HP 6161 was built during the early summer of 1923 and first driven by the works racing
driver Maurice Harvey at South Harting on July 28th. The car was, in common with
others built around that period, a mix of 10/30 and 12/40 parts with the new 1496cc
During the summer the car notched up a series of racing successes in sprints and
hill climbs (the most popular form of motorsport at the time). These iconic pictuires
show Works Racing Driver Maurice Harvey at two venues during the summer of 1923 as
the car was being used both to test new components (including a new OHV engine) and
publicise Alvis’ entry in the Brooklands JCC 200 miles race later that year.
These are the oldest known photographic records of the car.