Hear all the latest news from STAR, including important membership updates, new additions to the spares range, information on our upcoming and past events, and more.
A Big thank you to all members who had noticed my distinct lack of enthusiasm this year, and have cheered me up with their kind words. A full report on our last events will be in Stardust. TA! as we say round here.Continue reading "Thank you"
HELP. I am looking for member’s photographs that I can include in the following article. There are many published photographs but with the problems of copyright, I am unable to copy them from the various publications that are available. I am appealing to members and of course anyone interested in providing me with a suitable […]Continue reading "78 Years of Sunbeam Talbot Alpine 1936 – 2014"
It’s still not too late for newly joined, or forgetful members to send their details to Ken Sparkes, Sunbeam Talbot Restoration Specialist, for inclusion in his new book about our cars. Please send details of your car, or any car you know about, to Ken Sparkes, 3 Cooks Lane, Sawtry, Cameridgeshire, PE28 5QXContinue reading "KEN SPARKES BOOK"
Hello folks, the FHBVC have allocated 5 official venues to take part in this year’s “Drive It Day” on April 26th. One venue is the Lakeland Motor Museum in Cumbria. As our Spring Run hotel is in Cumbria only 35 miles away from the museum, we have arranged to finish our event at the “DO . All […]Continue reading "FHBVC Drive it day"
The STAR committee are pleased to announce the availability of 3 new re-manufactured parts. Please click on the STAR SPARES tab to see them.Continue reading "NEW STAR PARTS ADDED"
If you missed it or just wish to re-live it, the DVD of our last National Rally is now available through our Regalia. You can purchase either on-line via the Regalia page or directly from Paul Walby. This DVD/CD package has been created by STAR member Alan Orpet for the enjoyment of all STAR members […]Continue reading "2013 STAR National Rally DVD"
Apologies to all that have recently tried to use the on-line membership payment system and have been faced with problems. All problems have now been resolved as of 21st May 2013. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.Continue reading "Membership application/renewal problems"
John Donegan (STAR) was instrumental in working with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and the Hawkhurst Village Society to have a plaque commemorating William Rootes installed on the premises known as “Rootes House” in the village of Hawkhurst in Kent. This house and shop front location is where William Rootes first set up his business […]Continue reading "The Rootes Group Story"
A guide will be published in the 20th March 2013 edition plus an advert for STARContinue reading "Sunbeam Talbot Buying Guide in Classic Car Weekly"
Sunday – March 24th at 12.00 noon The Eight Bells at Bolney West Sussex, RH17 5QW Tel. 01444 881 396 Easy access from the A23 and A272 ( Large car park at rear of pub) If the weather is bad, leave the Sunbeam in the garage and come in the other car. Sunday – 21st […]Continue reading "Meeting Locations Spring 2013"
I have discovered that our cars will run better on “Super unleaded” 98 RON fuel , it’s more expensive but contains less ethanol, give it a try see what you thinkContinue reading "ETHANOL FUEL"
The INFO page has been updated as a result of a request from a STAR member. More are always welcome.Continue reading "Update on INFO page"
Some of our cars are about to appear on UK TV. The new BBC series of Father Brown which starts on BBC1 at 2pm on Monday 14th January has 3 of our member’s cars STARring. Also lookout for Father Benson – can you spot him?? The cars involved are Roy Hayes’ Mk2A Coupe, Tony Blake’s […]Continue reading "STAR Cars on TV!"
Sold as seen. Stored in a shed for over 20 years. Here we go on the journey of building Alpine number three.Continue reading "Build Blog"
Lets Start with Miss Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Sorry Miss England was on the bus – out of view.Continue reading "First Post Trial"
STAR member Ken Sparkes is in the process of compiling a register of all known OHV 80’s, 90’s and Alpines built between 1949 and 1957. As you will appreciate, this is an immense task and one that STAR is keen to support. It is, of course, heavily dependant on input from the cars owners. […]Continue reading "Ken Sparkes 80’s, 90’s & Alpine Register"