The one and only A2 is back at home

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The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by ant » Tue 13 Sep 2016, 13:25

Dear All

Don't frequent this forum much these days, but wanted to give a shout out to "Stealth", alias Warren for completing a lengthy , but excellent restoration on A2 .

As those that follow the car's exploits will know, I had an unfortunate intimate encounter with a solid vertical surface at Killarney the last time I raced the car there more than two years ago.

For many years, Warren has been the only one allowed to work on A2, and as the attached pics will attest, you can see why. The right side took the brunt of the impact, but difficult (if not impossible) to tell that it had any mishap at all !

There are a few A2 tribute cars about, which in itself is testimony to the car's unique place in S.African racing history. However, "There can only ever be one", as they say in the classics, so this is confirmation that A2 is now good as new again, and safely parked at its permanent residence !.

Thanks Warren !
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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by Gavin RS » Tue 13 Sep 2016, 15:01

That is just Brilliant, :D awesome
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Post by motor1 » Tue 13 Sep 2016, 23:53

Wow that looks good, hopefully you'll still be using it in anger at some point
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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by CanAm17 » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 10:21

Great to see to back in shape Anthony.
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Post by Johann65 » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 10:42

Amazing!! You have a lot of perseverance!!! :D
You just convinced me to name my Opel as a tribute to Dries Jetten!
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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by nick sheward » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 11:46

Hi Ant. This is great news. I was very heart sore when I saw the pics of the prang and sympathised. Well done to both of you in keeping the flame alive. Cheers Nick

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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by ant » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 13:55

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Thanks Anton, as we have had a few interesting outings together, me in A2 and you in the rapid or was it "rabid" Can-Am ?
I know however that you have always respected her more than your other competitors though!

Special thanks to you Nick, as if it wasn't for you , she would have been lost to all of us !
Your handiwork from the original restoration still sets the standards for her !

Regards

Anthony Corin

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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by nick sheward » Wed 14 Sep 2016, 18:13

My pleasure Ant and I am very glad A2 is in the correct hands! Cheers Nick

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Re: The one and only A2 is back at home

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 18 Sep 2016, 18:39

Great to see A2 back as good as new. Well done to all involved. :mrgreen:
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Post by ZA Perana » Sun 18 Sep 2016, 19:11

The car really looks great. Well done everyone.
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