Monday, 30 April 2012

GALPOT Weekly #28

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #28 the review of activities at the 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres blog', where last week I covered two events, looked at the 2nd of Colin Cooper's Kayne Special and more.

Singer Roadster, Bristol Classic Car Show

I started the week with a review of the 33rd Bristol Classic Car Show held at the Bath & West Show Grounds near Shepton Mallet, among the many exhibits that caught my eye was this 1951 Singer Roadster.

Kayne Special II, Baitings Dam, Copyright Frank Hall 1983

Photo Copyright Frank Hall 1983

Colin Cooper's Kayne Special II
was part recycled MG B, the engine subframe and part self designed and built, the rest of the chassis, powered by a highly tuned MG B motor among many awards Colin won was the 1981 MG Car Club Speed championship. Above Colin was captured in 1983 by Frank Hall at Baitings Dam smoking his tyres.

Ford Capri II 2.0S, Bristol Classic Car Show

Terry McCann's Ford Capri II 2.0S from the TV series Minder was voted 28th most popular TV car in 2005, the example above which I looked at on Wednesday was seen in the car park at the 33rd Bristol Classic Car Show I reviewed on Monday.

Cadillac Eldorado, Shakespeare County Raceway

On Thursday I looked at the 224 in / 5690 cm long eighth generation Cadillac Eldorado, of which this is one of 51,451 built in 1973.

250 GT Lusso Pininfarina Berlinetta, Castle Combe, Tour Britannia

Ferrari Friday focused on what is possibly the most attractive steel bodied Ferrari ever built the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Pininfarina Berlinetta, an example once owned by Steve McQueen fetched $2.3 million in 2007.

Lotus Europa S2, Race Retro

Saturday's Lotus blog featured the second generation Lotus Europa, Type 54 and debunked the 'Black Badge' myth.

Volkswagen Golf, Cross Trophy

Today's post looks at the Bristol Pegasus Motor Clubs, Cross Trophy which I'll be regrettably passing on to Paul who drove his 25 year old Golf II to a well deserved victory last Sunday.

My thanks to Chris Winstanley for permission to use Frank Halls photograph.

Next week I'll be reviewing a trip to Prescott for a Hill Climb event, looking at the Kayne Special III and looking at some of the machines at this weekends Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Mazda.

Thanks for joining me on GALPOT Weekly #28, I hope you will enjoy the links and that you will join me again at 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres blog'during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !