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Post  wheeliebin on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:50 pm

New on the forum today! Hello all!
I've got a Mk1 which I am aiming to take to Newquay for the May bank holiday- usually there are 3 or 4 Scamps there. Wish me luck! I was the lucky winner of the Scamp trailer on ebay created out of the back of a 6 wheel Scamp. The chap informed me that it was a bolt-on/bolt-off set up, and that the handling was diabolical with 6 wheels! I have plans for the trailer... Shocked
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:25 am

Hi Wheeliebin, welcome aboard! Good choice of ID - I've heard the Scamp referred to as a Mini Skip before now - somebody must have seen the amount of junk in mine. No

What happens at Newquay? I'm usually at Newark that weekend, but I'm planning to be in Padstow for May 1st drunken so might be around.
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Post  wheeliebin on Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:01 am

Usually Mini based stupidity, a cruise around the narrowest roads in Cornwall, lots of drink...erm..thats it as far as I can remember! I've been every year since 1996! Have a look at the photos: http://www.rivierarun.co.uk/
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:34 pm

Welcome aboard Wheeliebin.

6 Wheel bolt-on kits were available from the factory and an ideal way to increase the load capacity AND b*gger up the handling of you Scamp at the same time. Superb! Laughing
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Post  scamp3 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:04 pm

hi wheeliebin most poss see you at newquay in may
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Post  wheeliebin on Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:27 am

Come and say hello..the Scamp is orange with a white roof (if it rains!) and white 10" wellers. Towing a trailer! Rolling Eyes
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:58 am

Hi Wheeliebin,

Your Scamp wasn't owned by Caravan/Camping site owner in Wales was it?

Captain Campsite from Glyn Ceriog near Llangollen had an orange one with a white soft top to cruise his vaste empire.
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Post  wheeliebin on Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:46 pm

I don't think so. It appears to have lived its whole life under cover, as its clearly the original hood and paintwork from the original build, and I think it has been local (ie. Bedforshire) since it was built, probably around 1977.
It has been used properly though, as it has scaffold poles welded to the sill rails and off road tyres on the Wellers.
I know people on here don't like Scamps that are not properly registered, but mine has a proper Scamp chassis number of 00430, and is described simply as "Austin" with no model! I'll sort some photos out over Christmas.
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:16 pm

Hi Wheeliebin

That hopefully will be at least 3 Scamps down at Newquay for the Rivera Run to the Sun, as i will be going along with my Mini Club,(inc Mk3Scamp) The Funky Monkies (i will be opposite the swimming pool this year)

In answer to the other comment, it is held at the Trevelogue Holiday Park, Porth just east of Newquay on the weekend of the May BH.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:39 am

wheeliebin wrote:people on here don't like Scamps that are not properly registered
Bull****!!! bounce We love all Scamps whether properly registered, improperly registered (don't ask) or unregistered! And if they've got wheels and an engine that goes, we love them even more. cheers
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Post  wheeliebin on Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:59 pm

Thats alright then! Mine is an Austin anyway...
By the way, I am sure I have seen your Scamp (TUR) driving up/down the A5 near Caddington a few times over the years- If you work close to Luton, give me a shout! I might need motivation to get the old thing on the road!
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Post  Regsmonster on Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:26 am

Welcome wheeeliebin!


TRR Motorsport wrote:Hi Wheeliebin,
Captain Campsite from Glyn Ceriog near Llangollen had an orange one with a white soft top to cruise his vaste empire.
I thought his was a Mk3? Wheeliebin's is a Mk1 Exclamation


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Post  ZED on Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:22 pm

It's great to have you on board Wheeliebin. afro

Elaine. flower
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:19 pm

wheeliebin wrote:I don't think so. It appears to have lived its whole life under cover, as its clearly the original hood and paintwork from the original build, and I think it has been local (ie. Bedforshire) since it was built, probably around 1977.
It has been used properly though, as it has scaffold poles welded to the sill rails and off road tyres on the Wellers.
I know people on here don't like Scamps that are not properly registered, but mine has a proper Scamp chassis number of 00430, and is described simply as "Austin" with no model! I'll sort some photos out over Christmas.


That was Paul Butterfield's Scamp. He was joint club pres at one point in the early nineties. Very Happy
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Post  wheeliebin on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Excellent! You know it from that description! His name was on the logbook as previous owner when I bought it (I kept a photocopy). Someone attempted to fit a 1300 to it in recent years, managed to crack the gearbox casing then gave up on it. I have a liking for 850s and 1000s, so I have plopped a Mk2 Hornet engine in (1000cc with magic wand) as I reckon that will do the job. Anyone got any pictures of it?
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Post  Andrew Paterson on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:41 pm

hi my name is andrew paterson iam i new person how likes scamps i am hoping to build one soon but i get loads of help from mr bridger help him with the job and my hobbies are building kit cars with mr bridger and greenlaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i am helping mr bridger to build a rear engined scamp and + ive got to buil minie eyt (hopefully)....... to be continued...........................
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Post  ZED on Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:43 am

Oooooh, excellent stuff Andrew........... We're (TRR - My hubby Richard/Reg & James, and my wee self) building my mid-engined 'MESS'. Cool
As you can see from clicking on that MESS link I've been collecting the parts for quite a while. Laughing BUT, all good things come to those who wait, and we are well on our way now.

Good luck with the build,
Elaine. Very Happy
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