The Sunbeam Tiger page:
|The owner/driver marches toward a timing check. As far as I could tell from the way it sounded on the front straight, it|
didn't need a thing. He had plenty of torque coming out of the last, slow, corner onto the main straight and was easily
pulling away from the small-block Corvettes. He went out in the rain on Saturday morning on the mud tires seen here
outside the Easy-Up "and it was fun." No Fear, indeed...
|Ford 289 built by a shop in the Minneapolis area. It smoked heavily on cold start. But it ran clean and sharp, to very|
high revs, at operating temperature. Loose clearances and very high compression. VSCDA at Blackhawk is a mellow
event. Lots of smiles and greetings from strangers. Most owners stood aside when they noticed that spectators were
trying to take pics. This guy enthusiastically removed the hood when I asked if he would (to shoot the engine). He
told me some stories about how Ken Miles developed the Tiger in his spare time when Carroll Shelby, who had a
contract with Sunbeam, failed to deliver because he was busy with Ford. The owners want to talk about their cars.