One of the north’s biggest gathering of classic cars included a wide range of Alvis from 1924 to 1967 entered from several clubs at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire…
Alvis will be exhibiting at the 2018 NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show in Hall 1, Stand 525 in November, from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th. This year’s theme is “Built to last” so if you have an Alvis that has seen a few hundred thousand miles, survives with its original coachwork, and you would like to exhibit it on the Alvis Owner Club stand please leave a reply below.
If you have a story of an Alvis in continuous use we would also be pleased to hear from you for the story boards on the stand.
If you would like to help man the stand on one or more days, including the Thursday set up day, please also leave a reply.
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery;
Friday 9 – Sunday 11 November 2018 | The NEC Birmingham www.necclassicmotorshow.com
The following weekend the 2018 Graber Treffen was held in the Valais region of Switzerland, for some photos click GT 2018
Some historic pictures have been added to the site of the 1975 International Alvis Day when the Swiss invaded with Grabers and cheese, click 1975
The 2018 International will be reported in the upcoming AOC Bulletin.
Sixty years ago a full report was written up in the Bulletin but there were no photographs. With the benefit of the extensive photo archives we hold we can now bring you the report with photos and extracts from the programme. Click on 1958 National Alvis Day.
We also have several albums of Section Alvis Days.
For a report on the Midland Section day held in Trentham Gardens click on 1991 Midland Alvis Day
We cannot always recognise the cars and location in the photos we have – can you help with this one?
None of this would be possible without photographers ….
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The first Tulip rally was in 1949 and during the 1950s there were some Alvis entries. In 1954, Lincolnshire farmer J W E (Bill) Banks drove a TC21/100 saloon, 25385 registered MTM 1 to 6th place. Mr Banks was notable for becoming the UK distributor for the Dutch shock absorber manufacturer, Koni, fitted as standard by Mr Graber for his creations.
In 1955 Trevor Boothroyd with “Young Ron” Walton on board managed 83rd place in MLY 913 which survives in the custody of Peter Milne. The story of the search for “Emily” is told in AOC Bulletin 455, January 1999 and also appears in the 50th Anniversary Collection by Newby and Fletcher.
In 1956 it was entered once again
Our Netherlands correspondent reports five Alvis among the Alfas, Volvos, Porsches etc. in the 65th Tulip Rally of 2018 see https://www.tulpenrallye.nl/competitors2018/?lang=en which starts on May 7th in the south of France
Coen van der Weiden reports that some fifteen Alvis are entered in this continental rally organised by Bart Rietbergen (Alvis 4.3 Special owner) from 25th -28th April …. click on detailsChris de Groot “Last week my wife and I drove the Paris – Amsterdam rally in our Speed 20. A wonderful 3 day event, where our Speed 20 performed perfectly. It was our first major outing with the car. Enclosed a picture of us, finishing at De Haar Castle, in Haarzuilens.”
Paul Chasney has updated the post on the (un)Reliability Run with more photos. At least there is plenty of copy for Practical Classics future issues.