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Old 6 Oct 2004, 16:09 (Ref:1117108)   #1
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Gropa Cars

Were they all built from Chevrons or did they ever build their own chassis ????? How many were built .
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Old 6 Oct 2004, 18:26 (Ref:1117230)   #2
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By incredible coincidence, I was talking to a Gropa owner on the phone not five minutes ago!
My understanding is that seven of them were Chevrons (B6s and B8s) with the roof chopped off; and five more were ground-up jobbies.
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Old 7 Oct 2004, 13:18 (Ref:1118017)   #3
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David we need to find Andrew Mylius who built them. I understand he is in Scotland somewhere in volved with horses.
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Old 7 Oct 2004, 14:09 (Ref:1118047)   #4
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I don't know the answer but shall make inquiries
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Old 7 Oct 2004, 16:12 (Ref:1118168)   #5
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Ive got some Gropa bodywork in my workshop. We are eventually gonna make a trackday car that has that lovely look of early 70s sportscars
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Old 8 Oct 2004, 03:59 (Ref:1118551)   #6
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On TNF recently Richie asked about Race Designer Bob Curl. I believe that Bob Curl was the designer and builder of the Gropa's. Richie made contact with Bob Curl, you might try to contact him thru Richie on TNF.
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 08:41 (Ref:1120869)   #7
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"Philippe Demeyer mentioned that later Gropa cars were complete original designs and not modified Chevrons"

http://www.ritzsite.demon.nl/Sportsc...1999_R2_p5.htm
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Old 11 Oct 2004, 18:07 (Ref:1121293)   #8
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i saw a gropa at the 500km at the ring in 1969. it was the bright yellow painted open sportscar, which design had nothing to do with chevron b6/8.
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Ted,

Please find the Chevron and Derek Bennett thread on the "other" site... a short while back, I posted a story that appeared in the Chevron Association News - an interview with Andrew Mylins, creator of the G.R.O.P.A. cars.
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I thought Bob Curl was responsible for the Nomad sports cars. Is that right?
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Old 21 Oct 2004, 20:38 (Ref:1131111)   #11
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That's correct, along with Mark Konig... As far as I know, they built three cars.

Here is an overview of their efforts.
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