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TVR owners to rally support for Blackpool workers

TVR owners which contribute to the automotive forum, pistonheads.com, will be staging a rally of support for the workers at the car manufacturer’s factory in Blackpool.

The rally will be meeting at Bristol Avenue on Friday.

Dave Chant, a TVR owner and enthusiast, who's helped organise the rally, said that, once outside the plant, the TVRs will wait for the production staff to finish their shift.

"When they start to leave the premises we can give them a huge round of applause, rev our engines, hoot our horns or whatever. Whatever we do can I suggest we respect the people who live around the factory and not cause them any distress.

"All the workforce will be invited to join us for a drink at the Red Lion pub on Devonshire Road. I wouldn't expect them to pay for anything so therefore can I suggest we kitty up, say a tenner each, to buy them, what ever they want, to show our appreciation of their skills.

"The Red Lion has kindly agreed for us to cordon off part of it's huge car park so that we can park our cars, and also the TVR staff cars. They will also be providing extra bar staff to cater for all of us.

"I have also informed the local police of our arrival. The weather has also been organised and, up to now, it is forecast to be fine, if not, glorious."

TVR announced it would be cutting around 250 jobs at its Blackpool plant and moving production to Europe two weeks ago.

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