Sunday, 20 May 2012

GALPOT Weekly #31

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #31 an overview of daily blogs posted at 'Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres'.

Mini Challenge, MTVL, Castle Combe, Race 9

Week #31 started off at Castle Combe with a look at the recent Motors TV Live Race Day, an action packed day of thirteen races of which I managed to catch 12. Chris Smiley is seen above in the second MINI Challenge race hanging on to third place prior to getting sent into the barriers, without injury, as his tyre is about to blow.

MG 14/28 Classic Car Show, Bristol Classic Car Show

You can find out all about the 1927 MG 14/28 above and the "Imshi" chassis on which it is based, which I looked at on Tuesday on this link.

Panhard 24 bt, Malta Classic Car Collection

On Wednesday I started a new continental feature, first of the curious continentals featured was the 2 cylinder powered Panhard 24 bt.

Chevrolet Bel Air, Goodwood FoS

Fifteen 1955 Chevrolet Bel Airs were present at the 1955 Indy 500 in a pace car capacity, the car that Chevrolet Sales Manager Thomas H Keating drove to pace the field in 1955 had a hole in the boot / trunk lid for a rear facing movie camera, which means that it was probably not the Bel Air above which I looked at on Thursday.

Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé, BIAMF

Ferrari's 250GT Pinin Farina Coupé, which was featured on Friday, was the first Ferrari designed for series production, the 1958 example above was delivered to 1958 World Champion Mike Hawthorns Tourist Trophy Garage and sold to an Irishman.

Lotus 77, Brands Hatch

Yesterday I looked at the Lotus 77 'Adjustacar' which after a shaky start and a season of many modifications returned Lotus and Mario Andretti to victory lane in the season ending 1976 Japanese Grand Prix for the first time since 1974 and 1971 respectively. Above Grand Prix rookie Gunnar Nilsson is seen at the 1976 British Grand Prix.

Rondeau M482, Silverstone

Today's post features nine Group C sports cars which first appeared in Britain at Silverstone in May 1982. Above is the unsuccessful M482 from the hitherto successful, at Le Mans, Rondeau Team, which but for a Porsche 911 would have won the inaugural 1982 World Endurance Championship.

Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #32" edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". I hope you will enjoy catching up using the links to last weeks posts and that you will join me again at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" for a blog in which a GALPOT reader won a prize at the Simply Italian parade at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu last weekend. Don't forget to come back now !