National Alvis Day 1969

August 2016

The following piece has been held back awaiting confirmation of the current locations of all the cars pictured.

This month’s PPS is devoted to the cheerful challenge of the AOC Editor to identify 18 photos on pages 75-78 of Bulletin 558, relating to National Alvis Day 1969. The photos were taken by Tim Marshall, a friend of John Ratcliffe. Tim’s father, Thomas William Marshall had a TA21, LZ 3030 and still exists in Aberdeenshire. Tim’s grandfather, had a TA14 estate, NRE 912, chassis 20977, more recently owned by Richard Williamson.

To know more about the 1969 event you can call up from the AAT portfolio, or perhaps your bookshelf, Bulletin 190, pages 11-15 with the late Brian Ledwith’s account – a masterpiece of detailed reporting.

To the best of my knowledge all the cars have survived, a confirmation of Alvis longevity.

Photos 1 and 2 are of a 1928 Front Wheel Drive FD Series, chassis 7126 then owned by John Eastwood
Photos 1 and 2 are of a 1928 Front Wheel Drive FD Series, chassis 7126 then owned by John Eastwood
Photos 1 and 2 are of a 1928 Front Wheel Drive FD Series, chassis 7126 then owned by John Eastwood
Photos 1 and 2 are of a 1928 Front Wheel Drive FD Series, chassis 7126 then owned by John Eastwood
Photo 3 is a 1925 12/50 TE YL 169 chassis 3713 owned by Simon Mackaness
Photo 3 is a 1925 12/50 TE YL 169 chassis 3713 owned by Simon Mackaness
..and now
..and now
Photos 4 and 9 are of a 1926 12/50 SD chassis 4701 ER 6912 owned by Mike Jacklin
Photos 4 and 9 are of a 1926 12/50 SD chassis 4701 ER 6912 owned by Mike Jacklin
As good as new....
As good as new….
Photos 5, 6 and 7 are of “Brutus” KWP 99D then owned by Jim Kennard. The story of this car and its current owner will appear on the Specials page in due course
Photos 5, 6 and 7 are of “Brutus” KWP 99D then owned by Jim Kennard. The story of this car and its current owner will appear on the Specials page in due course
Photo 6
Photo 6
Photo 7 with Jim Kennard peering at the 4.3 engine.
Photo 7 with Jim Kennard peering at the 4.3 engine.
...now road legal in Germany
…now road legal in Germany

An album from Jim Kennard is in the Archives.

Photo 8 is another Special, this one on a Speed 25 chassis, by the late Bill Symons
Photo 8 is another Special, this one on a Speed 25 chassis, by the late Bill Symons

A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 14669

Photo 9 - the car was on show this year in Lincolnshire.
Photo 9 – the car was on show this year in Lincolnshire.
Photos 10 and 12 are of Speed 25 SB DLK 207 chassis 13366 then owned by Robert Davies, now in Germany. A much photographed car it appeared on the cover of Bulletin 215 with David Michie.
Photos 10 and 12 are of Speed 25 SB DLK 207 chassis 13366 then owned by Robert Davies, now in Germany. A much photographed car it appeared on the cover of Bulletin 215 with David Michie.

A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 13366

Photo 11 is Speed 25 SC CKW 91 chassis 14591 owned by Colin Holloway.
Photo 11 is Speed 25 SC CKW 91 chassis 14591 owned by Colin Holloway.

A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 14591

Photo 12 - DLK 207 now residing in Germany
Photo 12 – DLK 207 now residing in Germany
Photo 13 is CXL 154 a Mayfair sedanca 3.5 litre chassis 13126, currently for sale. It appeared on the cover of Bulletin 264.
Photo 13 is CXL 154 a Mayfair sedanca 3.5 litre chassis 13126, currently for sale. It appeared on the cover of Bulletin 264.
Photo 14 is Phil Robertson’s Silver Eagle SG chassis 13425, SY 5827
Photo 14 is Phil Robertson’s Silver Eagle SG chassis 13425, SY 5827
still in use....
still in use….
Photo 15 TA14 KLM 58 chassis 22892 covered in Bulletin 546 pp 32-35.
Photo 15 TA14 KLM 58 chassis 22892 covered in Bulletin 546 pp 32-35.
Photo 16 is Speed 20 SB XG 9405 chassis 10928 then with Olaf Lund. Also pictured on the cover of Bulletin 196.
Photo 16 is Speed 20 SB XG 9405 chassis 10928 then with Olaf Lund. Also pictured on the cover of Bulletin 196.
Photo 17 is 12/50SD TX 2177 chassis 4834 then with Ian Frith.
Photo 17 is 12/50SD TX 2177 chassis 4834 then with Ian Frith.
Photo 18 is 12/60 TK RX 9226 chassis 9107 then with Bert Salt. His adventures are written up in past Register Bulletins with such appropriate titles as “A pinch of salt” and “Salt on the roads”. Bert also owned a TD21 chassis 25957 and a TE21 drophead XJV 222 – where is that now?
Photo 18 is 12/60 TK RX 9226 chassis 9107 then with Bert Salt. His adventures are written up in past Register Bulletins with such appropriate titles as “A pinch of salt” and “Salt on the roads”. Bert also owned a TD21 chassis 25957 and a TE21 drophead XJV 222 – where is that now?

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