Sunbeams United International (SUNI) has been a tradition, usually every five years, attracting Sunbeam owners from all over North America and beyond. The most recent was held in 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was a tremendous success, with attendees coming from as far away as Florida, Atlanta, and British Columbia. A group of six Sunbeam owner clubs began last year exploring hosting SUNI VII: , Tigers East/Alpines East, Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association, California Association of Tiger Owners, Colorado Association of Tiger Owners, the Pacific Tiger Club, and the Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club of America. Speakers and Attractions Author/historian John Nikas, and former Rootes engineer Mike Jones are lined up as guest speakers. As in the past, overseas attendees from the U.K. and elsewhere are expected at this international gathering. Attractions include Truman Library, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Steamboat Arabia […]
Tigers East/Alpines East’s United XXXVII will be held this year in Long Island from Sept. 13-16, 2018. Our Concours d’Elegance is being held Saturday, September 15, 2018, at North Hempstead Beach Park. Other British Car clubs (LBC’s) have also been invited to attend. There is no charge for admission. There will be an English DJ as well as food trucks and other vendors.
This marks 40 years since we first “United” at Williamsburg, VA back in 1977. Returning to Virginia for 2017, United 36 will take place in historic and beautiful Staunton, VA September 21-24, 2017. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of the Blue Ridge, Staunton (pronounced STAN-ton) and the surrounding areas offer historic sites and scenic views, along with a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions. Accessible from all directions, Staunton is conveniently located a few miles off Route I-81. Find out about Staunton and other attractions, dining and things to do. A list of local dining establishments will also be included in the welcome package you receive at check-in. Please Note: The Queen City Potter Party is on September 22-24 and there will be competition for rooms at the hotel – don’t delay, make your reservations today!
The British Car Club of Delaware will once again be holding its “Brits By The River” show in historic downtown Delaware City on Sept 16,2017. Open to all makes, models and years of British vehicles. This year the featured marque will be Sunbeam. Dash plaques to the first 75, popular choice awards, convenient indoor dining, and restrooms. New this year is a car corral area where you can display your car for sale. $15 pre-registration until 9/9/2017, $20 afterwards. Register early as classes will be determined by pre- registration numbers.
Please join us for a weekend of Celebration of the Rootes Group Cars. The enjoyment of driving and owning these cars is shared only by a special few. If your desire is to park and sit for 6 hours at a car show, then this is not the venue for you. Driving, visiting, sightseeing and eating are the plans. While there certainly will be time to “show” your car, the pleasure of driving and visiting is the main venue. Our schedule and times will be a bit loose. Creekside Inn 2618 Main St. Cambria, Ca. 93428 805-927-4021 800-269-5212 Room Rates: Single Queen (3) Thu $59. Fri/Sat $109 Two Queen Standard (2) Thu $69. Fri/Sat. $129. Two Queen Balcony (7) Thu $89. Fri/Sat $159. We are encouraging a Parts Corral, so if you have parts that you would like […]
The Rootes Group, although only achieving a 10-12 per cent market share, were the sixth largest British car manufacturer: more importantly, during the 1950s, more than half the cars they produced were exported. Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s – Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot by David Rowe is a new reference to these cars. With every model produced from 1950 onwards featured in full colour and with detailed information – including colour schemes, optional equipment, technical specifications, plus other manufacturers’ cars built using Rootes components – this is the ultimate book for all Hillman, Humber, Singer and Sunbeam enthusiasts. Cars produced by Chrysler/Talbot and Peugeot after their acquisition of the Rootes Group are also included. This book includes hundreds of original photographs, taken by the author at many car shows over a number of years, and […]
The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, has launched an appeal to raise funds to build a new gear box for Sir Malcolm Campbell’s historic 1920 Sunbeam 350hp Land Speed Record car. The museum’s manager and Chief Engineer, Doug Hill says: “During the Sunbeam’s long and chequered history, its Achilles heel has been a weak gearbox. At some time after WWll, the original gearbox was removed and subsequently lost. It was replaced with a gearbox that was originally used in an Albion 35hp van, designed to take only one tenth of the power this engine produces and the way in which the braking system has been modified means that this installation severely compromises the braking of the vehicle. “For the next stage of the Sunbeam’s restoration story, we need to build a new gearbox from scratch. As the original gearbox no longer exists […]
I just happened upon this site that is shows off every car guy’s dream – finding that hidden gem stored away in a garage or barn. The site is Bring A Trailer. According to their site they put together Bring A Trailer to showcase the best of the US classic car marketplace to the enthusiast, investor, and racer. They’ve found that the prime ownership opportunities aren’t usually found in the glossy pages of the well known classic mags or at the fancy auctions, and are often sold far quicker than classifieds can get to print. A sample of the cars you will find on their front page? How about a V-6 Sunbeam Alpine, a TR4 vintage racer, a 1969 Bugeye Sprite, plus Alfas, BMWs and some great others. You can waste literally hours here.