Sunday, 16 September 2012

GALPOT Weekly #48

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #48 a review of the last seven posts from "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres".

Knight Industries Two Thousand, Rare Breeds, Haynes International Motor Museum

This week started with a visit to the Haynes International Motor Museum for the Rare Breeds show. Though it was a little after my time as a television addict in my humble opinion the talking Knight Industries Two Thousand (K.I.T.T) stole the show.

MG Magnette, Bristol Classic Car Show, Shepton Mallet

Advertised with “Spots-car Performance, Family-car Comfort, Small-car Economy” it is perhaps not surprising that the MG Magnette ZB I looked at on Tuesday out sold the similarly bodied Wolseley 15/50 BMC stable mate 3 to 2 between 1956 and 1958.

Napier Railton, Brooklands Double Twelve

Driven by John Cobb the Napier Railton holds the Brooklands out right circuit record at 143.44 mph set in 1936 in perpetuity. The Napier Railton which I looked at on Wednesday also stared in a film alongside James Mason and Ava Gardner in 1951.

Morman Sixteen, Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance

Lurking beneath the bonnet of the Marmon Sixteen, which I looked at on Thursday is an aluminium 200hp 8.1 litre / 491 cui V16 motor that earned it's designer Howard Marmon a Society of Automotive Engineers annual design award.

Ferrari 166MM, Hillsborough, Concours d'Elegance

Ferrari Friday was all about the Ferrari 166MM #0022M which, like the Marmon Sixteen, was seen at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance by Geoffrey Horton.

Lotus 62, BOAC 500, Brands Hatch

Thanks to Jon Bawden and his Dad's photograph yesterday's blog was all about a pair of Lotus 62's built to test a noisy new 4 cylinder motor that would form the bedrock of Lotus road car through the mid '70's to the early '90's.

Bristol 412, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Todays blog is about last Sundays Avenue Drivers Club meeting at Queen Square in Bristol where I saw this Bristol 412 gliding by.

Thanks for joining me for GALPOT Weekly #48, I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts from "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" and that you will join me daily in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !