Chris Smith, the founder of Westfield who acquired the Chevron marque just over a year ago, has announced its return to the racing scene. With the first chassis frame almost complete and all the main components sourced and ready to go, the first Chevron B8 should be ready for its maiden outing at the V de V meeting at Estoril in November.
Initially, Talbot built French Clément cars from 1903, but gradually moved into constructing its own machines. It became a member of the Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq partnership in 1920 and forged a reputation as a builder of comprehensively-engineered cars with considerable sporting prowess. However, in 1935, the Rootes Group gained control and renamed the marque as Sunbeam-Talbot.
That should probably have been the end of the name in its own right but, when Peugeot took over what remained of Rootes in 1978, it decided to resurrect the badge in the UK. These ‘new’ Talbot models included the Alpine, Horizon, Solara and Samba but poor sales prompted Peugeot to kill off Talbot once more in 1986.