Sunday, 24 March 2013

GALPOT Weekly #12/13

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly 12/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". Ford F1 Pickup, Summer Classics, Easter Compton The week started with a look at a 1949 "Bonus Built" Ford F1 1/2 ton pickup, the first Fords to be built on dedicated pick up chassis rather than hitherto modified car chassis. Singer 9 Special Speed, Summer Classics, Easter Compton Tuesday's post featured this 1935 Singer 9 Special Speed that was used to compete on the 1936 Exeter Trial when it was only a few weeks old. Pegaso Z-102B, Danville Concours d' Elegance I recently spoke to a friend from Spain who confessed he had no idea that the Spain once produced the Worlds Most Expensive Car in the form of the Pegaso Z-102B like the one seen on Wednesday's continental curiosity post. Cadillac Sedan de Ville, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne Castle Americana Thursdays post featured this 1985 "Car of Tomorrow" Cadillac Sedan de Ville which to my mind bears a striking similarity to the marginally older Volvo 760 from just about any angle. Ferrari 250 GTO, Goodwood Revival North Carolina heiress Mamie Spears Reynolds was just 20 years old when she bought this Ferrari 250 GTO in 1963 as you can read on Ferrari Friday's post on the trip to New York to buy the car she found more than she bargained for. Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, Classic and Sports Car Action Day, Castle Combe You could order a 176mph Vauxhall Lotus Carlton, like the one featured in yesterday's post, any colour you liked so long as it was Imperial Green. Brabham BT42, Goodwood Festival of Speed, After a dip in the 1972 World Championship for Manufacturers rankings Gordon Murray's Brabham Ford BT42, like the one featured today, restored the team to a forth place in the final manufacturers rankings in 1973. Thanks for joining me on this GALPOT Weekly #12/13 edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" I hope you will join me daily in the week ahead. Don't forget to come back now !