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Sunbeams

by Sam Maw

The 2014 Great Scot! British Car Show will honor the Sunbeam as this year's  featured marque. 

 Sunbeam was established in 1888 as a bicycle company, and moved into motor vehicles.  Along with building passenger cars, Sunbeam produced trucks, ambulances, buses, and even aircraft used in WWII.  They also built racing cars.  In 1927, they held the land speed record of over 203 mph, with the 1000HP model.

 The best known Sunbeams are the Alpine and Tiger, built between 1959 and 1967, and specifically targeted for sales in the US market.

Along with the Sunbeams, the show will exhibit Jaguars, MGs, Triumphs, and other classic cars from the heyday of the British automotive industry.  From the big, luxury vehicles of Rolls Royce, to the diminutive and sporty Austin Healey Sprite, there will be something of interest to everyone.  Make sure to spend a few minutes of your time at the 6th Annual Great Scot! British Car Show.

Sam Maw

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The greenville scottish games

All day Saturday, May 24th at Furman University!

We created the Games in 2006 as a tribute to and a celebration of our Celtic forebears. The colors, tastes, sights and sounds you will experience are all evocative of clan life in the wild Highlands of Scotland. The  Athletic competition is drawn from the warrior traditions at ancient clan gatherings, as is the Highland Dancing competition, albeit considerably more evolved from the original warlike expressions of victory over defeated enemies. Pipers from all across the South will remind you vividly of how the Great Highland War Pipes were an integral part of every Scottish clan marching into battle. The crafts – from the weaving of tartans to the Axe Throwers  – would have been all around you at a Gathering of the Clans from long ago.

Children visiting our Games will have their own miniature Scottish village, called Wee Scotland. There is not another like it, as far as we know, at any other Scottish Games in the country. They will have their own crafts, athletic events, “mountains” to climb, and much more, all the while absorbing a bit of the culture that settled our region.

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