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aeronca65t
04-29-2003, 09:52 PM
Sunbeam seen at Hershey Vintage Hillclimb(thumbnails):


https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc03/thumbnails/HHC03_2420.jpg

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc03/thumbnails/HHC03_2476.jpg

....& from 2002

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc02/thumbnails/6F3C0220_J.jpg

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc02/thumbnails/6F3C0229_J.jpg


*All* cars entered in the event (including mine) can be seen here:

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc03/index.htm

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sunbeammadd
04-30-2003, 06:20 AM
Ummm, the white one looks more like a Simca to me.

Still, it's a distant relative!

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aeronca65t
04-30-2003, 06:55 AM
Ooops! Mixing up my Simcas with Sunbeams! My bad proofreading (I forgot about the Chrysler connection until you mentioned it)! graemlins/crazy.gif

I did actually own a Simca (Etoille) once.

Anywho, good catch.....the boxy little car above is indeed a Simca Abarth sedan....here's some real "Beams (from the 2002 event)

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc02/thumbnails/6F3C0312_J.jpg

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc02/thumbnails/6F3C0343_J.jpg

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Tiger
04-30-2003, 09:00 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by sunbeammadd:
Ummm, the white one looks more like a Simca to me. <hr></blockquote>

It's a small pic, but I'd have guessed a Renault 8 with a singer Chamois grille.

That yellow one looks better with the top off, and for all I know, safer -- I recall my wife laughing at me while I struggled to get in for a "test sit" about 1.5 years back, and then she (fully ten inches shorter) had about the same trouble when she tried.

aeronca65t
05-01-2003, 07:53 AM
Here's a Sunbeam Tiger with a hardtop "on"(from the '02 event):

https://www.kenbeardphoto.com/hhc02/thumbnails/6F3C0253_J.jpg

I understand the notion of difficult entry/egress. It rained on Saturday, but they let us have untimed "practice" runs....the rain was so hard, I ran with my top up (first time up this year). It's nearly impossible to get past the side safety bar in my car, especially with a helmet. Good excersize, I suppose (but somewhat humilitating when people are watching).

https://www.ccm.edu/engtech/sprtdoor.jpg

aeronca65t
05-16-2003, 10:13 PM
The club has just posted the 2003 results....arghhh! I finished 42 out of 62! Oh well, there's always *next* year!

Results:

https://www.svvscc.org/hillclimb.htm