A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.


The Sunbeam Tiger.

Before you anti-foreign car folk start snubbing your nose at this British import, don’t forget that the late, great Carroll Shelby had a heavy hand in its design, and that they’re powered by Ford V8 engines despite being assembled in England.

The Sunbeam Tiger was produced between 1964-67. Just a little more than 7,100 were made, and the car once held the American Hot Rod Association’s national record elapsed time in the quarter-mile, according to our friends at Hemmings.



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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.