Welcome to the Convair, Nordec
and TWM Register.
This Register is
open to anybody who is interested in Convair, Nordec or TWM cars or
indeed any of the other "specials" that were built in the 1950's and
1960's. This was a busy time for the embryonic "Specials" building
industry. Lotus is probably the best known of these early
upstarts, but there were many more, including: Buckler, Dellow, Elva, Fairthorpe,
Falcon, etc. Convair was one such company, finally splitting
to become TWM and Nordec.
cars that were built from cheap car parts that were available at the
time and clothing them with either a ready made body or one constructed
by the individual. The aim was to produce a cheap, stylish - sometimes
high performance car - compared with those available from the major
manufacturers. They were commonly used as a cheap way to enter
motorsport and the quality varied enormously from the sublime to the
downright dangerous, depending on the skill of the constructor.
You can use this page to
jump to other web sites related to Specials and Motorsport in
general (for example):
- 1950's Specials
- 750 Motor Club
- Historic Sports
This page gives you a
incite into the history of the two brothers who formed Convair
and information on how the company progressed and finally
There is also a section including some period adverts for the
cars showing many of the different features available.
section contains a selection of pictures and a little detail on
some of the cars.
gives background information on each of the cars.