Sunday, 4 November 2012
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #55 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin'a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started, thanks to Barry Boor, with a visit to the `Mtahleb Hillclimb and Mdina Grand Prix' held in Malta where numerous 'replica' Bugatti's were inevidence. The MG TD featuring 12 volt electrics and steel wheels as standard was the subject of Tuesdays post. Ben Pons the Dutch Volkswagen importer was responsible for suggesting the Type 2 (T1) Transporter / Kombi / Bus, which I looked at on Wednesday, in 1947. Two years later the first models which were built on Beetle platforms with similar running gear started to roll off the assembley lines. Launched with the strap line "First of the economy action cars" the 1962 Dodge Dart, which I looked at on Thursday, was unusually only in production for one year before the body was completely replaced. Ferrari Friday featured one of 12 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyders, this one was raced in the Netherlands by at three different drivers each of whom scored at least one class win. Yesterday's post featured a Lotus Type 75 Elite first seen in 1974 of which less than 100 are thought to still be on the road in the United Kingdom. Todays post features some of the vehicles that participated in last weekends The Sunlight Textile Services Pegasus Sprint including Ian Halls Darian T98 GTR which easily won fastest time of the day. Thanks for joining me on this 'GALPOT Weekly #55' edtion of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts using the links provided and that you will join me again daily in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !