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.
Hillman Imp with FJ1200 Engine
1963 Hillman Imp that my father has built in his shed over the last 2 1/2
years. A Yamaha FJ1200 engine has been fitted in the left rear of the cabin
driving onto a short tailshaft to a modified Skyline Diff. The footage is
of the first race entered on completion which is at the MG Car Club
Newcastles' Ringwood Hillclimb track. It set a fastet time of 34.11 seconds
which is a faster time than our
R32 Skyline GTS-t has set at this track to date.
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 racer test
Testing Doc's Imp Racer for 5 laps at Rudskogen september 2009. The car is
a GP2, Fia APP K car, 998cc full-race engine from Reg Patten. At this test
we're using the spare gearbox, which was not very smooth to say the least.
The brakes also need some mods, but apart from that the car was super fun
to drive, and quick as well. With just a couple of quickish test-laps I
nearly matched my best in the Mini, so these cars have great potential in
their class. Next year will be fun as we're building a 2nd car which is a
full Bevan-replica, and I might sneak in some races in that one. Enjoy the
fantastic sound these screamers produce!
Hillman Imp 998 on 9,000rpm dyno run
having been plagued by a misterious missfire for the last 3 rounds of the
Historic touring car championship,the only option was to remove the engine
and run under full load