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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:17 pm 
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Just got back from MME 2018. It was good to meet Zac in the traders area and to have a brief chat. It was also good to see my old fiesta yellow 850, now Speedwellised by Mark. The owner, Garry, also has a nice works replica with the steering wheel on the wrong side. I took Tommy and Alex with me, former Minibizt employees on their first US mini meeting and I know both had a great time. Tommy co-drove with an old Mini friend, Larry Atkinson of mk3 Sprint fame, and Alex drove with newby Ken Texell. The location was excellent with miles of great Mini roads all round the area.
Next year being the 60th is East meets West in Colorado and 2020 should be Ohio.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 am 
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Hi Nick, Thanks for the post, it looks like you had a cracking time.

But, you say. . . "now Speedwellised by Mark".

Ha, ha, not quite, now :)

I did do the conversion, but back in the late 90's. It went to the States about 2000 :)

I am however, really pleased that it is still going strong!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:51 am 
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I'm shooting to be at 'East meets West' in scenic Colorado.......900 miles in a '64 Cooper S driving from California, across the Mojave desert, Nevada and Arizona in 40 degree heat, then 12000ft mountain passes in Co; what can go wrong ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:18 pm 
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Fancy some company Tim?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:32 pm 
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I started going to MME's in 1998 and still see many of the folks I met back then. In the intervening years some have had kids who are now driving in the Funkhana like Daniel Viola for instance. Dan has a nice collection of cars and usually brings 1 or 2 mokes to the show. I will try to share some photos when I have a few minutes.
As usual my suitcase, and those of Tommy and Alex, came back with more then they left with. The USA is now missing 6 x mk1 Cosmics, a 1959 master cylinder (courtesy of Mike Bernard) and a black crackle mirror.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:59 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Fancy some company Tim?


Definitely Mark...it'll be a blast....back track Route 66 for most of the way! Shades de rigeur of course 8-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:28 am 
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Nick, it was good seeing you again. Somewhere in your attic of Mini parts there must be a portrait of Dorian Gray. Anyhow regarding the 59 MC, it’s was knocking around my stuff for years. Hope it’s of use to someone doing an early car.


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Hi Mike, thanks for the Dorian Gray reference, it has been mentioned before. We had a great time at MME and it was good to see everyone again. I first met you at Seekonk in 1998 when you rebuilt a master cyl in the hotel car park.
Did you sell the (NOT) Serck tank ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Various photos and video from MME uploaded to the Facebook page
https://m.facebook.com/events/1634059010005273

Nick, I still need to refit the horn 'right way up' on my car :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:38 pm 
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nick rogers wrote:
Hi Mike, thanks for the Dorian Gray reference, it has been mentioned before. We had a great time at MME and it was good to see everyone again. I first met you at Seekonk in 1998 when you rebuilt a master cyl in the hotel car park.
Did you sell the (NOT) Serck tank ?


Nick, WOW, you remembered my Seekonk adventure. Blew the MC in Connecticut on the way up to the event but was able to repair it before all the activities. I didn’t actively market the fuel tank so it’s still with me. I’ve seen a similar setup in Wood&Pickett cars where the fillers were relocated to inside the boot. I still think the unit is a Serck product because of the brass tag which is brazed onto the unit.


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