2001 A DAY IN THE LIFE... Hallelujah!
( Dave's magic clock )
On Sunday the Twenty-eighth Day of January in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and One, my Moke was miraculously transformed into a 'new' Moke! How about that then? Wonders upon Wonders eh! It happened on the way to the Colosseum. er... no, Sorry, on the way to work. Yes . . .there I was driving along quite contented with myself and the world in general when I noticed a strange, very quiet ticking sound . . . "Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick ".
It was coming from the dashboard and as I looked down, low and behold, 9999 99 jumped to 000000 and my Moke was born again! , , , Hallelujah! What else? I'm driving the Moke just about all the time these days cos, it's only 24 years old, still hellish reliable and very economical too to boot. I am writing this in December '05 and to date I've had my Moke on the road 6 years and during that time I have covered 53888 kms which equates to 5613 miles per year on average.
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ballThis year the world is celebrating 40 years of Mini Mokes. The first Moke was designed for the British Army to be used as a lightweight jeep-type vehicle. The army didn't like them, but in 1964 their construction went ahead anyway, with over one million Mokes being produced before the last one was built in the early nineties.
ballCar-hire companies around the world bought hundreds of Mokes, making them, as we all know, very popular with holiday-makers.
ball Many Mokes were exported to the U.S.A. where they are in great demand, often being bought for as much as $7000 U.S.D each!
ballBy the way, if you want to know where the word Moke comes from, , , it's an Australian slang word for donkey!
ballThere they go, , , Mini Mokes folks, continuing to be admired by both young and old as they head towards the status of 'Classic Vintage Car'.
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