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15 years 8 months ago #5366 by Andy Wright
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Moke was probably towed after going through a river crossing and the floor pan rusting out...

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15 years 8 months ago #5367 by Eddy
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Interesting reading back through the stuff I've collected on this.

I like to run a "what if" scenario.

like ... What if they'd entered solo, and hadn't had to hang around looking after the moke. Just their own parts etc.
They had 24 hours of fuel capacity, and on board sleeper.
They coulda damn near won the event! ;D



OK I go lay down now ...

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15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5368 by Andy Wright
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Of course they would have won! They were only up against woossy cars! ;D

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15 years 8 months ago #5369 by grash
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Had a brain fade on Friday and accepted sons invite to "Minis at the Mill" at Birdwood S.A.
The Coke Moke from the rally is now on display at the museum complete in original rally form and no rust.
One of Mokees there was the son of the Terrier driver.

P.S. 1500 k,s and a mini show in 50 hours in a Moke.I need my head read.

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15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5370 by Gryphon
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Hi,

I have been researching this from the point of the Moke which is my interest.

The truck was only entered in 1977 because of the Moke which had the sponsorship deal with Coca Cola. The Truck wasn't originally intended to be part of the actual race but they figure seeing as it was going along it might as well be painted up. The Moke was Australian Built but I believe the Truck was from the UK end.

Coca Cola Australia media and marketing have no idea what you are talking about when you speak to them about it. They pass you onto a marketing company that knows even less.

Through a contact on the Moke side of things have some access to one of the three drivers of the truck, who still lives in SA I think. I am hoping to get to Tholstrop, who drove the Moke, through him.

A story I heard from my contact was during the race there was a ban on alcohol in some of the Arab countries and the Coke truck carried a pallet of 'special' Coca Cola which they sold to the other crews to help pay their way.

If you are nice about the Moke I might just see what I can find out about the truck from my contact :)

Terry

PS. Thanks for the link to the 1977 rally site. When I last went looking I couldn't find anything about it.
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15 years 8 months ago - 15 years 8 months ago #5371 by Eddy
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Gryph, how could I not be nice about a moke?

They are possibly one of the most hilarious members of the car family, great fun, and so damn practical. I've missed out so many times on getting a good'un that Ive given up. Bloke up the road has been refusing to sell me his for years.
Helped a mate build a long wheelbase on a couple decades ago. We cut two into different sized pieces, and ended up with one about 3 feet longer, and he gave the other bits to his brother who built a shorty.

Got an Idea that one of the Terry drivers is in SA somewhere too. There's a "A Hausler" in the Phone book that I got on my list of things to do.

Too much other stuff to do first but ... sssoooooooo many projects ... ... ::)

Be it firearms or V8 engines, the question is not "why should you have them?"
, but "who are you to demand that I justify them?"
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15 years 8 months ago #5372 by Andy Wright
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I was a bit meaner about the Moke but, to be honest, have always wanted one. Legendary little things.

The truck still exists?

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15 years 8 months ago #5373 by JimmyDodge
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Hi Eddy,
what a top idea of restoring your Terrier to a London to Sydney Marathon replica, I love it ! People forget all too soon about vehicles like this.
I remember when I was an apprentice diesel fitter we had a guy who had a Hillman Hunter who constantly reminded us of its victory in the first London to Sydney marathon! We all had mostly Holden/ Fords/Valiants in the carpark.
I hope you're going to put a set of twin stacks on her so we can hear that great V8 exhaust note. Good luck with it ,I know the feeling of having too many projects and not enough hours in the day I get tired just thinking about it,
regards Harleigh
ps I have only driven a couple of Mokes, I too reckon they're are hoot ! ;D

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15 years 8 months ago #5374 by Swishy
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Did Somebody say 'MOKE'


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15 years 8 months ago #5375 by Andy Wright
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Good, all-round vehicle it would seem...

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