Sunday, 17 March 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #11/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". Monday's post featured this 1941 Prow Front Ford F1 1/2 ton Pickup styled by Ford's chief designer E.T. "Bob" Gregorie. This 1928 Singer 8 Junior Sport was the subject of Tuesday's blog, one just like it was observed by the Royal Automobile Club to have climbed the 1:4 Porlock Hill in Devon 100 times in 15 hours. Land locked Switzerland is better known for skiing in it's alpine mountains than manufacturing motor vehicles or the presence of any sharks but that did not stop Swiss Peter Monteverdi building four Dodge V8 powered super cars, one of which I looked at on Wednesday and giving them the Monteverdi Hai (Shark) model name. On Americana Thursday I looked at the history of the Cadillac Coupé de Ville and on the Cannonball Run. The Ferrari 250 GTO, above, that I looked at on Ferrari Friday had been raced on three continents before being purchased by the current owners family in 1974. Satoru Nakajima parted with Team Lotus after three relatively unremarkable years with a forth place finish and fastest lap at the 1989 Australian Grand Prix driving a Lotus Judd 101 similar to the one above that featured in yesterday's blog. The 1973 BRM P160 E which features today was shared 50 50 by Clay Regazzoni and Jean Pierre Beltoise it's best finish was in it's first race at the non Championship International Trophy at Silverstone where Clay scored a third place finish from an eighth place start. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #11/13" edition 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 during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !
Welcome to GALPOT Weekly 10/13 a review of the seven blogs at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" posted between March 4th and 11th. The week started with a look at this 1939 Ford One Ton Pick Up the first Blue Oval pick up to be fitted with hydraulic brakes. Tuesday's post featured this li'l 1928 Singer 8 Saloon powered by a 16.5 hp motor who's crankshaft runs in just two bearings. Thanks to Geoffrey Horton Wednesday's post featured some California sunshine as seen at the Palm Springs Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance where this 1931 Chrysler Imperial was one of the stars of the show. Cadillac's 1941 Series 62 Coupé which quadrupled was the subject of Thursday's blog. Annie Soisbault drove this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which was the subject of Ferrari Friday's blog, to a win in the 1965 Grand Prix of Paris. Thanks to US$ 35 million of funding from General Motors Lotus developed the Lotus M100 Elan which was launched in 1989, the 1991 Elan Turbo SE version seen here was the subject of Saturdays blog. The final post of the week featured two 1973 Surtees Ford TS14 Formula One cars which were hampered by their Firestone Tyres thanks to the suppliers imminent withdrawal from the sport and consequent lack of development. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #10/13" edition 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 !