Alvis Owner Club (AOC) member and Wallingford resident Mike Edge had promised his daughter Alicia and her friend Ruth that he would use his 1964 Alvis TE21 as their transport for the Wallingford School Year 11 Prom at the Oxford United ground ‘Kassam Stadium” on Friday 8th May.
With many parents hiring Chrysler 500, Humvee limousines, etc. the elegant Alvis TE21 of which only 400 examples were built with many owned by film stars such as Tony Curtis, seemed a perfect choice to transport the young ladies. But two days before the event, Mike’s car suffered a serious engine failure, which released all the engine’s coolant and could not be fixed in time for the Prom. Calling round friends and contacts in the AOC, Abingdon resident Malcolm Kindell came to the rescue with his 1951 Alvis TA21.
Malcolm turned up at the Edge’s home, with the car freshly polished and wearing a very smart dark executive suite to chauffeur the 2 young ladies. Commenting on the evening’s event "acting, as chauffeur for two very excited girls going to their School Prom was a most enjoyable experience".
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