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 Posted: Oct 1, 2021 05:40AM
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Jim; Carlisle PA, when l Was younger, used to walk every inch of the vendors row, about 5 miles

we have one parts show on October 17th @ Rockton, Ontario, parts and bring your Brit car , no judging and also a hugh all makes car show @ Waterford , Ontario , unfortunately the same day.

It will be great to see so many friends for a change


Big AL

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 Posted: Oct 1, 2021 05:22AM
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Big Al, just to rub it in. Last car show at Carlisle, PA this weekend. Hope doing well. Miss ya.

 Posted: Sep 25, 2021 05:28AM
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Surely someone on here will offer you a pump (Don’t call me Shirley)

Big AL

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 Posted: Sep 24, 2021 03:57PM
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Al,

Sorry to high jack your message!  I have a problem with the hydrolastic system on the left side of our '69 S.  The metal bottom of the knuckle joint is facing me as I look at it.  It appears that at some point in time, the car was picked up while the system was down and now that the rubber boot has fallen apart, the issue is visible.  

I am attempting to find a pump to extract the left side and then refill after repairs are made.  Any ideas on possible solutions for a pump?  I am attempting to make on from an old grease gun while researching pumps.  I have found one at mini mania for 900 bills, a schwaben one for 200 (I am not sure if it would even work).

Garth McHattie
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 Posted: Sep 19, 2021 05:20AM
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Of course  the weather is magnificent for today, which would have been Bronte Sunday

 Big AL

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 Posted: Sep 15, 2021 06:18PM
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Lots of Alpines and Tigers at Bronte 2022!

SCUM #2. "Life is too short to own just one classic Mini!"

 Posted: Sep 15, 2021 03:59AM
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Alpines coming to Bronte ?

Big AL

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 Posted: Sep 15, 2021 03:45AM
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I sure hope Bronte happens in 2022!  Our Sunbeam club Tigers East/Alpines East is planning on having our United there then.  I have heard lots about this show and have never been there.  See you next year-if they let us cross the border.......

SCUM #2. "Life is too short to own just one classic Mini!"

 Posted: Sep 14, 2021 05:16AM
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Bummer

 Posted: Sep 14, 2021 05:01AM
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normally l would be getting ready for Bronte this coming Sunday......but no.....Covid killed it (no pun intended), so another boring week end

Going to miss the 1000 plus Brit cars and 10,000 spectators, some with dogs, some with trophy wives  on their arms( Jaguar types)

Maybe 2022 will be better

Big AL

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 Posted: Apr 23, 2021 05:30PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Just in, this years show cancelled


 Big AL
Damn...

 Posted: Apr 22, 2021 03:58AM
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no Jim, Insurance is not the issue. ,

the main reason is that that we are currently under lock down due to an alarming rate of covid here in Ontario

The Bronte Provincial Park in which the show is held is a Provincial Park andthey follow the Ontario Government orders to the law

Only a miracle can help us now

 Ironically it was only this past Sunday that Ancaster Auto Jumble was cancelled, the other large annual Brit car festival of the year in Ontario

 Big AL

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 Posted: Apr 22, 2021 03:51AM
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I would suspect the high cost of insurance is the reason. Insurance companies don't want to be on the hook.

 Posted: Apr 22, 2021 03:29AM
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When l was surfing the TTC website, they had a long explanation as to why it was still uncertaint
 if Bronte would  be held this year and then a picture of the site with “ Cancelled “ emblazoned on the pic

l expect a more formal notice on this shortly

It is almost as if all car shows have “Titanic “ written all over them and the iceberg is looming

Still sucks

Big AL

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This really sucks!

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  //www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Apr 19, 2021 02:35PM
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Rotten Covid !

:-(

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

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Just in, this years show cancelled


 Big AL

Niagara Ontario Canada