Les, after all, is not just another car company boss. First and foremost he is a TVR addict. “It was the noise a TVR made that hooked me first,” he says, which goes some way to explaining the music that thundered out in Earls Court to accompany the Griffith’s unveiling: Come On And Feel The Noise, by Slade.
Les has owned a few TVRs over the years and today has a 3000M and a Sagaris. There are examples of both in the 18-car display in the Earls Court building. The 19th car and undoubted centre of attention is the new Griffith.
Griffith launch well and truly under way, how has Les’s first day at Revival been? “Today has been one of the absolute peaks of my life,” he tells us. “It’s gone way better than I expected and I expected a lot. No new car has been launched at Revival before but it is the perfect place for the resurgence of a 70-year-old British sports car company.”
We asked Les to walk us round the TVR display and share with us the cars that he loves best and which mean the most to the new Griffith. We get lots of insights along the way on hot TVR topics such as a convertible, a 2+2 version, US sales, TVR-built engines and… motor racing.