Tuesday, 17 January 2012

GALPOT Weekly #13

Another busy week at GALPOT Towers has simply flown by so fast I have almost forgotten my weekly review !

Chevrolet El Camino, Shakespeare County Raceway

Last week started with a look at a hot 1959 Chevrolet El Camino estimated to be capable of 130 mph when it was first launched !

MG M-Type, Prescott

On Tuesday I started an ongoing series of Tuesday MG blogs with a look at the 8/33 M - Type Midget that personifies the pre WW2 British Sports Car.

Ford Capri 1600 L, C&SC Action Day Castle Combe

'The Car You Always Promised Yourself' in the form of a Ford Capri 1600 L was the subject of Wednesdays post, a pony car for us Europeans that became a smash hit particularly with medallion men in the 1970's.

Mosler GT3, Strata 21, Paul White, Calum Lockie, Castle Combe

Despite it's success on the track with the MT900 GT3, Mosler cannot generate sufficient sales to enter GT3 races without special dispensation, the Mosler MT 900 GT3 above, which I looked at on Thursday, belongs to Paul White who with Calum Lockie won Class A of the Britcar Championship in 2011.

Ferrari F355, BIAMF

Thanks to the launch of the Honda NSX, Ferrari had to significantly up their game in order to become a world class sports car leader when they replaced the 348ts with the Ferrari 355 two of which were featured on last weeks Ferrari Friday post.

On Saturday I took a look at one of the iconic Formula One designs of the 1960's the Lotus 25, both of the million dollar cars featured having fascinating well documented histories involving Jim Clark.

SIATA 400F, Goodwood F o S

I rounded out last week with a look at a contender for one of the most beautiful models ever devised in Turin the extremely rare SIATA 400F.

This week I'll be announcing the winner of the Automobiliart GALPOT Seasonal Quiz and continuing the stories of MG and the Ford Capri.

Thanks for joining me on this 13th GALPOT Weekly edition of 'Gettin a li'l psycho on tyres' I hope you will have fun checking out some of last weeks posts, linked by the highlighted text above and that you will join me again in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !