The Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society, as the name suggests, has its interests in all the various Armoured Fighting Vehicles produced by Alvis. The society was formed in 2005 after the founding members decided to pool resources and knowledge to benefit anyone seeking to collect, renovate and show these vehicles.
The Society has grown considerably as has the general interest in post WWII armour, the excellent build quality; ease of maintenance and affordability of these vehicles has seen an increase in their popularity. The total number of vehicles now in the care of the society exceeds sixty and can boast the only collection of all the 10 CVR(T) marques, including some rare variants such as the Scorpion 90 and the Streaker.
Back in 2010, the Society decided to host an event over the August Bank Holiday called Tanks, Trucks and Firepower. We mixed static displays of military vehicles from WWII to present day vehicles that are still in service today. We also did driving displays showing the CVRT(S) manoeuvrability, speed, agility and firepower. The show was well received and last year over 300 vehicles were on display.
The Society is also proud to support other shows and events during the year, for example War Time in the Vale at Evesham, Wicksteed at War at Wicksteed Park, Armed Forces weekend at Cleethorpes, Remembrance Sunday at both Cleethorpes and Rugby to name but a few.