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 Posted: Jul 5, 2019 08:48AM
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No, a guy from Florida got the Long Distance award, driving a Moke (!) and towing a camping trailer. My total mileage was 2,773, two-lane roads on the way there, and about 60% freeway on the way back. Starter failed at the first gas stop from home, so push and bump start from Sisters, OR to Snowmass Village. Thanks to Don Racine (our host) who had a spare starter in his race trailer, which we installed in the parking lot.
That would be Bob Overdorf he should be around 5k plus miles by the time he gets back' quite a road warrior considering he is 79 years old now.
He has traveled all over the US in Mini's and Mokes since retiring once doing a trip of 10,000 miles. 
He and Al Frost did Key West Florida to Alaska one year pulling a camper.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jul 5, 2019 08:28AM
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Ok that must have been the one's I saw.  I forgot about that meet in Colorado.  I was down in 4 corners going to the Mesa Verde.

Got home and mine was glad to see me and started right up.  Mine's still a city car as 60 mph is 3800 rpm.

 Posted: Jul 2, 2019 06:06PM
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geo o. yea that was Bob O.. I drove the 3000 miles RT to MME in Magog, Quebec in 2000 and 2003... then got talked to driving to Quebec City.  and extra 600 miles in 2000. by the EX red head.. I drove it NON stop both ways..  both times..  just to get it OVER with..in the Blues  wagons .. NEVER EVER  again..( I have swore off RED HEADs also..)  later bc

 Posted: Jul 2, 2019 05:41PM
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70 MPH? typical classic Mini would then be at side of road, with smoke coming from bonnet.

 Posted: Jul 2, 2019 01:52PM
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No, a guy from Florida got the Long Distance award, driving a Moke (!) and towing a camping trailer. My total mileage was 2,773, two-lane roads on the way there, and about 60% freeway on the way back. Starter failed at the first gas stop from home, so push and bump start from Sisters, OR to Snowmass Village. Thanks to Don Racine (our host) who had a spare starter in his race trailer, which we installed in the parking lot.

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And Mini owners in my Local area dont even want to go over 30 min in their car...  or over 100 Miles!


  I know Hunter drove in from Vancouver. who was the Longest traveler (to drive in). Great job.. Cant say i want to do 1000+ Each way in my mini's but  it is Possible!

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Probably me, driving, and John Wohlslagel towing. We found ourselves in the same motel the first night after the event, and headed to the same destination the second night. I ran 70-75 all day, which is 4,000/4,500 on 10" tires. Too bad you missed the event in Colorado. East Meets West, so cars from all over. I'm from Portland, and John's from Seaside, on the coast.

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If you were in Colorado you missed a good Mini meet. Look up east meets west 2019.As Whee said,I would bet money that's where the cars were coming from.

 Posted: Jul 1, 2019 11:44AM
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Based on the title I thought it was going be a joke involving mini"s and potato's

My 62 Cooper cruses nicely on the freeway at 4000 rpm which is good for about 75 mph, usually I run 3800 rpm and I am not the slow car. This is with a 89 1275 A+ stock drive train, twin 1.25 SU's, a header, and 13" wheels. The calibration is close on the stock 100 mph speedometer indicated at about 3 to 5 mph under actual speed at 70 mph, it is a bit loud though. I also only need to do this for and hour or so, not sure about all day, for several days. I can't imagine running a numerically higher gear and still using first.

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On my way home, Oregon, in my Motor Home friday.  Was passed my two Classic Mini's.  One on a trailer and the other driving.  The one driving must have been doing 70, must be different gearing than mine.  I wonder what they were headed for??

I think I was north of  Boise.  Made me what to get home and take mine out for a drive as I've been in Colorado for a couple weeks.
Going home from Snowmass East Meets West probably.

 Posted: Jul 1, 2019 07:24AM
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On my way home, Oregon, in my Motor Home friday.  Was passed my two Classic Mini's.  One on a trailer and the other driving.  The one driving must have been doing 70, must be different gearing than mine.  I wonder what they were headed for??

I think I was north of  Boise.  Made me what to get home and take mine out for a drive as I've been in Colorado for a couple weeks.