1924 Alvis in chocolate & black. Early 20's open air motoring. Seats 3/4.
Horace was my very first car bought in 1958 and I still know the chap I bought him from who only owned him for three weeks then found a better one which he still has so in 2008 we had a lunch to celebrate 100 years of owning the two cars ! I did all my learning to drive in Horace and took my test in him, passing first time. I then used him to go daily to work from Egham to Sunbury but after 3/4 years took another job which needed a modern car so Horace was laid up in, I think, 1961. Some 10 years passed and then a complete chassis-up rebuild was started which was completed in 1978. Since then, Horace has done lots of weddings and we have entered various competitions with great success and had lots of fun in the process.
For the technically minded, the engine has four cylinders, overhead valves, magneto ignition, 1600 cc, updraught Solex carb and is reputed to put out 50 brake horsepower. The model is a 12/50 which represented 12 RAC rated horsepower and 50 bhp. and will propel the car at up to 70 mph although it gets a bit exciting then but not bad for a nearly 90 year old car !Horace in action!