THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2019

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2019

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

MAY/JUNE 2019

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 – 29th May

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

The Easter Mini Run by the Surrey Hills Mini Group was a great success with nearly 55 cars turning up at the start and….believe it or not…..the same number at the finish!

Our display of Thames Valley Region cars at the Classic Car Rally at the Popham Airfield on the 6th May 2019 was very enjoyable. Despite there being a chilly breeze it remained dry and there was a record number of cars attending, about 1400 apparently. Thanks to all who turned up and either brought or enjoyed (or both) the refreshments on offer.

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. 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 schraider@btinternet.com or Clive on brooks.c2@sky.com

For those of you planning to be at Brighton for the annual London to Brighton Run 2019, we look forward to catching up with you. Call in at the Mini Cooper Register stand and say hi! Fingers crossed for the weather, as always.

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: minisixty2019@talktalk.net and include details of your car (with a photo), your name and contact details and which day you would like to attend (Sat, Sun or both days). Camping and caravanning is also available.

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. Look out for updates in CooperWorld, as always Marshalls are needed for the day, contact Tony on beaulieu@minicooper.org

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.

DIARY DATES:

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.

19th May: LSMOC London to Brighton Mini run. Run by the London and Surrey Mini Owners Club. LSMOC.The premier mini run open to new, classic and mini derivatives.

18th-19th May: Beaulieu Spring Auto-jumble & Mini 60th celebration display

9th June: MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu – Thames Valley Region club stand with gazebo

30th June: Barons Hindhead MINI brunch meet. London Rd, Hindhead GU26 6AE 10am-4pm They will be giving away some goodies at the event too for a couple of their competition winners; competitions on the day include Show & Shine, Modern MINI, Classic Mini.

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.

Date – Sunday 4th August

Time – From 10am

Venue – Waverley Abbey School, Tilford, GU10 2AE

Entry – £5 per vehicle

Application form: https://www.pth.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/PTHC-Classic-Motor-Show-Registration-form-MS1.pdf

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

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 just around the corner!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | May 16,2019 |

Classic Cars and Coffee and the Kilton

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Oops! – Thanks to Simon for pointing it out but I did not include the date of the next meeting in my email. It is on Sunday 12th May from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

It will be taking place on the second Sunday of each month until October.

 

Cheers

Mike

Reply to Mike Bennett | May 07,2019 |

Mini Festival Brands Hatch

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Hi everybody

It was so lovely to meet some of you last weekend at Braxted, hopefully you have all found pictures of your cars via the link that I put on the facebook page.

I wondered if anybody would be interested in attending the mini festival at Brands Hatch in July, maybe on the Sunday?

https://www.mini-festival.co.uk/

If I get some interest, I can book us a place for the club, get a sign and maybe even bring a gazebo for coffee and snacks!

If you haven’t yet seen our page on facebook: it’s Mini Cooper Register – Essex Region, I’ll post the mini festival on there too and see if we get any takers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you at The Hawk on Monday around 8pm, I still don’t have a classic mini but I am viewing one tomorrow… well not a proper classic but at least the correct shape!

Best wishes everybody.

Niki

Reply to Niki Halls | May 03,2019 |

Two events

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Hello

There are two events that might be of interest to you.

Classic Cars and Coffee at the Kilton Inn, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford, WA16 0PZ from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This is an informal get together, arrive and leave as you wish.

60 Years of the Mini at St Helens Transport Museum – 4th August – The organisers are looking for Minis to attend this event in the old “Bus Garage” in St Helens (i.e. indoors) They do need to know who is coming as space is limited, there are some places left so if you would like to go please reply asap

Cheers

Mike

Reply to Mike Bennett | May 02,2019 |

MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

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MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

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Please note that this is a bulk email and please ignore if already booked

There are a few Trade Stands available at the MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu on Sunday 9th June.

So booking now is essential to get your place.

All stands are still 5m X 5m, and at the same price of £45, plus the entry fee for stand holder and each helper.

Traders will need to book their stands via the MCR Webpage, and then via the \’MCR at Beaulieu\’ button.

www.minicooper.org

Multi stall holders will need to book each stand separately. Payment is via PayPal and Credit Card.

After payment accepted, the Trader will be able to print (PDF) the Trade Stand confirmation and Vehicle Pass for each vehicle.

Also a confirming email will be sent to the trader for each stand booked, plus a vehicle pass.

Please remember that you will need Beaulieu Admission tickets for each member of your stall staff. Use the address below to get the discounted advanced booking price of £11 for adults, and £6 for children.

www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/

Regards
MCR Beaulieu Team
beaulieutrade@minicooper.org

Reply to Peter Barratt | May 01,2019 |

MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

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MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

by Peter Barratt

Please note that this is a bulk email and please ignore if already booked

There are a few Trade Stands available at the MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu on Sunday 9th June.

So booking now is essential to get your place.

All stands are still 5m X 5m, and at the same price of £45, plus the entry fee for stand holder and each helper.

Traders will need to book their stands via the MCR Webpage, and then via the \’MCR at Beaulieu\’ button.

www.minicooper.org

Multi stall holders will need to book each stand separately. Payment is via PayPal and Credit Card.

After payment accepted, the Trader will be able to print (PDF) the Trade Stand confirmation and Vehicle Pass for each vehicle.

Also a confirming email will be sent to the trader for each stand booked, plus a vehicle pass.

Please remember that you will need Beaulieu Admission tickets for each member of your stall staff. Use the address below to get the discounted advanced booking price of £11 for adults, and £6 for children.

www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/

Regards
MCR Beaulieu Team
beaulieutrade@minicooper.org

Reply to Peter Barratt | May 01,2019 |

MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

Message sent by Peter Barratt

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MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

by Peter Barratt

Please note that this is a bulk email and please ignore if already booked

There are a few Trade Stands available at the MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu on Sunday 9th June.

So booking now is essential to get your place.

All stands are still 5m X 5m, and at the same price of £45, plus the entry fee for stand holder and each helper.

Traders will need to book their stands via the MCR Webpage, and then via the \’MCR at Beaulieu\’ button.

www.minicooper.org

Multi stall holders will need to book each stand separately. Payment is via PayPal and Credit Card.

After payment accepted, the Trader will be able to print (PDF) the Trade Stand confirmation and Vehicle Pass for each vehicle.

Also a confirming email will be sent to the trader for each stand booked, plus a vehicle pass.

Please remember that you will need Beaulieu Admission tickets for each member of your stall staff. Use the address below to get the discounted advanced booking price of £11 for adults, and £6 for children.

www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/

Regards
MCR Beaulieu Team
beaulieutrade@minicooper.org

Reply to Peter Barratt | May 01,2019 |

MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

Message sent by Peter Barratt

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MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 9th June 2019- A few Trade Stalls available

by Peter Barratt

Please note that this is a bulk email and please ignore if already booked

There are a few Trade Stands available at the MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu on Sunday 9th June.

So booking now is essential to get your place.

All stands are still 5m X 5m, and at the same price of £45, plus the entry fee for stand holder and each helper.

Traders will need to book their stands via the MCR Webpage, and then via the \’MCR at Beaulieu\’ button.

www.minicooper.org

Multi stall holders will need to book each stand separately. Payment is via PayPal and Credit Card.

After payment accepted, the Trader will be able to print (PDF) the Trade Stand confirmation and Vehicle Pass for each vehicle.

Also a confirming email will be sent to the trader for each stand booked, plus a vehicle pass.

Please remember that you will need Beaulieu Admission tickets for each member of your stall staff. Use the address below to get the discounted advanced booking price of £11 for adults, and £6 for children.

www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/

Regards
MCR Beaulieu Team
beaulieutrade@minicooper.org

Reply to Peter Barratt | May 01,2019 |

Club night

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Hi All

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25th at the Nags Head. We will be discussing our events for the year. The meeting starts at 8:00pm

See you there
Del

Reply to Test RegionRep | Apr 24,2019 |