NEC photo gallery

We enjoyed a great three day show, thanks to the owners who displayed their cars and the members and visitors who came and spoke to us on the stand.

NEC set up
Build up day with the Trust’s display boards
NEC AAT
One corner complete
NEC Brian Symes
Brian takes a well earned rest
NEC build team 2016
Thursday evening – job done
NEC BRE
David’s TF21 Drophead
NEC Graber osr
Graber TE21 cabriolet
NEC TE21 2015
TE21 drophread coupe
NEC OPC
The Hewitt TF21 auto
NEC GVC
The Willmott TF21 ex- Alvis Director’s car
NEC Alvis stand 3 250
Our Alvis stand 250 of five cars in Hall 3
NEC FWD
Paul Chasney’s FWD on the Federation Stand
NEC 26664
Hurst Park sold this TD21 auto at the show
NEC 27246
Gaydon, Heritage Motor Centre’s Graber TE21 1965 model
NEC Monty Hewitt
Monty Hewitt getting ready for his turn at the wheel

Alvis await at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show

The Alvis team have again put together an exceptional display of the TE21 and TF21 models at the NEC Birmingham. Come and visit us in Hall 3, stand 250 have a chat and look at the new display boards put together by the trustees. More Alvis are on display on other stands including a front wheel drive (FBHVC) and a Graber cabriolet (Heritage Motor Centre).

Please send your photos

The hoped for 200 entries for the competition have not yet arrived so if you were planning to send some, the expected cold dark evenings are the perfect excuse to get them emailed. The closing date is 30th November 2015. However, a keen photographer has been out taking pictures at Christchurch Park, Ipswich this weekend….

Nick Simpson writes: “Here are two more pictures for comment re identity and location….”

 Alvis racing car No 1 HP6161 1
The vintage car is HP6161, Racing Car Number One photographed in a Coventry street in the 1920’s.
Alvis racing car No 1 - 2 2
If you haven’t visited the AOC website lately you will find that it has changed and now has regular news updates – visit http://alvisoc.org and Red Triangle have some videos you might enjoy http://www.redtriangle.co.uk/index.asp

Alvis at Hershey

Hershey, Pennsylvania is the home of chocolate and the biggest antique car meeting in America, a four day event held in October. If you don’t know a Marmon from a Pierce-Arrow then this is the place to visit. Countless trade stands and private enthusiasts gather to buy and sell car stuff and socialise. RM Auctions were selling some fabulous cars on two evenings. On Saturday morning a big field of cars of all ages congregated in fourteen long avenues for the Concours.

The Alvis stand in Chocolate Field South, row CZ 24-6
The Alvis stand in Chocolate Field South, row CZ 24-6

Every year the AOC is represented by Wayne Brooks, wearing his Alvis hat so everyone knows to offer parts and information whenever they see him. Alvis cars are rare in America but we found two there and another advertised for sale. One in particular is worthy of several photos as it almost certainly unique. It looks like a Lagonda body but can anyone tell us more?

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20723 nsr

Wayne takes a picture
Wayne takes a picture

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and it was good to see….

Bruce Earlin at Hershey
Bruce Earlin at Hershey

The Lancaster NEC Classic Motor Show

November 13, 14 and 15 (Friday-Sunday) – The Lancaster NEC Classic Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham http://www.necclassicmotorshow.com

– Would you like to volunteer to be an ambassador of the Alvis Owner Club and the Archive Trust, knowledgeable about the marque, particularly the last TE/TF models? We are exhibiting in Hall 3, stand 250 and invite members who are committed to the stand for a scheduled morning or afternoon stint, with free access to the show for the rest of the day. If you opt doing a morning session, you need to be there early, before the show opens. If you are interested please leave a comment below saying which day(s) and time(s) for stand duty you prefer.

September Bulletin

There is no Bulletin this month so here are two from years gone by to click on and download. In 1975 we had been to Stratford as well and the topics discussed are much as today. In 1985 the style had changed.

BULLETIN 260 SEPTEMBER 1975

BULLETIN 342 SEPTEMBER 1985

If you would like all the old Bulletins on your computer, send for one of our DVDs. https://alvisarchive.com/publications/

Nick Simpson has sent five photos from the late 1960s…your comments invited.

This is the Clinkard 4.3 single seater special with Clink at the wheel. The car was still supercharged at this stage. I believe the blower has now been removed and it has conventional SU carburation. It would be interesting to know more of the parts used for its construction. The front suspension bottom arms are standard prewar Alvis with coil spring supports added.
This is the Clinkard 4.3 single seater special with Clink at the wheel. The car was still supercharged at this stage. I believe the blower has now been removed and it has conventional SU carburation. It would be interesting to know more of the parts used for its construction. The front suspension bottom arms are standard prewar Alvis with coil spring supports added.
This was a 4.3 special seen a number of times in the 1960's sprint events. I seem to remember it was driven by Rhodes and Collis? Pretty crude special with a crude 'cut-and-shut' chassis and hastily constructed body. Does anyone know what the original car was? The bonnet is from a saloon. I could not find ACR164 in any of the registers.
This was a 4.3 special seen a number of times in the 1960’s sprint events. I seem to remember it was driven by Rhodes and Collis? Pretty crude special with a crude ‘cut-and-shut’ chassis and hastily constructed body. Does anyone know what the original car was? The bonnet is from a saloon. I could not find ACR164 in any of the registers. See comment below from DC…..
A 12/50 taken at a Vintage Silverstone meeting. The body looks so new it is probably one of the first Wilkinson replica bodies.
A 12/50 taken at a Vintage Silverstone meeting. The body looks so new it is probably one of the first Wilkinson replica bodies.
This is/was the Works Front Wheel Drive taken at a display at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry. Car is carrying the Works General Trade plates. This car was restored by the Works apprentices in the 1960's.
This is/was the Works Front Wheel Drive taken at a display at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry. Car is carrying the Works General Trade plates. This car was restored by the Works apprentices in the 1960’s.
This is Midland Alvis Day, possibly 1968. XG9405 is a Speed Twenty with Lancefield coachwork. Maybe an SB, at the time it belonged to Olaf Lund who was the proprietor of Tillingham Street Garage in Birmingham. They were Alvis specialists. It was bought by an Austrian. The special behind was a beautifully finished Speed 25 of the late Bill Symons.
This is Midland Alvis Day, possibly 1968. XG9405 is a Speed Twenty with Lancefield coachwork. Maybe an SB, at the time it belonged to Olaf Lund who was the proprietor of Tillingham Street Garage in Birmingham. They were Alvis specialists. It was bought by an Austrian. The special behind was a beautifully finished Speed 25 of the late Bill Symons.

International Alvis Weekend photos

SHP 642 celebrating 60 years at the 60th Alvis day
SHP 642 celebrating 60 years at the 60th Alvis day

The forecast weather only dampened the driving test competitors on Sunday but the whole weekend was otherwise enjoyed in glorious summer weather. There must have been hundreds of photos taken and so final entries into the Photo Competition are now invited. More photos can be found on

www.dropbox.com/sh/09ooerxmzfr6blp/AABLRVH4gvQeB4H-LTfNqGk1a?dl=0 taken by David Ryder from Australia.

The fabulous newly restored Bertelli bodied 4.3 - see the Speed Models page was period photos.

The fabulous newly restored 4.3 Bertelli

One of the many beautifully restored Tickford bodied 3-litres attending the weekend.
One of the many beautifully restored Tickford bodied 3-litres attending the weekend.
The Rich Goodwin airshow. Will the lady send in her photo as it must be better than this one?
The Rich Goodwin airshow. Will the lady send in her photo as it must be better than this one?
SHP in the dining room for the Gala dinner for her 60th birthday at the 60th Alvis Day. SHP was at the first Alvis Day in 1956 when the company's demonstrator.
SHP in the dining room for the Gala dinner for her 60th birthday at the 60th Alvis Day. SHP was at the first Alvis Day in 1956 when the company’s demonstrator.
25858 TC21/100 Graber and 6071 10/30 BO 2481 at Heston 3-85-1
25858 TC21/100 Graber and 6071 10/30 BO 2481 at Heston 3-85-1

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