THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

MAY – JUNE 2020

Hope everyone is ok, fit and healthy and raring to go? Whenever that might be!

ALL SOCIAL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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. If you are a new member then please do come along.

NEXT MEETING –the next meeting at Hook would have been on Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Brooklands Mini Day should have been on the 22nd March 2020 and this has now been RE-SCHEDULED to 1st November 2020, fingers crossed!

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 in the morning and afternoon.
There will be a variety of trade stands offering mini parts, spares and memorabilia.

Following the success of last year’s event the Thames Valley Region will again have an MCR Club Stand at the Popham Classic Car Show. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO 15th AUGUST. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out with trade stalls and an impressive aircraft display and fly-in. Contact Ken Hunter for further details.
https://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally

A decision has been made to cancel this year’s Thames Valley Tour which would have been on the 19th July. Looking forward to next year’s event!

May’s CooperWorld shows the 4th in the Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly. The article focuses on how to make our little cars go faster…possibly!

The MCR club shop is now back, fully functioning 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.

Because of the lack of events and therefore event reports in CooperWorld magazine, the Editor is welcoming any interesting and/or noteworthy articles for inclusion in the magazine so don’t be shy … get writing (or typing).

You may also have read the “Chairman’s Chat” and the plea for new Committee members so don’t be shy, step up to the task if you want the MCR to thrive and flourish.

DIARY DATES:

ALL EVENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OF DATE OR CANCELLATION SO PLEASE CHECK BY PHONING THE RELEVANT LOCATION OR BY CHECKING THEIR WEBSITE BEFORE ATTENDING

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.

CANCELLED 19th July Thames Valley Tour 2020. Entry form and event regulation are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

NEW DATE 7th – 9th August 2020 The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 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 August.
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/

NEW DATE 15th August Popham Classic Car Show and Vintage Fly-in 10am-5pm. Contact Ken Hunter if you are interested.

NEW DATE 16th August Beaulieu National Mini Day The event of the year! We will be having our regional stand and will be hoping to win the Best Regional Stand Award again!

NEW DATE 11th October LSMOC London to Brighton Run Although tickets are sold out for this event, if you keep an eye on social media, you may be lucky to find some for sale. Even so, it’s still worth a visit to Brighton and is a great day out at the seaside!

NEW DATE 1st November 2020 Brooklands Mini Day 9am-5pm Depending on local members views we may be having our usual stand at this event. If you would like your name to be added to the reserve display list, please contact Lorraine or Ken or Clive.

That’s all for now. Stay safe everyone. No excuses for not having time to get those jobs done, if you can get parts of course!

Keep your distance … ONLY A FOOL BREAKS THE 2 METRE RULE!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | May 22,2020 |

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MCRWarks Facebook page

Good evening all.

The Warwickshire region Facebook page is now up and running curtesy of David Hucker it is MCRWarks. We need to spread the word and attract more followers please

Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to put on.

Stay safe

Nick and Peter

Reply to Peter Machin | Apr 30,2020 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER APRIL – MAY 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

APRIL – MAY 2020

Hopefully everybody is well? This is the newsletter about nothing much – mainly event date changes that are subject to further changes!

ALL SOCIAL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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. If you are a new member then please do come along.

NEXT MEETING –the next meeting at Hook would have been on Wednesday 29th April 2020.

Brooklands Mini Day should have been on the 22nd March 2020 and this has now been RE-SCHEDULED to 1st November 2020, fingers crossed!

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 in the morning and afternoon.
There will be a variety of trade stands offering mini parts, spares and memorabilia.

Following the success of last year’s event the Thames Valley Region will again have an MCR Club Stand at the Popham Classic Car Show. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO 15th AUGUST. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out with trade stalls and an impressive aircraft display and fly-in. Contact Ken Hunter for further details.
https://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally

At the moment, this year’s Thames Valley Tour will be on the 19th July. However, the advice on social events etc changes regularly, so watch this space.

A route through the Thames Valley countryside, of about 100 miles with navigation using an easy to follow road book. Places of interest to visit on the way including the lunch stop at a National Trust venue. The event starts with a “rally breakfast” at the White Lion Antiques, Hartley Wintney and will finish at The Raven Hotel, Hook. Please contact the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

You will, no doubt, have heard about the MOT exemption scheme.

Vehicles owners to be granted MOT exemption in the battle against Coronavirus.
Vehicle owners will be granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this cannot be done from home ot to shop for necessities. Vehices MUST be kept in a roadworthy condition. https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/govuk-mot-exemption-in-battle-against-coronavirus

April’s CooperWorld shows the 3rd in the Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly. The article focuses on MPI and SPI cars (fuel injection models) and mentions some trouble shooting methods which look to be very useful if you are at all involved with the maintenance of these later date cars.

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.

DIARY DATES:

ALL EVENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OF DATE OR CANCELLATION SO PLEASE CHECK BEFORE ATTENDING

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.

19th July Thames Valley Tour 2020. Entry form and event regulation are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

NEW DATE 7th – 9th August 2020 The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 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 August.
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/

NEW DATE 15th August Popham Classic Car Show and Vintage Fly-in 10am-5pm. Contact Ken Hunter if you are interested.

NEW DATE 16th August Beaulieu National Mini Day The event of the year! We will be having our regional stand and will be hoping to win the Best Regional Stand Award again!

NEW DATE 11th October LSMOC London to Brighton Run Although tickets are sold out for this event, if you keep an eye on social media, you may be lucky to find some for sale. Even so, it’s still worth a visit to Brighton and is a great day out at the seaside!

NEW DATE 1st November 2020 Brooklands Mini Day 9am-5pm Depending on local members views we may be having our usual stand at this event. If you would like your name to be added to the reserve display list, please contact Lorraine or Ken or Clive.

That’s all for now. No excuses for not having time to get those jobs done, if you can get parts of course!

Keep your distance … ONLY A FOOL BREAKS THE 2 METRE RULE!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Apr 20,2020 |

BEAULIEU 2020 – Revised date now 16 August 2020

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Dear MCR Member,

In these difficult times, the Committee hope that you are all fit and well and complying with social distancing and for many of us the self isolation now required.

Now the good news.  It has been decided to postpone our National Mini Day from 14th June to Sunday 16th August 2020.  All advanced e-tickets will be valid for the changed date.  The event will be unchanged and it is hoped, as it will likely be one of the first Mini shows after the lockdown, interest and attendance will he high.  I am sure most of you will be eager to get out and join in what is always a superb day out in the lovely New Forest.   Concourse, Trade and Club stand bookings are all transferable to the new date.

Please keep in touch with the club and its members via our Forum, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This will allow members to interact with fellow club members in these difficult times.  CooperWorld will continue to be published with we hope continued and interesting content.  Please feel free, if you wish to contribute towards the magazine, to send an article into the editor, Paul Sulma – editor@minicooper.org     With what will likely be no Regional meeting news, there are pages to fill.  Tell us what work you are doing in your garage whilst staying at home, or progress on your restoration projects or perhaps a trip you did earlier.

As previously announced at the AGM, the MCR subscriptions will be held at the current level this year – this is now particularly important in these difficult times.

This leaves me to wish you all well, keep safe and fit and hope to see you all at Beaulieu on 16th August 2020.

 

Robert Young

Chairman

Reply to Mike Bennett | Mar 26,2020 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MARCH – APRIL 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

MARCH – APRIL 2020

Well, how things have changed within a few weeks!

ALL SOCIAL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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. If you are a new member then please do come along.

NEXT MEETING –the next meeting at Hook would have been on Wednesday 25th March 2020.

Brooklands Mini Day would have been on the 22nd March 2020 and this has now, rightly but very disappointly, been postponed until the Autumn, hopefully.

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 in the morning and afternoon.
There will be a variety of trade stands offering mini parts, spares and memorabilia.

Following the success of last year’s event the Thames Valley Region will again have an MCR Club Stand at the Popham Classic Car Show. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE TO 15th AUGUST. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out with trade stalls and an impressive aircraft display and fly-in. Contact Ken Hunter for further details.
https://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally

Make a note in your diary for this year’s Thames Valley Tour, the 19th July. A route through the Thames Valley countryside, of about 100 miles with navigation using an easy to follow road book. Places of interest to visit on the way including the lunch stop at a National Trust venue. The event starts with a “rally breakfast” at the White Lion Antiques, Hartley Wintney and will finish at The Raven Hotel, Hook. Please contact the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

March’s CooperWorld shows the 2nd in the Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly. The article talks about the various electrical issues relative to our Minis and suggests useful ways of making our cars more reliable. Part 3 is next month.

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.

DIARY DATES:

ALL EVENTS ARE LIKELY TO BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OF DATE OR CANCELLATION SO PLEASE CHECK BEFORE ATTENDING

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.

POSTPONED 22nd March 2020 Brooklands Mini Day 9am-5pm We will be having our usual stand at this event. If you would like your name to be added to the reserve display list, please contact Lorraine or Ken or Clive.

POSTPONED, TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. 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/

26 April FBHVC DRIVE IT DAY Drive it Day 2020 will continue to be celebrated on Sunday 26th April. This being closest to the date in 1900 when the One Thousand Mile Trial organised by the Automobile Club started from London on April 23rd and travelled via Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Kendal, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and back to London in order to prove the viability of the motor car.

Currently, UK government are advising against all non-essential social contact. Our current general guidance to car clubs, that can be found on the website at https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/coronavirus , encourages the cancellation or postponement of meets, events and gatherings of people.

However, there seems no reason why enthusiasts could not take their vehicles out for a drive on Drive it Day, waving to each other from a discrete distance, so long as that drive avoids physical social contact.

16-17 May LSMOC London to Brighton Run Although tickets are sold out for this event, if you keep an eye on social media, you may be lucky to find some for sale. Even so, it’s still worth a visit to Brighton and is a great day out at the seaside!

14 June Beaulieu National Mini Day The event of the year! We will be having our regional stand and will be hoping to win the Best Regional Stand Award again!

19 July Thames Valley Tour 2020. Entry form and event regulation are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

15 Aug Popham Classic Car Show and Vintage Fly-in 10am-5pm. Contact Ken Hunter if you are interested.

That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis however you can in these difficult times!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Mar 19,2020 |

Meetings

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Hi All

In the light of the stepping up of the Governments control measures yesterday reluctantly we are suspending our monthly meeting due on the 25th of this month.

We will keep you informed for the next meeting on Tuesday 21st April but we expect that to be cancelled as well

Nick and Peter

Reply to Peter Machin | Mar 17,2020 |

Meeting Dates

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The next meeting of the Warwickshire region will be on Wednesday 25th March at Caffeine and Machine. From that date forward we will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month to avoid clashes with large groups.

Nick and Peter

Reply to Peter Machin | Mar 05,2020 |

Wednesday meeting

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hi

this months meeting will be at caffeine and machine on wed 26th at 19:30 hrs

we can go through events for the year.
visits, treasure hunts, venues etc

Reply to Peter Machin | Feb 23,2020 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JAN – FEB 2020

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FEBRUARY – MARCH 2020

ISN’T TIME FLYING BY? IT’S ALREADY NEARLY SPRING!

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. If you are a new member then please do come along.

NEXT MEETING –the next meeting at Hook will be on Wednesday 26th February 2020.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Now that the dust has settled after Bournemouth 2020 at the Ocean Beach & Spa Hotel, I can honestly say that the weekend was an overall success (except perhaps for Saturday’s DJ) and thanks go to the organisers and to the hotel for fitting us in at such short notice. You can read all about the history of the weekends at the Hinton Firs in February’s CooperWorld.

Bookings can be made for next year’s event 29 – 31st Jan 2021. Central Reservation Team 01202-298350

Brooklands Mini Day will be on the 22nd March 2020 and our region will have our usual display. The list for display cars is now full and there are several on the reserve list. Fingers crossed for the weather as it can be almost anything at that time of year.

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 in the morning and afternoon.
There will be a variety of trade stands offering mini parts, spares and memorabilia.

Following the success of last year’s event the Thames Valley Region will again have an MCR Club Stand at the Popham Classic Car Show. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out with trade stalls and an impressive aircraft display and fly-in. Contact Ken Hunter for further details.
https://www.popham-airfield.co.uk/classic-car-rally

Make a note in your diary for this year’s Thames Valley Tour, the 19th July. A route through the Thames Valley countryside, of about 100 miles with navigation using an easy to follow road book. Places of interest to visit on the way including the lunch stop at a National Trust venue. The event starts with a “rally breakfast” at the White Lion Antiques, Hartley Wintney and will finish at The Raven Hotel, Hook. Please contact the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

If you would like to have your say about the running of the MCR or nominate a candidate for Committee election or suggest an Agenda item for discussion, then the AGM is on the 8th March at Banbury. You can see further details in CooperWorld.

Also in February’s CooperWorld is an article by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly. The article talks about the electrical gremlins that all too often affect our Minis and suggests useful ways of making our cars more reliable.

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.

DIARY DATES:

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.

22nd March 2020 Brooklands Mini Day 9am-5pm We will be having our usual stand at this event. If you would like your name to be added to the reserve display 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/

10 May Popham Classic Car Show and Vintage Fly-in 10am-5pm. Contact Ken Hunter if you are interested.

16-17 May LSMOC London to Brighton Run Although tickets are sold out for this event, if you keep an eye on social media, you may be lucky to find some for sale. Even so, it’s still worth a visit to Brighton and is a great day out at the seaside!

14 June Beaulieu National Mini Day The event of the year! We will be having our regional stand and will be hoping to win the Best Regional Stand Award again!

19 July Thames Valley Tour 2020. Entry form and event regulation are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis however you can and think ahead to warmer and drier weather. Spring is on the way … believe it or not!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Feb 14,2020 |

MCR Mini Day a Beaulieu 14th June 2020- Trade Stall Booking

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

The Trade Stands are available at the MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu on Sunday 14th June.

So booking now is essential to get your place.
All stands are still 5m X 5m, and at the price of £54, which includes £9 VAT. The MCR is now VAT registered.

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, and then pay via PayPal or Credit Card.

After payment accepted, an email will be sent with attachments of a PDF for printing of the Trade Stand Confirmation and Vehicle Pass(s) for each vehicle. Also, a VAT Invoice.

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 | Jan 31,2020 |