Sunday, 17 June 2012

GALPOT Weekly #35

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #35 where I am reviewing the last seven posts to appear on the "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres blog".

FIAT, Eurocargo, Ford, Racing, Trucks, Aldershot, Raceway

The week started with reviews of two events run over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, first, as seen above, a Banger and Demolition Derby event at Aldershot Raceway which introduced me to the delights of 7.5 tonne Truck 'racing'

Spectrum 011b, Steven Jensen, Jubilee Race Day, Castle Combe

and second the Jubilee Raceday held at Castle Combe which saw Steven Jensen, seen above driving his Spectrum 011b winning the Formula Ford race and the Driver Of The Day award.

CD Panhard 3, Goodwood FoS

On Continental Wednesday the 1964 CD 3 Le Mans car, seen above, was featured, a car which although ultimately unsuccessful anticipated some revolutionary aerodynamic developments that were first seen in Formula One in 1978.

Ford GT, Goodwood Revival

 Americana Thursday's post featured a 1964 Prototype Ford GT which was built on the Slough Trading Estate in the UK by Ford Advanced Vehicles, after Eric Boradley of who was originally contracted to build the cars fell out with Ford in a disagreement over the materials from which the car should be built.

Ferrari 250 LM, Goodwood FoS

For Ferrari Friday the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, above,  was featured which played a minor role, along with the rest of 1964 Le Mans grid, in the French film Un Homme et Une Femme.

Lotus Elan, Ark Racing, Silverstone

Yesterday's post featured the Ark Racing Lotus Elan Group 5 World Endurance Championship race car seen above it's penultimate 'period' race at Silverstone in 1982, a privateer effort that added welcome variety to the Group 5 silhouette scene.

Aston Martin DB5, Goldfinger, Bond In Motion, Beaulieu

Today's post looks at 007 of the 50 exhibits on display at the 'Bond in Motion' exhibition currently showing at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. The original Aston Martin DB5, similar to the one seen above, borrowed for the production  of Goldfinger, was converted back to road spec use when it was returned to the manufacturer and sold as a used car, such was the dire financial position of Aston Martin at the time.

Thanks for joining me on this GALPOT Weekly #35 edition, I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last weeks posts with the links provided and that you will join me at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres' again tomorrow when I'll be revisiting the Avenue Drivers Club at Queens Square in Bristol. Don't forget to come back now !