Central Region

The Central region of the TVR Car Club of North America covers the American heartland, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. Regional Organizer
Charlie Birkline
Columbus, OH
(845) 527-0120
E-mail: centralRO@tvrccna.org

This region is very active and gets together often. The following people have agreed to be contacts for the Midwest region. Please feel free to contact them or the Regional Organizer if you have questions about TVRs or just want to talk to them. But beware -- all of us can 'talk your ear off' about our favorite topic -- TVRs!

Area Contact for Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin
Brad Stock

Area Contact for Illinois
John Shank
Area Contact for Michigan
Chuck Linn
1610 Rolling Oaks Court
Rochester, Michigan 48306

Area Contact for Ohio
Charlie Birkline
490 McIntosh Ln
Amherst, Ohio 44001
440-522-8439 (cell)

Area Contact for Indiana
Jeff Villines
990 Monticello Court East
Greenwood, Indiana 46142

Monthly/Bi-monthly Events

Detroit TVR Breakfast
Old House Family Restaurant
44474 Mound Road, South of M-59
Sterling Hts, Michigan
2nd Saturday of the month
8:30 am
Cleveland TVR Breakfast
contact Charlie Birkline at 440-522-8439 or birkline@oh.rr.com for details
Second Sunday of the month
9:30 am at Michael's Family Restaurant
On Detroit Rd. in Rocky River, Ohio just west of Downtown Cleveland
Between Clauge and Wooster Rd's
Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin Gathering
Meets bi-monthly in Winter months and at scheduled shows in Summer months. Check the calendar or contact Brad for more info.

Please join us at these events. The TVR Car Club North America Midwest region welcomes all TVR owners and fans to our events.

Central Region Events

Members' Cars

Chuck Linn used to have a 280i, but now has a 390 or something like it.... Beautiful car. Don't you love the rear spoiler? Oh yeat.... his vehicle is the yellow one!
One of the most beautiful TVRs ever made is the 3000S. It is truly an innovative and interesting car. It was TVR's first production roadster (and technically still TVR's only roadster -- a roadster has side curtains -- not roll-up windows like the newer TVR convertibles). Here is Joe Kidwell's pristine example. It even looks good with the top up!
Barry Rowe's 280i in a Champaign County Sports Car Club autocross at the Vermilion County Airport near Danville Illinois. Thanks to Barney Gaylord for the picture...
Here is a nice Vixen owned by Chris Chase
Thomas Lee from PA (but he hangs out with the midwest (Ohio) group of TVR owners has this wonderful 2500. Looks nice and it has a nice roommate!
Here are two pictures of Rich Heuring's 2500
Before a paint job

What it looks like now..... Pretty car either way!
Don Ensley's 1963 Grantura at Mid-Ohio in 1974
picture by Kirk Minster
Another 280i. Walt VanHoey shows off his pretty red one.
Jim Vogel's beautiful 2500M
Brad Barclay's beautiful Vixen
Side view of a red 3000s Here  are a few pictures of Rich Johnson's Beautiful 3000S
Left Front Corner View of a red TVR 3000s