Articles tagged Alan Stote

Page 119 of October 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, October 2007

Bill Boddy

New life for FWD Alvis  One of the Coventry firm’s advanced front-wheel-drive racers is being reconstructed – with a few amendments Areconstruction of the No2 front-wheel-drive Alvis which competed in the 1927 JCC 200-Mile Race at Brooklands is underway by Dr Tony Cox, Registrar of the Alvis FWD Register, and Alan Stote, proprietor of Red Triangle Ltd, which took over all the spares when the...

Page 80 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 1993

Island hopping

Over 120 cars congregated in the Isle of Man in late September for the three-day Manx Classic, where Mike Sayers swept the pre-war honours in all three sections of the event in his 1937 Riley Sprite Special. There was rain for the Total Oils Hill Climb on Lerghy Frissel, the longest UK hill, where FTD (89.05sec) fell to local man David Mylchreest in his MGB, pursued by Chris Weedon's Sunbeam...

Page 81 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, December 1995

FWD Alvis Survival

Quite why the Alvis Car & Engineering Company of Coventry introduced their innovative frontwheel-drive car in 1928, when they had a highly successful range of very fine normal models, is something of a mystery. I recollect that when I drove one of these FWD Alvises it seemed noisy, from the transmission and supercharger gears, with a difficult gear change and that intimidating long flat...

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