Re-living those Alvis days
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