Saturday Club goes down a storm with added thunder!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 27-10-2014

 

Making some noise

Making some noise

Topcats Racing held their very first Saturday Club on the 11th October and the place was buzzing with over 50 cars of all makes and models in attendance including a truly beautiful Camaro SS called ‘Bruce’,  a MKII Cortina Drag car and a whole host of American and home grown muscle cars including TVR’s, Corvettes, Camaro’s, Aston Martins, Caterhams and Monaro’s to name just a few. We would like to take the opportunity to thank James and Ralph from the V8UK Club who, with so many of their members, helped to make it such a fun morning.

We were pleased to see so many of our own TVR and sports car customers there as well as many new faces who came to enjoy the morning and take advantage of our free vehicle inspections on the day and a delicious bacon roll!

Alistair photo (2)We were thrilled to be joined by Cerbera owner, former QPR player and 2012 Paralympian football star, Alastair Patrick-Hesleton. A man with a tragic but very inspiring story.

The vehicle inspections on both ramps kept Tom and Warren busy all morning while several cars took turns to rev their cars up inside the workshop to be captured on video. The combination of some seriously powerful engines with the acoustics of our workshop made for a truly thunderous soundtrack! A compilation of a whole host of V8 powered cars of all differing sounds can be viewed and heard on our Facebook page and check out this link for some noise!

Saturday Club Photo 5Topcats Racing took the opportunity to ask for suggestions from their guests for ideas for future Saturday Club events. There will be around 6 events in 2015 to be held throughout the year with dyno days, detailing and valeting workshops, DIY and maintenance, upgrades and accessories all in the pipeline.

Look out for our calendar of events which will be released early next year!

Saturday Club Photo 3

Saturday Club Photo 2

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Here is where it’s at on Saturday afternoon!!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 25-06-2014

Logo signWhere have you been if you haven’t already heard that we are having the Grand Opening of our brand new custom built 10,000sq.ft workshop at Westcott Venture Park on Saturday from Midday until 5.00pm?!

TVR Car Club Bucks, Herts, Beds, Middlesex, Oxon and Northants are confirmed to attend with the home counties arriving in convoy. Anyone that fancies tagging along can meet up with them at the Crows Nest Pub and Restaurant, Tring Hill, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4LD from 11am. Also visiting us are the V8UK Club, Marcos Owners Club, Fiat 500 Club and a whole bevvy of beautiful supercars.

We have an exciting Programme of Events for our visitors. We have car competitions along with Favourite Car of the Day voted for by the public. The lucky winners will get a trophy, prizes from Greenwich London Hotel and a Topcats baseball cap! All visitors can enter the competition to win £450 of car enhancement detailing courtesy of Prestige Detail in Luton. Best of all it’s free to enter, you don’t even have to buy a raffle ticket!

Programme of Events

Programme of Events

Parking Plan

Parking Plan

Roar in the Valley! Because power and petrol is in our blood, we just can’t help ourselves; we are going to have a 1 minute Rev Off for all cars that want to take part. Free ear plugs will be supplied for those of a delicate nature!

BBC Top Gears Original Stig, Perry McCarthy will be kicking off proceedings and never fails to entertain the crowd. He will also bring copies of his highly acclaimed and top 20 twenty motorsport books of all time, ‘Flat Out, Flat Broke’ available for purchase at a reduced price and signing.

The highlight of the day will be showing off our incredible new facilities and most of all our very special creation, the TVR Sagaris LS9. Dynoed and mapped yesterday. You’ll have to come to the opening to find out how much punch this unbelievable car has got. We think it is the fastest road going TVR in the world! It will be unveiled and fired up and will hopefully go out for some burnouts just to show off (weather depending).

We have three fantastic local bands playing on our live music stage plus our very own compere for the day to keep us on track.

All visitors will receive a welcome pack with everything they need to take part!

Even if the weather’s a bit shaky, who cares!? We just take the party inside! After all we can get more people in our new workshop than a beach party in Ibiza!

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to win £400 of car enhancement detailing for your pride and joy?

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 23-04-2014

TVR detailingWe have another fantastic prize to add for the Grand Opening of our new workshop on Saturday, 28th June, courtesy of Derek Ginger at Prestige Detail. http://prestigedetail.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/prestige.detail.9

Prestige is owned and operated by Derek Ginger, one of the few certified 22PLE and Swissvax detailers in the country.  With extensive knowledge in all the relevant paint systems whether it be the old school lead based paints, or the new water based paint systems with ceramiclear or gel clearcoats, they specialise in giving every customer an individual service.

Prestige Detail are giving away an enhancement detail worth £400!

To qualify, enter one of our competitions at our Grand Opening and your car could receive this lavish treatment and look a million dollars!

Prestige Detail will be at the Grand Opening to show some of their work and offer advice. We look forward to seeing you there!!

PS. If you want to follow what we are up to at Topcats Racing friend us https://www.facebook.com/topcatsracing. Like us too!!

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Sprint Magazine Front Page for Topcats Racing’s LS7

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 09-04-2014

Sprint Mag April 2014Check out our feature spread in this months TVR Sprint Magazine as Topcats let the cat out of the bag with an insight into the secrets of how we achieve our hugely successful LS engine conversions. Fighter jet fast facts, figures and in depth report make this a compelling read for any petrolhead. Find out more about Topcats Racing as we lift the lid on plans for our new 8000sq.ft workshop which opens next month.

Watch this space if you are not currently a member of TVRCC, we will endeavour to post this as an e-magazine for you to enjoy shortly.

In the meantime, please catch up with us and the latest news via Facebook and Twitter. Please LIKE and FOLLOW us. It would make us very happy!

 

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Topcats Racing’s New Home is Almost Finished!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 28-03-2014

Workshop 1Topcats Racing is in the final stages of completion with the development of their brand new, custom built 8000sq.ft workshop at Westcott Venture Park, Near Aylesbury. The building has been designed to incl. 7 ramps in the main workshop that will allow the team to expand and develop the logistics and services of their TVR, Marcos and special projects division. It will also allow them to expand their racing division. Multiple ramps will enable the team to carry out LS engine conversions concurrently, reducing build times.

Logo signTopcats Racing have also built in an MOT station which has been approved for cars and Class 7 light goods vehicles. The scale and design of the building will allow permanent indoor storage for their state of the art race transporter with room to spare for long and short term storage of customer cars.

In tune with car owners who enjoy working on their own cars, Topcats Racing will have a dedicated ramp with its own set of tools that will allow customers to book ramp time in the safety, convenience and comfort of our workshop.

Topcats want to maintain the personal and inclusive relationship they enjoy with their customers and are incorporating an area for customers where they can relax and view their cars from the upstairs gallery.  Topcats will also be announcing dates for the Saturday Club which will be free to our customers where they can congregate and tinker with their cars, enjoy a coffee and a chat. Depending on idea’s and feedback, Topcats are hoping to introduce a few ‘workshops’ and activities to the club.

Director, Warren Gilbert, added, ‘We have had to wait a long time to turn our plans for this building into reality. We can now finally offer a bigger and better service to our customers. We have increased our workspace seven-fold and this means we can implement our new ideas, add services and reduce or even eliminate waiting times to provide a customer experience that we believe will be second to none’.

Topcats estimate that they will be opening the doors to their new facility in 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, it’s business as usual!

Please feel free to visit us. All we ask is that you call in advance and we will be delighted to show you around.

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One last amazing prize to add to our competition!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 24-03-2014

DralionJust 7 days left to submit your entry for Name the Building Competition! You can come up with as many names as you like! We have one final prize to add to the hoard. For the lucky winner we have already announced the following prizes…..A …2 night stay for 2 people in a superior suite at The Greenwich London Hotel incl. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Afternoon Tea for 2 at Waddesdon Manor, Topcats Racing Baseball Cap and Soft Shell Jacket and 10% discount on all service work for 3 years at Topcats Racing.  Our final prize to add…..4 VIP tickets in the Corporate Suite to see Cirque Du Soileil’s thrilling production, Dralion, at the 02 Arena London in June! (5 dates to choose from). Submit your entry by 30th March to competitions@topcatsracing.com. You’ve got to be in it to win it!!!

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Topcats Racing Announce the Date for their Grand Opening!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 13-03-2014

GRAND OPENING

GRAND OPENING

Topcats Racing’s Grand Opening on 28th June, 2014 and competition to name the new building!

Topcats Racing are pleased to announce the date for the Grand Opening of their brand new custom built 8000sq.ft workshop facility at Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Aylesbury, HP18 0XB on Saturday 28th June 2014 from midday until 5.00pm.

An exciting array of activities and events have been planned for the day including the unveiling of the building name which will be chosen from one of the entries in our competition to name the new building, running until the end of March. A professional sound, light and stage area will host live music acts. An exciting and special TVR that has received the ‘Topcats’ treatment will be revealed along with a mouthwatering and eclectic range of supercars and historics to whet the appetite of every motor enthusiast. A huge cache of prizes will be awarded for a variety of competitions during the day including a number of breaks and dining experiences at The Greenwich Hotel London, tickets to Cirque du Soleil at the O2 Arena to name a few. All visitors to the event will receive a 10% discount code for all services at The Greenwich Hotel London too! Exhibitors, displays and activities, food and refreshments will keep young and old entertained. We are also hoping to confirm our celebrity guest soon. Special parking will be arranged for the regional TVRCC’s as well as Club Marcos International as we expect them in BIG numbers! We would be happy to hear from other clubs who would like to do the same. Other areas will be reserved for those wishing to enter the various car competitions we have planned incl. Concourse (bring your chamois leather!), Loudest, Meanest, Cutest….

All our customers,  subscribers are welcome as are Pistonheads Members.

Those wishing to enter the competition to Name the New Building, here are the details and there is no limit to the number of entries you make!:

Competition to Name our New Topcats Racing Building!

As we near the completion of our new 8 ramp workshop facility at Westcott, we thought it should have more than just a number above the door. We have decided to give the building a name.

We want to give our customers and friends the chance to voice their opinion on what evokes, resonates, symbolises, reminds, represents….

Most who follow us will know who we are and what we do. Those we have met, had the pleasure to work with, the pleasure to serve or those who just share our passion for TVR, Marcos, fast cars and motor racing, please think hard and tell us the name you think most fitting.

The winner or winners who submit the chosen name will have their name engraved  on a commemorative plaque and will receive a Topcats Racing soft shell jacket and baseball cap as well as a 10% discount on all and any work carried out on any of their cars for 3 years starting from the date of opening our new facility.

Thanks to The Greenwich London Hotel we have a superb prize to add this week to our competition to name the new building! A 2 night stay in a Superior Suite at the hotel for 2 people including dinner, bed and breakfast to the value of approx. £800!!
Get thinking and send in your entry to competitions@topcatsracing.com and you could be in the lap of luxury at this wonderful boutique hotel!
For more details on this hotel:
www.thegreenwichlondon.com

 

Please submit your entries to competitions@topcatsracing.com. You will receive confirmation that your entry has been registered.

The closing date for entries will be 31st March 2014 and the winner or winners will be announced on 7th April, 2014.

The plaque and building name will be unveiled at our Grand Opening on 28th June. Please check out our Facebook page, Twitter and www.topcatsracing.com for the latest details, updates and prizes.

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Posted by | Posted in Conversions, Latest News, Service and Upgrades News | Posted on 30-04-2010

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Posted by | Posted in Conversions, Latest News, Service and Upgrades News | Posted on 21-04-2010

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