Amendment to newsletter

Message sent by Lorraine Hampson

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Amendment to newsletter

by Lorraine Hampson

Hi all,

There was an error in the latest newsletter with the wrong contact details for our summer run.

Thames Valley Region member, Terry Schraider, is planning our summer run – The Thames Valley Tour 2019 on the 28th July. Further details to follow or contact Terry on schraider@btinternet.com

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Feb 02,2019 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JAN/FEB 2019

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JAN/FEB 2019

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Happy New Year to you all!

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 – 30th January

SEE YOU THERE!

Looking forward to our club stand at Brooklands Mini Day 24th March 2019 and hoping that the weather is reasonably kind to us on the day. If you would like to display your car please contact Ken Hunter: kenneth.hunter1@btinternet.com

“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.”
https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/brooklands-mini-day .

Did you attend the Brooklands Classic Car New year’s Day Event? https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/new-years-day-classic-gathering
“Everybody – whether driving a “Classic” or not – was welcome to the largest New Year’s Day Classic Gathering in the UK. “
The weather was good and it certainly showed in the attendance numbers…possibly a record event.

It’s nearly here!…the Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth, 25th to 29th January 2019. We are really looking forward to this social event and it will be the 37th consecutive year! For more information contact Josh Bromage j-bromage@outlook.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.
http://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally

Thames Valley Region member, Clive Brooks, is planning our summer run – The Thames Valley Tour 2019 on the 28th July. Further details to follow or contact Clive: brooks.c2@sky.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 in various ways. The MCR are proposing a display of cars in conjunction with the National Motor Museum’s Beualieu 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

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: membership@minicooper.org

Have you seen the article in CooperWorld written by Thames Valley region member Richard Pengelly in which he explains the controversial topic of ethanol in today’s fuel – something we all need to be aware of.

Our club shop is going from strength to strength with more goodies being available to purchase….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:

24th March Brookland’s Mini Day

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

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)

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.

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Jan 22,2019 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019

Message sent by Lorraine Hampson

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER/JANUARY 2018/19

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MEMBERS!

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.

We had a record number of members attending our Christmas Dinner at The Crooked Billet! We had a lovely meal in familiar surroundings but above all…..great company!

Hopefully, we’ll be having space for 15 cars on our club stand at Brooklands Mini Day 24th March 2019.

“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.”
https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/brooklands-mini-day 

On the 1st January 2019 is the Brooklands Classic Car New year’s Day Event https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/new-years-day-classic-gathering
“Everybody – whether driving a “Classic” or not – is welcome to the largest New Year’s Day Classic Gathering in the UK. “
The MCR isn’t having a club stand here but it really is not to be missed!

The Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth, 25th to 29th January 2019 is getting closer. More details are available in CooperWorld. We are really looking forward to this event and it will be the 37th consecutive year! For more information contact: Josh Bromage
j-bromage@outlook.com 

 

 

We are hoping to have a display of Thames Valley Region cars at the Classic Car Rally at the Popham Airfield on the 6th May 2019
http://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally 

 

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: membership@minicooper.org 

 

Our club shop is going from strength to strength with more goodies being available to purchase….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.

 

When ordering goodies from MINI SPORT don’t forget that members now get a special exclusive discount. You will need to contact them first with your membership number and contact details in order to set up your discount cara@minisport.com or 01282 778731 

 

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.

 

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Lorraine: PR@minicooper.org or thames_valley@minicooper.org
Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

 

 

 

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Dec 17,2018 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

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.

LAST MEETING THIS YEAR – 28th NOVEMBER!

SEE YOU THERE!

Did you visit the biggest and best Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham? If so, did you come and see the Mini Cooper
Register on the usual display stand? Our stand featured a Britax Cooper S, the Avengers’ Mini, the Princess Margaret Mini,
a South African Cooper S and a completely unrestored Mk1 Cooper S. Although the stand wasn’t in a particularly favourable
place this year there was still plenty of interest and lots of new members signed up. I spotted a recently restored 1965
Austin Cooper S with the price tag of £59,996! There was also a 1970 Austin Cooper S for £30,000, needless to say, both of
these cars were being sold by dealers.

Have you booked your room yet for the Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth, 25th to 29th January 2019? More details are available in CooperWorld.
The social event of the year really is great fun and this will be the 37th consecutive year! For more information contact Josh Bromage
j-bromage@outlook.com

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
will open 1st December on a first come first served basis with just 40 places available but you can register your interest
before that time. Contact: membership@minicooper.org

There are several articles in CooperWorld written by Thames Valley region members. Robert Clayson (well known for his
photographical skills and passion) reported on the Goodwood Revival. Richard Pengelly explains the idiosyncrasies of the
Mini cooling system – something we all need to be mindful of.

Our club shop is going from strength to strength with more goodies being available to purchase….maybe you can update
your winter wardrobe or perhaps do some Christmas shopping. Have a look at the website Mini Cooper Register and click on club shop.

If you are after a good deal then visit the MCR Club Shop on BLACK FRIDAY
from 6 am!

When ordering goodies from MINI SPORT don’t forget that members now get a special exclusive discount. You will need to
contact them first with your membership number and contact details in order to set up your discount cara@minisport.com or
01282 778731

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.

Lorraine: PR@minicooper.org or thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Nov 20,2018 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018

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 or general queries about your minis then there is bound to be somebody at the meeting who can help you.
SEE YOU THERE!

The month of November sees the biggest and best Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham in the UK on the 9th – 11th! As MCR members, you can book discounted tickets using the code: CSCMS18 for a single ticket or CFCMS18 for a family ticket.
The Mini Cooper Register will have the usual display stand so if you are there don’t forget to stop and say hello. Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2018 classic car show will once again grace the halls of Birmingham’s NEC. https://classicmotorshow.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options

In the latest CooperWorld you can find the latest information on next year’s touring event – Minis to Ireland! This time the southern part of Ireland will be explored from the 20th to 27th September. For further details see the full advert in November’s CooperWorld. Entries will open 1st December on a first come first served basis with just 40 places available. Contact: membership@minicooper.org

The MCR committee sees two new members, a new treasurer – Nigel Oates and a new Youth Co-ordinator – Jack Ward. It’s always good to have new ideas and input on the running of the MCR. Welcome to Nigel and Jack.

This is the time of year when thoughts turn to the MCR’s Social event of the year – The infamous and un-missable Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth, 25th to 29th January 2019. I strongly urge you to at least consider attending this event, it really is tremendous fun and this will be the 37th consecutive year! For more information contact Josh Bromage j-bromage@outlook.com

Some of you may have attended the recent installation of an English Heritage Blue Plaque at the former Cooper Car Company factory at Hollyfield Road, Surbiton. The whole factory site was given a Listed Building status by Historic England. At its prime, Cooper was the world’s largest racing car manufacturer and that all emanated from a very modest Surbiton workshop…..so this award was well deserved!

Our club shop is going from strength to strength with more goodies being available to purchase….maybe you can update your winter wardrobe. Have a look at the website www.minicooper.org and click on club shop.

When ordering goodies from MINI SPORT don’t forget that members now get a special exclusive discount. You will need to contact them first with your membership number and contact details in order to set up your discount cara@minisport.com or 01282 778731

That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis, whether driving them or working on them. Make the most of it…..the evenings are drawing in!

Lorraine: PR@minicooper.org thames_valley@minicooper.org
Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Oct 19,2018 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

Message sent by Lorraine Hampson

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018

(First of all, apologies for the late newsletter this month because of updates to the MCR’s new database system. Because of this, it’s also possible that you are receiving this newsletter for the first time)

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 chat with other members. If you have any technical queries there is bound to be somebody at the meeting who can answer them.
SEE YOU THERE!

Following on from the announcement in last month’s newsletter, Mini Cooper Register has two more new Honorary Members. These are Bill Richards, who has been successfully racing and preparing minis for a very long time and Ray Cunningham from the world of rallying. Ray has been rallying in Ireland for a very long while and his Galway Mini Centre is very popular for mini preparation in Ireland. We look forward to reading articles in CooperWorld written by our new members and to seeing them in person at Beaulieu.

I’m sure you will all be aware of the very sad news of the recent passing of Barrie “Whizzo” Williams. The Goodwood Road & Racing website reported:
Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, who retired from his 60-year motor racing career earlier this year, sadly passed away this morning (8th September) following a fall. He began racing in historic events in 1986 and his quick wit will be missed from the paddock as much as his spectacular driving style and exemplary car control will be remembered.
His career began in 1957 at the Prescott hillclimb course, and went on to become long and varied. He turned his hand to – and excelled in – karting, sprints, races, rallies and hillclimbs, and had an ability to race anything from saloon cars to single-seaters. Speaking to The Telegraph in 2002, he said: “Whether it’s a Maserati 250F, a Ferrari 250GTO, or a Morris Minor, if it’s got wheels I’ll drive it. The cars are there to be appreciated.”
He was a regular winner and favourite at Goodwood right up until his retirement. A varied career matched by a huge personality made ‘Whizzo’ one of the brightest lights in the historic motor sport scene, and one that will be sorely missed by fans, all at Goodwood and those who knew him. He was 79 years old.
https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/race/historic/2018/9/barrie-whizzo-williams-1938-2018/

In September’s CooperWorld you will have read the report, kindly written by Melanie Brooks, of the Thames Valley Tour 2018. If you didn’t manage to make this event, I bet you wish you had done so, it really was excellent!

This is the time of year when thoughts turn to the MCR’s Social event of the year – The infamous Hinton Firs weekend in Bournemouth, 25th to 29th January 2019. I strongly urge you to at least consider attending this event, it really is tremendous fun and this will be the 37th consecutive year! For more information contact Josh Bromage j-bromage@outlook.com

When ordering goodies from MINI SPORT don’t forget that members now get a special exclusive discount. You will need to contact them first with your membership number and contact details in order to set up your discount cara@minisport.com or 01282 778731

That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis, whether driving them or working on them. Make the most of it…..the evenings are drawing in!

Lorraine: PR@minicooper.org thames_valley@minicooper.org
Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Sep 22,2018 |

Minis To The Alps & Club Shop

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Minis To The Alps & Club Shop

by Mike Bennett

MINIS TO THE ALPS.

September 15th to 22nd 2018.

Owing to a cancellation, we do now have one place open for this year’s event. Come and join us for a fabulous 1300 mile trip to the Alps using many of the famous roads found on the Coupes Des Alpes of yesteryear.

All your hotels, dinners and ferry crossing are included in the £1695 entry fee for two people sharing a classic Mini or MINI, which is brilliant value. We also have a service van should you need mechanical assistance along the way.

Contact Lesley Young, membership@minicooper.org to grab this last place.

CLUB SHOP.

Just a small reminder we have a new club shop with many new products. Polo shirts, soft shell jackets, rally jackets and hats.

Ladies versions and personalisation available on many items.

We also have event Polos and Jackets in store for Mini Wipers, Thames Valley Tour, Ham Sandwich Run and Minis to the Alps.

Our car covers are back in stock!

Go to minicooper.org and follow the menu to “Club shop”.

 

Reply to Mike Bennett | Jun 21,2018 |

Minis To The Alps & Club Shop

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Minis To The Alps & Club Shop

by Mike Bennett

MINIS TO THE ALPS.

September 15th to 22nd 2018.

Owing to a cancellation, we do now have one place open for this year’s event. Come and join us for a fabulous 1300 mile trip to the Alps using many of the famous roads found on the Coupes Des Alpes of yesteryear.

All your hotels, dinners and ferry crossing are included in the £1695 entry fee for two people sharing a classic Mini or MINI, which is brilliant value. We also have a service van should you need mechanical assistance along the way.

Contact Lesley Young, membership@minicooper.org to grab this last place.

CLUB SHOP.

Just a small reminder we have a new club shop with many new products. Polo shirts, soft shell jackets, rally jackets and hats.

Ladies versions and personalisation available on many items.

We also have event Polos and Jackets in store for Mini Wipers, Thames Valley Tour, Ham Sandwich Run and Minis to the Alps.

Our car covers are back in stock!

Go to minicooper.org and follow the menu to “Club shop”.

 

Reply to Mike Bennett | Jun 21,2018 |

SPECIAL OFFERS for this Spring!

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SPECIAL OFFERS for this Spring!

by Mike Bennett

 

 

 

Mini Cooper Register
Update May 2018

SPECIAL OFFERS for this Spring!
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