Articles tagged Percy Mitchell

Page 139 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 139, May 2014

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 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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