The Joy of Alvis Motoring

We have received some inspiring photos from Chris Chilcott ….

“My 12/50 TG 4/5 seat De-lux tourer by Cross & Ellis, Car 9910, chassis 4575, Dispatched Sept 1926, pictured before restoration (it was my everyday car!) on the Frazer Nash Section of the VSCC trial in May 1974 driven by Dick Smith (his Anzani Nash having not been repaired in time). I have owned this car since I was 19!”

Many more vintage era photos have been identified by Chris on the Albums page.

4575 1926 12/50 TG Cross & Ellis RW 87384575 1926 12/50 TG Cross & Ellis RW 8738

4575 1926 12/50 TG Cross & Ellis RW 8738
4575 1926 12/50 TG Cross & Ellis RW 8738
RW  taken on the Ratagain Pass, with Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range in the background, while  en route to the Outer Hebrides August 2012
RW taken on the Ratagain Pass, with Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range in the background, while en route to the Outer Hebrides August 2012 celebrating over 40 years of ownership

Trip to SwitzerlandSteve Tillyer sent us this cartoon…….from March 3-9 Friends are sampling the delights of Champagne, Alsace, Mulhouse and Basel Museums and the Geneva Motor Show. Join us next year perhaps?

With a history of Alvis Tours to Switzerland the organiser of the FIVA World Rally in 2015, our good friend Daniel Fischlin, has given advance notice of the programme with some familiar venues. Contact Daniel on danielfiva@yahoo.fr for entry forms.FIVA 2015 rally flyer

The April Edition of Classic and Sports Car features Alvis Racing Cars at Bicester Heritage
The April Edition of Classic and Sports Car features Alvis Racing Cars at Bicester Heritage

Last but not least, a new PPS article “War and Peace” appears on the page PPS by Dave Culshaw.

Alvis in the Netherlands

Dear Alvis-friends, from Coen van der Weiden

Here is an overview of the Dutch Alvis importers over the years.

Many thanks go to my great-uncle Frans Vrijaldenhoven who provided copies of all the Alvis advertisements on the Dutch Conam site from his personal archives.

1924 – 1929

Auto Import Handelsonderneming, Rijnstraat 86, Arnhem

Moved later to:       Nieuwe Kraan in Arnhem

Their advertisements at the time can be found here

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Around 1935

NV de Greve & Co, Parkstraat 14

in Den Haag (The Hague)

(Not much known about this company)

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1935 and 1939: No mention of an import company.

(We are still searching.)

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1948 – 1953

De Nederlandse Motoren Mij. NV, Waalhaven O.Z 1

in Rotterdam

Their advertisements at the time can be found here
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1954 – 1968

Fa  H.C.L. Sieberg, Stadhouderskade 143

in Amsterdam

Their advertisements at the time can be found here

Kind regards,

Coen

and for the rest of continental europe