September Bulletin

There is no Bulletin this month so here are two from years gone by to click on and download. In 1975 we had been to Stratford as well and the topics discussed are much as today. In 1985 the style had changed.

BULLETIN 260 SEPTEMBER 1975

BULLETIN 342 SEPTEMBER 1985

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Nick Simpson has sent five photos from the late 1960s…your comments invited.

This is the Clinkard 4.3 single seater special with Clink at the wheel. The car was still supercharged at this stage. I believe the blower has now been removed and it has conventional SU carburation. It would be interesting to know more of the parts used for its construction. The front suspension bottom arms are standard prewar Alvis with coil spring supports added.
This is the Clinkard 4.3 single seater special with Clink at the wheel. The car was still supercharged at this stage. I believe the blower has now been removed and it has conventional SU carburation. It would be interesting to know more of the parts used for its construction. The front suspension bottom arms are standard prewar Alvis with coil spring supports added.
This was a 4.3 special seen a number of times in the 1960's sprint events. I seem to remember it was driven by Rhodes and Collis? Pretty crude special with a crude 'cut-and-shut' chassis and hastily constructed body. Does anyone know what the original car was? The bonnet is from a saloon. I could not find ACR164 in any of the registers.
This was a 4.3 special seen a number of times in the 1960’s sprint events. I seem to remember it was driven by Rhodes and Collis? Pretty crude special with a crude ‘cut-and-shut’ chassis and hastily constructed body. Does anyone know what the original car was? The bonnet is from a saloon. I could not find ACR164 in any of the registers. See comment below from DC…..
A 12/50 taken at a Vintage Silverstone meeting. The body looks so new it is probably one of the first Wilkinson replica bodies.
A 12/50 taken at a Vintage Silverstone meeting. The body looks so new it is probably one of the first Wilkinson replica bodies.
This is/was the Works Front Wheel Drive taken at a display at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry. Car is carrying the Works General Trade plates. This car was restored by the Works apprentices in the 1960's.
This is/was the Works Front Wheel Drive taken at a display at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry. Car is carrying the Works General Trade plates. This car was restored by the Works apprentices in the 1960’s.
This is Midland Alvis Day, possibly 1968. XG9405 is a Speed Twenty with Lancefield coachwork. Maybe an SB, at the time it belonged to Olaf Lund who was the proprietor of Tillingham Street Garage in Birmingham. They were Alvis specialists. It was bought by an Austrian. The special behind was a beautifully finished Speed 25 of the late Bill Symons.
This is Midland Alvis Day, possibly 1968. XG9405 is a Speed Twenty with Lancefield coachwork. Maybe an SB, at the time it belonged to Olaf Lund who was the proprietor of Tillingham Street Garage in Birmingham. They were Alvis specialists. It was bought by an Austrian. The special behind was a beautifully finished Speed 25 of the late Bill Symons.

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5 thoughts on “September Bulletin”

  1. In the picture of the cars at Midland Alvis Day could it be John Fox in the background. (Not the one taking the photo). Malcolm Kindell.

  2. Dave Culshaw writes of ACR 164: The intrepid driver of this device is non other than EMH ( Mike ) Cairnes, and the car started life as a Charlesworth saloon SD 20, chassis 13025. First owner was a T.W. Newton Dunn, of Newlands, Salisbury. Mike was a notable track competitor despite an injury received in an air accident. When last heard of this car was with T. Gatsonides in Holland, with a 4.3-litre engine. Older members may recall that Mike actually became an Alvis agent, operating as Winforton Motors, at Leigh Sinton, Herefordshire. I understand that Tim Greenhill is in contact with Mike’s son.

  3. The supercharger was one of 6 Rootes Type made for the 1.5 Litre MG world speed record car. Clink used to say that it was easy to get Alvis parts but spares for the blower were very difficult. It was driven by a duplex chain the tension of which was adjusted by shimming the whole supercharger! It was only blown to a modest 8psi as it would be easy to overdo it. LK Setright once estimated that the car was giving out 300bhp but Clink doubted this and though LJK had been misled by the prodigious torque.

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