RIP Ian Hope

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I visited this place back in 2005. It didn’t look this good then. I’ve been to a lot of car museums-this one was different. You came up on a very large metal building-you had to honk a horn -a large man with no shoes unlocks the door and greets you with his friendly cattle dog. And for a mere $5 we had the place to ourselves. 40 Morris Minors? They only came in maybe 5 colors-and no real changes year to year. Cabs-yea a bunch of them too. After a 1/2 hour in the place we come to realize this was a shitbox museum. And i don’t mean that in a bad way. If it was in the US, it would be Pintos + Vegas. The farther back you went in the place, the more you had to turn sideways to fit between the cars. (I can see why they are stacked now.)

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  We got our monies worth-got a few stories + a private tour. Met an interesting man with an interesting hobby. Time well spent. 

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