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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 am 
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A mate gave me this framed picture that hangs in my workshop wondering if anyone knows the history ?


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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:30 am 
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If you Google BLA523 you'll see some more great images of this BMC Works car in action, often driven by Evan Green, PR Manager at BMC Australia at that time. That shot is from the Rally of NZ in 1971.

Here's an example - https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f5/3d/ec/f53d ... 373724.jpg

Also in TME - http://www.bmcexperience.com.au/bmce-issue13/culcheth

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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:31 am 
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BLA523 was previously UK registration YMO881H - A BMC factory prepped works rally car

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YMO881H was registered in Australia as BLA523. It was crashed, maybe in NZ. It was rebuilt into the Australian Clubman GT shell as shown in the picture below of Evan Green driving it in the Southern Cross Rally in 1971.


http://old.minis-auckland.org.nz/technical/AussieS.html

Also some good info in a Mini experience reloaded article:
https://pocketmags.com/us/the-mini-expe ... ember-2016

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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:49 am 
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Wow thanks guys :D When I first tried to post this it wouldnt let me however it did and then I tried again in chat lol Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:09 am 
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Ian_B wrote:
Wow thanks guys :D When I first tried to post this it wouldnt let me however it did and then I tried again in chat lol Cheers

It's a great photo that one, with all four wheels off the ground. :P

P.S. I deleted the duplicate post. :wink:

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and then there was 532 (plate as previously used in Oz) ...Abingdon built works Mini , Cowan destroyed it in a barrel roll and it was subsequently rebuilt into a locally built shell...

Watto did a brilliant article on both cars...

http://www.bmcexperience.com.au/bmce-issue13/culcheth


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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
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and then there was GC3 and GC4...

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-ota ... r-restored

http://old.minis-auckland.org.nz/technical/GTs.html

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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
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I am the proud owner Rob knew the car immediately. Love it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Historic rally pic
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Ian_B wrote:
I am the proud owner Rob knew the car immediately. Love it :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUoiy22Q_lw

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