Adrian’s new book and other stories

Working alongside Smith-Clarke was Arthur Varney..

Arthur’s grandson has sent us a note on the design of the all synchromesh gearbox, and in particular these words on the back of the patent….

A more complete story of Arthur’s contribution is set out in Ken Day’s Fourth Edition “ALVIS – The Story of the Red Triangle” which can be ordered from the Trust.

Just some of the books and brochures we can offer you

Proving it was possible to comply with Covid restrictions and enjoy Alvis motoring Chris Taylor took his Firebird to Velbert in Germany for a locksmiths weekend conference.

Locksmiths gather in Germany

“The Firebird did 650 miles without a hiccup, I tanked it up 10 miles out of Velbert and that got me all the way home to Disley, very economical these Firebirds! We had to run through the Netherlands from Rotterdam without stopping to avoid self-isolating upon return and that was both outward on Friday and return on Monday. The meeting was also classed as educational so it could take place.”

George Butlin driving very slowly to gain entrance to the RAC Club at 4.30 in the morning last month, the chairman of the Club’s motoring committee having requested that it be displayed in the Rotunda at the Club’s Pall Mall premises. “I would commend the experience of driving through empty streets in the early hours, and the echo off the walls of the Piccadilly underpass, to anyone- a rare opportunity to drive in our historic capital with virtually no traffic.”
Graber 722 has found a new home in Reutlingen, Germany with a long standing TD21 owner. Eventually delivered after lockdown, sadly without its documented history, currently mislaid by Vintage & Prestige who handled the sale.

Alex Simpson took to the track at Goodwood, click The Goodwin Special

Robin’s USA 2000 and IAW 2002

Two three litres at Hershey on the USA 2000 Tour

In September 2000 the largest touring group of Alvis cars invaded the east coast of America for three weeks, led by Robin Bendall.

A video of the event can be seen on YouTube, click An American Alvis Adventure

Robin was also in the Chair for the International Alvis Weekend in 2002. Our DVD of Programmes omitted the one for this event which was quite special as it had OXR 1 in pride of place following being recommissioned by Robin.

We have now digitised it and include it here to be  downloaded. Click

2002 IAD Programme

If you have not yet acquired the Trust’s DVD of AOC Bulletins 1951-2014 which includes most of the Alvis Day Programmes you can order one here.