Lets Finish Olis Mini Guys! We Owe It To Him
Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:34 PM
Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:51 PM
Can I just say I really admire you for doing this! Im sure Oli would be very proud.
Good luck with the mini, I will help anyway I can
Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:11 PM
Thank you all SO much for being so generous, So far we have raised a total of £450 towards getting the mini finished, and hopefully after christmas we can boost that figure up a good bit.
Everyone has been so supportive over the past week, its just wonderful.
For a rough idea, how many people are planning on attending the funeral on Friday? I know it means a day off work, but it would really mean an awful lot to Olis family and myself if some of you could attend.
We already have a strong attendance from Trials-forum, a place where Oli has been very popular for some years now. A good few people from TMF would be awesome, and it would be great to meet some of the people who have donated, it feels like we are all one huge group of friends now.
Take care guys, and let me know who is able to come on Friday.
Thanks as always
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:12 PM
Edited by ROCKET, 20 December 2007 - 08:42 AM.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:20 PM
Good luck friday.
Edited by Timtom, 20 December 2007 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:33 PM
Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:38 PM
Hi, I would happily spray it for you at cost price, if that's any use. I would do it for nowt but it's not my business
I may be wrong feel free to correct me Nick, but i belive Matt Tuppman will be carrying out the body work and respray as the car was initially there for the work.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:19 PM
My thoughts are with Oli's Family and Friends (especially Prawn). I lost a good mate in Iraq this year and know how gut wrenching loosing a close friend is. It's hard but by finishing his car (and simply by being there) you are showing huge respect to Oli and his family and I am sure that your actions are a great comfort to them at such a distressful time.
I have PAYPAL'd you all the balance from my paypal account and will send some more if i can sell my Generators that are on ebay now. I also have a few parts kicking around, perhaps if you post a wish list of what you need we can get stuff sent to you so that the cash can be stretched as far as possible.
With regard to a plaque, a simply memorial message fixed near the VIN would be subtle but appropriate as at the end of the day the car itself is the tribute. Perhaps a display board which could be mounted under the opened bonnet or in the boot at shows With some pictures of Oli so everyone knows what he stood for and who he was (and his forum names) this would also mean that the car will be finished as Oli wanted it but still used practically by his friends and family as he would have done himself. Purely my opinion of course and the People who knew him best will know how best to honour him.
My hat's off to you Prawn, anything you need, drop me a PM and to Oli, they say you can judge a man by his friends which makes you quite some man. Rest In Peace.
PS. is there a facebook/myspace page that we can all join to spread the word further?
Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:37 AM
Oli's 21st birthday today (8th) according to the board. Happy birthday Oli
Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:48 AM
Edited by grimmy, 08 January 2008 - 01:48 AM.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:34 AM
Happy Birthday mate xx
Edited by luvlygal, 08 January 2008 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:01 PM
any way back to buisness, if it is needed then i will over my services buy rebuilding the gearbox if needed, all i ask for is that any bearings baulk rings layshaft ect will need to be paid for from the fund and delivery and the send pack to be paid for but all labour cleaning agents ect i will sort out and any spare parts eg gears ect it may need i will donate as i have quiet a few.
if the box is ok then i will donate some cash via paypal..
oh forgot to mention what is the spec on the engine.
regards richard the builder of the famous miniwilliams 250 bhp mini gearboxes.
I realised yesterday that I had the chance to meet Oli, he almost offered me the use of a trailer but he was too far away!
Happy Birthday mate xx
Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:44 PM
Good luck -- Will donate when i can
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