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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020
by Lorraine Hampson
THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
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 –the next meeting at Hook will be on Wednesday 29th January 2020.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
We hope you enjoyed the Christmas meal at the Crooked Billet. Melanie Brooks distributed her usual Mini-related Christmas gifts and a small raffle was held too. Look out for the report in January’s CooperWorld.
You may or may not be aware of a hiccup for the MCR’s social weekend in Bournemouth on the weekend of 24th – 26th January. The organisers are currently searching for a new venue for this event, fingers crossed! Any questions or queries please contact: Josh Bromage firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07950 753299
Brooklands Mini Day will be on the 22nd March 2020 and our region will have our usual display.
Clive has had some new Thames Valley Region car stickers made so you can pick one up at the meetings in Hook.
Make a note in your diary for next year’s Thames Valley Tour, the date has been announced by Terry and Helen Schraider. This will be 19th July.
From gearknobs and clothing to stickers and badges, you can find celebratory Mini 60th Anniversary items 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 “summer” 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 “summer” 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.
1st January 2020 New Year’s Day Classic Gathering, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge Not just Minis but plenty of interesting cars to look at. If the weather is favourable it may be quite busy!
22nd March 2020 Brooklands Mini Day We will be having our usual stand at this event. If you would like your name to be added to the list, please contact Lorraine or Ken or Clive.
27th – 29th March 2020 The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the show to attend to kick-start the classic car season. Whether you are looking to ignite your passion to a finish restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display, you should visit the NEC Birmingham in March.
The event brings together 1000+ cars on display, 150+ car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models; 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers including restoration companies, services providers and product suppliers; car auction, celebrities, car competitions and practical workshops on restoration skills. http://www.necrestorationshow.com/
Thames Valley Tour 2020 22 July. A route through the Thames Valley countryside, usually of about 80 miles with navigation using “Tulip diagrams”. Places of interest to visit on the way. More details to follow.
That’s all for now. Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and some fun New Year celebrations! Enjoy your Minis however you can and think ahead to warmer weather…Winter is here and some cold weather is predicted!
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