Interview with Lou Lusardi of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club

Interview with Lou Lusardi of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club

The Sunbeam Tiger

Today’s guest is Lou Lusardi who is the  Press Officer for the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club. Lou is also heavily involved in the world of cycling and is the founder of the “Dragon Ride” one of the biggest cycling events in the British Isles. Lou takes us through the history of the Tiger, the club and many interesting anecdotes. A very entertaining interview.

More information on the Sunbeam Tiger can be found here on Wikipedia

Picture from the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club Website 

 

 

 

Goodwood Revival 2017 Wet Friday!

Attended the 2017 Goodwood Revival and as everyone knows this a very diverse event.

That taken into account, American vehicle and Americana were well represented down to a Gasoline Alley bar outdoor bar complete with moonshine running Hot Rods!

Plus the sound of the GT40 flat out down the main straight is hard to top.

 

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Italian, with a Dearborn accent – the one-off Siata-Ford 208 S Cabriolet Speciale – Hemming’s Daily -Kurt Ernst

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A truly one off special about to be auctioned at Monterey car week by RM Sotheby’s

More details on the article can be found here and on the auction site here

Head Scratcher Mystery Flatheads – E&S Ford Flathead V8 Cylinder Heads (From Hemmings)

Not a new article from the excellent Jim Donnelly over at Hemmings, but very interesting nonetheless.

These heads are unusual in as much as the manufacturer, (E&S), are not widely known, plus the heads appear to offer extra cooling capacity to combat overheating which is often the bane of the Ford flathead V8.

Read the article and the mystery being solved by Hemmings readers here

Head-scratcher

Excellent response to Jim’s article from Mike Russell The E&S heads were made by E&S Manufacturing Co. 1828 Keystone St. Burbank CA phone CHase 7-7447, Ed Schneck owner, Kong Jackson was involved in the design. They also made several styles of multiple carburettor intake manifolds. The “Super Marine Special” was a staggered 4 carb beauty with fins. They also made a cool 2 carb manifold featuring a “Blast Box” for street use which could be replaced with a low carburettor mounting plate for racing applications. Other products included scoops and an offset generator mounting bracket. The company moved to Georgia at some point and changed the name to L&S. The E&S Custom, Super Race, and Supermarine heads feature a revolutionary design of combustion chambers, valve and dome areas, which results in absolute maximum turbulence and enables the use of ten to one and higher compression ratios with maximum volumetric efficiency and excellent fuel flame propagation. “Choking off and “peaking

 

Holmes Motor Company – If It Isn’t A Ford V-8 It’s Out Of Date

Article from the excellent The Old Motor  Internet magazine

“If It Isn’t A Ford V-8 It’s Out Of Date”: was a catchy slogan used in the front window of the Holmes Motor Co., a Ford dealership located in Lexington, Kentucky at 180 East High Street. This publicity photo was taken in the summer of 1934 by the Lafayette Studios, also of Lexington.

Read more here