The next car I´m working on is the Eifelland March 721 driven by Rolf Stommelen in the Kyalami GP in 1972. The german Eifelland-Racing team wanted to resurrect the Pre-war glory of german GP-winners in a german car. So they bought a March 721, which was redesigned by the famous designer Luigi Colani and they told it a „german“ car. The car was driven by the young talented driver Rolf Stommelen. In the 1972 Kyalami GP the car suffered of overheating problems. So step by step, the Colani-body was removed by the original March-body, until only the Colani-Cockpit remained. That´s the story told at research racing Grand Prix Journal Online. Due to mechanical problems and chronically underfunded, the Eifelland team never was successful...
After the Lotus 72D, that I have shown HERE before, the Eifelland will be my 2nd car for the „70´s-chapter“ of our Vintage 32 days racing series. I had a Scalextric-body from the scrabyard to do a conversion, and a nearly complete Scalextric-car for comparison. Here are all bits and pieces to build the car using a Penelope Pitlane-chassis, -wheels and -tyres and a Scalextric FF050-motor
The body in first adjustment to the PP-chassis, compared with the Lotus 72D and the original Scalextric-car:
The scrab-body didn´t have front- and rear wings, so I had to build them using thin plastic sheet. To build the Colani-cockpit, I took a small piece of Balsa wood and glued it to the plastic body using cyanacrilat, which worked very well!
And the work goes on…. A little update: I have started to build the oil-coolers in resin and the oilpipes. I have found a photo of an original March, which has the oil pipes put together with blue connections. I like that..