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.
The signage meant you could not miss your target.
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;