Seems there is trouble at TVR. A spokesman announced they will be closing the Bispham factory later this year and have laid off 71 staff. Is this the end of the famous Blackpool marque?
Apparently not, although sales have halved since the heady days of the late 90’s when TVR sold over 2,000 cars a year, they are searching for new premises and are looking at overseas component assembly to cut costs.
Seems the issue may also have something to do with the dispute between former owner Peter Wheeler and new owner Nikolai Smolenski. Guess who owns the Bispham premises?
Yup. And I have a feeling he is not enamoured of the changes that the russian has made.