Sunday, 21 April 2013

GALPOT Weekly #16/13

Welcome to GALPOT Weekly #16/13 a review of the last seven posts at "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". Chevrolet Apache 31, Summer Classics, Easter Compton The week started with Pick Up Monday which featured this '58 half ton Chevrolet Apache 31 with jet age detail trim. Morris Oxford II, Cotswold Classic Car Club, Frogsmill, Andoversford The 5 part potted history of Morris continued on Tuesday with a look at this '55 Morris Oxford II was fitted with a B Series motor thanks to the merger between Austin and Morris in 1954, this Oxford came fitted with a column shift for the manual gearbox, 9 inch hydraulic brakes and an interior heater. Loic Duval, Audi R18 e-tron quattro, 6 Hours Of Siverstone, On Wednesday GALPOT visited the Six Hours of Silverstone where several teams second entries beat their number one siblings including the #2 Audi e-tron quattro of Tom Kristensen, Loic Duval and Alan McNish which beat the #1 Audi driven by reigning world sports car drivers champions Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fässler for overall honours and the Tourist Trophy. Lincoln Continental Mark III Americana Thursday's post featured this Lincoln Continental Mark III which once belonged to an acquaintance Loory Munro. The Mark III allegedly came about when Ford President Lee Iacocca instructed Ford Design Vice President Gene Bordinat to "put a Rolls Royce grill on a Thunderbird" in September 1965. Ferrari, 290 MM, Goodwood Revival This 1956 Feerari 290MM chassis #0606 was featured in Ferrari Friday's post the car won the Swedish Grand Prix in the hands of Phil Hill and Maurice Trintignant before ending up in Brazil where it was involved in an accident that killed Fernando Mafra Moriera who raced under the name of Rio Negro. DeLorean DMC-12, Goodwood Festival Of Speed Yesterday's post featured this DeLorean DMC-12 a car that was heavily re engineered by Lotus to make it production worthy. McLaren Offy M15, Indy 500 Photo Courtesy Jerry Entin and IMS Archive Thanks to US Racer Jerry Entin I have been able to put right a few error's to a blog about the McLaren M15 I wrote a couple of years ago. Today's McLaren M15 post includes some photo's from the International Motor Speedway Archive such as the one above showing Bruce McLaren talking to Denny Hulme sitting in the car that Denny's 1970 Indy 500 challenge was to end in. Thanks for joining me on this GALPOT Weekly #16/13 edition of "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres". I hope you have enjoyed catching up with the last seven posts using the links provided. Thanks also to every one who has left comments, liked either and or the individual blogs or "Gettin' a li'l psycho on tyres" facebook page. Looking forward to the next seven posts for which I hope you will join me daily. Don't forget to come back now !