Racing drivers and innovations

Much new material has been added this month with articles on Major Harvey, Sammy Davis, innovations of the 1930s, and the 1999 Brooklands Exhibition.Photo galleries have been added for each item so that some previously published black and white photos can now be seen in colour.

The Crested Eagle was first to have ifs and a synchro gearbox. A pristine lubrication chart has been scanned, courtesy of Eric Ody, to add to the data on this model.

And as if there were not enough attractions at Bowcliffe Hall, another new one has flown in….Click on these links to open the new pages…..

Major Harvey

S C H (Sammy) Davis

Synchromesh Gearbox

Independent suspension

Crested Eagle Lubrication Chart

1999 Brooklands Exhibition

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

5 thoughts on “Racing drivers and innovations”

  1. Dear Sirs Help I am in need of a Wheel Brace (spanner) for a 1947 Alvis TA 14 DHC .It fits the lug nuts and has a wooden handle.. I love my Alvis.. I also have a 1936 British Standard little 9 saloon. Thank you Ron Stein Houston Texas USA

    1. Hi Mr. Ron Stein … I`ve not the spareparts you need, but a very rare ALVIS TB 14 special sport roadster, built 1950 for
      sale. It`s an original LHD in best concours condition. Would you like more information, please give me your e-mail to:
      …. best regards and I hope, y`ll find fast the parts
      Robert Thelen, Germany

      1. Robert. Thank you so much. However I have more classics than I can handle now but I am tempted but do not have the space for even one more espessaly for a grand old Alvis,, thanx again. Ron Stein Houston Texas. USA

      1. Ken do you know how many Alvis there are in the USA and Mark year. Thanx. Good luck I would love another Alvis but up to my ears in a few other Classics. Ron Stein. Houston Texas

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