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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Where does Bernie hang out nowadays??


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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mostly on his farm in brazil!


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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Costafortune wrote:
mab01uk wrote:
Some other items below which were owned by Ringo Starr and raised a total of $9.2m (£6.1m) at auction in 2015.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35019638

Ringo Starr auction - the star lots:

$2,110,000 - Ludwig Drum kit, used on hits including Can't Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand
$910,000 - John Lennon's 1964 Rickenbacker guitar, which he gave to Starr in 1968
$790,000 - The White Album, numbered 0000001
$179,200 - George Harrison's 1962 Gretsch Tennessean guitar, given to Starr by Harrison's family after the Concert for George concert following Harrison's death
$179,200 - An 18 carat yellow gold Moonphase watch by Patek Philippe
$125,000 - The back panel from John Lennon's psychedelic caravan, featuring the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band logo
$115,200 - Ludwig silver sparkle drum kit used in the 1967 Hello, Goodbye video
$106,250 - A gold ring with rectangular sapphire that Starr says he wore during every show he ever played with the Beatles
$100,000 - A gold and onyx ring, which was also worn for every single Beatles show


Why would he sell all of that?


From the BBC News report:-
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to Starr and wife Barbara Bach's charity The Lotus Foundation, which says it aims to advance "social welfare" in a wide range of areas including substance abuse, cancer, cerebral palsy, domestic abuse and animal protection.
"Some of the stuff, it's a real surprise that we still had it because it's been in storage for so long," he said, according to Rolling Stone. "I don't mind getting rid of a lot of stuff and it goes to good use. That's the deal."


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Pete wrote:
According to someone that was at the auction the second name of the buyer was..... Ecclestone! :shock:


Bernie Ecclestone's last Mini was reported to be this Dark Green Metallic 1989 Mini BAC M-30 below....
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C707686

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"THE BAC M-30 was a limited edition of Mini Thirty Special Edition. BAC was based in North Perrott, Somerset. The interior was luxuriously trimmed - all leather and walnut veneer, while the exterior 'improved' by the addition of a KAT Designs bodykit. Motive power was provided by a 1275cc engine, mated to a Sprintex supercharger, to provide 115bhp. This propelled the car from rest to 60mph in 8.7s, and on to 111.6mph. The original asking price of the BAC M-30 was a staggering £30,000, later lowered to £23,390."
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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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I worked with a good friend Sydney for years and he never understood why Bernadette had such lovely wives. Sydney never appreciated Bernadette's a big wad was a factor :lol: :lol:

Alan :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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That makes sense then if he's got a thing for coachbuilt Minis?? Hope it can stay in the UK though!


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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That BAC is an ugly sucker :D
i suppose it has some historical significance though.

They say the decade of no taste was the 70's, for the mini i think it was the 80's, the era of the nudge bar :lol:
W/P built some ugly cars in the 80's, much prefer the 60's and early 70's cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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Looks like Geri Halliwell (Horner) was the buyer, not Eccleston

https://www.autoclassics.com/posts/news/market


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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Yes a coachbuilt friend of mine was at the auction and he said Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell bought the car. Bernie was with them so that’s were the confusion came from. Let’s hope it’s seen at some shows/events and not locked away in a private museum for a life time.


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 Post subject: Re: Ringo's Hooper
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I think it has gone to a good home now. As I understand it the car needs a bit of work to "restore" it to its former glory. Personally I hope that it will be taken back to its original condition without "deseaming." I haven't seen the car in the flesh but hope the Horner's will restore it properly.


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