The Participating cars. Click Next for the daily log and photos.
This holiday was organised by Mick Fletcher and Gez Holt. Twelve cars, from all over England, embarked upon a glorious drive home from Pescara in Southern Italy, having been transported out a week before from two collection points. Twenty three people made up the crews for this great adventure. Mick and Gez had flown out earlier to supervise unloading at the Francavilla al Mare Hotel and the cars were all parked at the Hotel ready for our arrival.
We flew out from Stansted Airport at 10.55 on Sunday 4th September and were met by Mick and Gez, who had organised taxi transfers to the Villa Maria Hotel. It was very hot and sunny as we arrived at the Hotel. The terrace was a popular spot for afternoon drinks and relaxing before dinner. The group gelled immediately and the holiday began.
Our car, the 1949 TA14 Carbodies Drophead Coupé, with 274,000 miles on the clock and owned since 1964, was ready and waiting. The cars spanned 12/60 to TF21, a wonderfully wide range.
THE “A “ TEAM Alvis Trip to Italy, September 2016.
Return to England from Pescara.
Sunday 4th & 5th, Villa Maria Hotel. Francavilla al Mare, Pescara www.hvillamaria.it
2nd Hotel 6th & 7th . Atlantic Hotel, Riccione www.hotel-atlantic.com
3rd Hotel 8th & 9th, Hotel Villa Foscarini, Mogliano Venito. (Venice) www.hotelvillafoscarini.it
4th Hotel 10th&11th, Hotel Miranda, Riva Di Solto, Bergamo (Lake Iseo) www.hotelristorantemiranda.com
5th Hotel 12th & 13th, Hotel Carillon. Baveno, Feriolo (Lake Maggiore) www.hotelcarillon.it
6th Hotel 14th & 15th Hotel Beaurivage. Weggis ( Lake Lucerne ) www.beaurivage-weggis.ch
7th Hotel 16th&17th Hotel L’ Europe, Colmar www.hotel-europe-colmar.com
8th Hotel 18th &19th Hotel Hostellerie du Royallieu Compiegne. www.host-royallieu.com
20th Depart for Ferry/Tunnel home.
Unloading at Villa Maria.
Up. The Participating cars. Click Next for the daily log and photos.