This vehicle is a 1951 Allard J2 with chassis number 1912. This car was a factory assisted rally car owned and driven by Cryil Wick throughout Europe with Sidney Allard's blessing. It is powered by an eight-cylinder Cadillac engine rated at 300 horsepower. There is a four-speed Jaguar gearbox and Lockheed, Alfin drum brakes. The car is fitted with a 12-gallon fuel tank.
This Allard was purchased by its current owners in 1984. It was treated to a restoration and first raced in a vintage race at Riverside Raceway in 1985. The owners have entered many races in southern California with VARA, HSR and other vintage race groups. the car has been accepted at Monterey Historics many times over the last twenty years. The most exciting race was the 1990 event in which Allard was the featured 'marque'. The car came in 1st among the eight Allards and 3rd overall.
Production of this type, K2 was about one hundred over several years. The car originally had a Ford engine and the Cadillac was installed about twenty-five years ago.Also photographed at :