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New book – new ground – Mini Mokes to the fore!

Even after 40 years of supporting the publication of motoring history, the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust is still breaking new ground. To date, the Trust has supported books by single authors, or two, three or even four co-authors, but the latest project to attract support from the Trust has so many co-authors that they are not individually credited on the cover. Moke - The Early Years is credited to The Mini Moke Club in its entirety. As its title suggests, those looking for production statistics and variants, its use on the TV show The Prisoner and other later activities will not find the answer here. This book is entirely devoted to the genesis and development of the Moke through prototypes and up to the point of production.

This book is timely as this year sees the 60th anniversary of that introduction of the Moke as a production vehicle. The influences and challenges that led the mercurial Alec Issigonis to devise this, one of the most surprising variants of his front wheel drive, transverse engine design concept, are explored in full with many never-before published photographs and documents reproduced within this book.

This 200 page soft backed book will be available from The Mini Moke Club at http://www.mokeclub.org - keep looking for full details when they are posted. This website will also be updated when the book is available.

 

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