Sunday, 26 August 2012

GALPOT Weekly #45

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

Triumph GT6, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

The week started with a visit to the Avenue Drivers Club at Queen Square in Bristol, if your at a loose end on the second Sunday of the month in Bristol this is a great way to start your day, why not pop along it free !

8/45 Double 12, MG Midget, Brooklands Double Twelve

Tuesdays post featured an MG M-type with a hot cam of the type that helped MG win the JCC Double Twelve at Brooklands in 1930.

Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne, Dana Point Cd'E

Geoffrey Horton kindly sent some photo's of the Mullins Automotive Museums Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne, a car that has won two Concours d'Elegance events in the last twelve months, featured on Wednesday.

Cadillac, 6 Window Sedan, Summer Classics, Easter Compton

Americana Thursdays post featured this 1959 Cadillac 6 Window Sedan, unfortunately the exterior distinguishing details between the Series 62 and de Deville options are missing so I have been unable to determine which it is.

Ferrari 166MM, Goodwood, Festival Of Speed

Ferrari Fridays blog featured this 1950 Ferrari 166 MM a chassis which had a short racing career in period but has been seen at many Classic events since primarily driven by Sally Mason-Styrron.

Lotus 58, Goodwood Festival of Speed

Surely counting as one of the coolest looking cars never to have raced in anger the Lotus 58, featured yesterday, was to have served as a racer and test bed for Colin Champman's pet de Dion suspension which he hoped to use on the Lotus 57 Grand Prix challenger. A chaotic 1968 season which included two fatalities in the team, numerous accidents and a world championship winning run meant the Lotus 58 never got the opportunity to shine.

Lamborghini 400GT, 6th Annual Carmel by-the-sea Concours

Today's post comes again courtesy Geoffrey Horton's photographs from the 6th Annual Carmel by the Sea Concours d'Elegance. This Lamborghini 400 GT Interim was one of several cars that were difficult to correctly identify.

My thanks to Geoffrey Horton for his many contributions this week.

Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #45" edition, I hope you will join me at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" daily during the week ahead, which starts with a visit to a noisy Donington Park tomorrow. Don't forget to come back now !