If you're looking to buy a vintage Allard magazine for your collection, this is definitely one you should consider. The July 1951 issue of Speed Age features not only one of the best Allard photos of all time (the Steyr with four wheels in the air!!!), it also features one of the earliest printed biographies on Sydney Allard. If you're lucky, you can pick one of these up on Ebay for as low as $5.
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Special thanks to Kerry Horan for sending us an image of Santa blasting around in his Steyr somewhere up ini the North Pole. Additional thanks go out to Mick Walsh from Classic & Sports Car magazine. for working with the artist to allow us to repost this. Speaking of the artist, this painting was created by Klaus Wagger of Austria. Please visit his web site at www.klauswagger.at; there you can learn more about Klaus and his beatiful car paintings.
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This ad for the Steyr was published in the December 1951 issue of MotorSport magazine. It's amazing to think what a year can make...just a year ago the car was offered for 1,000GBP. I bet Sydney never thought this creation would be worth a few hundred thousand dollars/pounds some 60 years later.
Classified ad from the April, 1950 issue of Motor Sport magazine. One wonders if Sydney wanted to capitalize on his 1949 Hill Climb Championship or if he wanted to help finance his next project?
David Hooper racing up the Valence Hill Climb in Sydney's old Steyr racer. You can see the Steyr at Amelia Island this March.
We have welcomed the opportunity to share several excellent articles about Sydney Allard’s Steyr-powered racer over the years. The first was Kerry Horan’s 2002 article (AR 33 The STEYR-ALLARD Runs Again! – Shelsley Walsh 2001) where he detailed how he painstakingly restored the car to its 1949 hillclimb configuration. This was in preparation for some demonstration runs at Shelsley Walsh, where Sydney Allard drove the car at Shelsley Walsh’s 50th Anniversary in 1951.