Pontypool rap tells of famous fake Ferrari

Carlton Lawrence has bought a replica Ferrari based on Japanese car. People take pix of it wherever he goes and have made comments about it so he has decided to write a rap music video about it with his friends. Pictured are Carlton Lawrence and Steve Sha

IT’S A RAP: Carlton Lawrence and Steve Shaw with the replica Ferrari that has inspired Carlton to write a song about it.

First published in Gwent news

A RAPPER who bought a replica Ferrari made with parts from a Toyota car is writing a song about his prized motor after being mobbed by fans.

Pontypool dad Carlton Lawrence, 49, bought the red Toyota MR2 converted into a showy 360 Spider Ferrari about a month ago.

He decided to muse about his purchase after dazzled onlookers kept taking pictures of his car during trips to Cwmbran shops and Barry Island.

Some derided his purchase on Facebook saying it was a fake but others were impressed by the closeness to the iconic original.

Mr Lawrence made headlines earlier this year when he wrote a song about the Abergavenny tyre firm boss Andrew Woodhouse after he was cleared of assault for fighting back thieves at his yard.

He said: “Wherever I go people take pictures.

“I tell them ‘Look it’s a kit car’. They have all gone on Facebook.

“I’ve done a song. I’m working on the music at the moment. It is slightly like Lily Allen.

“Others say it’s a fake. The song is a bit of fun.”

Mr Lawrence spent about six months searching the internet before finding his replica Ferrari based on the sports car.

He would not divulge exactly how much his 2000 replica car cost but said a genuine 2005 Ferrari belonging to a friend had come with a £71,000 price tag.

He added: “I have been looking quite a long time on the internet for the replica.

“I quite fancied this one and I borrowed some money to get it.

“My partner is getting fed up with it, but my boys love it.

“The speed is totally different: A Ferrari would do 200mph, mine does 130mph but even people who have got a proper Ferrari can’t tell.”

Mr Lawrence is working on the song called Carlton’s Big Ferrari with musician friends who go by the name Sticky Fingers Wales.

They also worked together on their video The Andrew Woodhouse Story this spring.

Mr Lawrence is planning to upload his song onto YouTube next month.

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12:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bobjones2011 says...

Get a grip
Get a grip bobjones2011
  • Score: 7

1:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

mkaibear1 says...

Lovely conversion (plus, bonus, not likely to catch fire or break down, unlike a real Ferrari!).

Hilarious people are getting so het up about it.

(if it's the same kit as I've seen before you can tell that it's fake because it's a lot narrower and shorter than a real Ferrari).
Lovely conversion (plus, bonus, not likely to catch fire or break down, unlike a real Ferrari!). Hilarious people are getting so het up about it. (if it's the same kit as I've seen before you can tell that it's fake because it's a lot narrower and shorter than a real Ferrari). mkaibear1
  • Score: -1

1:22pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OurKid_90 says...

Ha!
This is the guy who parks in disabled bays and taxi bays all over cwmbran.
Theres a page on Facebook - Parking like an idiot in Cwmbran - he's on it
Ha! This is the guy who parks in disabled bays and taxi bays all over cwmbran. Theres a page on Facebook - Parking like an idiot in Cwmbran - he's on it OurKid_90
  • Score: 8

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