Sunday, 27 January 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #04/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started with a look at the 40" tall Elva GT160 with bodywork designed by Trevor Fiore, that came along to late to impact on Elva's fortunes from a new coperate strategy. This MG KN University Motors Speed Model Magnette was the subject of Tuesdays blog, if it looks familiar that is because I originally incorrectly identified the car as an MG Type NA. A visit to the Sinsational Autosport International held at the NEC in Birmingham recently was the subject of Wednesdays blog, above the Sin 01 was one of several new cars to make it's public debut. Featuring 23 detail improvements over the previous model this 1950 Nash Airflyte Ambassador was the subject of Thursday's blog. Ferrari Friday featured an example of the very first road going Ferrari model a Ferrari 166 Inter Coupé with Superleggera bodywork by Touring of Milan built in 1949. Yesterday's I looked at some of the improvement introduced to the Lotus Excel models introduced between 1982 and 1987. Panels gaps were not a big concern in the late 1950's but a top speed of 120 mph made this Daimler Majestic Major a sports saloon and it had new fangled disc brakes to match it's potential for speed. Thanks for joining me on this GALPOT Weekly #04/13 edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up using the links and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #03/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". This week started with a look at a look at an Elva Porsche in need of some TLC, Porsche were so impressed with this model they bought one for Herbert Muller to drive as a Porsche works entry in the 1963 European Hillclimb Championship. Jason Plato finished third in last years British Touring Car Championship driving this MG6 GT which I looked at on Tuesday. Wednesdays blog was about my adventures at the beginning of the month as a navigator for Alan Spencer on the Exeter Trial in the unique Parsons seen above. On Thursday I made an appeal for GALPOT readers to vote for Johnny Martinez '29 Ford in the Gold Eagle car of the month pole, please check out the link in the blog and vote DAILY until the end of the month, your votes will be much appreciated in what is turning out to be a neck and neck contest, thank you. This Ferrari 512S, which I looked at on Friday was pretty battered and beaten up when it finished the 1971 Daytona 24 Hours, Ronnie Buchnum and Tony Adamowicz still managed to bring it home in second place behind Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver in their Porsche 917K. On Saturday I looked at this Lotus Excel which is the prototype distinguished by having an the older Eclat name on the boot lid and many other distinguishing features within. 20/01/13 Correction today's post features this magnificent Daimler Consort with built in jacking. ( Thanks to Ryan for pointing out the error, the Daimler Majestic Major originally shown hear will feature next Sunday.) Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #03/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up using the links provided and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't for get to come back now !
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #02/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres", this week there has been a cinematic/tv theme running through all the posts. The week started celebrating Elvis Presley's 78th Birthday with a look at an Elva Mk6 of the type that stared in Viva Las Vegas alongside Elvis and Ann Margret. On Tuesday I had a look at an MG TF 1500 of the type that Rock Hudson had a little difficulty getting in and out of in the 1959 sexcapade Pillow Talk. An Audi Quattro of the type featured on Thursday played a staring role in the Ashes to Ashes TV series which ran from 2008 to 2010. Around thirty Knight Industries Two Thousand's were built for the filming of the Knight Rider series, the one featured on Thursday has a Targa Top built for the 1985 series starring David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff. Ferrari Friday featured this Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder of the type driven by Faye Dunaway in the Thomas Crown Affair in which she starred alongside Steve McQueen. Yesterdays post featured one of the Lotus Esprit's, known as Wet Nellie, used in the underwater sequences of the "Spy Who Loved Me" James Bond thriller from 1977. Star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Paragon Panther is today's featured car a magical vehicle that came into the mind of James Bond author Ian Flemming when he was writing a story for his son. Thanks for joining me on this weeks "GALPOT Weekly #02/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up with last weeks posts using the links provided and that you will join me again daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #01/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres", I hope the new marginally more rational GALPOT Weekly numbering system does not disturb the peace too much. 2013 is scheduled for a Land Speed Record (LSR) attempt at rainging the current LSR of 760.343 miles per hour to over 1000 mph by the Bristol based Bloodhound SSC team guided by present LSR holders, Richard Noble and 'driver' Wing Commander Andy Green, who set the current record with the ThrustSSC at Black Rock in 1997. As a small token of appreciation for an obscenely modest contribution to Blooddhound SSC project the "psychoontyres" legend on the tailfin of the Bloodhound SSC vehicle when it makes its LSR attempt. Find out how you too can contribute to the Bloodhound SSC Tailfin Program by clicking this link to Mondays Bloodhound SSC post. The first post of the new year featured the first MG model to be sold sold in the United Kingdom since the reappearance of the MG brand now owned by Chinese manufacturer SIAC Motors who supply partial knock down (PKD) MG6 kits, engineered and styled in the United Kingdom for assembly in their facility at Longbridge, Birmingham. I celebrated the first day of the new year with a short drive to the Cotswolds Classic Car Club meeting held in the photogenic grounds of the Frogmill Inn, Andoversford, Gloucestershire seen above and in this linked blog originally posted on Wednesday. Americana Thursday featured this Bullitesque 1968 Highland Green 302 Fastback Mustang complete with all the chrome lettering and urban Torque Thrust Alloy wheels. More film related blogs will be posted at GALPOT in the week ahead. The first Ferrari Friday of 2013 featured this Ferrari 250 GTO that has survived racing accidents and theft to become an extremely collectible multimillion dollar motor vehicle. Yesterdays post featured the controversial and continually protested twin chassis or chassis with large independently moving aerodynamic aid 1981 Lotus Ford 88 which Team Lotus repeatedly entered, occasionally practiced and but were never allowed raced. Today's GALPOT post features this Daimler 32 HP Straight Eight Limousine with thought to have been used by peripatetic exile abdicated King Edward VIII and his wife and is known to have been used in the television adaption of the peripatetic 'Poirot'. Thanking you for your continued support I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all GALPOT Readers a healthy and rewarding 2013. I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" using the links in the text. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #01/13" of getting a little psycho on tyres, I hope you will join me daily in the film week themed ahead. Don't forget to come back now !