THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JULY – AUGUST 2019
Message sent by Lorraine Hampson
THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JULY – AUGUST 2019
by Lorraine Hampson
THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER
A reminder that our meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at The Crooked Billet, London Road, Hook, Hants, RG27 9EH from 8pm. All members are very welcome, you don’t have to own a Mini Cooper – any Mini will do! It doesn’t matter if you turn up without your Mini either….just come along for a drink and a chat with other members…..we’re quite a friendly bunch of people. If you have any technical queries about your Minis then there is bound to be somebody at the meeting who can help you.
NEXT MEETING – 31st July 2019
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Are any of you lucky people going to the IMM 2019 in Bristol? If you are, have a fantastic time and drive safely….there and back!
A big thank you to those of you who turned up at Barons Hindhead MINI on their open day. They were pleased to see us and we all had a great day. There was an excellent selection of classic Minis there.
If you were involved with our region’s stand at Beaulieu then well done…..we won the best regional stand award! A big thank you to everyone! If you were at the National Mini Day at Beaulieu then I’m sure you’ll agree it was a fantastic day, helped of course, by the weather. A huge amount of organisation goes into this day – well done to Tony Salter and his team. Look out for the report from the Beaulieu in Cooper World and also in other Mini magazines.
Our summer run – The Thames Valley Tour 2019 on the 28th July is now full! Fantastic to hear this and thanks to Terry and Clive for the organisation. We’re all really looking forward to this and hopefully the sun will shine on us all. This event has no competitive element, and is intended as an opportunity for you to drive your pride and joy through the picturesque Thames Valley for a distance of about 85 miles.
Contact Terry on firstname.lastname@example.org or Clive on email@example.com
Celebratory Mini 60th Anniversary items are now available in our club shop and more goodies are being added on a regular basis….if you can’t find what you’re looking for then please ask. Have a look at the website Mini Cooper Register and click on club shop.
1st Sunday of each month: Bill Rawles Classic Cars Natter & Nibbles 10am-1pm Unit 2, Dukes Mill, Station Approach, Medstead, GU34 5EN First Sunday of every month in the summer between April to September, a coffee morning and consequently classic car show. This relaxed and informal event is open to any make and model, whether you are a customer or not, we don’t mind as we are just car enthusiasts too who enjoy the show. Bacon rolls, tea, coffee and cake is supplied (free for a charity donation).
1st Sunday of each month: Classic Car Sunday at the Departure Lounge, Alton All pre 1990 classic cars are welcome to the Classic Car Sunday meets that take place on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. The free meet starts from 2.00pm, where owners can take part in a chilled and relaxed Sunday afternoon classic car gathering. The site has ample free parking on a dedicated event field. The Cafe has full facilities.
28th July: Thames Valley Tour in conjunction with the TR club. This event has no competitive element, and is intended as an opportunity for you to drive your pride and joy through the picturesque Thames Valley for about 85 miles. See ad in CooperWorld.
4th August: The annual Phyllis Tuckwell Classic Car Show has a new venue this year -Waverley Abbey School, Tilford Street, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2AE. Celebrating 40 years of Phyllis Tuckwell, with classic and vintage vehicles through the decades!
We welcome all types of motors, bikes, cars – the more the merrier! Join us a for a great day out, with music, food, stalls and much more in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
8 – 12th August INTERNATIONAL MINI MEETING Bristol https://imm2019.co.uk/
11th August Cranleigh Classic Car Show & Autojumble The show is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Parking is free at the Cranleigh Showground. In addition to over 1,000 classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes and a large autojumble, there will be attractions for all the family, including:
Arena events, hosted by TV presenter Mark Evans with Cranleigh Lions classic car nuts Jamie Currie & Nigel West
17th August The Collectively Camberley Car Show 10am till 4pm. Spaces are limited for this town-centre show,sign up online. Now in its 8th year and raising funds for charity https://www.collectivelycamberley.co.uk/Car-Show
18th August MCR Kent Region’s Ham Sandwich Run Contact: Justin – firstname.lastname@example.org
25th August 2019 Minis at Goodwood (a bank holiday weekend).The event has been organised in the spirit of The Italian Job charity event, and the main aim, as well as providing a unique day out, is to raise a fantastic amount for the nominated charity, Buttle UK.As with the Italian Job, Minis at Goodwood is open to any Mini, old or new. They’ll also welcome any vehicle that featured in the original 1969 film (Lamborghini Miura, E-Type Jag, Aston DB4 and others), or any vehicle which has competed in the Italian Job event.
The main element of the Italian Job is the navigational drive, and there will be a drive out into the fabulous Sussex countryside into the event!
They couldn’t have an event at Goodwood without taking you around the iconic racing circuit, and no Italian Job would be complete without a special stage or two.
15th Sept The Rural Life Centre at Tilford, Farnham 10am – 5pm The Classic vehicle Gathering returns to attract all manner of vintage vehicles. From motorbikes to Fords, Jaguars, Austins and Zephyrs, there will be plenty to delight classic vehicle fans.
21st Sept : The Herald Classic Car Show (Alton) The popular annual Alton Herald Classic Car Show returns to Alton town centre on Saturday 21st Sept 10am-4pm.
Hundreds of classic, vintage, American and military vehicles will line the whole town area. Live entertainment will be on offer in the Market Square. www.farnhamfestivaloftransport.co.uk
20th-27th Sept Minis to Ireland
That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis, whether driving them or working on them. Summer is moving along very fast!