As the Essex region has been without a representative for quite a long time, I thought I would volunteer to be the regional rep and see if we can arrange some events or potentially join in with other areas, Kent seems to be a very active area socially.
It would be great to meet as many of you as possible at The Hawk on Monday 4 March – I will be there with my MINI Cooper S, hopefully the sun will shine and it will bring you and your cars out – if we can get a good show of cars we could use the photo for our Facebook profile picture.
if The Hawk is not a convenient place to meet, perhaps we could out another pub to the vote for the April meeting?
Please find the new Facebook page, give it a “like” and leave me a photo of your car.
Can’t wait to meet up – I don’t want to be the only MINI or mini in the car park!!
THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY/MARCH 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. 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 – 27th February
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
It seems that all club stand places at Brooklands Mini Day 24th March 2019 have now been taken up although it’s worth being on the reserve list, just in case, please contact Ken Hunter: firstname.lastname@example.org
“All types of Mini (including the modern BMW) are invited to this annual event, so expect displays in all areas of the Museum site. From the oldest to the newest, this year’s event will see some of the earliest examples nestling among hundreds of Minis and their variations including vans and pickups. As always Test Hill will be in action (subject to weather).
There will be a variety of trade stands offering mini parts, spares and memorabilia.”
Did you spot the write up and photos from our region’s Christmas meal in February’s CooperWorld?
The Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth January 2019 was another great success!. Already looking forward to this social event next year and it will be the 38th consecutive year! For more information contact the organiser: Josh Bromage email@example.com
Plans are going ahead for our display of Thames Valley Region cars at the Classic Car Rally at the Popham Airfield on the 6th May 2019. If you would like to join in then please contact Ken Hunter. Classic shape Minis only.
Regulations and entry form are now available for our summer run – The Thames Valley Tour 2019 on the 28th July. The 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
If you weren’t already aware then this year is the Mini’s 60th anniversary and many clubs and enthusiasts will be marking and celebrating this various ways. The MCR are proposing a display of cars in conjunction with the National Motor Museum’s Beaulieu Spring Autojumble over the weekend of 18th – 19th May 2019. We are looking to put on a display of 60 cars to cover the entire range of Mini production models spanning 1959 – 2000. If you are interested, please email your details with a description of your car to John Parnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MCR’s National Mini Day at Beaulieu is on the 9th June. There will be a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Mini with a display of 60 Minis. If you are considering entering the Concours then you are advised to book early. There will be the usual line up of Competition and ex-works cars. A large number of specialist Mini traders are expected as well as the unique trunk trading area. The ticket line is now open for advance tickets.
The itinerary and cost for next year’s Minis to Ireland is now in the latest CooperWorld. This time the southern part of Ireland will be explored from the 20th to 27th September. For further details see the full advert in CooperWorld. Entries opened on the 1st December on a first come first served basis with just 40 places available but there is a waiting list if all places are filled. Contact: email@example.com
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.
24th March Brookland’s Mini Day
18th-19th May Beaulieu Spring Auto-jumble & Mini 60th celebration display
6th May Popham Vintage Fly-in and Classic Car Show
19th May LSMOC London to Brighton Mini run
9th June MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu
28th July Thames Valley Tour
18th August Ham Sandwich Run (Kent region)
20th-27th Sept Minis to Ireland
That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis, whether driving them or working on them. Make the most of this time of year for those winter jobs…Spring is just around the corner!