It is not often that something new is published about Mokes so doing a Book review is somewhat of a novelty when it comes to Mokes. There is however there is a new book available from the Mini Moke Club in the UK, or perhaps the less than United Kingdom, that is worth a read for most people interested in Mokes. Called "Moke The History" it covers the entire life of the Moke from prototypes to the last of production in the 90's and is around 200 pages or so long, with 45 pages just on the period of production in Australia.
Do you need an excuse to visit Tasmania? Do you need an excuse to visit Tasmania in a Moke? Well look no further as you mark out early march 2015 in your calendar for your much needed Moke trip to the Apple Isle. With three days of Moke 'in things to do around Hobart on the Labor day long weekend, with the preceding week traveling in a group across the top and down the west side of Australia's floating apple orchard and then if you haven't had enough you can stick around for more traveling afterwards, what more could you ask for? Well yes the wife might stay at home, but don't let that deter you if she doesn't. Details are just starting to take shape however you can keep up to date on the website.
It is on again over the last weekend in October, the 2014 Tamwortth Moke Roundup to be held where else but Tamworth, NSW, home of some little music festival and a big golden geetar. To be hosted by the guys that put the Hoe in to hoedown, locals Steve and Greg, who will be accompanied by the usual crowd of suspects for the event along with some new cowpokes who have yet to experience the occasion that really put Tamworth on the map. For the latest information straight from the paddock go to www.mokeroundup.com.au
Although sometimes I do wonder about the effort of organising things like International Moke Day, there are moments that just spur me on like this contact I received just before IMD 2013.
My father Jack Daniels was heavily involved in the creation of the Moke.
He would be immensely proud that you are commerating it in such an
auspicious way. Best wishes to all you Moke enthusiasts.
Tina M........ (nee Daniels)
The BMC Experience is out now and has a few items of interest to Moke people, the obvious being the journalistic masterpiece written by yours truly reporting on MokeFest 2013 is supported by a 5 page article on the early prototypes and development of the Moke in the UK leading up when production moved to Australia. There are a couple of other images of Mokes in the competition and club news pages, however you can whet your appetite with the first page or so of the featured article by going to The BMC Experience website.