Articles tagged Barry Stapleton

Page 67 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, July 1994

V to C Miscellany

V to C Miscellany Arising out of the recent reference in MOTOR SPORT to the 1927 Ensbury Park air races, Barry Stapleton writes to say that his 1928 FWD Alvis was sold by Motor Macs who sponsored aeroplanes at that meeting. It is the first road-equipped four-cylinder FWD Alvis, WK 5485, which Major Harvey drove in practice for the 1928 Essex MC's Six Hour race at Brooklands. The engine gave...

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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