One of the north’s biggest gathering of classic cars included a wide range of Alvis from 1924 to 1967 entered from several clubs at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire…
The following weekend the 2018 Graber Treffen was held in the Valais region of Switzerland, for some photos click GT 2018
Some historic pictures have been added to the site of the 1975 International Alvis Day when the Swiss invaded with Grabers and cheese, click 1975
The 2018 International will be reported in the upcoming AOC Bulletin.
Sixty years ago a full report was written up in the Bulletin but there were no photographs. With the benefit of the extensive photo archives we hold we can now bring you the report with photos and extracts from the programme. Click on 1958 National Alvis Day.
We also have several albums of Section Alvis Days.
For a report on the Midland Section day held in Trentham Gardens click on 1991 Midland Alvis Day
We cannot always recognise the cars and location in the photos we have – can you help with this one?
None of this would be possible without photographers ….
The first Tulip rally was in 1949 and during the 1950s there were some Alvis entries. In 1954, Lincolnshire farmer J W E (Bill) Banks drove a TC21/100 saloon, 25385 registered MTM 1 to 6th place. Mr Banks was notable for becoming the UK distributor for the Dutch shock absorber manufacturer, Koni, fitted as standard by Mr Graber for his creations.
In 1955 Trevor Boothroyd with “Young Ron” Walton on board managed 83rd place in MLY 913 which survives in the custody of Peter Milne. The story of the search for “Emily” is told in AOC Bulletin 455, January 1999 and also appears in the 50th Anniversary Collection by Newby and Fletcher.
In 1956 it was entered once again
Our Netherlands correspondent reports five Alvis among the Alfas, Volvos, Porsches etc. in the 65th Tulip Rally of 2018 see https://www.tulpenrallye.nl/competitors2018/?lang=en which starts on May 7th in the south of France
Much new material has been added this month with articles on Major Harvey, Sammy Davis, innovations of the 1930s, and the 1999 Brooklands Exhibition.Photo galleries have been added for each item so that some previously published black and white photos can now be seen in colour.
The Crested Eagle was first to have ifs and a synchro gearbox. A pristine lubrication chart has been scanned, courtesy of Eric Ody, to add to the data on this model.
Among the many files we hold in the archives is one marked “Rivers Fletcher Photos” and they came to the top of the pile for scanning. Some are easier to identify than others and here are the ones we need help with….
More of Rivers’ Speed 25 photos have been added to the Speed 25 page, click here
A new page has been added to Alvis People, click on Rivers Fletcher
A selection of detailed photos taken by Tony Phillips-Smith of an SB Speed 20 Vanden Plas have been scanned by Chris Bluer and can be seen on the SB page, together with some photos from the new owner of the March Special in its restored condition and David Salter’s latest acquisition, click on BKP 564.
Some reproduction Vanden Plas plates are available from Steve Horne, click on VDP
Some new detail on the construction of the Three Litre prototype 3L2 has been revealed from the George Moseley collection which is held by the W O Bentley Memorial Foundation. Will Morrison has written an article on Harold Radford coachbuilders in the Bentley Drivers Club Review of February 2018 which also features the Speed 20 of Archie Scott-Brown.
The Silver Eagle of the month can be seen by clicking on Silver Eagle
A new expanded page is now available, click T G John