THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

JULY-AUGUST 2020

Hi all, hopefully, most of you will have been able to get out and about in your Minis and make the most of the good weather as much as you can.

ALL SOCIAL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

It appears that our usual monthly meeting place is for sale, although is still currently open with reduced opening times so we’ll have to see how that develops.

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 July 2020.

Brooklands Mini Day was cancelled and should have been on the 22nd March 2020, this has now been RE-SCHEDULED to 1st November 2020, fingers crossed! Social event restrictions do seem to change on a regular basis and (if you listen to any news reports at all) it seems we might have to be prepared for a CoronaVirus resurgence in the winter months. However, we’ll wait and see what happens.

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.

The rescheduled Popham Classic Car Show has been cancelled and will now be on 3rd May 2021. This is a thoroughly enjoyable day out with trade stalls and an impressive aircraft display and fly-in. Contact Ken Hunter for further details.

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

July’s CooperWorld’s Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly, explains how to fix your droopy door handles, if you’re lucky enough to own a car that might suffer from this.

You couldn’t fail to notice the cover photo of Thames Valley Region member, Robert Clayson’s, Rover Mini. There is also an interesting accompanying article of the 1996 Mini Monte Classic Rally – part two.

Also in CooperWorld is an article on making your stop/tail lights brighter by replacing them with LEDs.

The MCR club shop is up and running at full efficiency ….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.

DON’T FORGET that 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).

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 3rd May 2021 Popham Classic Car Show and Vintage Fly-in 10am-5pm. Contact Ken Hunter if you are interested.

CANCELLED Beaulieu National Mini Day
Chairman Robert Young announced that, in the light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19, the club’s flagship event, expected to attract 3,000 people, has been cancelled for this year.

NEW DATE 11th October LSMOC London to Brighton Run At the time of writing, this is still scheduled to go ahead but a final decision will be made in August. 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 member’s 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 and keep your distance!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Jul 20,2020 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER JUNE/JULY 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

JUNE -JULY 2020

Now that lockdown is starting to be eased, you may be able to enjoy your Minis a little more this summer.

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 24th June 2020.

Brooklands Mini Day was cancelled and 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.

At the time of writing this, 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.

Popham Airfield say “Please note we are following all government guidance regarding mass participation events. Currently we have not been given the go ahead for this event. We are making preparations for the event and we will keep this page and our social media pages up to date with the latest information.”
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!

June’s CooperWorld’s Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly, highlights in detail the issues and problems that the ethanol content in fuel can cause. For classic minis this is certainly not a good thing and is something we all need to bear in mind!

The MCR club shop is now back, after a temporary pause because of lockdown measures, 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.

DON’T FORGET that 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).

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

CANCELLED Beaulieu National Mini Day
Chairman Robert Young has announced today that, in the light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19, the club’s flagship event, expected to attract 3,000 people, has been cancelled.
Plans will now be made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper on Sunday 13th June 2021.

NEW DATE 11th October LSMOC London to Brighton Run At the time of writing, this is still scheduled to go ahead but a final decision will be made in August. 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 and keep your distance!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Jun 18,2020 |

MCR National Mini Day Cancelled

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Hello Traders, I assume you may have expected this message , but the MCR Mini Day has no been totally cancelled for this year. We had hoped to postpone until August but after consultations with the Beaulieu Team, it was agreed not to have our Mini day this year.

The show will be next year,2021, on the Sunday during the middle of June.

We would like to hold all current stand bookings for next year at todays prices. The current site plan with the stands already booked will be transferred to next year. There is nothing for the Traders happy with this arranged to do anything.

However, should a Trader wish to cancel, then we will arrange a PayPal refund against your original transaction.

I trust this is satisfactory and please get back if you wish to cancel.

Kind Regards
MCR Beaulieu team

Reply to Peter Barratt | Jun 18,2020 |

National Mini Day at Beaulieu Cancelled

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NATIONAL MINI DAY AT BEAULIEU CANCELLED

Chairman Robert Young has announced today that, in the light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19, the club’s flagship event, expected to attract 3,000 people, has been cancelled.

Plans will now be made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper in 2021.

“I know that the decision will come as a huge disappointment, but probably as no surprise” said Robert.

“It was with heavy hearts that organiser Tony Salter and I have reluctantly decided that we have to abandon our rescheduled National Mini Day at Beaulieu. When we first revised the date to 16 August in early March as the lockdown restrictions came into place, we were both positive that we would be clear of Covid-19 and things would have returned to normal.”

“Sadly, that proved not to be the case and, with social distancing at 2 metres still in place, clearly to run the event would be impractical. Even if social distancing was reduced to 1m, we do not see how the event could run.”

“We do appreciate that our National Mini Day is still just over two months away, but felt it correct to abandon now rather than delay in the faint hope things will radically change in that time. We owe it to our members and supporters to give them as much notice as possible.”

Reply to Lorraine Hampson | Jun 11,2020 |

Mini Cooper Register – Members in Devon & Cornwall

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Mini Cooper Register – Members in Devon & Cornwall

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“Calling all Members within the Devon & Cornwall Region”

As you will no doubt have read in your May copy of CooperWorld,your previous representative/contact for this Region, Steve Bonny, has elected to stand down from this role and we thank him for his time, effort and support for this Region. The role has now been picked up, jointly, by two members with our contact details being:

Rick Heyse -” rick.heyse@gmail.com” – Rick’s main interest lies with the modern MINI variants

David Harbottle – ” davidjharbottle@hotmail.com” – David’s interest is mainly with the classic Mini family.

So with the pandemic and associated lockdown/social isolation measures likely to continue for the foreseeable future, we are looking to take this time to consult with members and invite them to let us have their views on establising and developing this Region.

The physical distances across our region make it somewhat of a challenge to organise regular meets at a single venue – notwithstanding the pandemic limitations- so if the Region is to continue as the two counties then meeting venues will either probably need to be moved around or, as an alternative, look at splitting the two counties into sub-regions with say joint meets planned on a quartely/half yearly basis at a location on the border. What is important at this stage is to get YOUR ideas on this and the range of events that you would like to see and, most importantly, that you will support – we can’t get this ‘up and running’ without you!!

Rick has previously outlined, in the May/June issues of CooperWorld, a range of potential events but again it is your interests/ideas, and /or support to those put forward so far, that we are asking for now whether they be social, sport, technical or anything else – so we look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible, please !

Best wishes to you all during this challenging period.

Rick and David

 

 

 

 

Reply to David Harbottle | Jun 10,2020 |

Mini Sport News

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To all Mini Cooper Register Members,

Mini Sport are delighted to announce a brand new buying experience for MCR Members with immediate effect.

Phase 1 – New pricing Discount structure exclusively for MCR members

We have worked hard to adjust our website, so that whenever you login, you will always be able to purchase 99% of products at a better price than is shown in the Mini Sport website at that point, this also includes the Cooper & Paddy Hopkirk range.

We know some of you have experienced difficulties in the past to get a better price than shown when we have been running promotions on the site, which has been due to website restrictions, however this has now been solved and hopefully you will all enjoy better prices and a better shopping experience online. (This will also be the same when you call our Sales Team if you have registered online as a MCR member)

Activate your exclusive Mini Sport discount today

If you already have an online account with Mini Sport, simply email your full name & membership number to cara@minisport.com.

A membership check will be carried out and your discount activated – it’s as simple as that!

If you do not already have an online account with Mini Sport, you can create one here for free, then email your details through to receive your discount.

Phase 2 – A Brand New Mini Sport Website exclusively for MCR members

Special prices, Special offers, News & Features, all geared around the MCR and its members.

The team are currently working on this new & exciting, exclusive site and hope to have ready in a few weeks from now.

We will be in contact as soon as we have further news, watch this space!

We hope you enjoy this news and look forward to helping you keep your Mini’s on the road.

We look forward to hearing from you –

Best wishes,
Team Mini Sport

Reply to Mike Bennett | Jun 05,2020 |

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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BEAULIEU 2020 – Revised date now 16 August 2020

by Mike Bennett

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 |