After 3 wonderful years the time came to sell and move on, or so I thought.
One of the perks of TVR ownership is the social scene surrounding these machines. Better call my insurance broker to amend my annual mileage ceiling, then...
Garage tinkering is all well and good but itâ€™s getting down to the serious business of driving that makes it all worthwhile.
Given that my last A-J entry was all a bit misty-eyed, I thought I should contrast it with something a bit more pragmatic in this entry and recount some of the jobs I've done to get the Cerbera to optimal condition.
Why do hearts so frequently express a penchant for the ill-advised, the foolhardy, and the downright reckless?
With many UK road trips and a Le Mans trip now under its belt, it was time to test the Cerbâ€™s abilities in a more combative arena - yep it was time to get some track time and where better than the daddy of them all, the Nordschleife.
Few modern cars ooze romance and adventure like a TVR.
While the notion back in 2000 had been to swap the 4.5 and the Red Rose Tuscan for the 'new' TVR in 2001, things had changed by 2005.
2003 was a significant year for my Cerbera and indeed for TVR as it was the year TVR returned to Le Mans with the De Walt sponsored T400Rs.
During my second year of Cerbera ownership, I took the Tuscan race car out of play for a nut'n'bolt rebuild and learned to ride a horse. A change is as good as a rest.