ALBUMS

Albums record many of the Alvis Owner Club events held since 1953.

Early Bulletins did not include any photographs but photo albums were compiled. This report from Bulletin 20 records an event featured:

Winter Rally, 30th January 1955 (Bulletin 20 Report)

– Sunday turned out to be a fine day, providing no snow or other hazards to assist the organisers. As a result, a body of very competent competitors wiped the floor with the former, who had to resort to the doubtful subterfuge of re-calculating the results to very close time limits in order to find the winners.

The entry of eighteen cars was sent off at two minute intervals from the start at Badger’s Cafe on A21 near Tonbridge, the first car leaving at l p.m. A distance of 12 miles to the first control had to be covered at an average speed between 21 and 28 m.p.h., and competitors were then required to cover the rest of the route through four check points, involving about 60 miles of by-roads and lanes, at the same average speed as they had recorded in the first section.

One or two competitors spoilt their chances by misreading the route card, while another was forced to retire after the misfortune of running a bearing at the end of a fast stretch of road.

As the cars were booked in at the finish at Badger’s Cafe, the general opinion seemed to be that the route was enjoyable but too easy at the set speeds, and dark threats were issued by the organisers to the effect that there would be no complaints of this kind at the next event.

After an excellent tea, the results were announced and prizes were presented by Mrs James.

lst – Miss E.J. Chapman TB 14.

2nd – C.G. Fincken Speed 20

3rd – R.E. Spain Firebird.

Best new comer – M. White Speed 20.

Best navigator – for Miss E.J. Chapman.

Click on any link below for a photo album of the subject

2016 Welsh Weekend Revival 

2016 London New Year Parade

2016 International Alvis Weekend

The Doug Woodrow Collection

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2 thoughts on “ALBUMS”

  1. 4-39-1 and 4-39-2 both are NF8358 a 1927 SD 12/50 owned by Peter Hull and Peter Glover. It is now lacking the vast headlights and (sadly) the side skirts.

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