Sunday, 23 December 2012

GALPOT Weekly #62

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #62 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin a li'l psycho on tyres" a blog on all things motoring. BRM P153, Hall & Hall, Bourne, Lincs The week started with a spot of Festive window shopping at Hall & Hall in Bourne, Lincs where this 1970 Yardley BRM P153 chassis #3 was one of many fascinating vehicles on display. MG TF, Bristol Classic Car Show, Shepton Mallet MG's TF model, like the one featured above on Tuesday, proved to be the last British 2 seat MG built before MG Rover collapsed in 2005 wich saw most of the assets being transferred to Chinese owners Nanjing. Yugo 65AGLX, The Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham Wednesdays Continental Curiosities blog featured one of just 83 Zastava / Yugo of all types known to remain on British roads. The Zastava 102 above was marketed as the Yugo 65AGLX. Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Portishead Americana Thursday featured the 1990 25th Anniversary Ford Mustang seen above which was fitted with airbags as standard for the first time. Ferrari 312 B3 Spazzaneve, Hall & Hall, Bourne, Lincs Ferrari Friday featured the first of two of this weeks prototype Formula One Cars that never raced in anger, the Ferrari 312 B3 Spazzaneve, snow plough, was designed to test theories of low polar moments of inertia by Mauro ‘Fury’ Forghieri in 1972 in preparation for the 1973 season. Lotus Ford 86, Goodwood Festival of Speed Yesterdays post featured the Lotus Ford 86 another prototype Formula One car that never raced, due to a change in regulations. Rolls Royce Brockman 40/50, Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance Today's post features this extraordinary 1921 Rolls Royce Brockman 40/50, one of at least three Royces known to have been fitted with a copper body. My thanks to everyone who has supported GALPOT over the last year be that materially, photographically, by interview, as a reader, or through face book and twitter, with out all of your support there would not have been much to blog about, I wish you all Seasons Greetings and best wishes for the New Year. Don't forget to come back now !