2022 Petwood Concours – Woodhall Spa

The 2022 Concours was the first event since 2019 due to Covid and did not disappoint with number and variety of cars on display in a very relaxed and friendly environment on a hot summer’s day. Fortunately the wooded surrounding of the grounds made finding a shady spot to chat no great challenge. The Petwood’s history with the RAF is well known and the afternoon included the glorious soundtracks of Spitfire and Lancaster flying low. Two Bader Alvis also made an appearance together with four other Alvis while even more Alvis owners were present with their other marques, Bristol, Bentley and Austin 7.

Jeremy Drew with his TC21/100 and TE21 first owned by Douglas Bader, with 24553 TA21 now resident in Woodhall Spa in the background
Graber TD21 26081 in the morning sun
Spitfire – photo Chris Taylor
Lancaster – photo Chris Taylor
The glorious Atalanta with Abbott coachwork and V12 Lincoln engine restored by the late Barry Ward driven to the event by Julian Brown – due to be auctioned at Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival event in September


The Annual Petwood Concours in Woodhall Spa on Sunday 13th August 2017 attracted several Alvis owners, and some brought their cars to represent most decades of production.

12/50 TJ (left) with a Register member and Speed 20 Charlesworth

12/60 Carbodies beetleback – a prize winner for the then owner Peter Leech

 Grey Lady 25826 – then with Tim and Sarah Perks

Speed 20 Charlesworth was also a prize winner for the late Stuart Nell

1950s from behind

Prize winning S1 Continental owned by Jack Henley (who has owned TF21 POO 777D since new)

Derek Shaw’s YA (14 left at home) and prize winning PA keep SHP company – 1950s style and elegance

Hugh Westlake’s 1959 TD21 with another Crewe product. Hugh is In conversation with Lee Clarke whose Silver Eagle SG was rebodied in spectacular period style by Lincolnshire’s well kept secret John Selway.

Some other 1960s rears

Prize winning Elite elegance by Lotus – no Alvis connection as far as I know but Coventry Climax power – a 1961 Series II Type 14

Malcolm Mossop’s TE21

A perfect spot for a gathering of interesting cars of all ages

In April we had held our 2017 Annual General Meeting at the Petwood and plan to return in future years.

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