Sunday, 28 April 2013
Welcome to GALPOT Weekley #17/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". The week started on Pick Up Monday with a look at this '59 Chevrolet Apache 31 Fleetside that featured new for '59 Jet Pods heralding the arrival of the rocket powered 'Space Age'. Tuesday's potted 4 part Morris history continued with this Morris 1800 (ADO 17) that has been upgraded to recreate a marathon rally car of the type that competed in the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon and 1970 World Cup Rally. Wednesdays posts featured a review of 'Petrol In My Blood', by marathon driver Peter Jackson who set amongst many, world records for driving from London to Cape Town and driving around the world. Americana Thursday's blog featured this '84 Lincoln Town Car which if I have understood fb commentator Joe's rap, "ultimate tuna boat", correctly indicates that back in the day this was a vehicle that lured plenty of attractive young females within. The driving rosta for this Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 59/60 which was featured on Ferrari Friday includes Dan Gurney, Jean Behra, Phil Hill, Cliff Alison, Oliver Gendebien and Paul Frére the last two of which won the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours. Yesterday's post featured three Lotus Elise Series I's, which derived their model name from Lotus chairman Romano Artioli's grand daughter Elisa. Today's post concludes a four part look at McLaren and features this McLaren F1 GTR which was the first of the second series of F1 GTR racers built in 1996 that had but one outing at the 1996 Le Mans Test Weekend but appears never to have been raced in anger. Thanks for joining me on this 'GALPOT Weekley #17/13' edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up using the links in the text and that you will join me daily during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !