Articles tagged G. T. Smith-Clarke

Page 36 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1974

The curious case of the FC Front-Drive Alvis

[I am delighted to publish this article about the 1928 FWD Alvis TT cars, from Hugh Torrens, of Keele University, because it throws new light on one of motor racing's major mysteries — who really won the 1928 Tourist Trophy, that first, widely publicised and massively-supported sportscar contest over the Ards circuit? Alvis are said to have thought that the time-keeper's charts were at fault...

Page 10 of June 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1943

The racing history of the Alvis company

Although Sunbeam and Bentley are universally acclaimed as having established British racing prestige before E.R.A. came into the picture, by reason of successes in Grands Prix and sports-car races, respectively, many people overlook the fact that several other British concerns have built more than isolated examples of special racing cars in order to support classic races, sprint events in this...

Page 36 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1958

The Front-Wheel-Drive Alvis

Its Development and Racing Career By G. N. S. Davies Part 1: The Racing Cars When, in the early spring of 1925, the Alvis Car and Engineering Company produced the first British racing car to have front-wheel drive, they were living up to their reputation of not being afraid to try new ideas. They had long realised the prestige value of success in open competition, and this, their latest and most...


October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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