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#1 just me again

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:14

Hi

Reading about about Bulgarian history of producing cars i stumblet on this http://en.wikipedia....ki/Bulgaralpine . apparently Bulgaria has assembled some Alpine A-110 and participated in the 1968 Monte - Carlo Rally with 2 Bulgaralpines, driven by Iliya and Nikola Chubrikov, and Atanas Taskov and Atanas Agura.
Does any of you know more ?.


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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:24

Here is the Bulgaralpine thread :-)

Website about Bulgarian Rally drivers pre 1990 here including pics here :-)

Hope that gets you started :-)

#3 just me again

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:27

Sorry I should have made a search. i just thought this was so obscure nobody had started a thread, ofcourse i should know better.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:29

I am sure we all do it in our excitement for learning something new :-) :wave:

#5 h4887

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:50

Bulgaralpine


I sometimes use a similar name for mine ! :wave:

#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 19:51

Bulgaralpine at Plovdiv Trade Fair, 1967. Note the all expense spared display stand and sophisticated sales aids!

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#7 Nick Wa

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 20:22

A couple of cars started the 1969 DDR rally. I'd always assumed they were loaned french cars, I didn't realise they were home built, they were yellow. I remember watching them on the Bernau stage from the overpass (they had low start numbers, we were in the 60s). It was freezing & trying to snow, one Bulgaralpine stops obviously boiling and I remember thinking "DON'T TAKE THE CAP OFF!" but he did. We were treated to a sight like an Icelandic volcano. I think the other car had similar troubles.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 20:45

Meanwhile at Earls Court in 1967 the Iso Griffo was fenced off on a sophisticated parquet floor and Pininfarina found a bland carpet for the Dino Prototype and fenced it off with expensive white rope and some flower pots :drunk:

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 21:30

Hi
Reading about about Bulgarian history of producing cars i stumblet on this http://en.wikipedia....ki/Bulgaralpine . apparently Bulgaria has assembled some Alpine A-110 and participated in the 1968 Monte - Carlo Rally with 2 Bulgaralpines, driven by Iliya and Nikola Chubrikov, and Atanas Taskov and Atanas Agura.
Does any of you know more ?.
Bjørn


Can find one. No. 51. Maybe someone else can spot a second one if image shows large enough:
http://yfrog.com/3mmonte68j

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 21:31

Meanwhile at Earls Court in 1967 the Iso Griffo was fenced off on a sophisticated parquet floor and Pininfarina found a bland carpet for the Dino Prototype and fenced it off with expensive white rope and some flower pots :drunk:

Nah, that's art! The Iso display is obviously a minimalist statement while Pininfarina are being gently ironic with a nod towards kitsch. :p

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 23:38

Nah, that's art! The Iso display is obviously a minimalist statement while Pininfarina are being gently ironic with a nod towards kitsch. :p


I get it, 'enduring kitsch', as used in 1965 by MG, surrounded with equally kitsch horse fences in 1952 by Healey and was so popular in 1971 that the Morris Marina was launched on a minimalist parquet floor inside a tent to keep the thronging masses at bay :rotfl:

Edited by arttidesco, 10 July 2010 - 23:39.


#12 Nick Wa

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:40

RS2000

Can find one. No. 51. Maybe someone else can spot a second one if image shows large enough:

My eyesight is no better, found only one. Perhaps you could have an email exchange with "Le Tahitien" as he had quite a lot to do with Renault sport beyond the "Iron Curtain" at that time. Also your French is far more passable than mine.
Interested to see in that starters' list that Trabants were let out of captivity!

Edited by Nick Wa, 11 July 2010 - 04:41.


#13 arttidesco

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:11

Possible explanation of the mystery behind the second 1968 Bulgarapine of the Antanas brothers could lie in this picture of the two Bulgaralpines which was taken in 1969 (see entry list towards bottom of this forum page) both cars started in Athens the Antans brothers in #219 and Ilia brothers in #221 :-)

I wonder if Wiki should be renamed 'MoM' Ministry of Misinformation ?

Several other pictures of the Bulgaralpines appear on the forum page with the entry list and there is are a couple of posts that suggest the rally plates carried by the Bulgaralpines show that they were were classified by the organisers as being driven by amateurs.

Does anyone know where the Bulgaralpines finished in the general classification ?

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:50

RS2000

Interested to see in that starters' list that Trabants were let out of captivity!


Pictures of this escape are impossible to find on the net are we sure it really happened ?