M Machine

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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Costafortune
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Next year will be thirty years since I worked there in the original Whessoe road place, Spring 1991. Quite an eye opener!

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Costafortune wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Next year will be thirty years since I worked there in the original Whessoe road place, Spring 1991. Quite an eye opener!
I dout a lot has changed :lol: I seemed to be there every weekend around that time getting something to keep the car on the road

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I spoke to Doreen yesterday and ordered a few bits. Dry rear subframes are out of stock and front wings are back in stock next week

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Catmint wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:12 am
Costafortune wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Next year will be thirty years since I worked there in the original Whessoe road place, Spring 1991. Quite an eye opener!
I dout a lot has changed :lol: I seemed to be there every weekend around that time getting something to keep the car on the road
They've moved a few times since then. Every morning we'd have to push about 15 Minis out, and every evening g push them back in again. Nipping through the hole in the fence to go to the newly opened Morrisons for pasties etc. Andy Myer's absolute wreck of a white Minivan with tyres balder than a waxed ball bag, and the Leyland Sherpa recovery truck that would only run with Andy cranking it over and Peter force feeding it with Easy Start. It was a good time with some real characters such as the two brothers 'Hippy' and 'Beast' from Middlesborough and some of the lads from Autospray next door. I couldn't stand John Kelly, arrogant ****. :lol:

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Well I got our floor pan 700£ full of surface rust in the cavaties don’t even know how we’re going to get it out any ideas absolutely p.ss.d off

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Andrew1967 wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:20 pm

I visited MiniMachine years ago (before BMW decided they couldn’t use that name - bastards)
I remember that episode very well. At the time, a pair of dickheads from BMW were driving around in an LR Discovery, visiting Mini specialists, taking notes and photos on the sly and pretending to be punters. The main one was such a foul mouthed gobshite that I knew he wasn't real when he turned up at P&L Minis around 1999 ish with his chum. Luckily for them, Paul wasn't in..... :mrgreen:
It wasn't long after that BMW started their cease and desist nonsense. Liz from P&L - in her usual 'no nonsense' :lol: style didn't ring BMW GB, but BMW Munich. She then gave some poor woman a Yorkshire style lecture about these BMW UK bastards. They were allowed to keep the Mini name. From memory, Liz and Doreen discussed the matter over the phone as well.

'M Machine' has more BMW connotations than Mini Machine as well. :roll: :lol:

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At least Nick Vrotsos didn't have to deal with those bastards from BMW.

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