A Carburetor with a Mission: Make my Tiger Go!
By Hobey Landrith
Editor's Note: Don't forget to checkout Bill Martin's carburetor "How To" seminar featuring Don Gardyne of DG Carburetors. See the calendar for more information.
Matching just the right carb to your engine might sound straight-forward, and in fact most decently built engines will run on a poorly selected and/or badly tuned carb, though at a fraction of the performance they’re capable of. But getting it right, and I mean really right for a high performance application, is not a total slam dunk.
2014 Vancouver ABFM
By Patrick Stewart
Editor's Note: The following article is linked from Western Driver Online which is promoting the 2014 All British Field Meet (ABFM) scheduled for mid May in Vancouver which includes the Sunbeam Tiger as a featured mark.
The colours and floral beauty of the host venue, VanDusen Botanical Garden, provides a magnificent setting to compliment this annual spectacle of awe-inspiring machinery. With 500+ classics on display, vendors, and classics for sale plus 6,000-plus enthusiasts in attendance, this event is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. A unique variety of British-built cars—from tiny Austins and Minis to stately Rolls Royces and Bentleys, in addition to a large showing of nimble sports, modified and race cars and motorcycles—will be displayed in 61 separate classes in the beautiful garden location on Saturday May 17, 2014.
“Featured marque displays and awards create a wonderful opportunity to recognize owners and broaden awareness of deserving manufacturers,” said event co-chair Patrick Stewart. “This much-anticipated annual feature provides the perfect excuse for owners and club members to combine their knowledge and enthusiasm and celebrate their favourite classic cars and motorcycles. I am pleased to announce that Jensen Motors, Sunbeam Tiger and Velocette motorcycles have been selected as the Featured Marques for the 2014 event.”Read more...
Road Racing Sunbeam Tigers
By Bill Miller
US Road Racing Tigers
To road race a production sports car in the United States from the 1940s on through the end of production sports car road racing one had to be a member of a club or sanctioning body like the Sports Car Club of America or SCCA. Production car racing was amateur racing as in there was no prize money for winning or placing. People don’t road race production cars anymore although they do run them in the SCCA autocross classes, also for no prize money. In the mid 60s pro racing (as in prize money) classes began to take over the majority of the public conscience with regard to the SCCA. Can-Am and Trans-AM from 1966 on was where all of the best drivers migrated. Some drivers would still run in the Amateur production car classes but hey if you could get paid to drive with the big boys why not?Read more...