Ian Mc Farland
Town/Country : U.K.
Scooter Model: Lambretta
Inspiration: 1966 movie
Grand Prix starring James Garner
All the work was done
by myself except for the paint. The engine was built using new casings
which had the transfers matched to the cylinder. I used an Italian GP200
gearbox with standard sprockets, a GP race crank and the new Varitronic
electronic ignition.The cylinder is one a Monza 200 kit. I couldn't use
a TS1 on this scoot, it had to be a MONZA!! It uses a 30mm PHBH carb and
a scootRS expansion pipe. I have a hydraulic disc brake on the front.
The paint scheme is based
on James Garner's helmet (front mudguard). In the movie James Garner's
character was based on the driver Chris Amon (Ferrari, March, Matra) who
wore the same painted helmet. At the Isle of Wight scooter rally 2004,
I entered the scooter in the custom show and I had a helmet sprayed to
match along with other movie memoribilia.
I have been interested
in Formula 1 since I saw the movie Grand Prix when | was young. Two years
ago I saw the movie again and decided to build a custom GP around the theme.
All the decals are from a photo pack given to the cinemas for advertising,
at the time of the movie's release. The 5 main photos show Monaco, Brand's
Hatch, Monza, Spa and Zandvoort. The 2 decals on the mudguard are of Ferrari
and BRM and I have 2 more (Yamura and Lotus) which are going on the back
of the side panels. I am also adding a Rimini Lambretta fiberglass petrol
taken with racing decals in the near future.
I have contacted a friend
who works at Monza who says I can take it onto the circuit next summer
for photos and even onto the sopraelevata. I was in Milan in January of
this year and we went to both the Innocenti factory and also Monza and
walked around the bankings ! What a day- perfect!!
I also have 2 other Lambrettas,
an SX200 and a Li150 series 2. My wife has a Vespa Primavera 125.