The AOC at 70

Another look back twenty years this month to see how fifty years of the Club was recorded in the 2001 Bulletin, which you can download here

Richard Tyzack is looking for a single fold flat windscreen and surround and period seats for the restoration of his Speed 20 SB Stonor special, chassis 11218 – if you can help please leave a reply
With the expected easing of restrictions on May 17th now is the time your book your visit to Bowcliffe Hall at Bramham between junctions 44 (Leeds/York) and 45 (Wetherby), have a tour of the archives and visit the Drivers Club for lunch. If you are driving south to north or north to south, take a break on the A1 and pay us a visit – by prior appointment only – leave a reply to make a booking.

News update

Several followers have spotted Edd China on YouTube with Workshop Diaries. He was the mechanic on the TV programme ‘Wheeler Dealers’. Now in his own series, he replaces the lights switch on a Series II TD21 and hopefully there is more to come on the restoration of this drophead in future programmes. It can be seen here: https://youtu.be/5FYLcJ-Aqkg

At the Trust’s AGM held on Zoom last Friday we appointed two new trustees, Martin Wickham and Edmund Waterhouse. Graham Clode and Chris Taylor continue as trustees. John Fox has retired by rotation remaining as the main contact and Administrator. The trustees will meet in person as Bowcliffe Hall in May when restrictions have been eased.

Robin Bendall’s funeral is being held today at 3pm attended by Chris Taylor and the family. Further notes have been added to our post Robin Bendall.

We received a collection of automobilia from Peter Gore who worked at Alvis as an apprentice.

Peter Gore in the back seat of the 1940 12/70 Mulliners tourer driven by his father Bill Gore with Alvis Finance Director George Howell in the passenger seat – this car is now for sale

Bill Gore ran a garage in Kent and was an appointed Alvis Agent and Peter has sent us several documents including the invoice for the TE21 demonstrator which remains in existence with a Follower

Another photo from Peter Gore, part of the line up at an AOC event at the Works
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