Open Day at Hycilla

We were delighted that so many of the Alvis owners attending the International Weekend chose to visit us with their cars.

First in from the Netherlands was Coen van der Weiden in his TE21 drophead who helped guide visitors into Hycilla

Vital signs all good en route to Bowcliffe – TE21 dhc
TE21 dhc, 27100 in front of Bowcliffe Hall
Archivists proudly installing our new signage for the day, on ladders sinking into the soft ground

Our next visitor – a 4.3 short chassis Vanden Plas saloon, 14870 EVC 240, originally Ultramarine Blue
…..followed by another 4.3 Charlesworth saloon now with Paul Chasney. AOC President Frank Kay’s Speed 20 in the background.

Some 65 visitors from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, France (Patrick Rollet, President of FIVA), Germany, Austria, Norway, Florida and New Zealand then kept us busy answering questions for the rest of the day.

Ash McKenzie’s TA21 in New Zealand
Speed 20 SA, TE21 dhc, TA14 drophead (in the same family for 60 years) and Speed 20 SB Charlesworth
TC108G and Speed 20 SA
13668 Speed 25 SB Charlesworth saloon from Kent
TA14 Carbodies from Cheshire and Speed 20 SB Vanden Plas 10892
12125 Speed 20 SC Charlesworth from Northern Ireland
27411 TF21 Radford Fisherman’s coupe
27386 TF21
27436 TF21
27449 TF21
The 4.3 shows off the razor edge design as it leaves Hycilla

Photos Coen van der Weiden, Chris Taylor, John Fox

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Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

3 thoughts on “Open Day at Hycilla”

  1. Hello, I own OPC the green TF and it is very uplifting to see one’s car in the archive emails. IAW was a great and very enjoyable event.

    I had a really interesting visit and rummaged endlessly with Owen and Derek. We are organising Brooklands for the South East Alvis Day on 17 August so looked for and found photos of the 1992 and 1999 SEAD visits.

    IAW I attended in 2012 and am hoping for a large turnout this August.

    Yours, Richard Bagge

    Chair, South East Section


  2. It was reassuring to see the work carried out by the Archive team to protect the Alvis Heritage. New friends made and much learned over the weekend. Nick (Alvis 4.3 Razor Edge)

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