Louis Coatalen, managing director and chief engineer of the Sunbeam Motor Car
Co., Ltd., Wolverhampton, England, has arrived en route to Indianapolis for the
500-mile Liberty sweepstakes to be held May 31. He has brought with him two ...
Author: Robert Dick
From 1915 through the early 1920s, American auto racing experienced rapid and exciting change. Competition by European vehicles forced American car manufacturers to incorporate new features, resulting in legendary engineering triumphs (and, essentially, works of art). Some of the greatest drivers in racing history were active during this time--Ralph DePalma, Dario Resta, Eddie Rickenbacker, the Chevrolet brothers, Jimmy Murphy. Presenting dozens of races in detail and a wealth of engineering specs, this history recalls the era's cigar-shaped speedway specials and monumental board tracks, the heavy-footed drivers, fearless mechanics, gifted engineers and enthusiastic backers.
Louis Coatalen emerges from thisbiography as a man full of Gallic charm and wit, determined to obtain successfor his products by whatever means necessary.
Author: Oliver Heal
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fabled automobile designer Louis Coatalen emerges from this new biographical portrait as a man of French charm and wit--but also as one determined to obtain success by any means necessary. In Louis Coatalen: Engineering Impresario of Humber, Sunbeam, Talbot, Darracq, readers witness Coatalen's perseverance and certain lack of scruples, as well as his ability to recognize a good idea and recruit talented individuals to aid in his visions. These characteristics, combined with undeniable leadership skills, have made him a major figure in British motoring history. Historian Oliver Heal provides new research into Coatalen's family and his ties across the automobile design world. He shows Coatalen's motor racing successes, as well as his failures: his birth in Brittany, his training as an engineer in France, his rise in the British motor industry, and his accomplishments at Humber and Sunbeam, important pre-World War I carmakers. Heal also tells Coatalen's personal racing story about how his teams were the first British car to win a Grand Prix, later breaking the World Land Speed Records on five occasions. Eventually returning to France, Coatalen helped build up Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Company and devoted much time and money to developing a powerful, though ultimately unsuccessful, diesel airplane engine. Coatalen's complicated private life--involving four wives, drug addiction, and questionable investments--are also examined for the first time. Accompanied by 250 illustrations, including many previously unpublished photographs, this new biography provides a roaring picture of a British car-making legend.
By 1905 his interest in motor racing had led him to look at building his own car,
and in 1907 he joined forces with Louis Coatalen, a French-born engineer who in
1901 had become the chief engineer of Humber, which had built its first motor ...
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
William Hillman started manufacturing cars in Coventry in 1907 before selling his company to the Rootes Brothers in 1928. Three years later came the Hillman Minx, the first of a line that would endure in multiple forms for nearly half a century, even after the remarkable Imp arrived in 1963 to claim a slice of the market opened by the BMC Mini. Rarely revolutionary, Hillman cars nevertheless carved out a special place in the hearts of the British people as well as many overseas customers. This beautifully illustrated introduction to a classic British marque traces Hillman's history from its first cars at the turn of the century until, weakened by industrial disputes, it disappeared in the mid-1970s.
Author: United States. Patent OfficePublish On: 1918
Louis COATALEN , Wolverhampton , England , assignor of onehalf to Sunbeam
Motor Car Company Limited , Wolverhampton , England . Filed Sept. 6 , 1916 .
Serial No. 118,781 . ( Cl . 74–7 . ) 1,240,422 . STARTING MECHANISM FOR ...
These things cause the layman Following on Mr. Louis Coatalen's lecture on the
differto reflect , and doubtless the engineer ences between aircraft and motor -
car engine design and too , that there is room for a deal of construction to the ...
... the Frenchman Louis Herve Coatalen broughtmuch motorracing success to the
town. After eight yearsas chiefengineeratHumber in Coventry, Coatalen was
recruited inthe samerole by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton
Author: Joey Brew
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The fascinating story of Wolverhampton's rich sporting heritage.
He waited until 1902 before experimenting with his first motorbike but by 1907
Premier was producing large motor cars, designed by Frenchman Louis Coatalen, who would become one of British motoring's leading automobile
Author: Carlton Reid
Publisher: Island Press
Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.
COATALEN IN COVENTRY Louis Coatalen ' s first cars for Humber included a
1902 12hp fourcylinder model ( right ) ; the 1906 10 / 12hp model ( far right ) was
his most important contribution to the company . Coatalen ( below , at the wheel
Initially came Louis Coatalen. later the Rootes brothers, and more recently the
Amercan Chrysler empire. Whilst modern Hillmans are noted contenders in the
small to medium car class. it may come as some surprise to discover that some of
Author: David Culshaw
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
This long out of print classic has now been revised and updated. The most comprehensive account of British cars ever published, this book presents a huge amount of historical and technical information. Nearly 700 manufacturers and 3,700 individual models are profiled, including technical specs for most cars.
Author: Automobile Heritage Publishing & Communications, LLCPublish On: 2003-03-01
... rejoining his old engineering friends Louis Coatalen and Ernest Henry at
Sunbeam, Resta felt he was back home. At all reports he appeared happier than
he'd been in years. He won several hill climbs and drove a Talbot to second
place in ...
Louis Coatalen - Motor Engineer by W . F . BRADLEY Above : From the rolling
start the field is led. Louis Cootalen , with the author , at the wheel of the 1920 six
- cylinder Sunbeam in the French Army , there could be no doubt about Coatalen
E A JA H ELB Diagram illustrating the operation of the Berger starter
HYDRAULIC starter , built under A Berger license , is used on the I I Louis Coatalen aircraft engine which was exhibited at the Paris aero show , and not a
compressed air ...
April 12 , 1930 Carburetor Troubles Speed Trials , T Louis Coatalen , chief
engineer of of changes in air intake posi six - cylinder , high - speed Diesel Louis Coatalen , managing director and chief en stroke is less than the bore . This short
We have motors It was fortunate to possess an engineering genius in the person
ranging from the six - cylinder 170 - h.p . engine to the mammoth of Mr. Louis Coatalen , a brilliant young Frenchman who gave eighteen - cylinder engine of
Two sparks are uct of Louis Coatalen , engineer of the Sun of lightness and
proportionately greater furnished to each cylinder from indepenbeam factory ,
excerpts from whose talk on rigidity , to say nothing of accessibility dent
1,235,180 — Carbureter . Guy A. Barder and Robert J. G. McKnight , Wilkinsburg
, Pa . 1,235,187 — Lubrication of Cam - Shafts for InternalCombustion Engines . Louis Coatalen , Wolverhampton , England . 1,235,188 — Carbureter . Don Cole
Lewis A. McDowell , Luverne , Minn . 1,247,982 and 1,247,983— Internal -
Combustion Motor , Daniel B. Mendanich ... 1,248,264 — Construction of Crank -
Chambers for Aviation - Engines . Louis Coatalen , Wolverhampton , England .
Emboitement tie manivelles. ra,.x OOOO-QiJ w Louis Coatalen, Wolverhampton,
England, 23rd April, 1918 ; 6 years. Filed 21st March, 1917. Receipt No. 277,299.
Claim. — 1. In an internal combustion engine, a crank chamber, a reducing ...
Assembling a Sunbeam - Coatalen “ Short " waterplane in East Africa . ... At the
same time we are reproducing a photograph of Mr . Louis Coatalen , the genius
behind the engine , who , it will be recalled , read a most instructive paper on ...
It will be observed that the general principles of The camshafts are lubricated by
low pressure , and design are common to all three types , and , as pointed are
operated through a train of enclosed spur wheels out by Mr. Louis Coatalen in his