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The Classic and Sporty Moke

The Classic and Sporty Moke

PAA goes green with e-Moke

Some things effortlessly match the feeling and lifestyle of their environment. Case in point: the Moke. It is the ideal little vehicle for island living. Stylish and beachy, it’s the car you may have seen on vacation and wondered about. Moke is the perfect package of laid back, wrapped-in-fun, tied with an emissions-free ribbon. It immediately says: “summertime.”

When first designing the car, The British Motor Company (BMC) turned to Alec Issigonis, the “father” of the original Austin Mini.

We recently purchased an e-Moke for getting around the village of Edgartown. Not only is it fun and uncomplicated, it’s electric – a wonderful bonus. When designing or restoring homes, we often look for environmentally sound, green options, so finding this sporty, electric Moke was great. Charge the battery overnight, and it will run for around 40 miles. That means no stops at the gas station heading to job sites or the office. And, it doesn’t require any cumbersome hook-up; just plug it into any household outlet and you’re good to go.

John Temerian, the managing partner for Moke USA, states, “Interest level for bringing these to the U.S. has been wild.”

The British Motor Corporation (BMR) first produced the Moke in the late 1950s as a portable military vehicle, and in 1963 a civilian version was launched in the UK. It eventually became a cult favorite in areas like the Caribbean and Australia as a beach cruiser. The Moke seats four, and because it’s small and customizable, it can be easily designed to fit your needs. Add a Bimini top or a surf rack and hit the waves.

The e-Moke is customizable and comes in 8 colors.

The Moke is a street-legal, which means it is approved by the NHTSA and conforms to all government requirements. Considered a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV), the Moke is perfect for short commutes, quick errands, or beach drop-offs. Low to the ground with a maximum speed of 25, this is a no-rush, enjoy-the-ride car.

Ready for work: PAA’s no emission e-Moke.

We look forward to our summertime commute in this no-emission vehicle that fits perfectly with Vineyard living. Maybe we will see you around town.

Bidding Open for 1965 Mustangs

Bidding Open for 1965 Mustangs

Taste of the Vineyard Patrons’ Party & Auction Benefiting the Vineyard Trust

Saturday, June 15th, Patrick is pleased to offer a choice between two 1965 Mustangs from his personal automotive collection for auction at the Taste of the Vineyard the Patrons’ Party & Auction. The Taste of the Vineyard, or “The Taste” as it is affectionately known, is a grand 2-night affair that kicks-off the Island’s social season in early June each year, starting with the Gourmet Stroll on Thursday, June 13th. The Taste is not only the most anticipated event on Martha’s Vineyard, but it is also the most important annual fundraiser for the Vineyard Trust as the proceeds are used to restore and maintain the twenty landmarks in the Trust’s stewardship.

We are happy to announce that the Patrons’ Party & Auction is sold out – HOWEVER – for all you car collectors out there that aren’t local to the Island, you will have the opportunity to bid by emailing bid@mvpreservation.org prior to the start of the event on Saturday, June 15 at 5 PM.

Each car is valued in excess of $50,000 and the winning bidder can select either the Raven Black Convertible or the Wimbledon White 2 + 2 Fastback with their winning bid.

Raven Black Convertible

The Raven Black Convertible is a documented car that has been part of a private collection for the past seventeen years. Prior to that, the car was displayed at a nationally known automotive museum. This rare original color combination of raven black with a matching black interior is complemented by a new tan power convertible top. The car’s options include a V8 engine, automatic transmission, ultra-rare factory air conditioning, power steering, rally wheels with dual redline tires and has been recently fully serviced.

Wimbledon White 2 + 2 Fastback

The Wimbledon White 2 + 2 Fastback is also a documented California car for the first fifty years of its life. The car is presented with all of its original papers including its original California license plates. The fully restored car is equipped with a V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, rally wheels, dual redline tires, and completely detailed engine bay.

Either car would be a wonderful family addition for island summer cruising.

Now, which one will you choose?

Details for Bidding on the Mustangs at the Patrons’ Party & Auction

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:30—10:00 PM

Submit Bid: Please email your bid to bid@mvpreservation.org

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th

Value: Each car is valued in excess of $50,000

Minimum Bid: Bidding starts at $25,000

Payment: Credit card is required for a hold

Timeline: The bid will be taken to the live auction and you will be notified within 24 hours

Announcement: The winner will be announced Saturday evening, June 15th during the event