Sunday, 25 November 2012

GALPOT Weekly #58

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #58 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". Austin Allegro S2 1300 DL, The Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham This week started at The Classic Motor Show held at Birmingham's National Exhibition Center where over 1500 treasured vehicles were on display, of which this 1977 Austin Allegro HL was amongst my favorites simply because the owner took part in the Rat Rod Rally2Romania with it, an act of supreme bravery in my humble opinion. MG ZR, Dick Mayo Sprint, Castle Combe Tuesday's post was the first of three Tuesday posts featuring Hot Rovers badged as MG's the one above is the Rover 25 based MG ZR 105. Volkswagen Sharan On Wednesday I went for a rare test drive in this Volkswagen Sharan and quite enjoyed the experience of driving a modern MPV which despite not coming with shovels and rakes or implements of destruction could easily serve as a command centre from which to run a war. Dodge Viper RT/10, Summer Classics, Easter Compton Featured on Americana Thursday was this Chrysler Viper Phase II RT/10 a European spec better known in it's country of origin as a Dodge model. Ferrari 250 MM PF Berlinetta, Goodwood Revival, Ferrari Fridays post featured a 1953 Pininfarina bodied Ferrari 250MM which served as Limo for Italian movie stars in 1953 and is thought not to have seen a race track until 1984. Lotus 81, 1980 British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch Yesterday's post featured the first of two projects given numbered Type 81 namely the Lotus Ford 81 Formula One car built for the 1980 Grand Prix season. Hispano Suiza H6C Xenia, Goodwood Festival of Speed Today's post features the unique Huispano Suiza H6C Xenia commissioned in Andre Dubonnet in 1938 and named after his wife. Thanks for joining me on this "GALPOT Weekly #58" edition, I hope you have enjoyed catching up with last weeks blogs using the links provided. Join me daily at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" during the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !