Sunday, 6 January 2013
GALPOT Weekly #01/13
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 !