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post #1 of 6 Old 06-07-2008, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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TVR founder dies at age 85

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/l...re/7441745.stm

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-07-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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That is really unfortunate. I had chosen TVR as my senior final project in highschool. I had to choose a British topic and that one was the most interesting to me.

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a shame...

may he RIP, he sure did something great in this world

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I always did admire TVR they were ballsy in design and engineering.

He made a mark in the automotive world.

That says alot

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TVR's may not have been the most reliable sports cars, but what I always admired about them was their uncompromising styling. When most sports car or supercar manufacturers started being conservative in the design department during the 90's, TVR came out with some of the most radical designs of the last couple of decades. Most sports car makers have lost their design edge, the bean counters are telling them to tame down so that they can shift more units. Porsche are just plain boring to look at, they haven't changed in 50 years, Lambo have dulled down since Audi took over, and Ferrari must have taken on the designer that BMW sacked, you know, the man responsible for the new 6 and 7 series, Z4 ..etc.
The two affordable sports cars that I have always wanted are the 308/328 series and 5.0 Griffith. I've had the Ferrari, maybe I should go out and get a Griff now in memory of Trevor Wilkinson.

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-08-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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That's really too bad...

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