Monthly Archives: February 2013

Frank Wootton artwork

Many thanks to Stuart Middlemiss for this artwork by Frank Wootton.

Stuart tells me: “It’s by Frank Wootton (1914 – 1998), quite a well-known artist in his day, specialising in motoring and aviation. The picture was used to illustrate the dust jacket of the 1955 2nd edition of Wootton’s “How to Draw Cars” Volume 2.”

 

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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

Vintage lineup

left to right
– a Sunbeam 3 litre Super Sports “Twin Cam”
– 1922 Tourist Trophy Sunbeam
– 1924 Grand Prix Sunbeam – aka Sunbeam Cub (supercharged, 2-litre, 6-cylinder, twin overhead camshafts, 146bhp@5000rpm)

Photos: Mark Ballard

Chassis of the 1924 Grand Prix Sunbeam.