Friday 10th January 1958
The TVR Coupe made its first public appearance at H & J Quick Ltd showroom in Manchester, England: “The designers are Mr. Trevor Wilkinson and Mr. Bernard Williams, who run the T.V.R. engineering company at Layton, Blackpool, and who have been making chassis for special car builders for some years. A little over two years ago they were asked by the American racing car enthusiast, Mr. Raymond Saidel, of Manchester, New Hampshire, to design a racing chassis. For twelve months this chassis was tested and improved on tracks in the United States and in the last year a team of six T.V.R.s has been racing regularly in the United States.” Competition Press reported: “Jomar has gone into Formula racing, too. The Jomar monoposto has been designed by Ray and is built in his Manchester N.H. shop (the sports car chassis are built for him in England).” In 1959, Motor Sport reported: “The cars were made in Blackpool and the majority of the production was exported to America, where the sports version is known as the Jomar.