The themes for 2017 are Family ties and Innovation. Although Alvis are frequently kept in the family for decades, the fact that all (well, nearly all, read on) Alvis cars are at least fifty years old it is tricky finding owners willing to display their cars. However, we have secured an excellent example that has been in the Wiggins family since the 1930s – a 12/70 saloon.
The other four exhibits represent innovation, with the 1920s front wheel drive, the 1930s Speed models with ifs and all synchro boxes, the 1950s with a Willowbrook 3-litre and the 2010s with the Continuation 4.3.
NEC Classic Car Show – November 2014 – The Speed Models
NEC Classic Car Show – November 2012
For the first time we manned a corner of the Alvis Owner Club stand in Hall 20 at the NEC. The theme this year was “Specials” and some fine examples of the special builder’s art were on show. Two of the current owners had built their cars but a pleasant surprise on Friday was a visitor to the AAT table who built another of the cars on the stand. He was Derek Baker who had worked for Peerless, Gordon Keeble and Key West and had built the Burns Special.
Alongside the AOC stand was the Fisher Restoration stand which had three fine examples of Alvis including Bill Rankin’s 4.3 short chassis tourer ALV 15.
Coventry Transport Museum showed a red TB14 in unrestored condition.
The Midland Automobile Club showed Alan Stote’s TF21 Graber coupe as it won their Concours this year.
Bulletin 503, page 32, describes our first NEC display in 2006;
Bulletin 509, page 36 for the 2007 show;
Bulletin 515, page 21 for 2008;
Bulletin 522, page 22, for 2009;
Bulletin 526 page 10 for 2010;
Bulletins 532, page 10 and 533, page 8 for 2011