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 on: February 06, 2019, 08:30:43 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by BritBits
Congrats John!   

I'm looking forward to seeing your new toy.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy

 on: February 05, 2019, 06:41:53 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
Lil Red has made it to Galveston!  The estimated time of arrival there was 4 o'clock yesterday morning.  The actual time of arrival was 3:54 -- 6 minutes earlier than originally projected.  That was a pretty accurate estimate, considering that it was made on January 22nd when she left Southampton!
Now I'm just waiting to get word from the Port that she's been released for pickup so I can hitch up my trailer and head down that way.  I'm hoping to have her back here in Shreveport by this weekend.
Then comes the "fun" of trying to get her taxed, titled, and registered through the Louisiana OMV!!!   I know that's going to be a royal PITA!  I'm hoping that they'll tax her based on the bill of sale and not some arbitrary number that's lurking in the far reaches of their computer system.

 on: February 01, 2019, 11:01:49 AM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by John Lieberman
Great idea, Jim!

 on: January 31, 2019, 10:33:47 PM 
Started by BritBits - Last post by BritBits
Just a belated New Years wish to MOT.     I hope all are doing well, and let's have a brunch meet sometime soon!


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Too many LBCs, not enough winning lottery tickets

 on: January 22, 2019, 11:11:41 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
The reason it didn't load last month, when it was supposed to, was because it had a fuel leak when it got to the port.  The seller operates out of Hull, in northern England, and ships from Southampton, in southern England.  So his cars have to be loaded onto a trailer and hauled 300 miles to the port.  Everything was fine when it left Hull but sometime while it was either being loaded onto or unloaded from the trailer, the fuel line got snagged and started leaking.  Not wanting to drive all the way from Hull to Southampton to fix the problem, the seller contacted a fellow Mini specialist in Southampton and asked him to retrieve the car, fix the fuel leak, and then take it back to the port -- which he did.  But, by the time he got the car back there, the ship had already sailed.
So we had to wait until the ship had made its rounds and arrived back in Southampton for another load.  The car was loaded yesterday and the ship sailed at 8 o'clock last night, our time.  It's now due to arrive in Galveston in the early morning hours of February 4th if everything goes according to Hoyle! 

 on: January 03, 2019, 12:16:14 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
No!  The last word I got was that, for some reason, it did not load on Dec 9th as originally scheduled.  Now that the holidays are over, I'm hoping to hear something soon.

 on: January 03, 2019, 11:46:33 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by MPlayle
Any update on the arrival?

 on: November 30, 2018, 07:31:06 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
Update...  I got a DHL package yesterday from the seller containing the Bill of Sale and British Registration form.  Today, I got an email from the broker that's handling all of the Customs paperwork and duty fees for me saying that it's scheduled to load in England on 12/9 with an ETA in Galveston of 12/27.  So it won't get here before Christmas but still close enough that I can call it a Christmas present to myself.
Since my initial purchase, the seller has renewed the front and rear brakes -- replaced the radiator -- put new bushings in the engine steady -- repaired some faulty wiring -- and replaced a leaky exhaust.  He's also removed the flimsy "custom" dash and returned it to a normal center pod.  But he's also including the removed dash panels in case I want to try to find a more secure method of mounting them.  All of this was done at no additional cost to me.
Looks like I picked the right guy to do business with!   

 on: November 28, 2018, 04:52:21 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
They are saying mid-50 degrees and sunny for rally day!  New roads and reasonable December rally weather, along with some interesting cars means a fun day, so go to to preregister.  Sixteen cars have already entered, including BMW, Jaguar, Cadillac, Camaro, Corvette, Porsche, Volvo, Mini, RX-7, a five-car Team of Toyotas, and more.  For the puns alone, you ought to join us.

 on: November 18, 2018, 09:45:33 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
I usually tell you about the interesting cars that have entered so far in this spot, but more important as winter approaches is the predicted weather.  They are saying 60 degrees and sunny for rally day!  Perfect December rally weather.  Why don't you join us?

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