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.
An album from Jim Kennard is in the Archives.
A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 14669
A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 13366
A further three pictures can be found on the Speed 25 page, chassis 14591