IMP SHOW No 1
Starts with photos off slides from the 1960s of one of the very first
Hillman Imps that was registered in August 1963. This is the parental car
citnut3 learned to drive on. Of particular note is the original polished
aluminium cam cover and the radiator fan enclosure with very few fixed
blades. This car was in Balmoral Grey. The show progresses through a
selection of Imps and other variants based on the Imp giving a broad
overview of the range. All photos by CITNUT except the third taken by a
friend of CITNUT3.
Sunbeam Tiger v Sunbeam Stiletto
Quarter Mile Dragstrip run against a Sunbeam Stiletto. Did not mind losing
in the Tiger when the Stiletto ran 8.36 seconds ;)
Mis-shift into second gear didn't help my time, but still fun!
Sunbeam Imp Historic Racer Debut/shakedown
First test of our new GP 2 FIA Sunbeam Imp Sport. This car is a replica of
the famous George Bevan / Bill McGovern BTCC-winning Imp of the 70s. The
track is Rudskogen, the race is a round in the Norwegian Championship for
Historic Racing incorporating classes from 1961-76, from a 1000cc Opel
Kadett to a 76 Broadspeed Capri. The gearbox is a spare, with totally wrong
ratios, so it wasn't exactly a bullet out of some of the corners - but will
be remedied for the next race.
Cadwell park HSCC Hillman Imps VS Minis
The up to 1300cc race at Cadwell Park, Because of the up to 1300cc rule it
was virtually an Imp VS Mini race. Simon Benoy took a very deserving win
after the restart.
Unfortunatly on the restart David Heale's gearbox broke due to no fault of
his own, full race Imps are hard to get off the line because they are rear
engined and rear wheel drive, they don't get the wheel spin like some of
the other cars, that coupled with having a full race cam means alot of revs
are required to get the car moving. Plus a race clutch makes slipping the
space frame stiletto imp
First time out with Chris Thomas from Z cars for the re powered space
framed stiletto imp running a Hayabusa engine on Z Cars mini engine cradle
diff and reversing gear.
Hillman Imp Restoration
A montage of restoration pictures from start to finish of Hillman Imp GT
Song - U2 - With Or Without You.
The Cars the Star Hillman Imp
The Car's the Star: Hillman Imp
Series looking at classic '70s cars, many of which can be seen in the
background of Life on Mars. Quentin Willson looks at the Hillman Imp. [S]
Smitten by a Sunbeam Imp
My buddy, who I call "Isetta Jim" brought by his brand new to him 1965
Sunbeam Imp today...pretty cool! Brand new paint, 850 or 875 cc , water
cooled 4 cylinder,13" custom wheels. Awesome little car