Race and rally drivers who competed in Sunbeams - some famous, some not so famous, some immortal

Jim Adams
Ronnie Adams
Chris Amon
Rune Backlund
Tony Baines
I.M. Bakhsh
Maxence Balas
Keith Ballisat
P. Bamber  
Don Barrow  
Hope Bartlett  
Raymond Baxter
N.F. Baylis  
L. Bell  
H.A. Bennet  
Lucien Bianchi
C.A. Bird  
Stig Blomqvist  
André Boillot
Jo Bonnier
E.L. Bouts  
Sir Jack Brabham
W.G. Bridges  
Russell Brookes  
H.B. Browning  
G. Buckley  
Ivor Bueb
Bob Burman
Richard Burns  
Joe Cagnacci  
G. Caillois  
Ray Calcutt  
F.W.H. Campbell  
Sir Malcolm Campbell
Basil Cardew
Dan Carmichael
Bjorn Cederberg
Jean Chassagne
Louis Chevrolet
Gérard Chevron
Chips Chipperton
Gordon Chittenden
J. Christiaens  
Jim Clark
Françoise Clarke
H.F. Clay  
Douglas Clease
Emile-Claude Clemens
Louis Coatalen
John Cobb  
Major J.V. Colby  
Peter Collins
Caesar Cone
Count Carlo Conelli  
John Cooper (of Autocar Magazine)
Earl of Cottenham  
John Cotter
Billy Cotton  
Mike Cotton
Andrew Cowan
L.V. Cozens  
J.M. Crickmay  
R.F. Crossman  
Ellis Cuff-Miller
Ivy Cummings  
May Cunliffe  
L. Cushman  
John Cutts
B.O. Davis  
Sammy Davis
R. de Palma  
Doc Deane
A. Divo  
Kaye Don
Claude Du Bois
George Duller  
C. Dunfee  
J. Dunfee  
P. Dutoit  
Ron Dykes
K. Eggar  
T. Elder-Hearne  
Charles Eyre-Maunsell
Robin Eyre-Maunsell
Capt George Eyston
Gunnar Fadum
Nils Falk
H.F.W. Farquharson  
Nicky Filinis
Harry Firth
John Fitch
G. Foresti  
Steve Forines  
Jim Forno  
Alan Fraser
Daphne Freeman
Guy Frequelin
D. Froy  
Fred Gallagher  
Norman Garrad
Maurice Gatsonides
G.L. Geach  
E. Genna  
John Eason Gibson
Gregor Grant
Harry Grant  
Lord Grimthorpe  
Lola Grounds
J. Arias Guedes
Kenelm Lee Guiness
Sir Algernon Lee Guinness  
Albert Guyot  
Bob Hagin  
O. Haibe  
Nick Haines
Anne Hall
Ian Hall
C.W.F. Hamilton  
Mary Handley Page
E. Harding  
C.P. Hare  
Peter Harper
George Hartwell
Harry Hawker
Mike Hawthorn
M. Hay Chapman  
D. Heath  
Vic Heylen
D. Higgin  
Graham Hill
Paddy Hopkirk
H. Hughes  
B. Hunter  
A. Hutcheson
C.R.W. Jackson  
G.J. Jackson  
J.W. Jackson  
Lloyd James  
Bob Jensen  
Leslie Johnson
A. Jones
Rev. Rupert Jones
Peter Jopp
Bob Kimes
Tony Lanfranchi
P. Lang  
Les Leston
Tiny Lewis
David Mabbs
Margaret Mackenzie
Colin Malkin
Per Malling
J.B. Marquis  
Count Giulio Masetti  
Pauline Mayman
C. McAdam  
Trevor McCalla  
Bill McGovern
Bruce McLaren
H. McMullen  
Colin McRae  
E. Médinger  
E.L. Meeson  
Ann Melvin
John Melvin
Ken Miles
Sir Alistair Miller  
A. Milne  
Nancy Mitchell
Peter Monkhouse
E.G. Morley  
J. Mortimer  
Sir Stirling Moss
R.J. Munday  
George Murray-Frame
E.S. Myers  
Barney Oldfield  
Mike Parkes
A.H. Pass  
Cyril Paul  
John Pearman
Win Percy
W.R. Perkins  
Stan Petersen
Peter Pilsworth
David Pollard
Tony Pond
Jean Porporato  
Peter Proctor
H.W. Purdy  
Jimmy Ray
Larry Reed
Dario Resta
T.H. Richards  
F. Richey  
Victor Rigal
Peter Riley
R.C. Robb  
Graham Robson
Pedro Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez
Keke Rosberg
Jack Scott
W.B. Scott  
Rosemary Seers
Sir Henry Segrave
J.C. Seligman  
Ayrton Senna
Don Sesslar
P.W. Smith  
Rosemary Smith
T.W. Smith  
E.S. Sneath
Tommy Sopwith
Dr J.T. Spare
J.S. Spencer  
Lew Spencer  
L.B. Starkey  
H. Stevenson  
W. Stokes  
Bill Swegler  
H.E. Symons  
Vince Tamburo
Fillipo Theodoli
Parry Thomas  
Rene Thomas
David Thompson
Jerry Titus
Jean Todt
Henri Toivonen
Pauli Toivonen
J.H. Toop  
Robert Topman
N. Turner  
Robin Turvey
Bernard Unett
J.P. Valumbia
Sheila Van Damm
Noel Van Raalte
C.A. Vandervell  
A.H. Watson  
T. Watts  
Eppie Wetzes
Ken Wharton
Paul White
G. Wills  
Steven Zannos

These lists are by no means complete. Please feel free to nominate people by emailing me at:
or tell us all about it on the forum.

Current or recent drivers competing in Sunbeams

Carl Christiansen - Carl raced a late series 3 Alpine on the west coast of the U.S.; with Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG), Vintage Auto Racing Group (VARA), and competed in the popular Wine Country Classic and Monterey Historics. Carl's Alpine was reportedly an ex-factory race car.

Roger Davis (email: ALPINE87@qwest.net) Roger is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and races an absolutely beautiful green series 5 Alpine with the Rocky Mountain Vintage Race Group (RMVR). Roger also comes "west" occasionally and we have raced at Sears Point Intl Raceway and at Las Vegas.

Eric Funk (email: MRZAG57@aol.com) Eric races in the midwest U.S. and refers to his Alpine as "The Nuclear Banana". Eric is in the process of building a "killer engine", with the intent of going after the Porsches! A few words of encouragement would help Eric in his endeavours.

Carl McLelland (email: carlynneracing@home.com) I am the "new new kid on the block" regarding Alpines; having come to them after 37 years in Porsches. My series 1 Alpine came out of Don Stephan's barn, where it had been in "retirement" for a number of years. Following restoration I have just completed one full season of racing with CSRG. This year I'm racing it in both CSRG and Historic Sportscar Racing - West (HSR-West). My car is prepared "period correct" - which means it is prepared as it would have appeared in an SCCA race in the 1960's.

Tom Patton - USA - Tiger

Barry Schonberger - USA - Tiger

Steve Smith - UK - Alpine

Don Stephan (email: dcstephan@aci.net) Don has a series 1 Alpine, built within the first month of production in 1959. Don races on the west coast of the U.S. and has raced in the past with CSRG, Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA), and has competed in the Wine Country Classic, Monterey Historics and Coronado Grand Prix. Prior to the Alpine, Don had an extensive history of road racing spanning three decades, in quite a number of SCCA and IMSA cars.

Terry Sully - Australia - Alpine

Geoff Tedder - '67 Series V Alpine. Yellow # 53

Curt Bowland - USA - Tiger

Andy Vitek - USA - Tiger

Geoff Morse - Australia - Alpine

Reg Darwell - Australia - Alpine

Brad Morse - Australia - Tiger

Patrick Watts - UK - Tiger

If you're racing or rallying a Sunbeam of any sort, or you know someone who does, send some details for this page to: