Make
Vauxhall
Model
Opel Astra
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
MSD-TA-007
Built By
Motor Sports Developments (MSD)
Date Built
1994
Current Status
History
Build by MSD for the 1994 South African Touring Car Championship, where it was driven by Grant McCleery, and later shared by McCleery and Anthony Reid for the end-of-season International Touring Car Challenge.

Unused after than until the end of 1996 when both this and the sister car (MSD-TA-008) were sold to Slovenian team Lambko Novial. Dragomil Bozič would drive the sister car in the 1997 and 1998 Central European and Slovenian Championships whilst 007 was kept as a spare and parts donor.

By late 1999 the engine had been removed and sold on with chassis 008, whilst the gearbox and much of the electrical parts were later removed and fitted to a tarmac rally car. The car remained stored in a garage until being unearthed in late 2015.
Pictures
Race History
Opel
#2 Opel Astra GSi
Team: Opel Racing
Great BritainAnthony Reid
Opel
#2 Opel Astra GSi
Team: Opel Racing
South AfricaGrant McCleery
Opel
#2 Opel Astra GSi
Team: Opel Racing
South AfricaGrant McCleery
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1994 South African Touring Car Championship
05 Feb 1994 South AfricaKilarney (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 7
05 Feb 1994 South AfricaKilarney (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 2
19 Feb 1994 South AfricaZwartkops (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 2
19 Feb 1994 South AfricaZwartkops (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DNF
12 Mar 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DSQ
12 Mar 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 3
28 May 1994 South AfricaKilarney (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DNF
28 May 1994 South AfricaKilarney (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 5
11 Jun 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 1
11 Jun 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 1
25 Jun 1994 South AfricaEast London (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 6
25 Jun 1994 South AfricaEast London (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 3
30 Jul 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 6
30 Jul 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DNS
06 Aug 1994 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
06 Aug 1994 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
03 Sep 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
03 Sep 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 5
24 Sep 1994 South AfricaGoldfields (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
24 Sep 1994 South AfricaGoldfields (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DNF
08 Oct 1994 South AfricaEast London (1) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 5
08 Oct 1994 South AfricaEast London (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
1994 International Touring Car Challenge
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Anthony Reid #2 Opel Astra GSi 4
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi 8
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (3) Anthony Reid #2 Opel Astra GSi DNF
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (4) Grant McCleery #2 Opel Astra GSi DNS