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Hanlminiman
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MINI CAR CLUB

Postby Hanlminiman » 12 Jul 2017, 07:14

I have been looking through the classified ads from an early 1967 magazine and came across this one. Perhaps the more senior amongst us or even historians may be able to shed some light on the club and whether its first project happened.
"MINI CAR CLUB
President : Mr Alec Issigonis
Applications are invited for membership of the MINI CAR CLUB.
For details as to benefits and projects write to The Secretary, MINI CAR CLUB, (address in Bournemouth)
FIRST PROJECT
Grand Rally at Beaulieu Palace (By kind permission of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu)"
On the same page was an ad for a "1964 Morris Mini Crayford tourer, 1 owner, low mileage, new tyres (!!!!!) £395 - just right for a day a Beaulieu at the Grand Rally?
Any ideas Graham?
Cliff



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GrahamWRobinson
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Re: MINI CAR CLUB

Postby GrahamWRobinson » 15 Jul 2017, 16:16

 
Cliff, do you have the Bournemouth address you mention?

Graham

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Re: MINI CAR CLUB

Postby GrahamWRobinson » 12 Jul 2017, 09:28

 
Cliff, that's quite a surprise. During my time in Bournemouth I never heard of the MINI CAR CLUB. However you are talking of 1967 and I didn't arrive there until 1971. Presumably Beaulieu would have some information in their reference library on the event the club ran.

What is the address given in Bournemouth? That might give me a bit of a clue.

Intriguing! Let's see if we can find out more!

Graham


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