Pictured above are Leo and his wife Pietje
with their beautiful white Falcon Sports.
Leo Groeneweg comes from Holland and lives in the city
His Falcon is fitted with a Ford DOHC 2.01 engine
and was originally fitted with an MT 75 gearbox. The car is
painted in Ford 1972 Ermine White.
Leo was looking for a traditional type of sports car a
classic car, but found that when he contacted owners of classic cars
that maintaining them was a never ending story.
Someone introduced him to Kit Cars and his search led
him to an MG B based kit car and they both fell in love with
However the handling and the ride
quality left a lot to be desired and their hopes were
Leo was taken with kit cars and on reading "Which Kit"
magazine, he came across the JBA. As he is a regular surfer on
the internet he came upon a link to the JBA Owners Club, who put him
in touch with Guust Poppe the Owners Club representative for
After phone calls were exchanged Guust invited Leo and
Pietje over to see his car. It was a three hour journey to Breskens
and they finally arrived at the door of Guust Poppe.
Leo and Pietje fell in love with the Falcon
Sports built by Guust, who offered to sell them the Sports. Leo
asked if the car could be changed to automatic gearbox as Pietje has
only a licence to drive automatics. Guust agreed to this
The rest of the day was spent being
entertained by Guust and his wife Ria Talking about JBA's all day
until they had to depart.
For two days Leo and Pietje thought about
the Falcon and decided there and then to buy it in September
Guust set about fitting an automatic gearbox
and six weeks later Leo was the proud owner of a JBA Falcon
Sports. Guust had purchased a second hand Cortina based
Falcon, from England, as his latest project.
Leo works for an IT company and has
started his own Web site. You will find the link below on this page and on the links page.
They have spent many happy hours driving and
touring in their Falcon.
This Falcon was the first car of its type to be built
in Holland under the new 1995 regulations. It was tested and
certificated at the RWD Roosendaal and passed the test with flying