The Malcolm Davey Awards
Dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Davey, former Vice-President of the Alvis Owner Club, this award was a judged competition where apprentices devised and fabricated a specialist tool to help with their careers.
The prize, in cooperation with Snap-On Industries, was a £1,700 full imperial tool-chest.
It was presented at the Classic Motor Show at the N.E.C. with the Late Sir Stirling Moss OBE among the presenters. The award ran from 2016 to 2017.
The Alvis Owner Club promoted the historic vehicle restoration industry by funding an award open to all apprentices enrolled on the Historic Vehicle Restoration Course initiated by the FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) and approved by the IMI (the Institute of the Motor Industry).
Eligible applicants designed and fabricated a tool as part of a project that was judged by a panel, made up of representatives from the AOC (Alvis Owner Club), FBHVC and Snap-on Tools. The award comprised a fully kitted Snap-on Tool Cabinet to the value of £1,700.
To design and fabricate a specialist tool, instrument or measuring device as an aid to working on classic / historic vehicles. The design and construction is entirely up to the apprentice. However, to ensure that all have an equal chance, the following criteria must be followed:
• Identify the need / problem.
• Initial thoughts / sketches retained for assessment.
• Produce more than one postulated solution.
• Produce a dimensioned drawing of the tool sufficient for fabrication by another.
• Fabrication of the device that will demonstrate craft skills, fitness for purpose and durability.
• A reflective account that shows learning has taken place and that the design has met you own brief.
The awards ran from 2016 to 2017 and were presented by Janet Davey, the late Brian Maille and included a guest presentation by the late Sir Stirling Moss, O.B.E.