Towards the end of last year I spotted a familiar paint scheme on the streets of Bristol on an equally familiar type of vehicle in a totally unfamiliar combination.
A couple of day’s later with my i-phone in hand I was able to photographically verify I really did see a Mello Yello liveried 1992 Vauxhall Senator.
The Mello Yello paint scheme will be familiar to NASCAR fans and Tom Cruise fans as the one Tom Cruise made famous in the film Days of Thunder.
The Vauxhall Carlton will be familiar to regular GALPOT readers as the British market incarnation of the German built Cadillac Catera.
It turns out this car was prepared, or at least stickered up, to take part in a “Wacky Rally“.
A Wacky Rally seems to be a combination of treasure hunt and fun run often in aid of charity with cheap old motor vehicles. It is not a competitive event in the manner of a road race or timed rally.
This particular event was a four day run from the UK down to Barcelona via Monte Carlo, a good deal more leisurely than Cole Trickles rubbin’ and racin’ adventures as depicted in days of thunder.
Thanks for joining me for this “Mello Yello” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !