Sunday, 15 April 2012

GALPOT Weekly #26

Welcome to the 26th edition of GALPOT Weekly, where I keep tabs on what has been happening over the last week at 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres'.

The BSA Ten, Avenue Drivers Club, Queens Sq, Bristol

Last week GALPOT started off with a visit to Queens Square, Bristol, where The Avenue Drivers Club meet in the morning of the second Sunday of every month for a get together over Coffee & Croissant. The original idea was for owners capable of 100 mph plus to bring there cars along, but the rule is not absolute as the presence of this 1925 BSA Ten attests.

MG C GT, Sebring Replica, Avenue Drivers Club, Queens Sq, Bristol

A combination of lumpy six cylinder engine, excessive press expectations and corporate merger politics guaranteed the MG C was never going to have an easy ride however that did not stop MG entering the model against full race spec cars, like the Porsche 907 and 908 at Sebring, the MG C seen here is a replica of a Sebring spec racer.

Ford Puma Millennium

Ford's plucky Puma, seen above and the subject of Wednesdays blog, was marketed as a Drivers Dream with none other than a posthumous Steve McQueen at wheel in 1997.

AMC Ambassador SST

The AMC 'Rambler' Ambassador SST Sedan, which I looked at on Thursday, saw the introduction of delete option only air conditioning and was the last Ambassador to feature the Rambler name.

Ferrari 340 America Touring Coupé, Goodwood, FoS

On Friday I looked at a Goodwood Festival of Speed Councour's d'Elegance winning Ferrari 340 America Touring Coupé one of just two built that started at least two races in Africa in 1958.

Lotus 56, Goodwood, FoS

Yesterdays blog was about the all wheel drive gas turbine powered Lotus 56 which was entered in the 1968 Indy 500.

K1 Attack

Today's post is about the only right hand drive Slovakian K-1 Attack in which Bristolian owner Oliver invested £70,000 and three and a half years building !

I hope you enjoyed GALPOT Weekly #26 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 will start the week with a visit to MG powered Specials Builder and Restoration expert Colin Cooper, on Tuesday I'll be looking at Colin's Kayne Special, and Fords Fiesta XR2 models will be featured in Wednesday blog, I hope you will join me in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !