1962 Sunbeam Alpine

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Finally, 563 cars into this series, a Rootes Group car on the Alameda street! » 4/18/10 9:00am 4/18/10 9:00am

PCH, Rootes Group Challenges The Prancing Horse: Sunbeam Venezia or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! You want an exotic European Hell Project, do you? Well, who doesn't?
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Renaults, Citroens And Talbots... Oh My! French Cars On Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day! In honor of the 219th anniversary of the symbolic beginning of modern France, our very own Frenchman Franzouse, has collected these photos from the "Course de Cote" vintage hill climb in St Geniez D'olt. Each car is a unique part of French rallying history, and the gallery includes a Renault R5 Turbo… » 7/14/08 2:00pm 7/14/08 2:00pm

Breathalyzers Be Blown, He'll Have Seen The Red Light!

After seeing the showroom-condition MGC-GT a couple weeks back, we were inspired to dig up this Pathe newsreel of the 1967 London Motor Show. The theme of this show appeared to be drunk driving, judging from the narrator's jokes on the subject. Lots of great vehicles here, with the real standout being the Lamborghini … » 9/06/07 12:45pm 9/06/07 12:45pm

Sunbeam Rapier Fastback: Not Barracuda-Inspired, Really!

The Sunbeam Rapier Fastback's designer claimed he wasn't ripping off the look of the early Plymouth Barracuda (and maybe he's telling the truth) but so what if he was? How can you not love a British Barracuda? Too bad Rootes couldn't talk corporate overlord Chrysler out of some Slant Sixes while they were at it, since… » 3/21/07 5:25pm 3/21/07 5:25pm

Not an Sunbeam Alpine, It's a Russian Durways Cowboy

Thanks to our new buddy Max, we've identified the last of the bogus Sunbeams from the scam we uncovered earlier today. It's the Durways Cowboy, a new Russian SUV based on the same underpinnings of the Romanian ARO military vehicle — you know it as the Cross Lander 244X. Max says it's built in the small town of… » 11/10/05 4:33pm 11/10/05 4:33pm