Fifteen members and guests arrived at Queen’s Park, Ipswich for our July event. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed morning tea near the Animal reserve. The wombats were moving, the birds were chirping and the bilbies were happy to show their offspring.
Adrian Grant brought his Chevbeam and this is how he explained this unusual vehicle:
‘The Chevbeam was the result of a failed cooperation between GM and the Rootes Group. Apparently GM saw there was no midsized car in the Sunbeam lineup and so proposed a joint venture. This resulted in this Chevbeam prototype being produced. Unfortunately, the management committee could not see the possibilities of this wonderful sedan, no Rapier like intellects here, and so the whole enterprise was shelved with just one example in existence to show of what could have been a very fruitful venture. They could not see that this could be the dawn of a new age and that it would shine a Sunbeam onto an otherwise dull and pedestrian marketplace.’
Everyone really enjoyed the journey passing through the farming areas of Pine Mountain, Glamorgan Vale, Marburg and Rosewood. The lunch at the Royal George Hotel settled the appetite with great conversation to boot.
Geoff and Sylvia’s immaculate Sunbeam Alpine