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We have rebuilt the car now can YOU help us?

It is now eighteen months since we started on our journey to help Bob Croy and his team as they sourced and rebuilt the BMG Mini for Nelson Cancer. During that time Martin Reid, John Bruce, Dal Stewart, Bob Croy and many others have put this little car back on the road in as good as, or if not better condition than when it was born back in 1975.

The Bowater Motor Group have been instrumental in this process as we have provided new parts to replace damaged, old or worn ones through the Parts Department of Bowater Toyota.

Over the last couple of days the BMG Mini for Nelson Cancer has passed the last hurdle on the road to restoration, the Warrant of Fitness inspection. It arrived on the purpose built trailer at Bowater Toyota with great expectations - after all this is a ground up restoration of a car nearing 30 years old that had been sitting outside idle for a number of years.

They have amassed a huge number of sponsors who have helped the BMG Mini Project in many ways. These are a fantastic group of businesses and individuals to whom we also thank as collectiviely we have all helped to make this Mini look like it does today.

We all wish to thank as sponsors:

Bowater Motor Group
Sun City Panel and Paint Ltd
Mortimer’s Upholstery
Tasman Auto Electrics
Richmond Tyreworld
Smith and Smith Auto Glass
Young’s Automotive 2008 Ltd
Hotwash and Water blasting
Fletcher Easy Steel
Precision Regrinds Ltd
Carburettor Services
Pit Stop
Automotive Electrical Specialists
Queen Street Caravans and Motor Homes
Speedy Signs
Bank of New Zealand
Smart Pay
Radio World
Top of the South Service Centre
Trinders Engineering Ltd
Radio Network
Smart Engineering Services
Richmond House of Travel
Awaroa Lodge
Hanmer Springs Pools
Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi
Freemans Roofing Ltd
Wakefield Four Square
Wakefield Auto Services Ltd
Wakefield Medical Centre
Wakefield Pharmacy
Wakefield Print
Pitt and Moore
Para Rubber
Resene Paints
Engraving and Trophy Centre
T M Covers
Haven Realty- Cynthia Martin
Mapua Country Traders Ltd

We now almost at the stage of selling the raffle tickets and all of the proceeds will be donated to The Cancer Society Nelson to carry out their work in helping the Nelson sufferers of Cancer. Tickets officially go on sale from 31st October until the ticket sales close on 28th January 2014. The prizes will be drawn under police supervision at 1pm out at Wakefield on the 30th of January 2014, with the results published in the Nelson Mail on the 5th of February.

This is where you may be able to help us.

The BMG Mini for Nelson Cancer team require good keen helpers to sell twenty thousand raffle tickets anywhere and everywhere. This could be helping the Caffeine Club Team to sell tickets at different events that we will have the MINI at or just selling some tickets to your family and friends throughout the country. Every sale is a good sale!! If you are able to help please phone Martin Reid on phone number 5419092. We thank you in anticipation and look forward to your help.

Thanks again from the Bowater Motor Group, the other sponsors, Bob Croy and the Caffeine Club Team. Tickets will of course be available from all Bowater Motor Group branches.

  • Bowater Toyota. Cnr Rutherford & Halifax Streets, Nelson
  • Bowater Honda. Cnr Rutherford & Hardy Streets, Nelson
  • Bowater Hyundai. 45 Hardy Street, Nelson
  • Bowater Toyota, 10 McGlashen Avenue, Richmond
  • Bowater Toyota, 258 High Street, Motueka
  • Z Bowater Motors, 250 High Street, Motueka

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