katie.rix_263 Nov 07

GOING BACK TO YOUR ROOTES. HUMBER AND SUNBEAM TALBOT SET TO SHINE AT THE NEC

GOING BACK TO YOUR ROOTES. HUMBER AND SUNBEAM TALBOT SET TO SHINE AT THE NEC

Thanks to two friendly and enthusiastic classic car clubs, visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show are in for a real treat when it comes to family stories.  And it all comes courtesy of that most British of names, the Rootes Group.

Hall 3 is where you need to head to find the Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register and a 90 model with a rather interesting history. Once owned by the Chief Fire Officer of the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, the car was sold and the new owner was intrigued by the ‘999’ registration number and, being in the Fire Brigade himself, wanted to find out more.  We can’t give the whole story away so make sure you head to Stand 485 to discover the rest of this great tale for yourself.  And while you’re there make time to enjoy the rest of the superb cars on display, all of which have their own fascinating story to tell.

Just next door on Stand 490 is the Post Vintage Humber Car Club where some fine cars await, including a Mk 3 Super Snipe that has been in the same family for more than sixty years.  Having covered 180,000 miles without needing restoration it has even played a part in a family wedding.  Another on display is a Humber Hawk that was used as an estate vehicle at Scotland’s breath-taking Skibo Castle, and that car will be joined by a further pair of Hawk models.  One of them has been in the same ownership for more than fifty two years!

If those have tempted you then Hall 3 is where you’ll find plenty more from the world of Rootes.  From Hillman to Singer make sure you see them all at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery.