Sunbeam Club Deutschland

History of the Club


The SUNBEAM CLUB DEUTSCHLAND was founded in 1985 by Peter Bertels.
The club provides home to all enthusiasts of the various brands - Sunbeam, Hillman, Humber, Singer, Talbot, Sunbeam-Talbot-Lotus, which were built under the umbrella of the ROOTES GROUP until 1981. We assume that there are around 400 exemplars of the ROOTES GROUP in Germany. That is an impressive figure for a rare, rather unknown brand. 

As of December 2020, the club has around 150 members who are at home in Germany, Great Britain, Austria, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and South Africa.
Our Membership in the Association of Rootes Car Clubs means that there is close interaction with other European Rootes Clubs. Personal contacts through trips to the big classic car events such as Goodwood, LeMans Classic or classic trade fairs such as Techno Classica Essen, Auto d‘Epoca in Padua and Retromobile in Paris have created connections and friendships as far as the USA and New Zealand. 

The club has had its own stand at Techno Classica every year for several years now. Our mission is to restore, maintain and, above all, drive these interesting classic cars. We have a large archive and support our members with tips, manuals and extensive literature. 

Club life includes a Germany-wide annual meeting as well as various regional meetings, trips all over Europe to the meetings of friendly clubs, participation in classic car rallies, circuit races. Last but not least, simple screwdriver evenings have been connecting members since the day the club was founded. 

Our CLUB JOURNAL with interesting reports and stories from people around their beloved oldies appears three times a year with a strength of approx. 52 pages. If you have a Sunbeam Alpine, Tiger, Imp, Venezia, Rapier, Minx, Super Snipe, Advenger, Hunter, Husky or Commer, want to get one or are simply a fan of our ROOTES CARS, we are very happy if we can inspire you with our passion and you decide to become a member of our club. Simply use our online membership application for this. 

We are glad to see you! 

Markus Steininger
President Sunbeam Club Deutschland



Regiotreffen Süd Sommer 2019