Tuesday, 10 April 2012

GALPOT Weekly #25

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #25, this last week I have looked at a Pick Up with a racing heritage, a limited edition MG, something Big 'n' Green a Grand Prix car of a type driven by five World Champions and a Concours Delahaye.

Reef Engineering Cub, Rare Breeds, Haynes IMM

The GALPOT week started with a look at a Reef Engineering Cub pick up, an idea from the fertile mind of Yorkshireman extraordinaire John Crosthwaite who's name has appeared in connection with several racing cars featured in previous in GALPOT posts.

MG RV8, Goodwood, FoS

Just over three quarters of the entire production run of 2000 MG RV8's, like the one which I looked at on Tuesday, went to Japan.

Ford Escort RS Turbo, Snetterton

Karl Jones qualified this Ford Escort RS Turbo, which I looked at on Wednesday, on the front row of the grid for the Willhire 24 Hour race at Snetterton in 1987 but could only finish 6th, the model dominated class B of production series racing in 1986 and 1987.

Chrysler Newport, Mercedes Benz World

Possibly representing the zenith of square acres of sheet metal per dollar was this mean 1969 Chrysler Newport with 'fuselage' styling which I looked at on Wednesday.

Ferrari 365 GTC, BIAMF

The Ferrari 365 GTC, which I looked at on Ferrari Friday was outwardly similar to the 330 but under the bonnet / hood was a larger engine with 20 hp more than the 330 and the gearbox was now to be found ahead of the rear axle instead of behind the engine to improve weight distribution.

Lotus 49B, Donington Park Museum

What do Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Mario Andretti all have in common ? They all put a Lotus 49, like the one above which I looked at yesterday, on pole position and in 1970 future World Champion made his Grand Prix debut in an updated version of the Lotus 49, that's five world champions, albeit three of them future world champions all driving one model, a record possibly only bettered by the Maserati 250 F, if you know better please chime in below.

Delahaye 135 Competition, Dessert Classic C d'E

Today's featured car thanks to Geoffrey Horton is this Delahaye 135 Competition, to find out more about this beautifully stylish car click here.

I hope you enjoyed GALPOT Weekly #25 and that you will click on some of the links to find out more about today's featured cars.

Next week on 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres' I'll be going for Coffee and Croissants to meeting of Vintage and Classic car owners, and looking at a Rambler on Americana Thursday, I hope you will join me. Don't forget to come back now !

PS Just realised I forgot to press the publish button on Sunday, apologies for the delay @-)