Articles tagged Sunbeam Motor Car Company

Page 105 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, May 1997

Cars in books

Bruce Dowell, who is concerned with Sunbeam affairs, has sent us details of a volume called First Athenian Memories by Compton Mackenzie (published by Cassells, 1931) in which the famous author paid a tribute such as is seldom paid to a mechanical steed in literature. The fulsome praise was concerned with the 3-litre Sunbeam which Mackenzie had had put at his disposal for his 1915 Balkans mission...

Page 66 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 1990

STD Anniversary

Forty years ago Mrs WB started the Sunbeam Register (owning then a 1927 Sunbeam 16 tourer, the opening rally being held at the Hog's Back Hotel, near Guildford, the most exciting of the 40 cars present being a 1914 TT Sunbeam. The following year the first Wolverhampton Rally was held, this club being the first, it is thought, to take cars back to their birthplace and soon afterwards Roesch...

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A conflict of philosophies

The 3-litre twin-ohc Super Sports Sunbeam was among the most interesting of vintage cars, distinguished by its racing-type engine when not many others were so endowed. News that Louis Coatalen of the Sunbeam Motor Car Company in Wolverhampton had this new car in mind began to circulate early in 1924, but production did not commence until '25. Its six-cylinder engine had twin overhead camshafts...

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In Sunbeams, to Scotland

And in other cars as well... But read on Why Sunbeams? Why Scotland? I hasten to explain. In the 1920s it seems that whoever was then responsible for publicising the products of the Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton had the bright idea of asking the Leading motoring writers of the day to accompany him on the long journey to the Scottish Motor Show, which the weekly motoring journals were...

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THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN SOME HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2-LITRE AND 4-LITRE SUNBEAM RACING-CARS tThe Sunbeam Motor Car Co. Ltd., of Wolverhampton, was the only British concern to take a really active part in racing long before the advent of the E.R.A., and every enthusiast is interested in the racing productions of this great firm. We are privileged to be allowed to publish...

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MOTORING AS IT WAS A Look Back to the Roads of the 1920s Continued from the September issue WE LEFT Owen John, that amateur motoring writer and philosopher whose way we are following so as to get a flavour of the past, enthusing over a Studebaker Six. That was in the summer of 1923, at a time when he was topical in referring to visiting the GP-winning Sunbeam in the Hanover Street showrooms of...

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Veteran to classic

Another Forgotten Journey Bruce Dowell, the Sunbeam man, has kindly sent me details of an interesting journey undertaken circa 1926 by a 25hp Sunbeam tourer, which was considered sufficient of an accomplishment for the Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton to issue a publicity booklet about it, illustrated with tinted pictures. It is this rare publication which tells the story. The Sunbeam...

Page 18 of November 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1927


SPORTING CARS ON TEST. THE 3-LITRE SUNBEAM. By THE EDITOR. FOR so many months have we reviewed high powered continental cars in these pages that we had indeed begun to doubt the existence of British Cars in this class. We feel sure that our readers must have shared this view. Awaking suddenly to this realization therefore, we cast the editorial eye around in search of a worthy representative of...

Page 35 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1982


THE TYRE WAR The important subject of tyres in modern motor racing formed the topic of D.S.J.'s article in his "Behind the Grand Prix Scene" series in the April issue of MOTOR SPORT. He described the dedication of the tyre companies' representatives and workers, who have to make the rubber function to the best possible effect during practice and the qualifying laps for a high place on the...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

Fragments of forgotten makes No 68: The Dawson A car which was almost a lost cause before it was announced appeared lust after the Armistice, in the form of the Dawson. At that time it was generally foreseen that in the prevailing economic situation following the most punishing war yet fought, small-engined economical cars would be in demand. Those who set out to meet this requirement. yet sought...



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