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MiniGuy Buying Minis at National Mini Meet in Illinois

Monday, June 28 – Mini or Minis wanted:

Turns out I have too much work to do before I leave, so I’ve decided to fly out to the national Mini Meet in Rockford, IL (instead of the 30-hour drive from Southern California).

However, I can’t bear the thought of being at a Mini Meet without a classic Mini!

If you have a Mini that might be for sale (that’s in or near Madison, WI, where I will be flying into, or along the way to Rockford, IL,) please shoot me an email with details, and give me a call on my cell phone.

Loaner Mini?

Or, if you have a Mini you’d be willing to loan to me at the Mini Meet, I’d love to hear from you ASAP.

(Thanks again to David Weber of Barnhill Minis for the one he loaned to Chuck Heleker and I at Spring Thing 2002, and for Pete Cavallo’s help in setting that up!).

I have a Dealer Plate, a $50K bond, and full-coverage insurance, so that’s not a problem. (It need not even be currently registered or titled.)

I’ll also be seeking other exceptional – or cheap – Minis to buy outright at the Meet, so bring yours or information on it to the show.

Consignment Minis:

I’ll also be seeking Minis for our Consignment pages, along with those I’ll be buying outright. Call or email for details on our Consignment / broker programs. The car can stay with you, the title can stay with you, and the funds go directly to you. Or, if it’s an exceptional Mini, we may consider displaying it in our showroom in Ventura. We pay all the transport costs to get it there. Again, call or email for details – and references are gladly provided.

Send pics and details to:

p.s. – I’d even consider a (BMW) “new MINI, particularly if I end up driving it back.


-Michael “MiniGuy” Lewis

cell (805) 405-6263

p.s. – Any last-minute SoCal folks or MOALA members who want to join me in the flight, airport shuttle, and hotel room? Flight leaves just after midnight Tuesday morning, or I can switch it to a Tues. a.m. flight. Slated to return on a Saturday flight, unless I’m driving a Mini back!