Articles tagged Frank Bill

Page 93 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, March 1999

Sir Henry's Sunbeam

The answer to the query as to the type of Sunbeam given to Sir Henry Segrave after his victory in the 1923 French GP at Tours has been provided by Robert Gates, owner of a 1904 10/12 and a fine 1921 24/60 sports Sunbeam, who says that many years ago Frank Bill of the Sunbeam Experimental Department told him it had one of the rare single-ohc 16-valve Type OV 3-litre engines which the company...

Page 53 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1989

Veteran to classic

Repeat run The 750 Motor Club held its very first run n 1939, when 24 Austin 7s were led from Virginia Water to Newlands Corner by founder and Motor Sport Editor Bill Boddy and his A7 henchman Tom Lush in a Ruby. This was remembered on April 2 this year when the Brooklands Section made a repeat run in the opposite direction, with a treasure-hunt in the morning, lunch at the impressive Holloway...

Page 32 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1956

The Editor attends a Wolverhampton re-union-

-At the wheel of a Renault Fregate Amiral saloon Once a year it is my pleasure—unless I can think of a convincing excuse—to accompany my wife to Wolverhampton on the occasion of her Sunbeam STD Register week-end in this not unpleasant Midlands town. This time the occasion was rendered interesting because at the last minute my good friend Mr Ronald, who quietly but effectively looks after Renault...

Page 58 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 2001

Take your partners

And you though race drivers from the early 20th century were brave! As Bill Boddy points out riding mechanics worked just as hard for far less glory Gilbert and Sullivan have it that a "policeman's lot is not a happy one", perhaps with some exaggeration for operatic reasons. But what would they have said of riding mechanics in racing cars? The dedicated enthusiast rode in races beside his or her...

Page 40 of September 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1950

SUNBEAM SUCCESSES IN EDW ARDIAN RACING

SUNBEAM SUCCESSES IN EDW ARDIAN RACING (Continued from page 450) up from tenth place to third at the finish. Louis Chevrolet drove one of the Sunbeams in another race and in a great effort to overtake the leader on the last lap he east discretion to the winds and let the rev.-eounter go up to 3,200 r.p.m. As a result he finished third with a connecting rod sticking through the side of the...

Page 79 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, November 2002

Victory & Albert

From WWI pilot to riding mechanic to Grand Prix and Targa Florio winner, Albert Divo was always willing to accept a challenge, says Bill Boddy I suppose most people have some regrets. Mine include never having the money to race even modest cars at Brooklands, nor having the skills (or patience) to work on cars, so that Special-building was out of my orbit. A minor regret is that having met Divo,...

Page 33 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1955

A Sunbeam Occasion

On July 2nd/3rd the Sunbeam S.T. D. Register held its Fifth Annual Wolverhampton week-end. On the Saturday the first contingent in the age/distance rally clocked in at Albrighton, while from Tettenhall competitors in the treasure hunt were dispatched on a pleasant scenic route by the organiser Edward May. R. C. Carter failed to check in on time in the rally because the newly-overhauled Thomson-...

Page 72 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, January 1984

"Mohawk" & "Manitou"

Two 12-Cylinder Sunbeam Record-Breakers [The Sunbeam Motor Car Company Ltd of Wolverhampton pioneered the 12-cylinder engine, and it was after study of the racing Sunbeam "Toodles V", described below, by Packard of America that the first successful production V12 car appeared, in the form of the Packard "Twin-Six". Although Louis Coatalen's creation had side valves it was a very fast car, which...

Page 14 of September 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1957

Sunbeams at Wolverhampton

The week-end devoted annually to a pilgrimage of old Sunbeam cars to their birthplace took place for the seventh time, this year, on August 17th/18th. The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register obtained an interesting entry, examples of almost every vintage Sunbeam model except the 20/60 being backed up by a number of imposing Roesch Talbots. On the Saturday afternoon, driving tests were held on the grass...

Page 35 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1983

Sunbeams at Indianapolis

I have prevailed upon Mr. Anthony S. Heal, the great authority on anything appertaining to Sunbeam cars and STD affairs, particularly the racing endeavours of Louis Coatalen, Sunbeam's celebrated Chief Engineer, to write this erudite article about Sunbeam racing undertaken a long way from home, at America's Indianapolis Speedway, between 1913 to 1921, as a preliminary to what I hope may be a...

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