History of Sunbeam Tiger Owner's Association
By Tom Hall
In May of 1969 a number of Sunbeam Tiger owners began meeting in a Bar-Restaurant in San Leandro, Cal. The “Embers” has long since burned to the ground, but the organization that those early owners created, is still going strong. The club’s efforts in those days was largely directed at developing sources and discounts for performance equipment. The first members of the Bay Area Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association, as the organization was then known, were very active in autocrossing, Drag racing and high performance street driving.Read more...
The “Why?”, and the “Why Not?”
The decision to invest in a new motor for your Tiger, or any classic car, is usually tied to a singular event that forces the issue. This is not always the case of course, but commonly it has it’s origins around something going “bang”, “pop”, or “knock-knock-knock” accompanied by a sudden loss in power, and smoke emissions that would rival a navy frigate executing evasive maneuvers.Read more...
What is a Sunbeam Tiger?
by Von Levandowski
From Cobras Magazine, Summer 1995
Carroll Shelby. Winning driver of Le Mans, builder of Cobras, team leader of World Championship winning Shelby American. The legacy left by the wonder-crew at Shelby American is nothing short of miraculous.
Unfortunately, to obtain a true piece of this Shelby magic doesn't come cheaply. Cobras are all priced beyond the affordability of most aficionados, and GT 350 and GT 500 Mustang prices are the equivalent or beyond, of most yearly salaries. Don't despair, because Carroll has another goodie, made in the '60s, of British birth with a blue oval V8 which is still affordable, and an absolute blast to drive.Read more...