For the first time in history, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club of America will come together with Auctions America to host the Triple Crown Meet, making the Classic Car Capital of America, and more specifically, the Auburn Auction Park a choice destination
The March Edition of Classic Motorsports Magazine features the Allard Motor Works’ J2X MkII. Penned by senior automotive writer, John Webber, and through the words of the current owner of J2X #9028, the feature covers both a current review of the J2X MkII and a historical overview of the Allard marque.
The author not only captures the essence of Bill King and his wife Sheryl’s attachment to their Allard, but he undertakes a series of road tests to validate the accolades this neo-retro roadster has received from other media sources, celebrities and from current owners.
If you believe that destiny is often related to the ‘alignment of planets, then you will also enjoy a series of anecdotes by Roger Allard as he describes the circumstances that led him to revive the 1951-54 Allard J2X in a modern format. His remarks provide a thumbnail sketch of his 18-year initiative to keep the Allard marque on the radar- a victim of fading memories, low production volumes and the lack of exposure in a highly competitive market.
Complimenting the main feature, John Webber provides the current specifications of the soon-to-be launched J2X MkIII, as well as an interesting sidebar that provides a capsule overview of Sidney Allard’s career, his accomplishments and his legacy. Interesting and humorous quotes are sourced from a number of motorsports publications from the 1950s.
You can find a copy on the shelves of your local magazine store, or you can get a digital copy directly from Classic Motorsports.
Bright sun, cool temperatures and rare vintage cars. That was the Boston Cup – eye candy for thousands of car buffs gathered at the Boston Common on September 25th. The Allard J2X MkII was prominent in this large display of motor memorabilia. On display in the British section, the Pozzi Blue MkII with a Poppy Red leather interior was one of the most photographed cars of the day. At the end of the show, the participating cars paraded single-file out of the display area to the wild applause of bystanders.
Come join Allard Motor Works September 9 – 11th ‘16, at the SVRA 2016 U.S. VINTAGE GRAND PRIX at the WatkinsGlen International race track.
World-class vintage racing returns to WatkinsGlen for the SVRA’s annual Vintage Grand Prix. Over the course of the weekend, more than 400 vintage and historic race cars will compete in 11 vintage race groups.
Join us, Allard Motor Works, as we take part in the WatkinsGlen Grand Prix Reenactment Tribute race through the streets of WatkinsGlen, and revel with us as we partake in the downtown Grand Prix Festival celebrations. Music, fine food and wine from the region help to make this a unique and memorable event.
Come drop by the Allard Motor Works kiosk. We will be located next to the paddocks over the course of the four days. We will have our gorgeous ‘Pozzi’ blue Allard J2X MkII on display.
Drop us a line and arrange a visit or just come by unannounced, we’d love to meet you.
The iconic Indianapolis Brickyard was the Allard J2X MkIIs beachhead in the US Mid-West state. In torrid heat, the three-day event was a showcase for legendary and iconic vintage cars and veteran drivers. Allard Motor Works joined SVRA at a track that two weeks beforehand had hosted some 300,000 spectators for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Fortunately, but at a much reduced speed, the Allard J2X MkII logged 10 laps of the historic oval and road course. The ride was memorable because the day the Allard J2X MkII was on the track, it was Father’s Day and Roger Allard’s son, Chris joined his father for the ride. When was the last time three Allards were on the track at the same time?
The Mitty is a long-standing season opener held at the Breselton, GA Road Atlanta track. The 2.54-mile track has 12 turns and significant elevations that make it a fun track for all classes of racers from pre-war classics to Le Mans type enduro cars. The Allard J2X MkII demo car was a crowd favorite on Vendors’ Alley, in the Paddocks and on the track where its assertive roar thrilled the fans.
Sandwiched between a Corvette Le Mans racer and a full-race 1968 Mercury Cougar, our J2X MkII waits for the green light to enter the track. Coverage of The Mitty is scheduled in the next edition of Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines.
Sandwiched between a Corvette Le Mans racer and a full-race 1968 Mercury Cougar, our J2X MkII waits for the green light to enter the track. Road Atlanta is a blast to run, particularly corners 10 (two quick 90º turns followed by a steep climb) through 12 (blind turn and extreme drop). Only challenge was to get the Saleen pace car to break the 3 digit barrier and move out of the way!
The Fernandino Beach Airport (Amelia Island) was the site of many sports car races from 1961 to 1968. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) brought racing back to the airport with an inaugural vintage car and motorcycle race on March 17-20, 2016.
The Allard J2X MkII was the event’s official pace car, driven by experienced driver and SVRA Director, Alex Miller. Following a weekend of spirited lapping with the pace car, Alex commented that “This is one hell of a fun car!”
December 2015 saw the signing into law of a US bi-partisan bill ( H.R. 2675) called the ‘Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015’. This specifically allows companies that currently make no more than 500 cars per year to produce and sell up to 350 turnkey replica vehicles without ‘dynamic structural testing’ (crash testing). Conditions do apply however, since the model year of the replica must be at least 25 years old and the vehicle must be powered by an emission-compliant engine.
The engine must be approved by EPA in the model year in which the motor vehicle has received a certificate of conformity, or has been granted an Executive Order by the California Air Resources Board.
In the case of Allard Motor Works (AMW), the new Allard J2X MkIII will meet these requirements, since all of its vehicles will be equipped with the latest engines that are EPA or California emission-compliant. It is not AMW’s intention to exceed the maximum 350 vehicle units per year. AMW recognizes that its customers recognize the value of uniqueness and exclusivity in its J2X and will live up to its slogan – Rarely Seen. Never Forgotten.
From the ground up, the new Allard J2X MkIII integrates a number of refinements that will bring the roadster to a new level. The objective is to provide owners with a unique and exclusive vehicle that makes classic driving a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.
All J2X MkIII will be powered by Californie emission compliant V8 engines. In this case, we can see 450 hp fuel-injected GM LS3 E-Rod, providing the new Allard with an assertively high power-to-weight ration that is well balanced for performance driving.
The Kugel independent rear suspension features fully adjustable QA1 shocks, 12” vented disc brakes, integrated parking brake and a 9” Ford differential, available as a limited-slip or open configuration.
A 50/50 weight distribution on a 2,500-lb car makes for nimble and easy driving when in motion. However, when trying to parallel park or easing out of a tight situation, a power steering unit is a handy accessory. The new J2X MkIII will provide an electric power steering unit as a standard feature on all of its MkIIIs. Not all drivers come in a standardized configuration. As such, foot pedal adjustment and a tiltable steering wheel will provide the driver with the comfort and efficiency required to experience a great ride. Also shown here is the optional in-dash power brake unit and the standard electric power steering mechanism.