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Classic Car Displays

Classic Motor Show 2022

Picture 3,000 Classic Cars...

As a classic motoring enthusiast, there is nowhere else in the UK to see such a diverse display of classic cars, bikes and other vehicles on display than at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

Spanning over 120 years, from traditional British classics, vintage motors, historic motorsport to American muscle cars and retro hot hatches, explore this stunning collection of vehicles that are brought together for the classic car community’s season finale at Birmingham’s NEC.

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The National Motor Museums Record-Breaking Stand

Sunbeam 1000hp 'Slug'

The 1,000hp Sunbeam, an early purpose-built Land Speed Record car, reached 200mph driven by Major Henry Segrave. Designed by Chief Engineer Louis Coatalen and Captain J S Irving, it housed two 22.5 litre V12 Matabele aero engines delivering around 900hp. The attempt, held at Daytona Beach, Florida on March 29, 1927, set a new Land Speed Record at an average speed of 203.792mph.

350hp Sunbeam

The 350hp Sunbeam, a significant Land Speed Record car, was designed by Sunbeam's Louis Coatalen and built in Wolverhampton between 1919 and early 1920. It featured an 18 litre Sunbeam V12 ‘Manitou’ aero engine, four-speed gearbox, and drive shaft. Piloted by renowned drivers including Kenelm Lee Guinness, it secured the Land Speed Record at 133.75mph in 1922. Acquired by Captain Malcolm Campbell in 1923, he painted it blue, naming it 'Blue Bird'. Campbell set a new record of 150.76mph at Pendine Sands on July 21, 1925.

Sunbeam Standard Model 3

This was one of the machines on the Sunbeam Stand at the 1924 Olympia Show. It was sold by Graham Walker, then competitions manager of John Marston Limited, to a schoolmaster whom he was destined never again to meet.

When the schoolmaster died, Graham Walker was astonished to learn that this machine along with several others had been willed to him.

It was restored by Mr H.O. Twitchen

Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs 2023 Line Up!

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