Newcastle & Durham Region July meet

Hi all,

A quick note to let you know that the July club night is this coming Monday, 5th, at 7.30am. As per last month’s informal meeting arranged by Jeff Pratt, the meet will again be at the Dun Cow in Bournmoor (DH4 1DY) rather than the Chilton Country Pub, as advertised in the MCR magazine.  If you know of anyone that’s definitely not getting these notifications, please do let me know and I’ll do my best to ensure that they do. If anyone is still finding that the emails are going into their junk/spam folder please also let me know, as it should be possible to rectify that. Hope to catch you on Monday. Niall. Mob 07881302577

Newcastle & Durham Region monthly meet

Hi folks,

In advance of our monthly meets resuming full time potentially, there’s an impromptu one happening this coming Monday, the 7th, at our old meeting venue of the Dun Cow, Bournmoor, near Chester Le Street, DH4 6DY. We’ll be there from 7.30ish onwards. Look forward to seeing everyone that can make it. Regards, Niall.

MCR IMPORTANT REMINDER National Mini Day at Beaulieu 13th June 2021

Hello Traders,

All of the Admission tickets to Beaulieu have been sold.

Total number is 2500.  We usually have about 3000. So looking good.

As previously stated in every email, you cannot get tickets at the Gate. Covid restrictions.

So if you need tickets, Traders will need to call 01590614614, and state that you are a Trader and need Admission tickets. They will sell them over the phone.

Hope Ok and see you there.

Regards Beaulieu Trade Team

Meetingd

Hi all

After this long covid break its time to start meeting again. The next meeting of the region is planned to be at Caffeine and Machine on the evening of June 22nd from 8pm or whenever you can get there, so see you there.

Nick and Peter

Mini Cooper Register Essex Regional Contact Required

Mini Cooper Register Essex Regional Contact Vacancy.

Niki Halls has had to give up her role as Regional Contact for Essex Region.

My thanks go to Niki for her role over the past few years.

I am therefore looking for a replacement for Niki.

If you are a member of Mini Cooper Register and interested in becoming Regional Contact for Essex Region, let me know.

I can give help and advice to anyone interested in the role which can be held either by an individual or a couple of interested members.

Best regards

Richard Sign.

Regional Co-ordinator

Mini Cooper Register
regions@minicooper.org
07968 307689

Hampshire region update

Hello everyone

As we are already well into May, and almost into June another email seems appropriate.

Thank you to those who replied to my last email. It is good to hear from you and about your activities during the lockdown.

I see a few people were out and about on drive it day, including Denis, Richard and Roz. I was out for the first proper drive in my Elf to get some fuel and a few miles under the belt. The Elf finally completed the running period and had the suspension set up. All ready for Prescott hillclimb. Prescott was a wet, but enjoyable event. Sadly spectators were not allowed. The entry was all mini and quite large. This combined with a number of non competitive fun runners made for a busy day. Paul Holloway and I were the only competitors from the region, although Mark Feetham was there as a non competitive fun runner. I didn’t see anyone else, but if I missed you; sorry.

Beaulieu is progressing well. Over 2000 tickets have been sold and I have already received 18 entrants for the concours. Club stands number 18, some with large numbers of attendees. So on that subject if you fancy parking on a Hampshire region stand, please let me know. We need to have at least 5 cars to make it worth while, but we will have a nice spot I’m sure!

Helpers are still needed as well, so if you fancy helping out, please drop me a line. I have tickets here for those of you who have already offered your services. If you haven’t picked up your ticket please make contact so I can hand one over. As the first real mini show it looks like it could be busy, I certainly hope so. Fortunately Beaulieu is a large venue and outdoors and with plenty of room so all should be ok.

The cold weather has not been good for alfresco dining, but things should improve in the next week or so, although only for groups of up to 6 indoors. Sally has looked at the Horse and Jockey at Curbridge for a one off meeting in their outdoor marquee, they are pretty well booked for a while. Having said that Sally is meeting a few friends there in a week or two, so will be reporting back.

Please let me know what you have been upto in the last few months. I may even put some copy into the magazine!

Hope to see you all soon.

Tony and Sally.

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MAY 2021

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

MAY 2021

As the restrictions are starting to be lifted we may soon get back to some sort of normality.

NEXT MEETING. We are restarting our usual monthly meetings at the Crooked Billet in Hook on Wednesday 26th May from 7pm onwards. We should be able to be seated indoors although if the weather is good we can be outside.HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

A reminder that our meetings are usually on the last Wednesday of the month at The Crooked Billet, London Road, Hook, Hants, RG27 9EH. The current venue may be subject to change in the near future. 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.

Ken Hunter has booked the Thames Valley Region’s Club Stand for the MCR’s National Mini Day at Beaulieu on 13th June. Places are going fast so don’t delay. Contact Ken or Lorraine or simply reply to the Facebook post on our region’s page

Brooklands have announced that Brooklands Mini Day has been rescheduled for 3rd October. We are hoping to have our usual Club Stand at this event and nearer to the date we will be taking names for places.

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. This year’s Minis to the Alps expedition is scheduled for 17th – 24th September 2021. If this is of interest to you then you will find all the details in CooperWorld or on www.minicooper.org.

The MCR club shop is up and running at full efficiency ….if you can’t find what you’re looking for then contact the shop and ask…they are very helpful and accommodating. Have a look at the website Mini Cooper Register and click on club shop.

PLEASE REMEMBER 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

13th June 2021 Beaulieu National Mini Day

TBC July 2021 Thames Valley Tour. Entry form and event regulations are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

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

22 August 2021 Brands Hatch Mini Festival

29 August 2021 Ham Sandwich Run Kent. Contact: events@minicooper.org for further details

19 Sept 2021 West Green House Classic Car Show, Hartley Wintney. Free entry for cars over 20 years old. Entry from 8.30am – 9.30am. Contact Ken for booking.

3rd October 2021 Brooklands Mini Day

That’s all for now. Let’s hope we can soon see some familiar faces and cars again.
Stay safe everyone and keep your distance! HANDS, FACE, SPACE!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org

MCR National Mini Day at Beaulieu 13th June 2021 IMPORTANT REMINDER

Hello Traders,

This is to confirm that our National Mini Day is scheduled for Sunday 13th June 2021.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the ticket number has been capped by Beaulieu so entrance is by advanced ticket only and no tickets at the gate.

Book advanced tickets at discounted rates via:-www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally, or follow the links on our MCR website and go to the Beaulieu website.

All Traders’ MUST have an entrance ticket each.

Traders who booked and paid for Stalls last year will have their booking carried forward to this year.  There is nothing to do, but please ensure that you have your Stall Confirmation Slip, Vehicle Pass and Beaulieu Entrance Tickets.

There are still Trade Stalls available.

Stalls are 5m X 5m and cost £54, including VAT. Payment via PayPal or Credit Card.

Traders can book Stalls, Vehicle Pass and Entrance Tickets via the MCR Webpage

www.mincooper.org  ,and then follow the ‘MCR at Beaulieu’ link.

 

Remember no entrance tickets at gate and Book now.

Regards

MCR Beaulieu Team

beaulieutrade@minicooper.org

Hampshire region update

Hello everyone

As I am sure you will have seen by now, our Beaulieu day is on. The date is the 13th June. Social distancing will be in force but I am sure that will not detract too much from the day. The advance ticket line can be found on our website www.minicooper.org Just go to the Beaulieu page and follow the link.

Every year we ask members from our region if they would be willing to help out at the event. This is mostly car parking and is for a maximum of 2 ½ hours. It gives a great opportunity to meet people coming to the show and comes with a free entry ticket and a voucher for food. There are two shifts, one starts at 8am and the other at 10.30am. Some people have already put their names forward, but if you are interested in helping, then please drop me a line either in reply to this or on beaulieu@minicooper.org

The event will be celebrating 60 years of the mini Cooper. As a result all the Registrars have been asked to provide cars for the main display and also the individual Register displays. If you would like your car to be in either of the displays in the arena then please contact the Registrar for your particular Cooper or mini.

Due to Virgin media charging silly money for a broadband connection our phone number and Sally’s email address are changing. As soon as I have a date for the change I will let everyone know. Unfortunately at the moment we have been waiting for a month already for BT to repair the line in the road! Sally’s new email is already active and is sallyannsalter@outlook.com

We are hoping that we can meet in the latter part of May, although at the moment we don’t know where. It may well have to be a barbecue or similar on a Sunday until we can sort out a proper venue for regular monthly meetings.

On the car front it looks like that the first chance to get out for me and my Elf is likely to be the mini festival at Prescott hillclimb near Cheltenham in late May. Competition entries have opened and both Paul Holloway and I intend to compete. If you have not already heard of the event, try looking on Facebook at the Sporting Minis site or look up Prescott Hillclimb’s website. I don’t think tickets are available yet, but they will be shortly and it looks like it might be a good event.

If you need us for anything or just a chat then please drop us a line or call.

Tony and Sally.

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER MARCH 2021

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2021

It seems that we may get to see each other and/or visit some shows this year, it’s starting to look promising!

NEXT MEETING. Because of Lockdown No.3, our social meetings have been temporarily curtailed. The next meeting should have been Wed 31st March. We will endeavour to start our meetings again as soon as we are able… even if we have to sit outside.

A reminder that our meetings are usually on the last Wednesday of the month at The Crooked Billet, London Road, Hook, Hants, RG27 9EH from 8pm. The current venue may be subject to change in the near future. 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.

Ken Hunter has booked the Thames Valley Region’s Club Stand for the MCR’s National Mini Day at Beaulieu on 13th June. Places are going fast so don’t delay. Contact Ken or Lorraine or simply reply to the Facebook post on our region’s page.

Brooklands have announced that Brooklands Mini Day has been rescheduled for 3rd October. We are hoping to have our usual Club Stand at this event and nearer to the date we will be taking names for places.

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.

This year’s Minis to the Alps expedition is scheduled for 17th – 24th September 2021. If this is of interest to you then you will find all the details in CooperWorld or on www.minicooper.org.

Our local member, Richard Pengelly, has come up trumps, in CooperWorld again with his “Technical Topics” series of articles and has written Part 1 about road cars using standard suspension with the addition of a rear anti-roll bar … interesting stuff as always!

The MCR club shop is up and running at full efficiency ….if you can’t find what you’re looking for then contact the shop and ask…they are very helpful and accommodating. Have a look at the website Mini Cooper Register and click on club shop.

PLEASE REMEMBER 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).

Good news for members. Mini Sport are continuing to take and dispatch orders during the current lockdown. All the normal channels (MCR members-only website, e-mail and telephone) are open with the single exception of the shop itself. No excuses then for not finishing that overdue project!
Follow the link for more details: https://mcr.minisport.com/

DIARY DATES:

ALL EVENTS ARE VERY 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

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

NEW DATE 13th June 2021 Beaulieu National Mini Day

NEW DATE TBC July 2021 Thames Valley Tour. Entry form and event regulation are available from the entries secretary, Clive Brooks brooks.c2@sky.com 01189 868280

22 August 2021 Brands Hatch Mini Festival

August 2021 Ham Sandwich Run Kent. Contact: events@minicooper.org for further details

NEW DATE 3rd October 2021 Brooklands Mini Day

That’s all for now. Let’s hope we can soon see some familiar faces and cars again.
Stay safe everyone and keep your distance! HANDS, FACE, SPACE!

Lorraine: thames_valley@minicooper.org

Ken: thames_valley@minicooper.org