Sunday, 7 October 2012
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #51 a review of the last seven blogs that have been published at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week kicked off at the recent Goodwood Revival where I spotted the 1955 Series E Vauxhall Velox Pick Up seen above. Tuesdays post featured this 1938 MG VA some of which were supplied with synchromesh on the top two gears and others with synchromesh on the top three gears of the four speed gearbox. On Continental Curiosity Wednesday I looked at this 1962 Trabant P60 which was rescued from on top of a pile of cars in Gatebeck, Cumbria. Americana Thursdays blog was about Jerry Grant who not only drove this Lola Ford T70 for Dan Gurney's All American Racers team in 1966 but also recorded the first open wheel 200 mph average lap speed at Ontario Motor Speedway in 1972. On Ferrari Friday I looked at, what for my money is, the coolest Ferrari ever built, Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata's Ferrari Breadvan which FIAT's Gianni Agnelli had painted black by his butler because he thought it looked like a hearse ! Yesterday post was about the promising but ultimately ill feted all wheel drive Lotus Ford 64 which would prove to be Colin Chapman's final attempt at building a car for the Indianapolis 500, one which he threatened to personally cut up and bury after failing to negotiate a sale with Andy Granatelli. Today's blog features the Dodge Charger Daytona that Buddy Baker recorded the World First 200 mph race lap with at Talladega in 1970. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #51" edition of "Gettin a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed using the links to catch up with the last seven posts and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !