Re-liv­ing those Alvis days

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In March 2015 I had an ar­ti­cle pub­lished ex­plain­ing that I was try­ing to lo­cate the Alvis that my fa­ther, Gor­don Har­ri­son had ren­o­vated in the early 1950s.

In one of the pic­tures I can be seen set­ting be­hind the wheel, aged about six-years-old with my sis­ter Annabelle sit­ting be­hind.

The ar­ti­cle was suc­cess­ful at the time and I dis­cov­ered it had been won­der­fully re­stored again and back to its cor­rect body of four doors (Dad had con­verted to a two-door for some rea­son) by a gen­tle­man from Hert­ford­shire.

In Septem­ber, while on hol­i­day in Malvern, I had the op­por­tu­nity to visit Mr Wilkin­son and to once again to sit in the driver’s seat of that car, af­ter 65 years.

Not only that, we went for an ex­hil­a­rat­ing five-mile trip down nar­row roads. What an ex­pe­ri­ence!

Dad would have been amazed that I had been for a ride in the old Alvis again. When I got home from Malvern I watched again Dad’s 8mm film of our road trip in it to the west of Scot­land in 1953.

How­ever at six years old I do not re­mem­ber much about it.

RICHARD HAR­RI­SON By email

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