Remembering Ian Garrad
By Tom Hall
Here’s a car that was specifically created by The Rootes Group to capture a place in the ultra-high performance sports car market of the 60’s. The Sunbeam Tiger was offered with numerous Dealer supplied performance enhancement options that allowed the buyer to increase the performance to any level desired. The Rootes Factory created internal Performance Programs to compete in races and rally’s in Europe and supported several race teams in the USA, dedicated to demonstrate the capability of the Sunbeam Tiger. Ian Garrad was not only responsible for the creation of the Tiger Prototypes; he was in charge of all the LAT Options and race support programs in the USA.