2CV Adventures is designed to offer classic car style tours in one of the world’s iconic little cars. These are not speed events but offer the opportunity to enjoy driving on the lesser travelled by-ways. We have considerable experience of organising motoring events including classic car tours in SE Asia, India, South America, Central America and Europe.
Having had a fascination in cars from an early age, Toby progressed into restoring Mark 2 Jaguars and then worked for a Citroen DS specialist. Toby has banger raced, reached the finals of Scrapheap Challenge, competed in the first ever Scrappy Races and has travelled widely. He completed in the Peking to Paris rally in a home built car as well as prepared a winning P2P car. He has been a mechanic on the last four East Africa Safari Rallies and supported the Trans-Sahara Sky Car expedition as well as running the mechanical support on a Rio to Ushuaia Rally and the Tiger Rally. He came up with the idea of 2cv Adventures, when a friend asked him in late 2013 if he could have 16 Citroen 2cv’s at Malaga Airport for him and his friends in March 2014 to celebrate his 50th birthday. Toby could never pass up such a challenge and in three months he bought, restored and prepared 16 2cv’s with his team of mechanics!
John has more than 14 years experience organising rallies round the world, including endurance events such as The Himalaya Classic Rally (2006, 2007 and 2009), The Tiger Classic Rally (2008 and 2011), The Maya Classic Rally (2010) and the Cuba Classic Rally (2011). Formerly Manager of the last Rover Mini Works Rally Team (1994 to 1997) which had Paddy Hopkirk as the No 1 driver, he has a wealth of experience organising teams and events.
A keen traveller who enjoyed back-packing for many years, as well as riding a motorbike from London to Delhi, launching ships for P&O in Hong Kong and Singapore, organising exhibitions at Earls Court and Olympia, running a business centre in St James Square and running the office of a City based Financial PR company. She lives in Hampshire with Toby and two Labradors, surrounded by 2cv’s! She now manages the 2cv Adventures office and is the ‘paper-power house’ behind the rallies.
Andy, Albi and Dave are our three support
mechanics. They were heavily involved in the restoration and preparation of
the 16 2cv’s and work very long hours, keeping cheerful all the time to make
sure all the 2cv’s are at their best every day.