The name Alexis was derived from the names of Bill Harris & Alex Francis who constructed the first model the Alexis Mk1 for the 1960 season. This car only raced once in the UK at Oulton Park and on that occasion was driven by Alex Francis. Soon after the car was shipped to the USA but eventually returned to the UK and has been owned and raced regularly for over 20 years by Duncan Rabagliati (Chairman FJHRA) this car was and is the only MK1 in existence with a serial No of HF101 reflecting the surnames of the two constructors.
The Mk1 is front engined and powered by a BMC A series engine and BMC gearbox. Chassis is tubular spaceframe with an aluminium body. Independent suspension at the front using Triumph Herald unequel wish bones and coil springs, with rear suspension via a modified live Austin A35 axle with coil springs and rods.