International Alvis Weekend

This year’s main event for the Alvis Owner Club is the weekend of June 10/11 based in Crieff, Scotland. It celebrates the centenary of the 12/50 model and seventy years of the Three Litre TC21. Expected to be on display is the 1923 “Racing Car number 1”.

Car 7577 chassis 2091 Racing Car for Major Harvey on a Coventry street in the 1920s

Thirty years ago the Register celebrated seventy years of the 12/50. Then AOC Chairman John Wheeley wrote: “On behalf of the AOC I must congratulate The 12/50 Register for their 70th Birthday celebrations of the 12/50. To commemorate this occasion they amassed 158 Register cars at the VSCC Prescott Hill Climb in early August. Considering that the whole of thc AOC could not match this figure, even at International Alvis Day it is is a truly amazing achievement and all credit to the Register, its members and cars. We must do better – I shall get the big stick out next year!” The 1993 International almost matched those numbers and the 1994 75th Celebrations exceeded them.

The 1993 Alvis Owner Club International Weekend featured the cars of Graber, forty years after he was appointed the Alvis agent in Switzerland. The recent donation of the Lesley Thomas photo collection included several of that event now reported in a new album 1993 International Weekend. For reasons unknown we do not have a Club album of this event in the archives, so if you have any photos or slides, we would be pleased to receive them.

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Graham Keighley who was both a long standing Three Litre owner and friend of the Archive Trust who compiled the AOC’s car build sheets into lever arch files some years ago.

Graham Keighley – 1938-2023 – always immaculate with his TE21 drophead at Gstaad in 2005

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Driving Alvis cars since 1964 and the website since 2012

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