Sunday, 14 October 2012
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #52 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started at Bristol's M-Shed which houses what might be the worlds oldest surviving Bristol a 1906 16/20 Tourer. On Tuesday I looked at an MG PB a model that was in production for just 12 months, despite this the cars were used in competition for a period spanning nearly years. Last Saturdays Autumn Classic meeting at Castle Combe was reviewed on Wednesday. This was the first time the VSCC had visited the venue in thirty years. Above Tom McWirter driving his six wheel Jaguar SS 100 is seen leading the opening lap of the VSCC Pre War Sports Car race. Thursdays post was all about the original Chevrolet Corvette C1, above is the six cylinder triple carburetor Blueflame motor that powered the featured 1954 model. Ferrari's competition oriented 212 Export was the subject of Friday's post, chassis #0158ED above was seen by Geoffrey Horton at the recent Danville Concours d'Elegance gala dinner. Yesterday's post featured a Lotus 69 open wheeler which was designed to compete in a variety of Formula for the 1970 season. Despite it's considerable success on the track particularly in Formula 3 the Lotus 69 proved to be the last Lotus customer competition model. Today's mega post is about a pilgrimage I made last week to Bourne in Lincolnshire home of British Racing Motors (BRM) where the town was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill's and BRM's World Championship victories. Above Graham Hills son, 1996 World Champion Damon, drives his fathers BRM P578 chassis #P587/1 known as 'old faithful'. Hard to believe a year has gone by since I started these GALPOT Weekly blogs, I look forward to seeing what the year ahead brings as GALPOT enters it's third year. I hope you have enjoyed using the links to catch up with the last seven posts on "Gettin a li'l psycho on tyres" and that you will join me daily during the week ahead, don't forget to come back now !