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The Moke is back with Michael Young

October 14, 2012

It has been over 20 years since the last Moke rolled off the assembly line in Portugal. The world has changed dramatically over this time. It is time again for the Moke to bring smiles to thousands of people who have yet to experience the fun of driving the Moke. Throughout the 70?s & 80?s it was considered the car for the stress free lifestyle with the attitude of no doors, no roof, no worries. Hong Kong based British designer Michael Young were asked to make the design of the new Moke. As a Moke enthusiast when the email came asking if I was interested to talk about the project it was more like a call for duty. I had recently rebuilt a Moke from the ground up out of old parts so I was fully aware of what was needed to be done. You must remember that this car is from the 70?s, I knew for a fact there was no way we could just replicate it, times have changed and the car needed enhancements, improved road holding, breaking, suspension and so on. I was equally aware that I had to respect the past and make sure the over [...]

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