Monday, 21 November 2011

GALPOT Weekly #5

Another busy week at GALPOT, thank goodness I got the spam filter fixed somehow I'm attracting between 500 and 2000 spam posts a day !

FIAT Fiorino

The week started with a beat up old pick up truck from FIAT the Fiorino.

Vauxhall 101 Super, Atwell Wilson MM

On Tuesday I looked at the Lincolnesque Vauxhall which is said to have over 101 improvements over the previous Victor model from which it takes its name.

Ford Zephyr 6 Farnham, Goodwood Revival

The Abbot bodied 1953 Ford Zephyr Farnham estate / station wagon was the star of the GALPOT show on Wednesday, as Kim said on the GALPOT Facebook page the front of the Zephyr looks a little like a Mercedes Benz 180, though the Ford is actually the older car.

Dodge Sierra, Goodwood Revival

On Americana Thursday GALPOT had a look a humungous 1958 Dodge Sierra, just the kind of monster I'd love to take on a leisurely cruise along Route 66 in.

Dino 308 GT 4, Tour Britannia, Castle Combe

Bertone only designed one Ferrari the 308 Dino which was featured on Ferrari Friday.

Lotus 19, Goodwood Revival

The Ferrari theme continued yesterday with a look at possibly the only Lotus ever to race with a Ferrari engine the Lotus 19B chassis 952 which now has an original spec Climax engine installed.

BMW 327/28, Palo Alto

I rounded out the week today with some photo's by Geoffrey Horton of the BMW 327/28 Pillarless Coupé one of only two such cars known to have been built.

I've just finished watching Tony Stewart round out a tremendous victory at Homestead Miami over his championship rival Carl Edwards. Kudos to all the fans of the Big 14 what an achievement to win the Cup as an owner driver. Commiserations to Carl who has earned my admiration for the way he competed and handled his defeat having drawn with Tony on points and lost on tie braking victories. Can't wait until the new season starts at Daytona in February.

Thanks for joining me on this weeks GALPOT round up if you have not already had a look at the full blogs summarized here I hope you'll find time to click on the links down lighted in grey.

Tomorrow the GALPOT week will start with a look at a Monster Silverado, on Tuesday I'll be looking at a Pro ET Vauxhall Ventora and at Ford's Three Graces and on Wednesday and look out for a truly Comic Discovery on Thursday.

All this and more to come in the week ahead at GALPOT, I look forward to you joining me daily. Don't forget to come back now !