Redditch based TVR specialists Classic World Racing and David Gerald Sportscars have acquired the assets of Cullompton (Exeter) based TVR Carparts.com business after the principal owner Richard Smith fell ill. TVR Carparts.com specialised in supporting parts supply for the Tasmin, Wedge and S series cars originally manufactured in Blackpool. The assets acquired include stocks of parts for Wedge and S models, many of them being genuine ex-factory, together with jigs, tools and moulds.
The acquisition follows the 2010 merger between CWR and David Gerald Sportscars, who were previously based in Inkberrow (Worcs). CWR director Doug Ellwood (previously with David Gerald who joined CWR following the merger) said “the demise of TVR Carparts.com was a very sad event, however I believe we are best placed to carry on the good work of Richard and will look to uphold the standard of service for parts and expertise they offered while ensuring continuity of supply” A new TVR Carparts.com web site was commissioned earlier this year and the hope is that it can be completed as originally intended. More news will follow in the months ahead.
The addition of TVR Carparts.com to CWR will further strengthen the business and will ensure it maintains a leading role in the provision of service, restoration and parts supply to the TVR community. CWR are continuing to develop its own Titan sportscar which will be a modern take on the 1967 TVR Tuscan. Unveiling of a prototype is due to take place at the Classic Motor Show in November.