Author Topic: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA  (Read 2213 times)

Offline Ingman

Anyone going to this event Jul 7-9? 
RJR

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 01:08:38 PM »
First I've ever heard of this event, fantastic setting tho! Are you showing your car there?

We have an annual Micro car show here in KC that I show at each year, but the setting is nothing like that one!.

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Ingman

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 06:39:32 PM »
Yes, I am registered and if the weather is good, I am going to make the run on Saturday (to Wachussett Mountain) and show it Sunday.  Probably will be the only Inno there.

Here's a link if anyone is interested.  Looking forward to it.

http://www.bubbledrome.com/index2.html


RJR

Offline Ingman

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 06:41:45 PM »
....And here is the link from the museum website.
 
http://larzanderson.org/events/lawn-events/2017lawnevents/microcar/
RJR

Offline Ingman

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 08:32:54 PM »
Couple of pics from day 2 of the event.  Most minis they have had in a long time they said.
RJR

Offline BruceK

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2017, 09:11:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing those pictures! Is that an Austin Mini Pimlico?    I haven't seen one of those in a long time. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline ADRay

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 05:40:12 AM »
The Microcars Classic is great. I went to L.A. the first year I had my Mini in 2014 for this and British Car Day. I don't live as close to Brookline as I did then, so I haven't been back.

Have fun today
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline Ingman

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 07:33:27 AM »
BruuceK that is indeed a Pimlico.  I had never seen one before.  In that photo where you can see it we were stopping for lunch.  As we were all ordering the skies opened up.  I helped the two women get the top up and lent my car cover to the '33 MG.

ADray well hope one day you can come back down for it.  I met quite a few folks from NEMO and maybe they can get a mini drive together in your neck of the woods. 
RJR

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2017, 08:36:10 AM »
Which one is the Pimlico?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2017, 08:44:05 AM »
Dave,

It is at the very far right of the fourth picture - maroon and silver - sitting just left of a big silver pickup.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 09:11:35 AM »
OK, what's different about it?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 09:33:36 AM »
OK, what's different about it?


It's a fiberglass Mini cabrio-like body that takes Mini subframes.   Made in the late 80s / early 90s.   

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 02:40:35 PM »
OK, I haven't seen one of those before.

Is the whole body fiberglass or just the add-on and top parts?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 03:43:00 PM »
The whole thing is fiberglass, it accepts Mini front and rear subframes.  Although I'm not sure about the bonnet it could be stock Mini.  They made a saloon version too.   But England, being weird, seemed to favor the open car over the saloon version. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline Ingman

Re: Mini and Mircrocar Classic, Larz Anderson Museum Brookline MA
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 07:35:37 PM »
The pimlico was not there today, but here are a few pics of mini row.  Spent 3 hours giving rides to enthusiastic kids and adults around the grounds.  Was a great event and i would encourage others to come next year.
RJR