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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jack Baker with his prize The late Malcolm Davey was a staunch supporter of apprenticeships so it is fitting that the award in his memory, The Malcolm Davey Memorial Award, set up with Snap-on Tools, is to a student undertaking the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) recognised classic vehicle restoration apprenticeship.

Jack Baker of Ashridge Automobiles, Hollingdon, Buckinghamshire  is the first winner of the Malcolm Davey Memorial Award and was presented with his prize at the International Alvis Weekend in August 2015. Jack designed and made an ingenious tool for removing door handles pins from 50’s and 60’s cars.

The Alvis Owner Club the first club to support the apprenticeship course in this way and has committed to do so in partnership with Snap-on Industrial UK for 5 years. The Alvis Owner Club and Snap-on are keen to support this important initiative to keep the traditional skills of maintaining and repairing classic and historic vehicles.

Presenting the award at Internationmal Alvis Day, Brian Maile, AOC Chairman, said, ‘Malcolm would have been delighted by the standard of the entries and very pleased that new engineers are being trained so that we can continue to enjoy driving our historic cars’ .

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