The Malcolm Davey Awards

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.

Presented to
Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Winner
Joe Mellor
Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Special Mention
Eleanor Churchlow
Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Special Mention
Luke Banham
Apprentice of the Year 2016 - Special Mention
Thomas Dowell
Apprentice of the Year 2015 - Winner
Jack Baker

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.


Snap-on Tools

The Alvis Owners Club

The Alvis Owner Club (AOC) was founded in 1951. The AOC caters for owners of all Alvis cars, including military vehicles and anyone interested in the Alvis marque. You do not have to own an Alvis to be a member of the AOC.

A key directive of the club is the preservation of Alvis vehicles and the provision of practical support to members.

The AOC is a very proactive club running social and competitive events for all Alvis vehicle enthusiasts and providing a wide variety of services and support to over 1200 members worldwide. There are seven UK sections (Scottish Northern, Midland, East Anglian, South East, South West, Wales), plus active overseas sections in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and North America.

So why not become a member and join an exciting, enthusiastic and proactive car club.