Articles tagged Sunbeam Motor Company

Page 89 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, June 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

Austin 7s seem apt to go to ground in Wales! Apart from the two-seater we mentioned last month, a late-model Ruby saloon which had been in a shed in a Powys town, we believe since the war, was given away by its lady owner last Christmas and was in such good order, apart from the bumpers, that it was able to be driven away to its new home on the coast after the tyres and pneumatic upholstery had...

Page 35 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1977

A remarkable Sunbeam revelation

How Louis Coatalen copied a 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot for his 1914 TT cars It is accepted that the Sunbeam that won the 1914 TT, driven by Kenelm Lee Guinness, was a direct crib of the famous and successful 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot. Louis Coatalen, who had come to the Sunbeam Motor Company in Wolverhampton from Hillman in 1909, had shown himself to be extremely keen on motor racing. He had...

Page 14 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1959

New Mercedes and Vauxhall / Club News

Overshadowed by important developments in the baby car field both Mercedes and Vauxhall have made changes to their current range of models. The 220 series has beeen restyled and the 180, 180D, 190 and 190D have been given detail improvements. The 220 will now appear in three forms, the 220 having an engine which gives 105 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m., the 220S giving 124 b.h.p. at 5,200 r.p.m. and the...

Page 4 of December 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1925

SOME EXPERIENCES WITH THE WORLD'S FASTEST CAR.

1 SOME EXPERIENCES WITH THE WORLD'S FASTEST CAR. By CAPTAIN MALCOLM CAMPBELL. FVER since the big twelve-cylindered Sunbeam came into my possession, my friends have been greatly interested to know the reasons prompting me to attempt the high speeds of which the car is capable. The answer is simple and may be expressed in one word—Ambition. Motoring makes different appeals to different people, some...

Page 6 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1989

Obituary: John Wyer

A legendary figure in the world of sports car racing, John Wyer, has died at his adopted home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 79. As team director, he could take credit for the Le Mans victories of Aston Martin in 1959, of the Gulf team Ford GT40s in 1968 and 1969, and of the Gulf-Mirage in 1975. After serving his apprenticeship with the Sunbeam Motor Company, Wyer joined Solex Carburettors,...

Page 10 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, April 1999

Some experiences with the world's fastest car

Ever since the twelve-cylinder Sunbeam came into my possession, my friends have been interested to know what prompted me to attempt the high speeds of which the car is capable. The answer is simple and may be expressed in one word - Ambition. Motoring makes different appeals to different people, some finding their desires satisfied by long-distance routes; others in gaining successes over...

Page 46 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1976

The Inside Story of the Sunbeam "Silver Bullet"

Interest in the Land Speed Record, an undertaking in which Britain was then supreme, was at its height during the 1930s. Consequently, when the Sunbeam Motor Company of Wolverhampton, which had built the cars that first officially exceeded 150 and 200 m.p.h. (and had also built the smallest successful LSR car, a V12 4-litre Sunbeam that did more than 152 m.p.h. and was later used for track and...

Page 89 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, June 1984

Lanchester Day 1984

Lanchester Day 1984 was organised by the "Lanchester Register" section of the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club. It was held at the Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic on Sunday, April 29th. A glorious day saw Mrs George Lanchester, Mrs Marjorie Bingeman (Frank Lanchester's daughter), and many other members of the Lanchester family enjoying the fine selection of cars present. The beautiful...

Page 28 of March 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1959

Some thoughts on the actuation of inclined overhead valves without resort to o.h. camshafts

The sporting motorist is very conscious of the efficiency of the hemispherical combustion chamber and must derive satisfaction from the thought that this disposition of overhead poppet valves, operated with an equal maxima of mechanical efficiency by twin overhead camshafts, was developed to its optimum pitch by M. Ernest Henri when he was designing racing cars for Peugeot Frères and is found...

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Sunbeam Supercharging

LAST MONTH D.S.J. made the 4-litre V12 Sunbeam Tiger the subject of his "Racing Car Development" series. He stated that when this famous car took the Land Speed Record on Southport sands early in 1926, driven by Major (later Sir) Henry Segrave it had a large supercharger driven off the front of the crankshaft and as usual he was right. However, that is not quite the whole story, as the...

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