– Saturday night – £114 DBB single occupancy or £152 DBB double occupancy (includes dinner & dance)
– Sunday night – £85 B&B single occupancy or £95 B&B double occupancy (for those wanting to stay an extra night)
For the Topcats event there will be a £5 pp entry fee for non-TVRCC members and a voluntary contribution for members the proceeds which will go to charity.
Who can come?
Anyone! While the event is focusing primarily on TVRs of the 1999+, anyone is welcome to come – TVR or not, club member or not!
Now that we have entered the realms of 2016, the launch of the new TVR is tantalisingly close.
Whilst detailing of the car continues, the latest rendering of the new car looks excitingly true to its word that TVR’s unmistakable DNA will live on.
TVR lover’s hearts will have skipped a beat to receive much longed for news from TVR HQ just before Christmas with further positive news that will undoubtedly be provocative for potential new owners.
Followers and enthusiasts will already know the confirmed construction methods, utilising Gordon Murrays revolutionary i-Stream technology which offers incredible strength and rigidity whilst also extremely lightweight. This makes for a car that will benefit from less wear and tear on components thus reducing running costs, greater performance and fuel economy.
TVR are going another step further though. Whilst the order book remains open for customers even before final details of the car have been announced, and yes there is a certain amount of faith but no risk to buyers deposits involved, TVR have confirmed that those who do place their order before the order book closes will receive their car with the iStream Carbon variant that will be even lighter and stronger and at no extra cost. All customers who place their order before the closing date get the up-spec’d car.
Potential buyers who have not yet committed and are not just looking from the heart but towards future values must surely be giving this more serious consideration.
The punchline, Christmas has been and gone and we are well into the new year. Time will fly almost as fast as the car and TVR have announced that by mid 2016 they will be confirming the location of their new factory, body styling and pricing. This will be the point too at which they will confirm a closing date for the ‘no extra cost’ LE car. Once closed, order confirmations and queue positions will be given to the buyers.
To learn more about iStream Technology
To learn more about iStream Carbon
If you are ready to place your order or have any questions, please contact us on 01296 655109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very pleased to announce our association with the following clubs and organisations and will be hosting an exciting calendar of events for them at our workshop facility this year.
Sunday, 3rd April V8UK Full Power Launch
Overview: We hosted this event for the first time last year and the turnout was overwhelming! As part of the event a convoy was organised, starting from our workshop. From top to tail it measured over 1.5 miles long! The range of cars that attend are vast and eclectic to say the least with hot rods, TVR’s, Camaro’s, Corvettes, Mustangs, pick-ups and everything in between. This year again we will hold rev-offs and some competitions. New for this year, we will have a mobile dyno to see who will be king of the horsepower….you can bet it will be huge!! Please contact Ralph (email@example.com)or Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to book your car into the dyno competition.
Go to: www.V8UK.com
Saturday, 14th May Corvette Club UK
Overview: We are hosting an event for the club for the first time having established a great customer base with Corvette owners over the last few years. We are well renowned with the Corvette power plant and will have completed our 25th conversion into a TVR road car this month. A number of our Corvette powered machines will be on display as well as some of our customer cars. All Corvette Car Club members are welcome from across the country. If you would like to attend but are not yet a member please contact Mark Eaton on 07542 897905. For further details about the event please contact Thames Valley RO, Alan Lewis on 07887 508021. Go to: www.corvetteclub.org.uk
Saturday, 18th June Supercar Driver – The Supercar Owners Club
Overview: Our first time hosting this event, we are pleased to be included this year into the clubs highly exclusive calendar of events. The event is open to members of the club only. Please check out their qualifying car list to see if your car is eligible in order to become a member. Go to: http://www.supercar-driver.com
Saturday, 9th July Big Bad Wedgefest
Overview: This event has been going since 2004! The greatest wedges of them all, SEAC’s, 400SE’s, 350i’s, 280i’s from our greatest British bulldog, TVR! Still a huge following for these cars, we look forward to seeing the largest gathering of Wedges this year! All TVR’s are of course welcome! For more details, please contact Mark Webb on 07758 131705 or email: email@example.com
Sunday, 28th August Pistonheads Sunday Service
Overview: We are pleased to host this event for the 2nd year running. Pistonheads are the world’s biggest online motoring magazine. Their ‘Sunday Service’ calendar of events have an enormous following from owners of all types of sports and performance cars. You need to be a member and it is free to join but you must book your slot to be able to attend. Places to our event were limited to 300 cars last year and it was fully booked within a day! Keep your eyes peeled for the release and get your name down quick! Go to: www.pistonheads.com
Saturday, 24th September TVR Noughties
A brand new event launching this year for the later model ‘T’ car TVR’s incl. Sagaris, T350, Tamora and Tuscan. Organised by the TVRCC Bucks, Herts, Beds and Surrey region but open to all TVR owners from across the country and promoted by TVRCC as a whole. There will be an exciting range of activities and displays incl. dyno runs, trade stands, competitions etc. The day will be part of a weekend package incl. overnight hotel stay. If you would like further information, please contact TVRCC Regional Organiser, Alex Gray on: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the events will have food and refreshments.
We look forward to welcoming you to our events this year!
Come and join us on Saturday, 10th October from 9.00am until 1.00pm at Topcats Racing’s 10,000sq.ft custom built workshop where you will have the opportunity to put your car up on one of our ramps for a free inspection with one of our engineers who have been servicing and engineering TVR’s and prestige sports cars since 2002 as well as engineering our ‘state of the art’ race cars.
The ramps will be made available for the duration of the event and drivers will be able to inspect their car with the engineer, ask questions and get expert advice as well as tips for those who like to do some car maintenance themselves.
Once we have an idea of how many would like to join our event we will open a booking form so that drivers can choose a slot.
Please email me at email@example.com if you would like to book.
An event will be opened on our Facebook page: Topcatsracing and friends will be invited to attend. If you plan to join us, it would help us if you could respond.
Those that are waiting, just visiting or have already had their car inspected can enjoy refreshments and bacon rolls from our Mezzanine café or enjoy a wander around some of the exciting project, customer and race cars we will have on display including Steve Glynn’s TVR Sagaris which is currently leading the championship overall in the Britcar Trophy.
All visitors to the event will receive a Topcats Club Membership Card.
If our club member books their car for any work with Topcats Racing before the end of March 2016 it will entitle the holder to a 10% discount on labour* including the initial booking until the end of 2016. Discount will be applied to all repair and maintenance work, rebuilds incl. V8 engines, gearboxes and diffs, car set up and upgrades.
Our customers who have had work done by Topcats Racing since 1st September 2014 will automatically receive Club Membership and 10% discount.
We plan to introduce additional benefits and offers to our members throughout the year which will be announced through our website: www.topcatsracing.com (you will need to subscribe if you would like to receive notifications and news) and on our facebook page: Topcatsracing.
We look forward to seeing you then!
*Does not include our very competitive fixed price service menu, body repairs, MOT or LS engine conversions, however, they will entitle you to the 10% discount for future work. Our current labour rate is £58+VAT per hour. Labour rate will remain fixed until at least April 2016.