If you like travelling in your 2CV, you need the
Apua-Help - The International 2CV Road Service
The Apua-Help is a small but useful booklet, which contains addresses
of 2CV drivers all around the world, who would help other 2CV drivers,
if they had any problems with the local language, their car or
anything else. Since 1975 (when the 1st International Meeting of 2CV
Friends take place in Finland) the Finnish 2CV Guild publishes the
International APUA-HELP 2CV Road Service Booklet. In the beginning it
listed mainly Finns, but more and more foreign helpers have appeared
time after time now listing nearly 1000 names from 33 countries all
over the world (A, AUS, B, CDN, CH, CZ, D, DK, E, F, GCA, GB, GR, H,
HR, I, IL, IND, IRL, L, N, NL, NZ, P, PL, RA, ROU, S, SF, SLO, USA,
UZ, ZA). All people listed will give their help to other 2CV friends
in trouble in true 2CV solidarity. The help is given on a volunteer
basis according to the possibilities of every individual helper. Since
the actual issue also includes 2CV and Citroën club addresses
The booklet is based on the following ABCDE
system, that means every entry in this little helper begins
with a listing of a combination of these characters.
| I will help foreign 2CV friends if the have
|| I know where it is possible to get spare parts
(new or used).
|| I can take a 2CV in tow to a repair shop.
|| I know a place where it is possible to spend a
night for an economic price.
|| I will show the interesting places of my home
locality to other 2CV friends.
The Next Issue
The next Apua-Help is planned to be published in the spring of 1999
for the following two years. The deadline for the Apua-Help 1999-2000
is winter of 1998
The Official Apua-Help WWW-Site
Have also a look on the official
Finnish 2CV Guild pages:
To have your name included in the Apua-Help booklet mail to:
APUA-HELP, Finnish 2CV Guild
SF-65200 Vaasa (Finland)
For the entry Jukka needs: Your name, your address and country, your
phone (home/work), the languages you speak, and, if you are in a 2CV
club, the name of the club. And don't forget the characters to
indicate which of the shown above you are prepared to do. Tips and
advice on local 2CV repair shops, spares dealers, clubs etc. are
welcome, too, in addition to the normal ABCDE classification.
To avoid obsolete data, please do not mail too early if
you are not quite sure you address and phone will remain until
Where can I get a copy?
You will get a copy of the Apua-Help for a small fee (about 15 FIM/10
DEM/4 EUR + postage) at the above given address. It will also be sold
on the International
Meetings of 2CV Friends, e. g. in
Summer 2003 in Venadio,