Described in depth as never before, the story of TVR’s birth and great struggle to become established during the 1950s and early 1960s is not only extraordinary but also totally absorbing and entertaining. Indeed, it’s probably the most amazing specialist sports car story of them all. Peter Filby, who wrote Success Against The Odds, the first ever book about the sports car from Blackpool, has spent no less than three years researching and writing his new book. It is a remarkable effort, an outstanding combination of in-depth detail and factual yet entertaining style. In fact, it is the first time the fascinating history of the great marque has been written in such comprehensive fashion.
Many big personalities and eccentric characters were drawn into the TVR scenario, and the consequence was an almost relentless series of incidents and events. These generally developed into humorous anecdotes, liberal helpings of which Peter has included in his new book. No TVR history would be complete without its fair share of wicked humour!
The story of all TVR models built between 1947 and 1965 from the early specials to the MGB engined Mk3 1800S.
Freshly uncovered facts and many highly entertainin anecdotes.
The remarkable tale of the ferocious Ford V8 engined Griffith, the Anglo-American hot rod that, in its day, was one of the fastest cars in the world.
The sad story of the dramatic TVR Trident, acclaimed in 1965 as ’the most beautiful car in the world’.
Coverage of most of the great personalities and skilled craftsmen who were involved at the Blackpool factory.
Coverage year-by-year of the best known TVR racing drivers, their successes and their failures.