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Pete Crudgington
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Posted by: Pete Crudgington Posted on: February 10th, 2016, 21:19:55

I have a business trip coming up to Japan, do we have members there who would like to meet up and share marcos and Jem stories?

Posted by: Richard Porter Posted on: February 10th, 2016, 22:59:42
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Fujio Wako is our Japanese rep. See contact page on the web site.
Roger and Mel will know if e have any other members.

Posted by: Rodger Howard Posted on: February 11th, 2016, 07:14:58
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Pete
If you are in Tokyo a visit to Mini Maruyama is a must.
He has an amazing collection of cars including a marcos with a ford engine made up to look like an original Daytona.
He also has one of the six original Daytona's which was shipped to Goodwood and the US last year.
His collection of mini derivatives and sprints etc is beyond compare.

Posted by: Pete Crudgington Posted on: March 28th, 2016, 08:42:16
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Rodger,

This was an excellent recommendation!

I spent more than two hours at Mini Maruyama.

I have many photos and will do a write up for the club magazine.

The ford engined mini marcos is the ex Nick Plankenhorn car with the engine conversion by Bill Quine of Manx racing. Mr Maruyama re-did the body panels and still has the moulds, it has bubble arches like a mk 1 escort.

He has many many more cars that are mini based, such as Ogle SX1000 (chassis no 1) Landar (chassis no 6&7), 3 original mini sprints! 2 mini marcos, Maguire mini etc etc!

He has many very rare engine parts such as Alexander 7 port cylinder heads.

He also has a superb collection of other cars, but I will be a tease and you will have to wait for the article!

Regards

Pete

Posted by: Rodger Howard Posted on: March 28th, 2016, 20:32:00
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His collection blew my mind 10 years ago when I visited before it was common knowledge what he had.
Look forward to the article

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