TVR reveals full potency of its Cosworth engineered V8 for 2017 car launch!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 15-10-2015

TVR's Les Edgar (R) and John Chasey (L)

TVR’s Les Edgar (R) and John Chasey (L)

With orders of the new TVR totalling just short of 300, as of Monday this week, since TVR Manufacturing opened their order book in July this year, more exciting news has been released to confirm details of the 2017 cars power plant.

To further encourage potential owners who may be sitting on the fence awaiting more concrete information, the dyno tests for TVR’s new Cosworth engineered Ford Coyote V8 far exceeded expectations when its torque output forced the test equipment to shut down and had to be reconfigured. AUTOCARs news feature and footage from the dyno test can be viewed here:  http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/tvr-fires-v8-confirms-le-mans-2017-plans-exclusive-videos

With TVR’s scheduled release of its first road going cars to customers in mid 2017, it will surely be the UK automotive industries most significant moment in the past few years. If the general public haven’t already heard the news of our great British icon, TVR and its return, they will by then!

For the customer whose finger is still hovering over the ‘submit’ button, deposits are guaranteed if you pay by card. TVR are so confident too that if, when they release the images of the car, you don’t like it there is a no quibble return of your deposit. There is the added bonus too for TVR Car Club Members that they only need lay down £2500 deposit (half the normal £5000 deposit required).

Ready? Click on the link to join the others who can’t wait for 2017!! https://tvr.co.uk/deposit/topcats

HeritageTVR Network Performance logoTopcats Racing are TVR Network Members. Please contact us if  you would like any further information.

 

 

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A morning on the Ramps! – Saturday 10th, October

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main, Service and Upgrades News | Posted on 15-09-2015

photo cars on ramp 1Come 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.
Workshop ready for FPLThe 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 charlotte@topcatsracing.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.

PHSSTopcatsracing_03[1]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.
Cars outside workshopWe 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.

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Topcats Racing host Pistonheads Sunday Service on May 31st!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 14-05-2015

20140629_135631 (2)We’ve been sitting on this news for months, busting to let everyone know that we have been chosen as a venue to host the hugely popular Pistonheads Sunday Service on 31st May! It’s a big undertaking as we now share the calendar with the likes of Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz World and Goodwood. No pressure then! Preparations for the event are underway……we’ll put on a great show! All 250 available places were taken within 3-4 hours of the event release going live and there are another 125 cars on the reserve list!

http://www.pistonheads.com/calendar/event.asp?i=57101

 

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Count Down to the Full Power Launch!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 31-03-2015

Convoy (2)As we near the V8UK Full Power Launch on Sunday 12th April, we can confirm that a fabulous 20 mile convoy route through the Buckinghamshire countryside, all with left hand turns only to keep the convoy together and some strategically placed people at the junctions to ensure a continuous flow from the Topcats workshop has been set. To record the occasion we will have not only a helicopter but also a drone to film the full length of the convoy before it sets off. We have a 1 1/2 mile avenue on a private estate to enable us to get all cars into formation. We will have a range of V8 products on display including engines on stands, upgrades and parts for your car. Photographer artist, Richard Duckham will be on hand to take photos of your pride and joy and work his magic to make it look truly spectacular. You will be able to purchase the images from a range of different formats incl. banners and canvases. Competitions and prizes will be awarded by the V8UK Club. A catering unit will be here to sell bacon rolls in the morning and fish and chips and burgers for lunch! Free tea and coffee until finishing time at about 2pm. Let’s see how long we can make this convoy! See you there!

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Topcats Saturday Club and Track Day dates 2015 announced!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 24-02-2015

Saturday Club picWe are pleased to finally announce our Saturday Club dates for 2015. There are fewer dates than we had hoped as we have a very busy race calendar this year. In addition to the V8UK Full Power Launch on the 12th April and another event which is under wraps at the moment for 31st May, we are excited to invite you all to the following events:

Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 4th July Topcats Club Silverstone Trackday : Monday 10th August* Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 26th September Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 31st October

Marcos in workshopOur Saturday Club events will be themed with different, interesting activities and features for visitors.

* our Trackday event will be planned around the input we receive from those that would like to participate and will include drivers own cars on track / fast lap rides / driving our race cars on track / instruction / team support / consensus on amount of track time for drivers depending on costs. At this point we would appreciate your opinion on whether this is something you would be interested in doing and what you would like to do / how you would like to see the day arranged.  For those that book and wish to have their cars noise tested and inspected we could arrange this to be done at the Saturday Club event in July or by prior arrangement. More details will be available as we plan them so look out for our updates. We look forward to seeing many of you this year!

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Join us for the Full Power Launch!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 12-01-2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a date for your diary for all V8 owners! The Full Power Launch organised by the V8UK Club will be holding their annual event here at our workshop on Sunday 12th April. The initial plan is to arrive in convoy via a pre arranged route where you tag on and enjoy an early Sunday morning blast and an Earth shattering rumble to rouse the sleepers! With a start time of 9am and finishing at approx. Midday, we have some ideas in the pot that we are working on for the event and will update you soon. In the meantime, here is the link http://www.v8uk.co.uk/event/full-power-launch-2015/

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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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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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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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