Harry Grant, #27 Sunbeam, Indianapolis Speedway, 1914

Summary

Great Britain's Sunbeam Motor Car Company traced its roots to a bicycle manufacturer founded in 1887. Two Sunbeam cars made the starting grid at the 1914 Indianapolis 500. The automaker participated actively in Grand Prix racing in the 1920s -- but the expensive program likely contributed to Sunbeam's receivership in 1934.

Great Britain's Sunbeam Motor Car Company traced its roots to a bicycle manufacturer founded in 1887. Two Sunbeam cars made the starting grid at the 1914 Indianapolis 500. The automaker participated actively in Grand Prix racing in the 1920s -- but the expensive program likely contributed to Sunbeam's receivership in 1934.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1914

Collection Title

Phil Harms Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.103.P.5027.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.00 in

Width: 10.00 in

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