The Sunbeam Rapier was styled in the late 1950s to have the American look of that period, reminiscent of the Studebaker Hawk with two tone paintwork, large rear fins and leather look upholstery but built in the UK – so it still had ‘Old English’ charm.
Spring is such a time of expectation, it’s almost as if the whole of the countryside is just waking up.
The Honda Civic is one of those Japanese brands that has never faded away or changed into anything else, and it’s remarkable to think it’s been on our roads since 1972.
Shooting recently with Richard Gray at Scrivelsby with a team I had not met, as usual people enjoy showing me their various guns. One in particular was a Robert Churchill with 25” barrels, a self-opening premier model being used at the end of the season with 32 grams and 5 shot to some effect. Note the fine detailing and fancy back action, imagine how difficult this gun was to stock!
A former Royal Ascot winner has been transformed into a successful para-dressage horse under the tutelage of Lincolnshire rider Julie Frizzell, who now hopes the pair can go on to compete at international level together.