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 Posted: Sep 11, 2009 05:23AM
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big Al...was this yours? MM part# HMCC2006

 Posted: Sep 10, 2009 10:48PM
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GB
The pics of the Watkins Glen show have made me smile - it was 7 years ago yesterday that I proposed to Suzy after the event.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Sep 10, 2009 10:37PM
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The Beige mini looks a little like mine, when and where was this?

 Posted: Sep 10, 2009 07:42PM
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From the seller:

Subject: Re: '63 Pininfarina/BMC Competitions Dept. Support Vehicle
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 22:14:42 -0700

Hello Marcel, Thank you for the email.

I have not settled on a price yet, but it will be quite a bit more 
than $20K.  I just talked to RM Auctions today and they are interested 
in consigning it for their London auction.  I am hesitant to ship it 
overseas, so I may wait until their Arizona auction in January.

By a strange twist of fate, I actually own 2 of these Pininfarina 
busses.  I understand that there were only 2 dispatched originally to 
the US, so I most likely own them both.  The second bus has a nice 
body but it has a funky camper interior, and has been partially 
converted to a V8 powertrain (no engine currently).  I would think 
that this would be a good candidate for a modern chassis swap since it 
is already modified.  The price on this unit will be much less than my 
other one.

Kind regards, Mark Mitchell

 

Marcel - aka VA6CCD
visit my world www.starchak.ca
also check out
www.TDCperformance.ca

 

 Posted: Aug 22, 2009 05:32AM
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Hey, is that the Domino in the background of the second pic?  I loved that car.  Should have taken you up on that when I had the chance Al!

Great pics Darren!

 

-james

God bless America and the farmer that feeds your fat a**.....

 Posted: Aug 21, 2009 04:21PM
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Great pictures! That was a wonderful weekend, winery tour, laps on both the old town course and the Glen long course. That amaranth purple sports pack was a nice driver...now owned by our own "drufly", Drew Elliot in MI.  Thanks so much for posting them. Bob

 Posted: Aug 21, 2009 03:15PM
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the top pic is of Bill Foster(Headstay), myself and Darren (Cranium) at the Glen, 5-6 years ago-

The pic below that is of my 1934 Morris 10/6 Special Tourer and James(Authimini) dads' mini formerly owned by mini enthusiat in Pittsburgh PA

The bottom pic is of Arwallys white mini with the racing lites-Beautiful car-

BIG AL

new e-mail address-

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Please update your records-

 Posted: Aug 21, 2009 10:41AM
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I don't ahve any of Captin JJ, but I do have a couple of everyone at The Glen that year.. Arwarlly's cars:

"I reject your reality, and substitute my own." - Adam Savage
 Posted: Aug 21, 2009 10:06AM
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I had the great pleasure of spending the weekend in the BMC with Big Al and JJ a few years back at the Watkins Glenn Grand Prix weekend.  What a weekend to remember, had a blast.  JJ and Al always kept things interesting.  Got to drive a sweet Estate that Al had for sale.  Saw some great racing and was in great company the whole weekend.

Heres a pic Al sent me of JJ when they were delivering my dads mini to my place in the mountains!

-james

God bless America and the farmer that feeds your fat a**.....

 Posted: Aug 19, 2009 04:06PM
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Bob-

As far as the lack of fins (Oxford Morris tail Lites), they had to go when the original vehicle was converted to a transporter with the ramp in the rear-

 

BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 19, 2009 04:02PM
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Bob- Great pic-Lots of history there-

I believe that transporter was BMC 34 , but as it shows Leyland graphics, it probably was still hanging around  when British Leyland took over-

Check the Anglia in the back ground , looks like a sixties model-(105E)

BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 19, 2009 02:32PM
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found this in Works Minis book. Later BL livery. No fins.

 Posted: Aug 18, 2009 09:26AM
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Can't really discuss the BIG BMC without thinking about the Captn JJ-

Gone two years ago to-day-

 

R I P-

 

BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 18, 2009 09:15AM
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Zip-tph

 

The one in your picture is BMC 25, owned and restored by Paul Stanworth-

I hope to have more info on this particular bus posted here shortly-

 

BIG AL-

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austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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 Posted: Aug 18, 2009 06:16AM
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Yes, the bus is a beauty.

 Posted: Aug 17, 2009 03:00PM
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GB
Paul Stanworth's was at IMM/Mini50 last week. It still looks great.

 Posted: Aug 17, 2009 10:08AM
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ttt

new info coming-

BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 16, 2009 01:43PM
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"did the mini's load in the back of these someway? "

Here is an excerpt from Paul Stanworths' understanding of the history on these BMC Transporters-

Bus # BMC 34 found its' way to Abbington to be used as a transporter for two minis.The back was lengthened and a drop down tailgate was fitted, then painted Red/White with full BMC Comps graphics on it.Once again at any photo opportunity, BMC used these large vehicles to stand proudly behind their famous race/rally cars-

More to be posted on Pauls' research later-

BIG AL-

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austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Please update your records-

 Posted: Aug 16, 2009 10:07AM
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did the mini's load in the back of these someway?

 Posted: Aug 16, 2009 08:58AM
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In going thru some of my past correspondence in researching these vehicles,l came across this-From Tony Fox, past president of our BSCCOC-

O K- Only the dreaded red X, will have to go to plan B-

BIG AL

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austinmorris@xplornet.ca

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