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Ex Works Tiger on this years Monte Carlo Historic Rally

Post by pushrod » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:03 pm

Tiger to take on the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique - 27th January – 3rd February 2016
Last autumn, Jeremy Holden - Managing Director of Holden Vintage & Classic acquired AHP 294 B an ex-Works Rally Car, one of only seven Rootes Group works ever made. Since the acquisition the car has undergone a £100,000+ major restoration, and in 2016 will return to the tracks at the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique, exactly 50 years since it last competed.
This unique vehicle has seen many changes during its lifetime – both on and off the road; the story still continues...
About The 1964 Sunbeam Tiger ex-Works Rally Car:
Jeremy’s model (The AHP 294B), features the original Ford 4.2 Litre V8 engine. It made its debut at the 1964 Geneva Rally, just three months after it was registered, where ‘Tiny’ Lewis and Barry Hughes took the controls and edged the car to victory. Heralded as the most campaigned of the seven Tiger models, highlights for this particular car include being driven by Maurice Gatsonides in the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally, as well as by Peter Harper in the 1966 Monte. Other successes include a spell of endurance racing at the Zandvoort circuit, shattering Dutch National Records in three, six, 12 and 24 hour categories where it averaged a speed of 75.47mph over the course of 23 hours, despite regularly pulling into the pit lane to be topped up with water. The car so impressed Gatsonides that he christened it "Thunderbus".
Despite lying unused in dry storage the car has remained in excellent running order. Found still wearing the same Rootes competition bodyshell it had in 1965, it also retains many period competition features including the 288 limited slip diff, the long-range saddle tank fitted in the boot, quick-rack steering, the original works hardtop badged “1966 Marathon de la Route”, period Halda rally instruments and the fly-off handbrake specially made for Peter Harper to aid his cornering technique. Indeed all the interior trim is original, including the driver’s seat which was specially tailored to suit Peter Harper’s long-shanked frame.
The Sunbeam Tiger lives to see another day and more challenges:
Following the success of Tour Britannia, Jeremy will pair up once again with navigator, Angelica Fuentes Garcia and unlike many fellow competitors Jeremy and Angelica will complete the rally Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique unaided, with no support crew.
Angelica Fuentes, is a professional rally navigator and driver winning numerous races, and has taken part in over 200 rallies including 30 times at the iconic La Carrerra Panamericana Rally, Mexico – considered to be motor racing's most extreme races.

This 19th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique distinguishes itself again by the diversity of its itinerary, organised by the Organising Committee of Automobile Club de Monaco, who also organise the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. This year’s race will be starting on Wednesday 27th January 2016 with the Oslo course (2123km) being the opening challenge and open the ball of the concentration leg from 9.30am.
To conclude this marathon stage, the Final Leg takes place from the night of Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 3rd February, with two stages Sospel – La Bollène-Vésubie / 52.81 km / 10.15pm and Lantosque – Lucéram – Coaraze / 47.22 km / 11.35pm.
The first of the participants are expected at the podium of the Port Hercule in Monaco from 1.50am. The Prize Giving Gala Ceremony finally, will take place on the evening of Wednesday 3rd February, in the Salle des Etoiles of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.
For further information http://acm.mc/en/rallye-monte-carlo-historique

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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:32 am

No Tiger on the results page, do we know how it got on?

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Post by pushrod » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:59 pm

After a strong run the clutch failed on the last nights stages.
65 Mk1 Tiger 260
66 Mk1 Tiger 260 (African Violet)
63 Ford Falcon Sprint
63 Ford Falcon Monte Carlo Rally replica
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