The Talbot Company started making motor vehicles in 1903.The cars were originally known as Clement-Talbot but changed shortly thereafter to just Talbot.
Just after the end of World War I The Talbot organisation was absorbed into the S T D Group. But in the mid 1930’s financial woes forced the S T D company to sell out to the Rootes Group.
The British products continued under the Talbot label and the French equivalents were marketed under the Darracq label.
The company’s name was changed yet again to Sunbeam- Talbot Limited in 1938 but was still part of the Rootes Group. Some of the vehicles were then branded Sunbeam-Talbot but by the mid 1950’s the Talbot name was dropped. The intellectual property now belongs to the PSD (Peugeot) Corporation. In a strategic move Peugeot revived the Talbot name in 1978 after purchasing the Simca group and rebadging Simcas as Talbots. Once Peugeot had achieved a raft of objectives related to market share in the UK and a stronger position in front wheel drive cars in France the Talbot was again withdrawn, this time in 1994. All very complicated.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. By clicking on the images below you should, in most cases, get a full screen image.
1924 Talbot DC 4 Seater Tourer Clive Barker from Selsey, West Sussex, U.K.
1928 Talbot 15cv Sandra Fauconnier [CC BY-SA 3.0
1931 Talbot M75 AlfvanBeem [CC0]
1946 Sunbeam Talbot using Hillman Engine Sicnag [CC BY 2.0
1947 Sunbeam Talbot 10 Charles01 [CC BY-SA 4.0
1950 Sunbeam Talbot 80 Sicnag [CC BY 2.0