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 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 04:24AM
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My apologies to Tommy Scrhramm, l always want to call him Tommy Schnaar for whatever reason

He grabbed a ride with my wife back from Magog Que back in 20004 to Ontario, in those days he was driving small camper vans from a factory in Kitchener , Ontario all over the USA, drive one, tow one. That's when l saw Tommy wearing his anti snoring mask, hilarious

Not to mention his giant St Bernard dog he brought to MM East in Columbus OH in his mini van Memories........

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 02:00PM
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Sold my Catalina Island Moke last year on BaT which was one of Schramm's.

My son has one of the Catalina Island Mokes with black plate, this one too was one of Schramm's, has all body panels to restore it. We are working on it and may be ready to sell as a completed shell next year. Probably not going to do it to completion so someone can finish it to their color, level of finish, etc.

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 10:55AM
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Many years ago I made a trip to the Island just to see the Mokes. They looked in pretty good shape then. Tried to talk to the rental owner. Not interested, so I walked around back and talked to the guy who kept them running. He said the biggest problem they had that kept him busy was having to rebuild gearboxes. Remember, no syncho on 1st gear and most people who rented didn't know how to drive anything but the Buick with the automatic at home, and trying to learn to drive on a 3-syncro Mini usually didn't go well. Eventually, he just locked out 1st gear and told renters they were three speeds.

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 09:54AM
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mini mover.. what year to tom schrumm come to MME in magog, quebec ?? 00 or 03?/ they were told POS them for the most part.. didnt they get all SOLD and go back to england to www.runamoke.co.uk  happy easter. bc

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 06:20AM
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The yellow Moke came from a lady in Windsor Ont (Detroit) who had to sell it on because of her arthritis

I believe she bought it from Larry H

I sold it to George in April of 2008, just before my Big Tim heart attack

Although my pic shows the yellow Moke in the snow, it was just coming back from the boot shop, never winter driven,

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 04:41AM
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That is a good article. Bespoke Mokes in the uk is restoring more of the Catalina Moke fleet, I think.  http://www.bespokemokes.co.uk/

Peter - 20 Minis in past, 65 UK Moke undergoing restoration, 63 Healey, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  prbraun1@gmail.com

 

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 09:08PM
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Now it's OD Green! 

George

 

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 09:04PM
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It's my favorite. I love it. Thanks Big Al

George

 

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 10:21AM
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I had one, sold it to George, GTA mini in California

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 09:44AM
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I have one in the basement. I am thinking about getting a new body it is so bad.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 06:49AM
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mini mover.. it is great article /ad about the catalina island mokes.. but OMG what a lot of work to do resto on this  baby blue moke.. at least $30 large or moke..  thanks for posting. later bc

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 05:33AM
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Check out the blue Moke on the Mini Mania "cars for sale" section

A pretty good history of the Catalina Mokes

It was a fascinating story of how the Mokes were repatriated from the island off of Los Angeles

Larry Holloway, Tommy Schnaar all names from the past

In fact the one pic shows all of the Mokes together in a parking lot

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada