I wonder whether any of your readers know the present whereabouts of the Alvis-Riley Redwing Special my brother and I built before the war and ran in vintage events for several years?
After the war Tim Carson bought it and drove it at Great Auclum and Victor Axel-Berg had some success with it in speed trials, including Prescott, Weston and Brighton. It then passed to Wally Edgar, who modified it somewhat and rechristened it the “Alvista”. He did very well with it both at VSCC Silverstone and in vintage and open trials, winning the Lockhart-Bossingham Trophy outright against the pick of modern trials specials. As the Riley chassis was 1923 and the 12/50 Alvis engine 1926 this was quite an achievement.
It was apparently in Devonshire some years ago but my enquiries lead me to believe that it may have been broken up. If any reader has any knowledge of its present whereabouts or what happened to it I would be most grateful for even the smallest clue and will certainly answer all letters.
There was an excellent photograph of the car with Wally Edgar at the wheel at the start of the MGCC Chiltern Trial in Motor Sport of March, 1950.
The registration number was MF 2270.