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99 Years of Alvis and a Spitfire Flypast
The culmination of this year’s annual International Alvis Weekend will be taking place right here at the Museum on Fathers Day. We are incredibly proud to be hosting a gathering of more than 120 Alvis classic cars as they celebrate 99 years since the birth of Alvis.
Who were Alvis cars?
Alvis may not be a classic car name that everyone remembers today. However they were very important to British car manufacturing. Alvis was set up by T.G. John in 1920 and was an independent manufacturer of cars in Coventry until 1967. Alvis were responsible for building chassis with the bodies being provided by a range of specialist coachbuilders, including Carbodies , Vanden Plas, Cross & Ellis, Charlesworth, Tickford, Graber and many other independent body makers. The wide range of bodies and styles means that it’s difficult to find two Alvis cars that are the same.
So with more that 120 Alvis cars with us this Sunday. you will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about these classic coachbuilt cars.
Battle of Britain Hurricane Flypast
And as if you needed any more reason to be here at the Museum on Father’s day, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be overhead in the afternoon, with the plan of a Supermarine Spitfire flypast.
So whether you’re a classic car enthusiast or you’re looking for a great place to take the Dad in your life for his Fathers day, this Sunday at the Museum will be a great day out.