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...
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...
The “Why?”, and the “Why Not?”
By Hobey Landreth
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...