Out and about in September

The Hampton Court Concours included James Sprague’s Offord Speed 25, a two seater with disappearing hood, and he came away with a prize.

The Offord Speed 25 owned by James Sprague of Washington DC – photo via Wayne Brooks

For more pictures, click on Speed 25 and scroll down to the gallery. More information is also on Offord.

Trust members have attended some new classic car meetings in Lincolnshire to show Alvis cars in the wider setting of the classic car fraternity. Six Alvis from 1931-1966 joined a wide variety of vehicles at the home of Larry Riches in West Ashby.

13313 Speed 20 SD Charlesworth, 24553 TA21 Mulliners and 8678 12/50 Cross & Ellis
26181 TD21, 27437 TF21 and 25525 TC21/100 Tickford

The VSCC/Riley meeting at the Blacksmiths Arms, Rothwell is every second Tuesday from 12.00. Four Alvis attended.

Speed 20, TD21, 1929 Silver Eagle special 7637, Sprite, Fulvia, Fiat Special, Graber

Two cars up for auction from the Gene Ponder collection on 24th September are:

R M Sothebys

and a close relation (came third in class after the Alvis Graber)

Author: alvisarchive

Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

5 thoughts on “Out and about in September”

  1. Are there more pictures of the Offord Speed 25 at HC please??

    Wayne always takes thousands!

    Looks a remarkable and obviously rare body on the car.



      1. Good morning! I must compliment you all for producing AlvisArchive, really worthwhile.
        May I also add that I am married to Janet James, daughter of one of the AOC Founders
        Arthur James. He owned many examples of Alvis including his faithful Speed 25.
        I have recently received an original copy of the ‘Operation, Maintenance and Overhaul Handbook’
        for the Alvis Leonides’ Serial Number 670 and with the name K D Harvey written on the frontpiece.
        It is in used condition but appears to be complete. As I will never own an Alvis Leonides engine!! I thought it might serve a useful purpose in the AlvisArchive collection.
        My 1927 Alvis 12/50 narrow body 4 seat tourer, bought by me from Murray McLean in 1962 is now with my eldest son! (since 2012).
        The Leonides book is a weighty tome – so if there is an active member in North Buckinghamshire, I would be pleased to pass it on. Kind regards to all, Peter Thompson. Quainton. Bucks.

  2. Maybe next year I shall be able to participate in the Larry Riches gathering – and the other local gatherings, too! Meanwhile, I very much enjoy the reports on what I am missing.

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