Alvis Car and Engineering Company: Celebrating 100 Years
When: Saturday 9 March - Tuesday 30 April
Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
Don’t miss this fascinating display of photographs charting the history of the Alvis Car and Engineering Company on the LibraryMuseum Community Exhibition Wall.
In 1919 the Alvis Car Company began trading and a year later the first Alvis car was produced. The most famous vintage Alvis, the 12/50, was produced from 1923. With a 1,460cc, four-cylinder engine with overhead valves (rare at this time), the Alvis made use of lightweight aluminium in the engine and body to give it a high power-to-weight ratio. Its name reflected its rated and developed brake horsepower. In its first year of production, an Alvis works 12/50 won the 200 Miles Race at the English race circuit Brooklands at an average speed of 93.20 mph. In that same year, Alvis took 39 class records in one day at Brooklands.
You will also be able to see a historic Alvis 1925 SC 12/50 Ducksback at the LibraryMuseum from 5 to 7 April.