Idris Francis

Speed 25 with Idris Francis at South East Alvis Day 2001

 

We are saddened to learn that our Follower Idris Francis succumbed to cancer last Friday at the age of 79. Best known for his restoration and long ownership of his Speed 25 Charlesworth (recorded in Bulletin 323)  he had been an Alvis driver since 1969 with a TD21 drophead and later a TE 21 drophead, together with a 4.3 Rod Jolley short chassis  tourer and finally a fine Speed 25 saloon. He was an ardent Brexiteer, inventor and electrical genius, inventing the joy stick for wheelchair users.

Adam Gilchrist has advised that the funeral will be held on March 1st at 1pm at South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham TW13 5JH.

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

4 thoughts on “Idris Francis”

  1. Very sorry to hear this.

    On a more mundane note I have back numbers of the bulletin. Would anyone be interested?

    Best wishes

    Philip Moore

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  2. I knew Idris well and am preparing his obituary. Could anyone let me have Bulletin 323? I was his counsel originally in the road traffic test case in which the Speed 25 featured.

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