Category Archives: Museums

Museum Of British Road Transport

 

This museum contains many Rootes models. Unfortunately I didn’t take enough film, and left without photos of many cars, including Field Marshal Montgomery’s Humber. See also Museum Of British Road Transport Home Page

 

Talbot 105

Talbot 105

Commer/Karrier/Tilling-Stevens TS3 Diesel display engine

Commer/Karrier/Tilling-Stevens TS3 Diesel display engine

These display cases contain some of the trophies won by the marques of the Rootes Group in motor sport.

These display cases contain some of the trophies won by the marques of the Rootes Group in motor sport.

Paykan (an Iranian-built Hillman Hunter)

Paykan (an Iranian-built Hillman Hunter)

Sunbeam Rapier - on the right you can see a Hillman Minx estate.

Sunbeam Rapier – on the right you can see a Hillman Minx estate.

Hillman Imp - in the background is a Singer Hunter (or perhaps it's an SM1500).

Hillman Imp – in the background is a Singer Hunter (or perhaps it’s an SM1500).

ex-Toivonen Sunbeam Lotus works rally car.

ex-Toivonen Sunbeam Lotus works rally car.

Sunbeam Alpine raced by Harper and Procter at Le Mans 1963 - to the left you can see part of a display dedicated to works rally driver Rosemary Smith.

Sunbeam Alpine raced by Harper and Procter at Le Mans 1963 – to the left you can see part of a display dedicated to works rally driver Rosemary Smith.

Peugeot 205 T16 works rally car

Peugeot 205 T16 works rally car

Sunbeam Mk III Drophead - the museum is quite crowded so it is sometimes difficult to get a clear shot of the cars. Behind the Sunbeam you can the back of a Hillman Aero Minx.

Sunbeam Mk III Drophead – the museum is quite crowded so it is sometimes difficult to get a clear shot of the cars. Behind the Sunbeam you can the back of a Hillman Aero Minx.

Sunbeam Mk III

Sunbeam Mk III

Sunbeam with sidecar outfit

Sunbeam with sidecar outfit

National Motor Museum – the Land Speed Record Sunbeams

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Sunbeam Tiger, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1926.

Sunbeam Tiger, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1926.

Sunbeam 1000hp - The first car to attain a speed of 200mph, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1927.

Sunbeam 1000hp – The first car to attain a speed of 200mph, driven by Sir Henry Segrave in 1927.

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Sunbeam 350hp Bluebird - This car was originally driven by Kennelm Lee Guiness who set the World Land Speed Record at 133.75 mph in 1922. Malcolm Campbell then had it rebodied, renamed it Bluebird and raised the record twice, ultimately achieving 150mph.

Sunbeam 350hp Bluebird – This car was originally driven by Kennelm Lee Guiness who set the World Land Speed Record at 133.75 mph in 1922. Malcolm Campbell then had it rebodied, renamed it Bluebird and raised the record twice, ultimately achieving 150mph.

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The fourth car on display here is Parry Thomas' Babs. Thomas tragically died at the wheel of this car during an heroic record attempt. Just out of shot is Segrave's Golden Arrow.

The fourth car on display here is Parry Thomas’ Babs. Thomas tragically died at the wheel of this car during an heroic record attempt. Just out of shot is Segrave’s Golden Arrow.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Sunbeam 16

Sunbeam 16

Hillman Imp - This Imp is also reputed to be the first production Imp. See Glasgow Museum of Transport.

Hillman Imp – This Imp is also reputed to be the first production Imp. See Glasgow Museum of Transport.

Sunbeam-Talbot 90

Sunbeam-Talbot 90

The 1924 GP Sunbeam which went on to be known as the Sunbeam Cub when driven by Kaye Don

The 1924 GP Sunbeam which went on to be known as the Sunbeam Cub when driven by Kaye Don

Talbot - I'm not sure which model

Talbot – I’m not sure which model

The 1924 GP Sunbeam which went on to be known as the Sunbeam Cub when driven by Kaye Don

The 1924 GP Sunbeam which went on to be known as the Sunbeam Cub when driven by Kaye Don