Sunday, 19 August 2012

GALPOT Weekly #44

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #44 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres".

Connew PC1 02, Chadwell Heath Library.

Monday's post came about thanks to a reminder from Barry Boor on Sunday night I just managed to finish our "The Connew Story" film, linked here, in time to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Connew Grand Prix car's one and only Grand Prix appearance in the 1972 Austrian Grand Prix.

I have been working on for this film for the last two years and would like to thank everyone who has generously contributed to this no budget production, and to everyone who has, subsequent to it's appearance in the public domain, so graciously commented on the film and sent on links to friends and social networks, according to the youtube stats at the time of writing the film has been viewed over 1000 times.

MG PA, Race Retro

Cream Crakers I a successful competition proven MG PA was the subject of Tuesday's blog, the car is seen here in the works brown & cream colours.

Trojan 200, Avenue Drivers Club

Wednesdays Continental Curiosity blog was about the Trojan 200, built in England under license from Heinkel Flugzeugwerke and marketed with the strap line Put The Family On The Road.

Cadillac Series 62 Sedan 4 Window Flat Top, Goodwood Revival

Marking the passing of the King in 1977 I posted a blog about the '59 Cadillac Series 62 4 Window Hard Top Sedan above, a model he appears never to have owned but closely associated with the birth and era of Rock'n'Roll culture.

Ferrari 250 LM

Thanks to John Aibels wonderful photographs I looked at the Ferrari 250 LM #6217 on Ferrari Friday, this particular car was very successful on the Italian hills with Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi at the wheel in 1965 when Edoardo is known to have recorded at least eight overall wins in 1965.
Lotus 56B, Goodwood Festival of Speed

Yesterday Lotus blog was about the one off all wheel drive gas turbine powered Lotus 56B R1 Grand Prix car, which closely resembles the 1968 Lotus 56 Indy 500 contender, most obviously the 56B has side tanks fitted to cope with the extra non stop distance, over 200 miles, the car was expected to cover in world championship races.

Lincoln Zephyr, Summer Classics, Easter Compton

My 700th consecutive daily blog posted to day visits last weeks Summer Classic show at Easter Compton just outside Bristol. My vote for car of the show was this Lincoln Zephyr V12, above, which was visiting from Dresden a mere 800 miles away in Germany.

Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #44" edition of "Getting a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you have enjoyed catching up with last weeks posts using the links provided and that you will join me at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !