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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

Bitter Tasco theme rendering 1991.05

Erich Bitter had been producing unique coachbuilt vehicles on Opel and other chassis since the 70’s.

In 1991 he approached MGA Developments in Coventry to create a Supercar for his company, which would rival the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari. 

Spice, a UK based Motor Race were to prepare the chassis and would manufacture the car, for his team to later trim back in Germany.

The sketch programme began in the April, with Steve Harper and Lawson Swinfield creating the theme, and by May a scale model was developed, and machined as a full size see through mockup. 

This model, complete with an interior tub, was then unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1991.

The picture of the show stand shows Erich and his long time friend Chuck Jordan, talking about the car with MGA’s Ron Saunders and Lawson Swinfield.