A Carburetor with a Mission: Make my Tiger Go!
By Hobey Landrith
Editor's Note: Don't forget to checkout Bill Martin's carburetor "How To" seminar featuring Don Gardyne of DG Carburetors. See the calendar for more information.
Matching just the right carb to your engine might sound straight-forward, and in fact most decently built engines will run on a poorly selected and/or badly tuned carb, though at a fraction of the performance they’re capable of. But getting it right, and I mean really right for a high performance application, is not a total slam dunk.
Road Racing Sunbeam Tigers
By Bill Martin
US Road Racing Tigers
To road race a production sports car in the United States from the 1940s on through the end of production sports car road racing one had to be a member of a club or sanctioning body like the Sports Car Club of America or SCCA. Production car racing was amateur racing as in there was no prize money for winning or placing. People don’t road race production cars anymore although they do run them in the SCCA autocross classes, also for no prize money. In the mid 60s pro racing (as in prize money) classes began to take over the majority of the public conscience with regard to the SCCA. Can-Am and Trans-AM from 1966 on was where all of the best drivers migrated. Some drivers would still run in the Amateur production car classes but hey if you could get paid to drive with the big boys why not?Read more...