Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club

Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

Copyright 1977 to 2018 Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club Ltd | Registered No. 8263609 England


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The Club


About the Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club


The Club was formed in 1977 and became a Company limited by guarantee on the 22nd October 2012.  The committee are keen to promote a friendly atmosphere and although each and every member believes that the Sunbeam Alpine is a special sports car, we also wish to ensure that, through this club, all members can find fulfillment from meeting enthusiasts with similar interests and experiences that they have gained from owning our kind of car.


The Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club is owned by our members and governed by an elected committee of volunteers which changes every three years. As a club member, you can become as actively involved as you like in supporting the car and our members, either in your local area with smaller events, or nationally as part of the committee.


Like all true membership organisations, we are non-profit. All profits made from rallies, events, regalia sales and membership fees are ploughed back into the club to continue its growth and support members with more events, regalia and magazines which are bigger and better quality than before.


We have a large collection of  archives documenting the history of the car and our club over 40 years, and have a dedicated archivist.  The club fully supports the Rootes Achive Centre Trust in it’s recent initiative to move to a permanent home in Wroxton, Nr Banbury.  The Archive holds many of the original Rootes drawings for the Sunbeam Alpine / Tiger and other Rootes marques.


We are a local club with global connections. There is a large collection of active local groups covering most of the United Kingdom. Each one is served by an Organiser who is the Club's representative on a local level.


There is a major National Rally each year, a well supported Spares Day, and we also attend the NEC Classic Motor Show, and Practical Classics Restoration Show on an annual basis.


Our 2017 National Rally, celebrated 40 years of the Club and was held at the prestigious Trinity Park Show Ground, Nr Ipswich.


We produce a full colour glossy bi-monthly magazine called the Horn, with a wide variety of articles featuring members cars, events, news and technical hints and tips.


Comprehensive technical support.

The Alpine Guide, and recently published Buyers Guide are available to purchase, Insurance valuations and technical advice is free to all members, and just a phone call or email away.  We also support a lively Technical Forum which is free to members and non-members alike.


We have an active presence on Facebook, as well as a dedicated Sunbeam Alpine Technical Forum. Our membership is made up from a broad variety of ages and backgrounds, and is a vibrant welcoming community.


Most of the club's technical experts are active contributors on Social Media, and many members have posted up a picture of a mechanical problem at lunchtime only to have it solved for them by tea-time! Our active online presence makes it easier than ever for members to talk to each other, swap ideas, stories and experiences, regardless of distance. We understand the power of the internet to do good things, and have fully embraced the digital transformation in the Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club.


The Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club has a good relationship with many parts suppliers who offer members discounts on parts and whom support us at our shows and in our magazine.


We are also a member of the Association of Rootes Car Clubs, which exists to promote relationships between Rootes car clubs to coordinate joint events, discuss shared issues, and give members of each club access to a fuller diary of rallies, events and members.


We are proudly affiliated to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), a research and lobbying body supporting the use of classic cars in daily British traffic for the future. Recently they have successfully lobbied for the reintroduction of the rolling tax exemption scheme, commissioned research into the impact of ethanol fuels, and expressed concerns over the pre-1960 MOT-exemption scheme. As an FBHVC affiliated member, all club members are entitled to an insurance 'Club discount' if the insurer participates in the scheme. As an affiliate Club, we can actively contribute to these discussions, and receive regular reports and authoritative research papers on developments in the industry. We reprint these details in the Horn for your benefit and information.