To Celebrate 75Years of the 2CV — 2 Ladies Will Drive One In Dakar

The 2024 Dakar Rally will again serve as Round 1 of the 2024 World Rally Raid Championship (W2RC). The 12-stage marathon event will start on January 5th, 2024, in the northern Saudi city of Alula.

Two ladies from the Czech Republic intend to celebrate the 2CV’s 75th birthday and prove it’s durability by participating in one of the most demanding and prestigious races in the world.

Barbora Holická and Lucie Engová

They are registered in the Classic category. Barbora Holická and Lucie Engová along with mechanic Tomáš Neruda want to show the world that the Citroën 2CV is still alive, strong and ready to do even the most difficult terrains and challenges.

They have been prepping their “Cazy Duck” for over a year and have starting number #712!

It will also be receiving an unmistakable design by Czech pop-art artist Josef Rataj.

It will be interesting to follow their adventure. The 2CV may not be able to win for speed but it sure has the potential to make it across the finish line.

You can view their preparation and trip progress at these Facebook, Instagram and website links:

Of course participating in the Dakar Rally is expensive and they are reaching out for financial support to complete final testing and pay for the participation and transport costs of the car.

If you would like to send a support contribution, they have a EUR account set up. Here are the transfer details:

Holder’s name: Barbora Holicka
Account number: 2000537632/2010
IBAN: CZ6820100000002000537632BIC:FIOBCZPPXXX
Bank address: Fio banka a.s., V Celnici 1028/10, 11721, Prague 1

Or you can send money via QR code, where you just change the amount you want to support them:

Please, write you name in the bank transfer.

They are also happy to put your name or club sticker on the car as a “thank-you” for your financial contribution! If you want to have your signature on the Dakar 2CV for your financial contribution, sign on white paper with a thin marker, take a picture with your mobile phone and send the picture to email: And you can send your club sticker to this address:
Barbora Holicka
Okruzni 85
252 06
Czech Republic
They also have promotional items you can purchase at, (If you cannot order to your country, please write to email: and they say they will solve it individually)

Barbora, Lucie and Tomáš want this project to be something that unites all Citroën 2CV lovers across Europe and all world and brings a new chapter in the history of this amazing car. They plan to proudly be showing their victory at the 25th World Meeting of Friends of the 2CV in Slovenia!

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