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 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 05:55PM
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As another side note.  The Holiday Inn where the event was hosted will not exist next year.  The current plan is more shopping and 2 hotels in its place.  Oh joy more shopping...

 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 11:39AM
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And there is your example of when you put on a Mini Meet in a bad area of town. One thing that is hard to find when doing Mini events is a hotel that is large enough to take between 100 and 200 Guests.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 09:27AM
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Malcolm

Except in Colorado Springs at the mm East/west, 1999 meet

We were staying at the host hotel, Worst western, and on the last night after the banquet, low life thieves broke into my truck and took around $11kworth of clothes, tools, equipment and mini momentous

It took police 2 hours to show up, police report for insurance claims etc

The officer told me that we were in a crime filled neighbourhood and what Did we expect The street we were parked on beside the hotel lot dead-ended at the inter state and people were living under there, every morning we went across the street for breakfast at Denny's,we had to run the gauntlet past homeless people and their dogs

And on that street, 2-3 guys with trailers from the meet were camping Out and never heard a thing Nothing was recovered

And l always thought Colorado Springs was a great City

Live and learn

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 05:56AM
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Just by the hotel security afaik. I have never heard of an issue with Mini's parked overnight at the MME or any other Mini event for that matter, the hotels chosen are usually in a good area of town.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 05:35AM
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I hope it does not upset you when I say I wish Robin was here to hang out with, drive the Mokes around, and just hang out.  I got the Moke.. brought it over your house and shortly thereafter he passed away.. still upsets me.

Can I ask one more question..  at MME, what happens to all the cars over night. are they guarded?

 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 05:22AM
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yes.. this shell can be shipped to the USA. if it has proper vin plate and red V5 c UK title. and bill of sale.. you can NOT ship with bill of sale ONLY.. ( import or export) and yes CBP is out of control.. 

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 07:12PM
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Also out of curiosity, is this shell a contender to be shipped over here?  This whole CBP thing has certainly gotten out of hand, hasn't it?  

Congratulations Jim, I am just as proud of your car as you are.  
The article was ok, seems to be written by someone who hasn't seen much else but a V8 there entire lives.

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 06:34PM
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jimohio.. my morgan was seized  by CBP and was sent back to england late one night. and has been STOLEN twice..   I do NOT park it when I am out that I can NOT see it.. and surely do NOT leave outside at night  out side..  do have to add. when  CBP SEIZED and sent back my morgan to england and then I drove from london to moscow, russia. in 1981  .. the BEST road trip of my life.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 02:04PM
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a practical question.. open Moke.. are they secured at all during the wee hours

I don't know if I can sleep in a hotel... I can sleep in the Moke maybe with one eye open

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 02:00PM
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well.. the real MME starts in parking lot of the hotel. drinking beers in late afternoon.. lots of LIES are told.. and lots of history about minis.. and mokes.. a fun TIME had by all..  did I mention LOTS of beer drinking in parking lot?? bc

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 01:30PM
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thank you.. on the MME... where does it meet. I looked at the pictures..

is it at a hotel, held there in the parking lot
or is it a corporate center?

is is scheduled. or just a hang out..

just trying to get a feel for what goes on

one day? two days?

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 01:09PM
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Jim - Your Moke looks great!  Too bad you couldn't bring it to the Columbus MME show. Maybe next year's MME - in Kingston, NY.

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  prbraun1@gmail.com

 

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 12:14PM
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I have an english moke.. I just like following mokes for sale.. i find it interesting..

I posted a link to an article about the Moke I took to a show Saturday.
here it is again.. article starts out with comments about my moke.. if you arrow over once at the article on the first picture you will see the moke at the show

http://www.times-gazette.com/local%20news/2017/07/10/downtown-ashland-car-show-kids-fest-bring-out-crowds


some other pictures of the moke

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 12:09PM
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 jimohio. I agree. this is ALL you get for $5k these days for a moke.. a total rusty POS.. later bc  ps. I know you want a UK. moke.. but still some deals in OZ  on www.gumtree.com.au for mokes..

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 11:37AM
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I was just curious.. the thing is almost not even there, I mean there is almost nothing to work with.

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 11:21AM
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jimohio..  $5k  at most.. figure $1k to plastic bead. and then $2500 for proper paint.. and $1k for labor ...  ??  does it need floor pans?/ wings ect?? this would be extra .
  sure you get all the metal work from leo jack at www.mokepanels.com or www.run-a-moke.co.uk in england.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 10:06AM
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hey bill.

forget the engine, mechanicals..

the body work itself would cost how much to fix?

 Posted: Jul 11, 2017 09:46AM
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Looks as bad . as the left over catalina mokes that tom schramm is flogging off now.. later bc

 Posted: Jul 10, 2017 07:28PM
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There is a lot of surface rust and the subframe that is pictured well enough has definitely seen better days.  My initial reaction is it is probably as bad as "Barb" was.  Only a few holes to let the crisp air and road dirt in.  You remember what "Binky" looked like?  So yeah it will probably buff out.  

 Posted: Jul 10, 2017 07:03PM
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Here is a Moke for only 3,250 pounds..

as far as condition.. well, this should buff out just fine

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-MINI-MOKE-1972-FOR-RESTORED-/152599578219?hash=item2387a4c66b:g:lpgAAOSwiQ9ZT6DD