Monday, 9 January 2012

GALPOT Weekly #12

Gettin' the enthusiasm cranked up has been a little difficult this week after taking the week of excess off and then going straight into an upbeat training program thanks to my friends dog 'Z' who requires three hours of vigorous exercise a day or he will tear my friends house apart while they are on holiday in the warm climbs of India.

Anyway enough moaning it's been another fun week compiling GALPOT in between physical exertions, Monday saw the last questions, on the works of Paul Chenard for the Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz posted. If you have not given it a shot you have until midnight GMT tonight to post me your answers. From what I have seen so far no one has attempted to answer all the questions yet so why not give it a shot ? Here is a link to the first days questions :-)

Opel Manta i200

For Tuesday I finally dusted of the cobwebs and posted my first 'proper' blog of the year all about a limited edition Opel Manta known as the i200 of which only 25 Right Hand Drive versions were built for the UK.

Ford Cortina 1600E

Wednesdys blog gave an overview of the Ford Cortina MK2 a car that knocked British Leyland from the top of the sales charts and saw Ford emerge as the dominant manufacturer in the UK through the 1970's and 1980's.

Duesenberg J Derham Tourster, Haynes International MM

On Americana Thursday I looked at the humungus 'large and in charge' Duesenberg J Derham Tourster billed as the largest, fastest and most expensive vehicle of the depression era.

Ferrari 250 GTO, Tour Britania 2011

Lucien Bianchi won the 1962 Angola GP in this Ferrari 250 GTO #3527 that I looked at on Ferrari Friday. The recently repainted Russo Kev coloured car seen here on last years Tour Britannia now belongs to Baron Laidlow.

Lotus Climax 24, David Coplowe, Goodwood Revival

Lotus was the subject of yesterdays blog as has been the case on Saturdays for some weeks and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, the last Lotus Grand Prix car designed with customers in mind was the 1962 Lotus 24 #947 such as the one seen at Goodwood above.

Triumph GT6

Today marks another GALPOT first in so much as I am reviewing two books by Hazen Wardle who has been restoring this Triumph GT6 since 1997.

Tomorrow sees GALPOT return to the occasional series of Monday pick ups with a souped up El Camino.

Tuesday sees the first of a series of Tuesday MG blogs. I hope you will join me for all this and more in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !


Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz

Automobiliart, Paul Chenard

December 26th - January 2nd

Win a set of Paul Chenard Greetings Cards

Sports-GT cars set, Paul Chenard

Set 1 Sports & GT Cars

Phil Hill, Sharknose Ferrari Set, Paul Chenard

Set 2 Phil Hill World Drivers Championship 50th Anniversary Edition

1934 GP Season Card set, Paul Chenard

Set 3 1934 Season

1950s Grand Prix Engines

Set 4 Grand Prix Engines of the 1950's


Mike Hawtorns racecars Card set, Paul Chenard

Set 5 Mike Hawthorn's Race Cars

The Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz will comprise 8 categories.

Overall winner chooses one set of Paul Chenard Greetings Cards from the five sets shown above.

The cards measure 15.24cm x 11.43cm, come in packs of 12 with 3 copies of 4 designs in each set, plus A6 envelopes.

Which set will you choose ?

The free to enter Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz will run from December 26th - January 2nd Entries close January 8th 2012, Winner announced January 16th 2012.

Full details on December 26th at GALPOT.