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 Posted: Jun 15, 2013 04:39AM
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Rick-

 

I already look like that (LOL)

 

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 Posted: Jun 15, 2013 03:03AM
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Aloha Big AL!

If you plan on visiting me on the Valley Isle anytime soon, I'd like you to please consider purchasing one of these inflatable tourist outfits so that I'll be better able to spot you out at the Maui Airport. A cheap pair of Wayfarer Sunglasses and a bottle of expired Coppertone Suntan lotion will complete your look. If you bring a companion, well... it looks like we got that option covered too! HA! (just kidding wit ya Brah!) I thought I'd seen everything, then these little gems popped up! Talk story soon.       Mini Estate 

P.S. These are not, I repeat, these are not costumes! These are genuine issue 'island gear' for the Mainland traveler! These lightweight air conditioned one piece jumpsuits are as practical as they are stylish, (if you ever wondered what you look like to the "Locals" when you visit Hawaii, well now you know! HA!) 

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 Posted: Jun 15, 2013 12:41AM
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ESTY ? over here they are known as ESKY, in New Zealand they are a chilly bin (pronounced chully bun )

 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 04:56PM
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Hmmm... how about...   //www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/top-islands-in-the-world-maui-bermuda-nevis-vancouver-photos , Shoot! Forget about the way they spell 'Traveler'! What island is that they are featuring as the #1 Island in the World? No really Big AL, it does look like the single "L" version of Traveler is used in the 'States' here for some reason? Still, I must locate sumptin, (ie; something), Mini related with the use of that word. Perhaps it appears in a North American advertisement for a Mini??? Here's another (good?) example of the single "L" version of 'Traveler'...   //travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/  H#@* yeah! Speaking of US Presidents, I'm still trying to find Bush's word 'strategery' in the dictionary!!! HA!!! I feel like a Traveler from a distant land!                            Mini Estate

 

P.S. Hurry up and buy that vintage New York Cooler AL. You know you want it!Wink

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 04:24PM
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" So how do we account for the spelling on the red vintage cooler from New York" ?

 

I know a few prople from New York,believe me, they never won a spelling bee !!!!!!!!!!

Maybe ask your illustrious President of the U S A the question, he seems to be an expert on everything-

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 03:34PM
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Please click on the 'comments' too - (view 5 more) after reading the definition >>>   //www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traveler 

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 01:01PM
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Big AL,

You realize, (maybe the 'z' is supposed to be an 's'?), that now I don't have a choice but to dig through all of my Mini memorabilia just to locate even one example of the word traveller used with a single 'L'?!!! My reputation has obviously been placed in a precarious position, (I should probably look up the word 'precarious' too, as it may also be improperly spelled! HA!) So how do we account for the spelling on the red vintage cooler from New York that I posted off 'ETSY?' Anyone? Perhaps not enough space on the front of the cooler for the correct spelling??? I'm sure that I heard from someone years ago about the single "L" in 'Traveler' as related to the Mini Wagon, (was it Chuck H?) I thought it was most unusual, as I too noticed the correct spelling in (most?) all the Mini brochures and ads. But I did come across something somewhere that confirmed a single "L" example. A typo? Maybe? I never could have forseen that I would someday be placed in such an impotant place in history, (whoops! another grade school mishap! I meant 'important' please forgive!) I'm sure that I now have everyone on the very edge of their seats, anticipating with the greatest eagerness of mind that I should produce any evidence whatsoever to support my wild claim of the single "L". If it pleases the Court, I would like to submit into evidence exhibit "A", the raised white letters 'TRAVELER' on the vintage red cooler from 'Etsy'. Although this cooler denies any ties with the 'British Motor Corporation', I believe that although unpopular, the spelling demonstrates without question, that other variations of the word 'Traveler' have been used in the past, and that my client's name will soon be cleared of any wrongdoing. HA!!!                                                                            Mini Estate

P.S. If the "L" don't fit, you must aquit! 

P.S.S. Perhaps the "L" on the cooler is not an "L" at all, but rather a Capital "I"?

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 09:12AM
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Gosh, Rick-

If the authorities find out about this, you may have to move back to Washington State and go back to grade school (LOL)

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 Posted: Jun 14, 2013 08:42AM
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BMC body service parts list manual AKD3519 for the long wheel base models spells it Traveller. 

Kelley

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 10:24PM
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I have 14 Traveller/ countryman brochures and Traveller is spelt with 2 LL's, earliest ad I have is september 21 1960.

 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 06:11PM
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It's even spelled properly! (with a single "L") ?????????????

My Oxford English Dictionary says, it has two LL's-

BIG AL

Maybe I'm losing it Big AL, but I could have sworn that BMC used one "L" in Traveller in very early adverts??? Maybe not, but I think I have an ad somewhere to prove it? Maybe not. I'll have a look around.                                     Mini Estate

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 05:06PM
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It's even spelled properly! (with a single "L") ?????????????

My Oxford English Dictionary says, it has two LL's-

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 10:25AM
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Thats the number that the state of South Carolina used to Vin the car. They had no idea about imports from England and their funny numbering system, so they picked the longest number, which is the chassis number if I do recall.

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 10:23AM
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That is not the proper vin # for a clubman estate or for that matter any classic mini

 

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 10:08AM
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Would the chassis number help? Because it is XC2W2312059A, or at least that is what was on the title.

Spokane, WA

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 09:54AM
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Clubman76-

Actually no, not yet, Alex Kinsman is the U K Registrar of P A C E and he is just back from the IMM in Italy and is still hung over-

Will check with him again next week-

 

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 Posted: Jun 13, 2013 09:19AM
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Does it have a name (LOL) ?

And if & when it turns up and has a "round nose" grafted to it, would you still take it back ?

I will check the P A C E registry in Clubstone England-

BIG AL-

Big Al-

Have you checked the P A C E registry yet?

Kendall

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 Posted: Jun 12, 2013 01:48PM
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Thought I would share this old vintage cooler off ETSY I found. It would look cool in the back of a Mini Traveller! It's even spelled properly! (with a single "L")                                                                         Mini Estate

//www.etsy.com/listing/152325912/vintage-traveler-cooler?ref=sr_gallery_42&ga_search_query=cooler&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

 

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 Posted: Jun 10, 2013 12:43PM
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Hey Ya,

The wife and I just recently spotted an 'Ice Blue' Clubman with Silver trim on Maui that actually looked pretty nice. It had a color combination that you don't see very often. It actually reminded both of us of the original Factory 'Smoke Grey' on our previous 1962 Austin Countryman Woody Wagon. We wouldn't mind owning this MINI as our modern Full Size runabout! The color really is unique. It's kind of muted in an understated way, yet it stands out in a tropical setting. I don't care much for the looks of most the newer model BINIS, but this one gets me close to drooling! HA!                                                                                       Mini Estate

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SCOTT-

 

Williamsville NY, suburb of Buffalo and the home of Cranium who used to be a regular poster here-

I have been attending this show for 15 years, it was an all Brit show but over the last few years it has changed to a Euro Car Show- Has improved attendance in a hugh way, great to see the Ferraris, Lambos & everything else European sitting beside those XKE's etc-

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