Got an old Mini? Want to hire it out for 500?

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Got an old Mini? Want to hire it out for 500?

Post by Keith on Wed May 05, 2010 8:35 pm

Got this from BBC Look East's Mike Liggins today...


Hello!!

It's Mike Liggins from BBC Look East here.
This summer I'm going to be the programme's World Cup reporter and I'm looking to hire an funny/iconic/interesting vehicle.

Last time I used a VW camper van. This time I'm thinking a 60's Mini would be good. A 66 Mini would be even better!

Do you think any of your members would hire out their car?

I'd need it for most of the month that the World Cup is on. And at 500 for that period.. the budget isn't huge.
What do you think?

Regards
Mike

I've said I'd ask around - we've got a few 1960s Minis in the club, would be a nice big advert for us but it would mean letting someone else drive your beloved for nearly a month. I've said that if we find one for him he can "Set off" on his World Cup travels from Mini Day. Ron's is an old E reg, what year is that?
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Post by Ian Nicholls on Wed May 05, 2010 8:44 pm

I think Frances Graham's car was from 1966, but I don't know if she is still a member.
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Post by Keith on Wed May 05, 2010 8:46 pm

Frances is still a member, I have her down as having a '65 tho. Maybe I'll drop her a mail.
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Post by paul on Wed May 05, 2010 8:53 pm

I would think long and hard about letting a T.V. company hire mine or a friend's car after working in the industry and seeing what goes on and as for 500 for a month it must be a joke.
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Post by Keith on Wed May 05, 2010 8:57 pm

It's a genuine email alright but yes, I too would be more than a little nervous about hiring mine to a TV company, let alone a 60s model.
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Post by norfolkminis on Wed May 05, 2010 8:58 pm

also insurance is a big issue as your cant use it for hire normally.

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Post by Keith on Wed May 05, 2010 9:11 pm

Good point Craig, hadn't thought of that.

You'd think it being the BBC they'd have all this in hand though.... wouldn't they?
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Post by mr t on Wed May 05, 2010 11:35 pm

A month without my mini would be like losing a leg
now a month without the kids i would pay them 500 lol
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Post by Keith on Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:52 pm

Did anyone else see Look East 2 Fridays ago? Mike Liggins found a Mini from some woman in Felixstowe.

A friend of mine has just seen it looking like it was about to be loaded on to the back of an RAC lorry in front of a camera crew. A metaphor for England being out of the World Cup??
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Post by wingnut on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:24 pm

or just no insurance to drive on public roads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Dan on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:25 pm

wingnut wrote:or just no insurance to drive on public roads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who would do such a thing??

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Post by wingnut on Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:29 pm

Its the letter B EXAMPLE BP / BBC . ops not being PC
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mini for 500

Post by hughes michael on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:59 pm

the bbc have broken the mini that did get hold off!!
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Post by paul on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:09 pm

What did I say don't trust a T.V. company and for 500 thank god it wasn't one of our club member's car.
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