Sunday, 10 February 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #06/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The GALPOT week started with a trip back to 1947 and a look at a "Job Related" series Dodge 1 ton pickup. Tuesday's post featured an enchanting replica MG Q-type an MG parts bin racer. On Wednesday GALPOT featured this Monteverdi 375L High Speed a 2+2 Coupé for the discerning international man of mystery. The only thing missing from the options list of this 1950 Buick Roadmaster Riviera that featured on Thursday was a tooth brush according to one contemporary wag. Ferrari Friday featured this Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Compitizione which Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez drove to a debut win in the Paris 1000kms race held at Montlhéry. Yesterday's post featured this Lotus Ford 92, seen here with Brendon Hartley at the wheel, an interim car built for Nigel Mansell to drive while Renault got up to speed with their supply of turbo motors. The Lotus 92 was the first Formula One car to be fitted with active suspension. Today's post feature's Daphene Arnott's supercharged Arnott Sports which made an unsuccessful attempt to qualify for the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hours. Daphene Arnott is thought to be the world first female to found a automobile manufacturing business. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #06/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the links in the text and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't for get to come back now !
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #05/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started with a look at a recently rebodied Elva Mk III that is usually on view at the Bexhill Museum. On Tuesday I returned to Len Miller's MG PA that first featured at GALPOT several months ago, the car is seen above on the premises of TLK Repairs, Purfleet, Essex after the great storm in October 1987. January's Avenue Drivers Club meeting was the subject of Wednesday's blog, where the Mercedes CL 500 once owned by R2-D2 and later by Darth Vader was on display. Americana Thursday's blog featured this 1926 Hupmobile Eight Tourer powered by an eight cylinder L-head motor and fitted with double tilt beam headlights. A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione was the subject of Ferrari Friday's blog, one with a competition history spanning the 1960 Tour de France to the 1964 Dakar 6 Hours. Yesterday's post was about the Lotus Ford T 91 of the type that would be the last Lotus that Colin Chapman saw score a Grand Prix victory. Today's blog is about a vehicle built by the almost forgotten make Paramount who used an aluminium over ash construction technique that is still found on Morgan cars. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #05/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts using the linked text, and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !