Welcome to the tenth edition of GALPOT Weekly, last week was spent reviewing what I can only describe as an unexpectedly interesting year.
On Monday I started with a review of some of the Museums I have visited this year, amongst many vehicles I have seen in the flesh for the first time was this 1976 Hill GH2 at the Donington Park Museum.
Throughout the year Geoffry Horton has kindly sent me photo's from the Concours d'Elegance events some of which I reviewed on Tuesday. Among the many completely unknown vehicle manufacturers to me until Geoffrey sent me photographs was this 1952 Maverick Sportster seen above at Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance in September.
Of the events I reviewed on Wednesday my first visit to Brooklands and seeing some of the cars of the Brooklands era noodling around what remains of the banking was amongst the most memorable.
On Thursday I reviewed some of the motor sporting highlights of my year which included winning a trophy for driving up a muddy hill and seeing the Scuderia Vittoria Ferrari 458 being shared by Phil Dryburgh and John Gaw take an overall win at Castle Combe.
Friday I cast an all too brief swift glance over some of the Ferrari's that I have seen and featured this year including the 312 B3 Chassis #010 the very first Ferrari I ever saw taking part in a race.
For Christmas Eve yesterday I retold the amazing story of Mr Leonard Williams '32 Highboy Ford Boeing Roadster the first privately owned gas turbine powered car, which today resides with the Le May Museum.
For Christmas Day I have been looking at the Allard J2 on Lake Orion which belonged to Del Lee and today belongs to GALPOT Birthday Boy John Aibel.
The next 8 days will be taken up with the Automobiliart/GALPOT Seasonal Quiz details of which can be found below.
I hope you will join me daily for the Automobiliart/GALPOT Seasonal Quiz in the week ahead at GALPOT. Don't forget to come back now !
PS Don't forget ...
Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz
December 26th - January 2nd
Win a set of Paul Chenard Greetings Cards
Set 1 Sports & GT Cars
Set 2 Phil Hill World Drivers Championship 50th Anniversary Edition
Set 3 1934 Season
Set 4 Grand Prix Engines of the 1950's
Set 5 Mike Hawthorn's Race Cars
The Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz will comprise 8 categories.
Overall winner chooses one set of Paul Chenard Greetings Cards from the five sets shown above.
The cards measure 15.24cm x 11.43cm, come in packs of 12 with 3 copies of 4 designs in each set, plus A6 envelopes.
Which set will you choose ?
The free to enter Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz will run from December 26th - January 2nd Entries close January 8th 2012, Winner announced January 16th 2012.
Full details on December 26th at GALPOT.
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