Monday, 2 July 2012

GALPOT Weekly #37

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #37 a review of last weeks blogs posted on "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres".

Lotus 2-Eleven, Dick Mayo Sprint, Castle Combe

The week started with a look at some of the cars in the paddock at the Dick Mayo Sprint at which I was marshaling. James Spear driving the Lotus 2-Eleven above came third in class.

GSM Delta Ford, Prescott

The day following the Dick Mayo Sprint I went Lotus Hunting at Prescott and found not only several examples of the cars I was looking for but also this rare GSM Delta belonging to Clive Scott who's father played a large part in manufacturing the car.

Tornado FIAT 600D GT Lotus Twin Cam, Middle Barton Garage

Wednesday's Continental Curiosity featured the highly strung Fiat 600D that once belonged to sprinter and hillclimber David Render. Follow this link to find out about it's unusual motor and how it found it's way into the car.

Dodge Dart Swinger, Shakespeare County Raceway

Americana Thursday's blog featured this '72 Dodge Dart Swinger which the original owner found difficult to park much to the detriment of the rear quarter panel.

FIAT Dino, Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival

The FIAT Dino Spyder featured on Ferrari Friday was part of a plan to help Enzo Ferrari race in the second tier open wheel Formula 2 in 1966.

Lotus Europa Turbo

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Yesterdays blog was all about how sometime Formula One racer Ertl fitted a TOJ sports car with a 600hp Zakspeed Motor and covered it with a Lotus Europa body and went racing with it in various Group 5 series.

Nova, BMC Family Clubs Day, Castle Combe

Today's blog return's to Castle Combe for the Bristol Motor Clubs Family Day. Above is the Nova of Mick Poat which was won the public vote for Best Car of the day.

I hope you have enjoyed catching up with event's at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" and that you will join me in the week ahead when I'll be visiting Goodwood Festival of Speed and bringing my regular Americana day forward to Wednesday in honour of Independence Day. Don't forget to come back now !