Rootes Archive Center

Scanning Rootes documents from the collection New Microfiche Scanner New toy for the Rootes Archive Centre. Thanks to another generous donation from our friend Buck Trippel in the US a new microfiche scanner. The archive includes approx 100,000 drawings on microfiche and this scanner will open that collection up. The scanner will work with batches (more…)

Animals in New York

A nice example of Rootes Group marketing when The Animals arrived in New York in 1964. Posted by Rootes Archive Centre Trust on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

World’s Fastest Sunbeam

Today, Dr Mayf (aka, Larry Mayfield) of Pahrump, NV drove his Sunbeam (shall we say…”modified”) Series V Alpine to a speed of 204.912 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, NV. During the World of Speed event, September 16, 2010 he finally beat the 203.792 mph speed that Sir Henry Segrave ran in 1927. Sir Henry’s (more…)

Sunbeam goes to Woodstock

This photo was clipped from the evening news on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. What a story could be told about this adventure. I would sure like to locate the owner of this car.

Sunbeams in space?

According to John Grunsfeld, the astronaut on the Hubble telescope repair, owning an Alpine qualifies one as an important life experience for astronauts. Check out segment this recording of Car Talk. The reference is at 5:50seconds. [ed note: I think the original broadcast of this show was on June 6, 2009] Here’s the link to (more…)

B.A.S.H. 2009

May 15-16
The Carlisle Import Kit/Replicar Nationals 2009 is our destination but it’s the camaraderie of the club that is remembered throughout the year!

Congratulations Jim Morrison!

as reported by Stu Brennan TigersUnited Jim Morrison’s Tiger won the “Best of Show” trophy at British Car Day, at The Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA. That Jim’s Tiger is one of the finest around, no one will argue. It carries the shiniest black paint you can imagine, and looks fairly original from a (more…)