Sunday, 15 July 2012

GALPOT Weekly #39

Welcome to the 39th edition of GALPOT Weekly #39 where you can catch up on the last weeks "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" blog.

Bedford Rascal, Castle Combe, C&SCAD

The week started with a visit to the Classic and Sports Car Action Day at Castle Combe where David Roots kindly drove me for a very slow lap around the track, the Cadbury's Creme Egg converted Bedford Rascal, above, easily won the Strangest Vehicle of the Day award.

MG 18/80 Six deluxe Saloon Mk II, Bristol Classic Car Show

Above is the interior of the last top of the 1931 range MG 18/80 Six deluxe Saloon MkII known to exist which featured in Tuesdays post.

DB Panhard HBR 5, Brooklands Double Twelve

Wednesday's Continental Curiosity post featured this 1959 DB Panhard HPR 5 which was found abandoned in a barn in Pennsylvania in 1982.

Shadow Chevrolet Mk II, Marin Sanoma Concours d’ Elegance

Peter Bryant was asked to design the 1971 Shadow Mk II Can Am car, featured on Americana Thursday, seen above in Geoffrey Horton's photo around Formula One size wheels and tyres, such was team owner Don Nichols interest in minimising the frontal area of his cars.

FIAT Dino 2.4 Spider, Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival

The last 424 2.4 litre FIAT Dino Spyders, featured on Ferrari Friday, were built along side their Ferrari Dino cousins at Maranello.

Ford Consul Cortina by Lotus, Race Retro

The 1963 Ford Consul Cortina by Lotus, Lotus project 28, featured yesterday, was the 17th Lotus Cortina to be built, the first to be prepared for the works team and was raced by none other than future presidential candidate Dan Gurney at Sebring in 1964 as part of the "English Ford Line".

Toleman Hart TG 181C, British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch

The 1982 British Grand Prix was won by Niki Lauda driving a McLaren, but the story of the race for fan's of underdog teams was that of Derek Warwick driving the Toleman TG 181C, above which features in todays post. After a season and a half of struggling to qualify Derek raced from 16th on the grid to 2nd place before retiring with a broken CV joint.

I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the seven day's of posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" and that you will join me on the blog in the week ahead, when I'll be visiting the Avenue Drivers Club in Bristol and looking at the world's oldest surviving MG. Don't forget to comeback now !