Articles tagged Sunbeam

Page 32 of December 2018 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 2018

Club Racing Spotlight

Paul and Andrew Lovett, devotees of all things quirky Readers of a certain age might recall Martin Kent’s Sunbeam Rapier Fastback – actually a rebodied Gordon Keeble with 5.7-litre V8 – which graced Special Saloon races during the 1970s. It cast a rare silhouette at the time and the model, something of a heavyweight in standard form, was never truly suited to competition. And yet… Worcester...

Page 34 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1981

The Editor ponders on

The Eternal (American) Triangle It is widely accepted that the Rolls-Royce is "The Best Car in the World" and I have long held the view that Mercedes-Benz make the best-engineered cars obtainable, although it is a precious long time since I drove one. But which is the best American car? The stakes must, presumably be between Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard, for that has been the pattern of this...

Page 56 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1981

The Inside Story of the Irving-Napier "Golden Arrow"

In April 1976 we published intimate information about the unsuccessful Sunbeam "Silver Bullet" Land Speed Record car and as we have also looked at the 200 m.p.h. twin-engined "1,000 h.p." Sunbeam of 1927, about which a contemporary has also published  much data, and some years ago Motor Sport gave a "mechanics' eye view" of the 400 m.p.h. Railton Special, it now seems opportune to consider the...

Page 26 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1984

V12 Sunbeams

Anthony Heal asks us to correct an error that crept into his articles on the V12 aero-engined Sunbeam racing cars. The 350 hp Sunbeam had wooden, not steel artillery wheels as first run, as Brian Morgan points out. These were soon changed, as Heal said, for Rudge-Whitworth wire-spoked wheels; he makes the point that Coatalen having used Sankey steel artillery wheels for the 1912 and 1913 racing...

Page 141 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 141, May 2014

Material wealth

The pioneering Brooklands spirit that served motorists and aviators so well Last half-term I took three of my grandchildren to the marvellous Brooklands Museum. Quite apart from seeing its cars – including my beloved Napier-Railton – one grandson in particular is utterly besotted by aeroplanes and the Museum displays many Brooklands-built aircraft. The volunteer staff and guides are simply...

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Mitchell’s place in Indy history

In 1914, a Sunbeam engineer became the first Brit to compete in the fledgling 500 If you followed F5000 in ITS early days, you might remember Ian Mitchell who raced a BRM P261 during the 1969 season. But he wasn’t the first member of his family to make a mark in racing. He tells us his grandfather was the first Englishman to race at Indianapolis, 100 years ago in the fourth ‘500’ Sweepstake Race...

Page 31 of January 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1950

Sunbeams Between The Wars

by John R. Coombes and John Wyer Continued from December, 1949 issue. 1928 The "six" model range was continued almost without change for 1928. The wheelbase of the Sixteen was increased to 10 ft. 6¼ in., and was therefore 1¾ in. longer than the Twenty. The axle ratio was lowered In 5.5-to-1, and the Twenty also had the lowered ratio of 5-to-1. The 3-litre was somewhat detuned, the compression...

Page 56 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1987

Rolls-Royce - The Cars And Their Competitors 1906-1965

Rolls-Royce — The Cars And Their Competitors 1906-1965 by A B Price. 192pp. 10" x 7". (B T Batsford Ltd, 4 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1. £17.50) Last month we reviewed two very important new Rolls-Royce books, and now we have a trio. The idea of comparing R-R cars from the Ghost to the last of the Clouds with rival makes was a clever one, and the author's long experience of the motor trade and...

Page 19 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1941

Next owner to race the car

Sir, In your " Rumblings " paragraph headed " Sunbeams " (July issue) you mention. the 1924 blown 2-litre as driven bY segrave to win the only British victory hi the French G.P. Actually, of course. the 1923 machine was an usbiaten car. The car to which Jack Barbour has so neatly fitted a 2.6 M.G. unit was that driven by the late Trevor MeCt' dla, in Irish events 1934/35. This machine is the one...

Page 30 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...



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