Sunday, 24 June 2012

GALPOT Weekly #36

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #36 a review of the past weeks blogs at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres"

Crossley 10, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG EDITION 125, Avenue Drivers Club, Queens Square, Bristol

The week started with a look at the contrasting and eclectic collection of vehicles, as personified by the Crossley 10 and Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Edition 125 above, which attended the Avenue Drivers Club meeting at Queens Square in Bristol a couple of weeks ago.

MG 18/80 Six Salonette MkI, Bristol Classic Car Show

The MG 18/80 Six Saloonette Mk I above was the subject of Tuesday's post capable of 80 mph it is still used for trips to 'The Continent'.

Messerschmitt KR200, Bristol Classic Car Show

Fritz Fends design for a utilitarian vehicle the Messerschmitt KR200, featured on Wednesday's Continental Curiosity blog, is a wonderful example of post '39 - '45 war innovation with limited resources.

Dodge Coronet Super Bee, Shakespeare County Raceway

Senior Designer Harvey J Winn is credited with coming up with the name and Super Bee logo which was also turned into a diecast medallion which identified Dodge's performance model, the Dodge Coronet Super Bee which featured on Thursday's Americana Blog.

Ferrari 166/206, Silverstone Classic

There was only one Ferrari 166/P built chassis #0834, seen above at Silverstone, you can find out about it's development from 1600 cc 97.2 super car to 1965 Hillclimb Championship winner and beyond on this Dino Evolution link.

Lotus Esprit Roll Out

Colin Chapman learned a lesson in anger management before lending his support to Richard Jenvey's Lotus Esprit Group 5 project, seen above on it's 'official roll out' in 1979, which was built by an enthusiastic group of amateurs find out more about 'The Jumping Coffee Cup' here.

Rolls Royce, Handlye Special, Brooklands, Double Twelve

Robin Beech got my nomination for the unofficial "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" Award at Brooklands last Sunday, for a flavour of the "Double Twelve" event click on the link to today's post.

Thanks for joining me on "GALPOT Weekly #36", I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last weeks activity on "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" and that, floods not withstanding, you will join me again during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !