THE MARQUE THAT CAME AND WENT AND CAME BACK AGAIN
The Sunbeam Motor Car Company Limited started life as a bicycle works owned by John Marston 1888. The first Sunbeam was built in 1901 but the Sunbeam Motor Company was only registered in 1905. Sunbeam made powerful engines and were competitive at all levels of racing in the early days. They also built and supplied aircraft engines up to the end of World War I.Poeding en Koek
After the war The Sunbeam group was sold, as were others, to the S T D group but in 1934 the group went into receivership and was ultimately sold to the Rootes Group. Rootes immediately stopped using the Sunbeam name for cars but continued making trolleybuses under the Sunbeam Banner. In 1938 the Rootes group reintroduced the Sunbeam name in rebranding Talbot to Sunbeam Talbot. Then in 1954 the group was restructured and the Sunbeam reappeared as a brand name.
Eventually the Rootes group, which owned Hillman, Humber, Talbot, and Sunbeam, sold out to Chrysler USA, who in turn, eventually sold to the PSA (Peugeot) Group, signalling the end of the Sunbeam name.
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.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. By clicking on the images below you should, in most cases, get a full screen image
1922 Sunbeam 14 2 Seater Roadster – Kevin Johnson-Bade [Public domain]
1932 Sunbeam 16 six light Saloon – Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK [CC BY 2.0
1957 Sunbeam Mark 111 – Andrew Bone from Weymouth, England [CC BY 2.0
1957 Sunbeam Rapier – David Parrott on en.wikipedia [Public domain]
1954 Sunbeam Mk III Rally Car – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster – Sicnag [CC BY 2.0