Blackpool car club in new TVR display scoop

Poulton's John Bailie captured this image of the new TVR Griffith at the Goodwood Revival show
Poulton's John Bailie captured this image of the new TVR Griffith at the Goodwood Revival show
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Blackpool TVR enthusiasts have sealed a major coup  by securing the second appearance of the new sports car at their stand at a huge show next month.

The new 500bhp V8-engined TVR Griffith will be the star of the TVR Car Club’s stand at the National Exhibition Centre, in Birmingham.

It will be joined by two earlier Griffiths: an original 1960s model and a more recent example from the 1990s plus other models fromTVR’s 70 year heritage.

The Griffith name goes back to 1963 when American Motor Engineer Jack Griffith replaced the 1800 engine in his Grantura MkIII with a 4.7 litre V8 to produce the first TVR supercar and establish the ‘light car big engine’ ethos that remains true today.

Having the new Griffith on the club’s stand will mark only the second appearance of the new Griffith at a major UK event. It was recently unveiled at the Goodwood Revival in September, where it received rave reviews.

TVR Car Club chairman Richard Sails said: “TVR chairman Les Edgar, Gordon Murray of GMD and the whole design team have taken great care to incorporate the DNA of the earlier cars in this exciting new model and it is a real honour to be able to display it on our stand.

“Alongside a collection of other cars from TVR’s history, we believe it will reflect the ‘family ties’ theme of the show most effectively, while also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of TVR by Trevor Wilkinson in Blackpool in 1947”.

The first 500 Griffiths have sold out and a second list has been opened.