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Minnes02 Group pre-Spring Kick Off gathering!


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OK, three times the charm...!

Let's try another gathering of the MN/MSP 2002 owners - the Minnes02 Group, before the InterMarque Spring Kick Off!

We've had 2 great meets but had several who could not attend.

Glutton for punishment, let's go for three!

Next saturday, April 30, at the Moose Country .

There, I will hand out the reserved parking tickets for the Spring Kick Off on May 14, and a special surprise!

Also, exciting news - FIAT of Brookdale has just signed up as one of our sponsors and will have two new 500s at the show, possible test drives!

And, I finally convinced a friend to bring his 1925 Bugatti Type35A Race Car to the show. You are probably aware that the Bugatti Type35 is THE winningest Race Car of ALL TIME! Amassing 2,000+ outright victories.

I've known Mike for more than 15 yrs. and he always told me his car (one of only 135 produced) had never competed (that's Mike running it in a Vintage Race at Road America in '05 (P13) - No Garage Queen this). I did some research and came up with this on Mike's car, all verified by chassis number:


- V° Les Alpilles Hill Climb, Avignon, 25th April 1926, E. Proal 1st

- Circuit des Gattières, Vence/Nice 4th july 1926, Proal 2nd (to famed Bugatti Race Driver Louis Chiron)

- Estérel Climb, Cannes, 1926, E. Proal dnf

- X° Mont Agel Hill Climb, Nice, 10th March 1927, E. Proal 1st

- V° Estérel Climb, Cannes, 20th March 1927, E. Proal 1st

- VI° Les Alpilles Hill Climb, Avignon, 22nd May 1927, E. Proal 1st

- Laffrey Hill Climb, Grenoble, 26th June 1927, E. Proal 1st

Mike was thrilled and had absolutely no idea his car (which he's owned since '67) had such a storied past. Just seeing this car, which has never been publicly displayed, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and reason enough to attend the show!

So, next Saturday, April 30 @ 1pm.

See ya there!





1976 BMW 2002

1990 BMW 325is (newest addition)

1990 Porsche 964 C4 Cabriolet

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I'll be there Jim. Maybe even get the first ride of the season if the weather holds.


76 Malaga (Molly)


76 Malaga (Molly)









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'72 Tii Project

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