ALVIS CAR CLUB of VICTORIA

BASIL BOWES COMPETITION TROPHY

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Basil Bowes was one of the founding members of the club and a staunch supporter of competition within the club. He was also the clubs first Treasurer (1954-1962) and was Secretary from 1959 to 1962. He also generously provided clubrooms behind his garage as a meeting place. Sadly Basil passed away in 1964 however his widow, Belle, has allowed the club to continue meeting behind the garage. The club is grateful to both Basil and Belle.

The trophy was designed by club member David Caldwell and was originally awarded to a member for sporting achievement in an Alvis in designated club events. In the early days a replica was also presented to the member (the small ones in the picture where presented to W. (Bill) Barber)

 The club stopped running sporting events in 1989 for a variety of reasons (the main one being insurance) and the trophy was not awarded for a number of years.

The future of the Trophy was debated several times as a number of members continued to use their cars in a sporting manner outside the club. In 2001 the committee decided to award the outstanding efforts of Mark Burns and this once again prompted discussion on the future of the Trophy. In 2003 a sub committee was formed of  three members active in various forms of competition at the time (Geoff Hood, Mark Burns & Dale Parsell) with a view to formalising the rules for awarding the trophy. The sub committee subsequently drafted the current rules which were accepted by the membership (See main Trophy Page.). The majority of the eligible events are Vintage Sports Car Club (Victoria) events.

Trophy is presented for performance competition in an Alvis. (Rules agreed to in 2002)

Should be recognition for getting out there and using your car competitively (may be more than one Alvis used).

Should not be awarded for only one type of event

Events will fall into two category’s:

  Type A Events, Day Trial, Alpine Trial, Two Day Trial, Night Trial (all currently VSCC Events)

            Type B Events, Sprint (Eddington or Geelong), Hillclimb (Rob Roy, Mt Tarrengower, Camperdown), Race/ Regularity ( Phillip Island, Sandown, Winton). Targa Tasmania and Classic Adelaide .

ŕ Performance competition events organised by the ACCV should also be included.

ŕ Awarding of Points:

               Attendance (Entry) for event   1 Point

               Completing event                    1 Point

               Getting a place in class           1 Point

ŕ To be eligible for the trophy: a) Must attend a minimum of four events.

                                                      b) Must achieve at least 8 points in the competition year

                                                      c) Must include at least one of each type of event.

 The trophy is not to be awarded if the above minimum requirements are not met.

 

RECIPIENTS

1964 R.A. Cannon TA14 1965 A. Hannam Firebird
1966 D.L. Caldwell TA14 1967 D.L. Caldwell TA14
1968 D. Bamford Speed 20 1969 R. Graham TA14
1970 R. Graham TA14 1971 R.A. Cannon TA21
1972 R. Graham TA14 1973 D. Galpen 12/70
1974 Bev Graham TA14 1975 B. Gough Speed 20
1976 R. Graham TA14 1977 W. Barber 12/50
1978 W. Barber 12/50 1979 R. Creed 12/50
1980 D. Caldwell 31/2 L 1981 R.A. Cannon 12/50
1982 R.A. Cannon 12/50 1983 R Graham TB14
1984 R Graham TB14 1985 No Award  
1986
A. Tope
Speed 20
1987
G. Hood
Silver Eagle

1988

A. Tope
Speed 20

1989

to 2000
No Award

2001

M. Burns

12/50

2002

to 2003

No Award

2004

M. Burns

12/50

2005

No Award

2006

M. Burns

12/50

2007

M. Burns
12/50
2008

M. Burns

12/50

2009
M. Burns
12/50

2010

M. Burns

12/50

2011

No Award
 

2012

M Burns

12/50

2013

No Award
 

2014

No Award