Crazy Runs in the Family

Per
Update by Per Schroeder to the LeGrand Mk 18 project car
Apr 5, 2011

The LeGrand uses a late-'80s Kawasaki Ninja engine that has been warmed over by Muzzy.
The chassis looks similar to the one on our LeGrand project car, but like identical twins who lead different lives, they've turned out slightly different after 35 years.
This one is actually a center-seat car, which is theoretically better than our RHD car for autocross use.
And this is how four cars fit into two garage bays—buy smaller cars!

After attending the 2010 Solo National Championships, Per’s dad, Pete, was pretty psyched about B-Modified LeGrands. So, he found another car up in New York and dragged it home to Florida. It was originally built as a constructor kit, and Pete is the car’s third owner.

We’ve actually got a picture of this car on the same grid as our No. 12 at the 1987 Runoffs at Road Atlanta. Pete is in the process of getting the car ready for autocross use. That means replumbing, rewiring and making lots of other changes.

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nderwater
nderwater PowerDork
4/6/11 12:03 p.m.

Nice! What's the yellow coupe in the back of the garage?

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
4/6/11 12:30 p.m.

It's called a GTM (not connected with FFR)---Honda B16 powered, mid engined, fiberglass..

Gonzo_Bmod
Gonzo_Bmod Reader
4/7/11 2:02 p.m.

Legrand hog...

If you think the cars are small, try collecting motorcycles!

Shaun
Shaun GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/8/11 11:31 p.m.

I would like to know more about the GTM- or at least have a good pictorial look at it. Mid engined B16 has a ring of promise to it. Thanks!

InigoMontoya
InigoMontoya Reader
4/11/11 11:48 a.m.

I smell a canoe! (last picture, hung up). No really, nice find, interesting to see the different setups, are you going to post a side by side comparison of the different bits?

motomoron
motomoron SuperDork
4/11/11 2:05 p.m.

Eerily similar to my garage - a DSR, a Sprite, a rowing shell, a Miata or and M3, 3 motorcycles, 1 kart...

Joshua
Joshua Dork
4/12/11 9:15 p.m.

How do you guys keep finding these LeGrands? I have been searching and cannot find any for sale!

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