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Mike

Yes that  Magog show in 2000  was something else, l sold Ron the Clubman GT, Sold Tim in Uxbridge the Clubman auto and sold  Tims black moke to Little AL Derenzie in North Bay Ontario

And have  been trying to buy that moke back ever since then

BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 28, 2019 12:02PM
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Great find Mike, Looks like you got a BIG S*** MOUTHFUL GRIN GOING but of course l’m concentrating on driving the Vermillion Clubman climbing Mount Orford ( or Mount Oprah)

Big AL
P S-  can’t take credit for the superb condition of the Clubman Saloon, John Wren from Florida did the restoration,  great workmanship for a curator of a museum
Good times Al !  Probably my 2nd time or 3rd time in a Mini.
My first time ever DRIVING a Mini, was when you tossed me the keys to the baby poo green Mini clubman auto and told me to go
for a spin.  Still can't believe you did that (but thanks for your trust my friend). Later that weekend Robin let me drive the Gibraltar Mini 1275 rocket for a few minutes *(supervised of course....we were out on the rally) and wow, that was amazing too.  RIP Zippy.

-Mike

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

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Great find Mike, Looks like you got a BIG S*** MOUTHFUL GRIN GOING but of course l’m concentrating on driving the Vermillion Clubman climbing Mount Orford ( or Mount Oprah)

Big AL
P S-  can’t take credit for the superb condition of the Clubman Saloon, John Wren from Florida did the restoration,  great workmanship for a curator of a museum

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 Posted: Aug 26, 2019 08:35AM
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From MME 03 MAGOG, QC

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

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Aug 23, 2019 07:17PM
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That was it Al !

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

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

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Mike/ve9aa

that would be Mount Orford

Not-to be confused with “ Mount Oprah” LOL

BIG AL

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I am still looking for pix of his 1275GT which was an awesome car.
Big Al drove us up the Magog hill (forget the name of the mount/mountain) but it was WILD man......

RIP Ron.

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

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

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I went out and bought a six pack of Lemon Twisted Tea, No cigar butthe Tea was great


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 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 08:33AM
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I will have to toast Ronnie the rug today. with a RED STRIPE..  thanks up the update.. later bc

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His favourite drink was “  Twisted Tea “ and a good cigar

Service is on Tuesday



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Mike

Correct,  Magog Quebec. 2000 l believe

There is a story behind me delivering that mini to Ron..........

Big AL

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 Posted: Aug 17, 2019 01:52PM
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I think I only met Ron once, though he practically lived next door in Maine (I believe)

He was the one with the burnt orange Mini 1275 (Clubman) GT right?

If so, I have a pic of me and Big Al in that car from Magog, QC back when we were a little younger.

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

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 05:28PM
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yea..  I agree R.I.P ron. a great classic mini owner.. later bc

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So sad condolences to his family.
I talked to him at quite a few Mini meets always good conversations, he will be missed.
RIP Ron.

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.

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Big AL.. I think Gordo ?? told me had to pay to replace the poor dead Palmetto tree.. about $3k.I know that was one HOT HOT HOT MME.. I stayed in the pool the entire time... later bc

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Art McKenzie gone ? , Christ, will it never stop

Funny story about Art at the MM East in Charleston SC , somehow Art took his Mini Cooper off road on a golf cart road and wiped out a Palmetto tree, the Cooper didn’t look too good after that,it was a major calamity as the “ Palmetto tree is the State tree of South Carolina 

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Big AL.. so sorry to hear this about Ronnie the Rug..  I had forgot about selling him a mini in 1998..  ronnie. is up there with Art Mckenize.. mr palmetto tree..  thanks  bc

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A funny thought, Ron is now talking “minis” with Hrach in Heaven

May they both rest in peace

Big AL

P S. And of course,  n j is. In on the conversation ,throwing in his off hand humour ,still trying to figure out just how he got to $50k on his V-tech

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 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 04:26AM
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Sorry Al. I will miss him at the minimeet breakfasts we would have together, you, Ron, me and others.

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I was just advised by John Blanchette, Ron’s son that Ron passed away on Friday in Lewisport Maine

I last spoke to Ron, ( Ronnie the Rug) as l liked to call him, on Thursday, he was very depressed with his recent diagnosis with cancer, 

He was a great friend and a member of NEMO who attended mini shows all over the country

He always had nice minis and was a fierce competitor in Judged competitions and who was not afraid to tell Judges when he thought they were wrong, he loved his trophies!!

Ron owned and operated a Commercial painting business in Lewiston Me and  did very well for himself, he was an avid entrepreneur, owning car washes, laundry mats and apartment buildings, ( no wonder Ron always paid me in coinage and small bills when him l sold him a mini ) LOL

He will be missed

Big AL

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