I could meet in say the Chippenham area for a handover except Weds, Thurs, Sat (15th) or Sun (16th).
Alternatively, on Saturday 15th I'm heading to the Stroud area and could do a late afternoon meet, but I wont know the specifics until Thursday or Friday.
Otherwise, we can arrange something after it's been to the west country.
Chippenham, Easter Monday is fine - mind you my car will not be clean but I will clean it before I take any photos. I'm thinking of taking it with the Westbury White Horse in the background.
I will PM you.
Chris and I met in Chippenham car park for Chris to handover the bonnet. Chris is a very pleasant guy and we enjoyed a chat over coffee, both about A2s and IT.
Whilst we were having a natter about our A2s we were approached by a little elderly lady, probably in her 80s, who said: "I've never seen 2 A2s of the same colour as mine at the same time". Turned out she also had a Crystal Blue A2, having bought it new in 2002. I think she said her A2 had done about 90k. When her husband died her children said she should have a smaller car rather than drive her husbands big car, so they recommended the A2. She thought it was a very good choice and had had reliable motoring since.
I'm going to write a bit for the Wiltshire Times to see if we can get some publicity. At the moment the paper is supporting the creation of a new Air Ambulance base at Semmington, south of Melksham.
I plan to photograph my A2 with the bonnet in the next few days. Who can next take it on its journey? Sounds like it needs to work it's way down to the south west.
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Alan (on the left) with Chris
Could the bonnet make an appearance at Vags or Kempton maybe, would be a great photo opportunity!
Here are my photos from the day...
Nice to meet Alan and get the perspective of a long term A2 owner and not just a novice like me.
Here are my photos from the day, including the lovely lady's A2 (in the foreground).
Diamondhell asked if I could pass it to him to run it woind the Isle of Wight, then I can pick up again and take it down to Devon.
via a few Bristol sights.