Saturday, 2 March 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #08/13 a review of the seven posts that appeared on "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" from February 18th to February 24th. The week started with a look at this 2000 Dodge Dakota R/T seen at last years Yanks Picnic at Shakespeare County Raceway. Tuesday's blog featured a couple of MG Metro 6R4's including Tony Ponds example seen above on the 1985 RAC Rally in which Pond and Rob Arthur finished 3rd on the cars World Championship debut. On Wednesday GALPOT visited the February Avenue Drivers Club meeting where this 1952 Aston Martin DB2 was one of the stars. Deal of Asheville North Carolina supplied this 6 window Buick Electra 225 Riviera, featured on Thursday, new to a lucky customer in 1962. Ferrari Friday featured the 83rd Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta built, it was sold new to Ettore Buzzi in 1962 and the steel bodied car remained with him for at least 32 years before it passed into new ownership. Saturday's post featured a Lotus Renault 98T formula one car, which at 5.5 bar boost could produce an estimated 1300hp, of the type that Ayrton Senna drove to victories in 1986. Sunday's post featured a fiber glass bodied car built on a 1949 Ford Anglia chassis called a Shirley Mk II. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #08/13 edition of 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres' I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the links provided and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !
Welcome to Galpot Weekly #07/13 a review of blogs posted at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" during week 7 11th February to 18th February. The week started with a look at this 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Extended Cab with the 'Big Rig Look' credited to Philip E Payne that took Dodge to the top of the US pickup sales league from 1996 to 1999. Tuesday's post featured an MG Midget 1500 that Trevor Kirk ended up restoring twice in twenty years, second time round it was voted best car in the International Midget 50 celebration at Burghley House in 2011. A couple of weeks ago GALPOT ran a feature on Johnny Martinez '29 Ford Pickup, Johnny's adventures in the Grand National Roadster Show at Panoma with his neighbour Gary L Wales, who's 1919 American La France based La Bestioni V is seen above, were the subject of Wednesday's blog. This Red Hot 1958 Buick Special Convertible featured on the Valentines Day Blog. In 2008 US $ 4,000,000,000 would have bought you this 1963 steel shelled Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta that featured on Friday. Unsurprisingly after the death of founder Colin Chapman Team Lotus struggled in 1983, but hiring Frenchman Gerard Ducarouge midway through the season resulted in a dramatic upswing in the teams fortunes thanks to the Lotus Renault 94T which was designed and built in 42 days. The Berkeley SE338 Deluxe featured on Sunday was powered by an 18 hp twin carburetor Excelsior motor cycle which gave the cute li'l critter a top speed of 70 mph and a 50 mpg fuel consumption. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #07/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts using the links and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !