Sunday, 14 April 2013
Welcome to "GALPOT Weekly #15/13" a review of the last seven blogs posted at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started with a look at this pre '53 split screen Chevrolet Advanced Design Pickup operated in UK drag racing by Squadron Racing. The 1948 Morris 8 Series E featured on Tuesday was a pre WW2 design, a fore runner of the Morris Monor this particular car is known as Katie. The life of the late Howard Strawford, who saved Castle Combe from closure in the 1970's, was celebrated on Easter Monday at the Howards Day meeting which provided plenty of action from the eleven race schedule. Above Elliot Stafford lifts a wheel going into Tower Corner in the first of the two Super Mighty Mini races on his way to becoming the second two time winner of the day. Geoffrey Horton kindly sent the photo's of the Continental Mark II that was the subject of Americana Thursday's post. Ferrari Friday's post revisited the 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza #0604M, which I first looked at two years ago, with some fresh photographs taken at recent Goodwood Revivals. Yesterday's post featured one of 55 Lotus Esprit Sport 350's built, one of only two painted white, that it's owner Rob has tweaked to give 500 hp. Today's post features Bruce McLarens first Formula One car the McLaren Ford M2B, Bruce opted to modify a Ford Indy motor to compete in the 1966 championship, but when this proved too heavy and underpowered he tried a lighter and equally underpowered Serenissima. By the end of the '66 season the Ford motor was back as seen in the car above. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #15/13" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" and thanks to all those who have spread the word by sharing by blogs on fb, Ryan ;-), and pressed the "Like" button when the blogs have appeared on the "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" facebook page. 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 !