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  1. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
      
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    Default TVR Making a comeback?

    Well what do you guy's think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpool Gazette
    TVR in mystery barn rumour






    The TVR logo has appeared on a barn in Wesham


    By Paul Marsden
    IS this humble barn the new home of TVR?
    Mystery has surrounded the future of the once proud British sports cars firm ever since it went to the wall 15 months ago.

    It was widely rumoured Russian owner Nikolai Smolenski would build his cars abroad after TVR's Blackpool factory was closed and its workforce sacked.

    But mystery has deepened in the last week after the iconic TVR logo appeared on the front of a barn on the outskirts of Wesham

    What is going on behind the doors is shrouded in secrecy with those working inside refusing to discuss what is happening or who is in charge.

    But enthusiasts believe the site at Wesham House Farm, on the A585, Fleetwood Road, is being used for "design and research development".

    Derek Smith, deputy editor of the TVR Car Club magazine, said both Russian millionaire Smolenski and TVR managing director David Oxley were reportedly involved.

    Mr Smith added: "We have it on good authority the Kirkham site is going to be used as a design studio, a kind of design and research development office.

    "They have approached an engineering company in Kent to supply the engines, but it is still unsure where they are going to be built."

    One former TVR employee, who asked not to be named, said: "It's an open secret, about 10 former workers are there doing design and research.

    "I've heard they have two cars on the go, but it's all hush-hush."

    Mr Oxley refused to comment on the rumours of new TVR cars being designed or answer any questions about the workshop in Wesham.

    Nine years ago TVR employed 750 people at its Bristol Avenue factory in Bispham. But in December 2006 it was placed into administration only to be bought back by Mr Smolenski.

    Wesham House Farm was previously the home of Submarine Manufacturing and Products Ltd which has now relocated to Blackpool. The site is owned by local businessman Phil Connolly.

    His company MSS Holdings was given planning permission by Fylde Council for a new storage and workshop building at the farm last autumn.

    He declined to comment on who was now running a business in the workshop.

    However, Coun Roger Small, Fylde Council's portfolio holder for Development and Regeneration, said: "If the rumours are correct and TVR have some presence in Fylde, it's only to be welcomed."
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    Could be interesting and means that they could be building back on the Fylde Coast (for people who don't know that's the area to the west between the city of Preston and Lancaster and covers all of Blackpool and the surrounding area's), the home of TVR .
    Last edited by Baldy; 15/04/08 at 08:32 AM.
    Another insightful post by Baldy!!

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  2. Who
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    oh wow, hopefully this is true!
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  3. Aquila DK is offline is Tom Kristensen :D
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    We can only hope, but yay

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  4. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Will push the worth of my dad's car down but don't care, will be a brilliant thing if they start building cars again. Can't be much of a secret place if they stick the logo above the building, must be trying to get intrest going.
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  5. YeOldeTDUMan is offline working too much
     
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    Well I'd like to see TVR back they made some great looking cars, however the company was fragmented as far as I'm aware when it all went to pot.

    Also if they did restart I'd be curious as to what they'd work with ... I guess it's just a case of watch this space ... perhaps we'll know more when the London Motor Show starts?
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  6. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    The parts have all gone to another company called Multipart for 5 years so they would have to get everything through them to start. Can a company really make a prototype in the few months becouse the motorshow or will it be drawing only do you think.
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  7. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    That would be amazing if it turned out to be true. Lets hope it is

  8. YeOldeTDUMan is offline working too much
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    The parts have all gone to another company called Multipart for 5 years so they would have to get everything through them to start. Can a company really make a prototype in the few months becouse the motorshow or will it be drawing only do you think.

    they could knock up a full size clay model or 2 quite quickly
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  9. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    It would be truly amazing if they they did get back into car production.

  10. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    this is good news lets hope its true

  11. eleKtro is offline Contain Your Orgasms
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    Yay TVR with air bags

    This would be awesome to see TreVoR making a comeback


 

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