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Old 23 May 2007, 15:47 (Ref:1919598)   #1
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Alexis Registry

The history of Alexis formula racing cars is now online at: www.alexisregistry.com

Please have a visit. If you have any Alexis related information, post here or contact me through the contact page at the website.

Every little tidbit of information helps. I have lots of information yet to post, and it is a work in progress, so check in often.

Regards, Scott Sanders
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Old 23 May 2007, 19:24 (Ref:1919753)   #2
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Scott, we are more than happy to act as chat forum host to help you develop the histories of these cars. However, in order to formalise this and make it to our mutual benefit, it would be a good idea to post this fact on your website and put a link in to us.
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Old 12 May 2011, 22:34 (Ref:2879629)   #3
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Alexis Mk14 chassis number AT51

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If you have any Alexis related information, post here or...
Well, here's an article that looks very closely at a particular Alexis Mk14, with photos of many design and construction features as well as some background information about the marque and model: Jeff Snook's Alexis Mk14 Formula Ford Racecar

I fancy this is a pretty good example of the breed:


Some original details, some new details... the article includes 47 photos.
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 04:36 (Ref:2908369)   #4
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Alexis Chassis No.TR2

Trying to put together the full history of Alexis F2 Chassis No.TR2
Here at Ten Tenths Chassis History Archive is probably the correct location to include this information.

This topic was started on TNF at http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?showtopic=150160

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this, esp. TNF’s Andyrp26.

The vehicles time Line to date as known

1966
Originally built by the Alexis Factory as a Mk9 F3 car in 1966

1967
Appears the car was rebadged as a F2 in 1967, the new owners took it as a Mk10


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1968,1969, TBC

1969/1970 - Purchased by Rob Turnbull


Rob Turnbull – note the original roll bar & note from Andy below in 1974 section.

On Alan Browns Old Racing Cars website there is a reference to a Mk 10 Alexis (TR3?) driven by Rob Turnbull with a FVA on 28 May 1973 at Bassingbourne
http://www.oldracingcars.com/results...hp?RaceID=S73C
(Likely to be the same car)


1973 Painted Orange #59 now with BDA and revised roll bar

1974
Sold by Rob to Andy Turnock


The super good looking Andy Turnock from 1974

Note from Andy confirming correct chassis
Rob is quite tall and the original roll bar was stupidly small. He had it replaced with the one still on the car, this was this feature that caught my eye in the first posting. Also the other truly unique feature of this chassis is the lower front wishbone which was meant to be antidive, not convinced on that one.”
(refer to images above)

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Actually 74, location correct.

1975- Andy sold the car to ???? in the Newcastle/ Middlesborough
area the builder guy bought the car from Liverpool.

1975- 1995 TBC

Raced in 1995 at Prescott U.K. by Jeremy Thurston
http://www.resultsman.co.uk/LiveTiming/Eve...mp;CompID=25713[/url]
1998 Car sold to G Buckland of Battle in U.K.

Listed as a Mk10 but with correct chassis plate at Coys auction - 1999
http://www.motorbase.com/auction/by-id/532948685/

1999 Chris Alford of Buckland U.K. sells the car on behalf of Mr Buckland to Tony Archer and the car is exported to Australia.
2010 the car is sold by Tony to Neil McCrudden


The Alexis as is today.

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Old 6 Jul 2011, 15:37 (Ref:2922879)   #5
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This is good info giffo.
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Old 9 Jul 2011, 14:00 (Ref:2924127)   #6
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Whilst emptying our filing cabinets I have just found a letter from a man called Roger Williams from Brill Buckinghamshire asking for info about the Francis / Moss Special that was built about 1953/4.
This letter was from March 1986, it was an enquiry to my late boss, Jack Moss, asking the whereabouts of the original radiator surround from the car or the alloy one that replaced it in the early 1950's presumably when Jack & Alex Francis built/ rebuilt it.
Roger Williams had bought the remains of the car in 1969 from Jack whilst Four Ashes Garage were at Dorridge, where the Sytner Porsche garage is now.
Any one know if the car car still exists, with or without said radiator surround.
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Old 17 Oct 2011, 21:39 (Ref:2972889)   #7
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Alexis MK17 Info wanted

I own a unrestored Aleyis MK 17 - F3 car.
Chassis Blade says 1970 MK17 F3/FB
Runs the Alexis MK17 ever as a Formula B car ?
I search for any pictures from Alexis MK17 as F3 or as FB !
What driversruns with the Alexis MK17 and how much build ?
Only one ore more cars ?
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Old 20 Oct 2011, 09:27 (Ref:2974166)   #8
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An Alexis Mk17 or Mk17A was raced in British Formula Atlantic by Steve Choularton in 1971 but according to Chris's research, only two or three were built.

In North America, I don't have note of a Mk17 but there were several unidentified Alexis chassis between 1969 and 1971 that might have been Mk17s but it's rather more likely that they were Formula Fords electing to run in FB: Chuck Billington, Tony Settember and Graham Pierce all on the west coast in 1969; and Brian Weightman in Ontario in 1971.

What is the chassis number of your car?
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 16:56 (Ref:2976092)   #9
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Chassis Plade Infos

Hello

Chassis Plade says : ALEXIS CARS LTD
CHASSIS NO
AT/F3 - MK 17/1 - JAN 70

In the middle section from the frame ( Cockpit section ) the frame was original
red painted - later grey colour was painted over.

Ken Crook runs a F3 MK17 in Brands Hatch - September 1969
But the Plade says Jan 70 ???
More than one MK17 build ??
But the Plade says MK17/1 ??
A few mistakes ???
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Old 29 Oct 2011, 17:56 (Ref:2978643)   #10
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Chassis Plade says : ALEXIS CARS LTD
CHASSIS NO
AT/F3 - MK 17/1 - JAN 70

In the middle section from the frame ( Cockpit section ) the frame was original
red painted - later grey colour was painted over.

Ken Crook runs a F3 MK17 in Brands Hatch - September 1969
But the Plade says Jan 70 ???
More than one MK17 build ??
But the Plade says MK17/1 ??
A few mistakes ???
regards Karl

Both Ken Crook and Dick Barker appear from August 1969 onwards with cars that are called Mk17. They appear together, so there are at least two built in 1969.
Given Alexis plating practice, which I've seen in Formula Fords, there's every chance that these two cars were Mk17/1 and Mk17/2 with 1969 build dates
They then built a third car, Mk17/1 with a 1970 build date.

Barker's 1969 car is used by Ken Sedgley early in 1970
Crook's 1969 car appears driven by Allan Taylor in 1970

This suggests that the new car (if there is one) for 1970 is the one driven by Ken Bailey early in the season. Since no more than two Alexis appear together in 1970 there's no absolute guarantee that a third car was built.

Ken Sedgley's 1970 car was yellow, Ken Bailey's 1970 car was red and white
That colour scheme might be a clue, given the plate you've got

Hope this helps
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Old 29 Oct 2011, 20:21 (Ref:2978677)   #11
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Alexis Mk17/1

Thats interesting !
Any pictures from one of this three cars ?
Any picture from a M K17 in Formula B condition ?

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Old 21 Dec 2011, 17:15 (Ref:3002790)   #12
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Alexis FB

Now i have found the remains from the car of Brian Weightman from Ontario/
Canada.
He runs 1971 in Player’s Challenge Series for the Canadian Driving Championship for Formula B.
A Canadian Motorsport Bulletin, from 1971 says abouthim :
Brian Weightman runs an old updated F3 Alexis !
His chassis have the same front upper wishbones as the MK 17 FF - not the
version from the FF´s - who have a " trailing arm " versionof the upper front wishbone.
So - what type of F3 was Weightmans car ??
Any information are welcome !!!
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 13:09 (Ref:3003179)   #13
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it's been a while since i posted on here but, i couldn't help but spot this thread on Alexis cars. my father, Ken, did start originally start racing in formula ford using a Russell Alexis and did move on to a MK17 formula 3 car in 1970, I have seen results from this year mentioning both Ken and Dick Barker so, these are two different cars.

Ken had a huge accident in this car at Oulton Park mid 1970 during private testing when a front upright failed at Island Bend. The car was badly damaged but rebuilt by Ken's mechanic. Ken never drove the car again and he did a deal with Alexis cars (via Alan Taylor?) and part exchanged the car against a brand new MK18 formula ford.

Ken could never make this car work and soon after met up with Derek Lawrence and set up Team Titan using 2 MK6 titans.

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(March)1968 Alexis Mk-14 FB/FC from Fred Opert.

Car in Opert add (white) ran as FB Opert team car in 68.

Sold and painted red for 69 season(will dig out and post more of cars history later)

1974 ARRC (Runoffs) DNS Charles Irons driver

Current picture, in front of shop

Current picture, in shop with wingy thingies.
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I am restoring an Alexis Mk17 F3 chassis AM83 which has never been fitted with seat belt mounting brackets. Can anyone tell me when seat belts became mandatory?
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