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Old 08-15-2010, 10:22 AM
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Looking for "Mini of Hawaii"Lic Plate holder

I'm a displaced local living in Atlanta, Ga. I just got back from Oahu, went home to a 2 week vacation. I was amazed to see so many Mini's on the road. it the best car for Island's. I 'm looking for a "Mini of Hawaii" License plate holder for my 2004 Cooper S., so I can boast where I am from. I just need one. Anyone has a spare one that is willing to let it go?
 
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:47 PM
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I have one. I picked it up while on vacation on Oahu a few years ago.

I would let it go for $20

 
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:33 PM
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if you want a new one call robbie at 808-597-1225. He can ship one to you.
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:46 AM
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Mine had Nevada plates and Hendersen frames on it when I got it. I fully expected to get a Mini of Hawaii fram when my Hawaii plates came in. They said if I wanted one I could buy it in the parts dept. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay to advertise for somebody.
 
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MINI of Hawaii doesn't sell used MINIs. BMW of Honolulu does. I'm surprised it didn't have BMW of Honolulu frames!
 

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:13 PM
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Actually I bought my used Mini from Mini of Hawaii. Lately I've been seeing quite a few used Mini's on the front line on the Mini side. Theres even had Mini of Hawaii frames. Mine didn't because it hadn't even been sent through their so called prep.
 
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 808Chaney View Post
Actually I bought my used Mini from Mini of Hawaii.
You may have had a MINI salesperson but the car was owned by BMW - not MoH. Two companies, separate but under the same umbrella.

The used MINIs with the MoH license frames would have had those frames from the day they were originally sold. If BMW didn't replace an out of state dealership frame why would they change a MoH frame?
 

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Old 09-12-2010, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by MotorMouth View Post
You may have had a MINI salesperson but the car was owned by BMW - not MoH. Two companies, separate but under the same umbrella.

The used MINIs with the MoH license frames would have had those frames from the day they were originally sold. If BMW didn't replace an out of state dealership frame why would they change a MoH frame?
The frame could have been taken off by the original owner as a souvenir.

MINI of Hawaii frame holder is pretty nice. Worth collecting.
 
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Originally Posted by minihune View Post
The frame could have been taken off by the original owner as a souvenir.

MINI of Hawaii frame holder is pretty nice. Worth collecting.
The MOH frames are of nice quality. Didnt mind paying $20 to replace the
flimsy black plastic one from the NorCal dealer we purchased our 07' from

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:44 AM
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I got mines from mtnmini who lives 30 miles from me in North Atlanta. It is made of metal and looks great.

Hey enr1co Kaneohe is my home town. I lived just behind Castle High. It's been a long time, graduated in '71.

 
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:12 AM
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So funny to read this since most people spend considerable effort to make sure there are no dealer logos on their MINIs when they get them :D. I have 3 Global MINI plate holders in my garage.

Annette
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:44 AM
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ey Kaneguy, Kaneohe is also my wife's hometown and also grad from Castle (78')!

I actually lived in Aliamanu area back in the day but we met and married here in Northern Ca. -I was still at Pearl Harbor Kai, still watching Checkers and Pogo ~ 71'

We've been chasing the buck w/ tech employers in the SF bay area for the past few decades but will eventually move back to have daily views of the beautiful Ko`olaus -the license plate is our way of "speaking it into existence!


Originally Posted by kaneguy View Post
I got mines from mtnmini who lives 30 miles from me in North Atlanta. It is made of metal and looks great.

Hey enr1co Kaneohe is my home town. I lived just behind Castle High. It's been a long time, graduated in '71.

 
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I'm going to the Big Island in May...I'm curious if I can pick one up.
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jimalameda View Post
I'm going to the Big Island in May...I'm curious if I can pick one up.
As mentioned:
if you want a new one call robbie at 808-597-1225. He can ship one to you.

If you are in Kona Hawaii then contact Asa Demesa

http://www.bmw-of-kona.com/MiscPage
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:32 PM
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Minihune...thanks for the contact information!!
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:38 PM
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No problem

Aka was a MINI of HI salesman 10 years ago when MINI just started over on Oahu then he moved to TX for a few years and returned to work in Kona BMW

Mention to him you were referred from NAM or you can email him early to get the plate holder ready. Otherwise you can get it mailed to you
 
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by minihune View Post
The frame could have been taken off by the original owner as a souvenir.

MINI of Hawaii frame holder is pretty nice. Worth collecting.
It's funny, my friend who frequents Hawaii, had a Mini vert and took the plate frame and gave it to me, I think I wrapped it and it's still on my stock front bumper. I can call home (SoCal, as I'm staying in NorCal), and see if it's there. If you still need it then maybe I can help you out.
Originally Posted by BoCRon View Post
So funny to read this since most people spend considerable effort to make sure there are no dealer logos on their MINIs when they get them :D. I have 3 Global MINI plate holders in my garage.

Annette
Hehe, I'm one of those people!
 
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