ABOUT THE ALVIS ARCHIVE TRUST

In November 2002 the Vice-Chairman of the Alvis Owner Club, Nick Walker, announced that the Board has decided to set up a legal trust, named the Alvis Archive Trust, to take possession of the many items of an archival nature which it owns – photographs, catalogues, drawings, correspondence and so on. The thinking behind this is that, no matter what unspeakable things may happen to the Club itself, the archives will be protected. For example, should the Club be wound up, they would no longer form part of the assets and therefore could not be sold off.

The objects of the Trust as stated in the trust deed are “to preserve the archives which prior to this deed have belonged to the Company” [ie to AOC Ltd] “and to obtain and preserve such further archives as the trustees think suitable and desirable and to allow access to the archives by the beneficiaries at such times and upon such terms as the trustees shall reasonably decide”.  These “beneficiaries”, incidentally, are “the members of the Company and anyone with an interest in Alvis vehicles”.

Thus it can be seen that the Trust will actively seek to acquire additional items which it feels should be preserved.  Naturally, since the Trust has no income of its own, the trustees hope that this will come about in many cases through donations from Club members and others. They hope that there are people who will feel that they can now do this and ensure that their precious collections remain in safe hands.

Since 2017 we have office premises at Bowcliffe Hall. To learn more click on Visit the Archives

Early history of the Alvis Archive Trust

The new Alvis logo used by the current Alvis Car Company and is reproduced here with due acknowledgement

HOW TO CONTACT US…….

Please email us in the first instance. You can also send photos by email and any material in Word or Excel.

Please email contributions to alvisarchive@btinternet.com

6 thoughts on “ABOUT THE ALVIS ARCHIVE TRUST”

  1. We are always pleased from anyone who wishes to donate material to the Trust. An email to alvisarchive@btinternet.com or a phone call to any of the trustees (numbers in the Membership List) will determine the best way of dealing with items. Or, just leave a comment on the website and we will contact you! Your email address does not need to written in the comment but it will be shown to us so we can reply privately.

  2. I bought 12/50 TJ wide body tourer VK 6260 back in October 2012 and have the build record.
    Do you hold any more information on the photo in Album 2, ref 2-53-1?

  3. came across BGN 942 which I believe to be a speed 20 which was in really good condition.Does any body have any details?car was seen in Kent.

    1. It is a VDP 2 door SB and belongs to Kent resident Felix Collins. A picture is on page 311 of Bulletin 488. I have also added 3 recent photos to the SB Gallery on the Speed Models page.

    2. I knew this car very well in the early 1960s. It was then painted light blue and owned by the Cowell family in Westcliff On Sea, Essex. They were real Alvis fans and the car was in daily use. I travelled in it several times. It is a Speed 20 SB Van Den Plas bodied 1934 car. Mr Cowell sold it in 1964 for £100 to a man in North Essex.
      It is now owned I believe by a gentleman in Kent, and now painted dark blue. It pops up at Alvis OC events.
      I came across an identical car in New Zealand in 2004, attending a rally in Napier. I chatted to the elderly owner, who had believed until then that his was the only surviving model, but I have since learned that there are quite a few others…
      I have some photographs of the car I took in 1964 if you are interested.

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