Jazzys GP2 found him in 2007 and for the first few years was destined to enjoy the occasional drive around Surrey but succumbed to becoming a storage facility in the garage covered with all sorts of domestic artifacts (rubbish).
In 2009 a run out to Beach Buggin proved fateful as the engine basically fell apart. A new engine was then bought and the restoration began. For a while it resembled a bumblebee with its colour graduation from yellow, through mustard to black. Fortunately, a chance chat directed Jazzy to the Beach Buggy Info (BBI) forum to get advise and guidance on how to fix the poor GP2.
In 2015, the 50th celebrations of the Beach Buggy focused restoration efforts and the “20 weeks and counting” rebuild started (build string on BBI). This complete nut and bolt rebuild from the chassis upwards saw the bumblebee converted into it canary yellow pain job and it made its first outing at Stoneleigh 2015 where the 50th celebrations saw 104 buggies from across the UK gather to mark the special occasion.
Since then, the GP2 has provided hours of joy and travelled far participating in various club activities. The addition of the upright exhaust gives it a unique rear aspect and the later addition of a Karman Ghia parcel shelf is the perfect accessory to store the much needed prosecco for those thirsty day trips.
Not forgetting, this is the Chairmans favourite ride and Flat Eric has been spotted around town posing in his elegant style.