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 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 10:07PM
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Hello. You think you have that license plate WXR 276 ? If this is right, I would love to buy it from you. I have a lot of fond memories in that moke as a child.
Please let me know.
scott

 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 08:18PM
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You should write a book on the Catalina Mokes rescue.
Good to hear from you Larry.

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

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 07:51PM
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Well I believe I still have that license plate and registration. I am the guy that rescued the Catalina Mokes. Tom actually had little to do with getting them off the island, he made a deal to buy some off me and accepted delivery when he met me in Long beach, but wasn't part of the actual rescue mission. I should write the story, before I forget and it's lost as just an urban legend. How I moved 57 Mokes in 3 days , most didn't run and many had to be reassembled so they at least rolled, towing them with an old sling wrecker sometimes 3 at a time lashed together, round the clock. Moving them from lot to lot down to the loading dock where the barge would dock so we could load them. A wild story, pre cell phone, pre internet, it involved a helicopter, a train a forklift and a big truck, a grand mission to save them. Little did I know it was just a training exercise for my time spent almost 20 years ago now rescuing the last survivors and recovering others loved ones at the WTC on 9/11. Unlike the happy end of the Moke story I'm sad to say that I am still in court fighting NY over my care and out of pockets losses and will still be in Court next year on the threshold of the 20th anniversary. I still have 3 of the Catalina Mokes left, the rest went back to the UK motherland courtesy of a deal with M parts. Those last 3 are a reminder to me what you can do if you put your mind to it...….., everyone told me it wasn't possible to move them all in one go. They were wrong. I heard that same sentiment on 9/11 when I got turned back for the 3rd time. I was told "You'll never get there to help", wrong again. Ha Ha Ha never say never.

 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 07:53AM
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 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 05:23AM
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I tried to post pictures but for some reason it won't work. If you go to the website BRING A TRAILER, My Moke is The yellow 1972 Mini Moke with the blue top. It was up for auction in 2016. The man who won the auction sold it to me in 2020. You can even just type in 1972 Leyland Mini Moke and it's all over the internet. Thanks.

 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 04:06AM
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Originally Posted by 72Moke
Hello saw this Moke and I am happy that it survived. I remember being in a Moke going around Catalina Island in the 60's and 70's with my parents. I have a 1972 Leyland Moke that is yellow. Great little Moke. Do you happen to know the original license plate number of your Moke?
My parents rented one that was WXR 276, I am sure it's long gone.

Thanks, Scott
Hi Scott, would enjoy seeing some pic's of your Moke if you could.

 Posted: Jun 9, 2020 05:34PM
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Hello. Saw your article on The Mini Moke from Catalina Island you are restoring. Did you ever sell it? I am in search of Catalina Island Moke.
Thanks, Scott

 Posted: Jun 9, 2020 05:29PM
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Hello again, just saw the other post of the green Moke. Did you paint the yellow Moke? If yes, did you do it yourself? Looks nice.
Scott

 Posted: Jun 9, 2020 05:26PM
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Hello saw this Moke and I am happy that it survived. I remember being in a Moke going around Catalina Island in the 60's and 70's with my parents. I have a 1972 Leyland Moke that is yellow. Great little Moke. Do you happen to know the original license plate number of your Moke?
My parents rented one that was WXR 276, I am sure it's long gone.

Thanks, Scott

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 03:24AM
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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

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 01:00PM
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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 09:55AM
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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 08:54AM
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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 05:20AM
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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

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 16, 2017 03:41AM
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That is a good article. Bespoke Mokes in the uk is restoring more of the Catalina Moke fleet, I think.  //www.bespokemokes.co.uk/

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

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

George

 

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 08:04PM
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It's my favorite. I love it. Thanks Big Al

George

 

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 09:21AM
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I had one, sold it to George, GTA mini in California

Big AL

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Apr 15, 2017 08:44AM
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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 05:49AM
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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

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