New Mini Sport website for MCR Members

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New Mini Sport website for MCR Members

by Mike Bennett

Dear Members,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the arrival of the Mini Sport MCR website, designed specifically for the Mini Cooper Register and its members!

As a valued member of the Premier Mini Cooper Club in the World, Mini Sport has produced a stunning new website which is only accessible as a fully paid up member. Once you have logged in you will be privileged with even better prices than you can find on any other Mini Sport website, along with the MCR member specific special offers shown on the homepage.

Benefits:

  • Brand new members only website
  • Exclusive to MCR
  • Better prices when logged in
  • Members only offers
  • Launch special – free gifts on orders over £50
  • View, download & print the first Cooper Car Company catalogue in over 20 years (before anyone else!)
  • First to know about news & new product launches

As time goes on you will be the first to know about any new exciting products or interesting news from us here at Mini Sport, we have plenty of things in the pipeline so should be bringing news very soon.

This is a first for the Mini scene, showing Mini Sport’s commitment to the Mini Cooper Register and helping its members keep their Minis on the road at even better prices. Mini Sport is not only unique in the launch of this website but it is also unique in its unwavering support of Mini Clubs around the world, as it is important to us that we all belong to one big family.

Register today & enjoy these exclusive benefits!

We hope you like this new website and look forward to hearing how you get on with it and any suggestions you may have where we could improve.

Chris Harper

Managing Director

Mini Sport Ltd

Reply to Mike Bennett | Sep 15,2020 |

MCR ‘Devon & Cornwall’ Regional Meeting – Sunday 13th September 2020

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MCR ‘Devon & Cornwall’ Regional Meeting – Sunday 13th September 2020

by David Harbottle

Hello  ‘D&C’ Members,

Just to advise that we are still planning to hold our initial regional meet-up tomorrow at 12.00 noon at Okehampton Services – just off A30 – a day in advance of the ‘6 meeting only’ rule which comes into force on Monday.

Please abide by the social distancing rules at all times and have available /use face masks/gloves etc , as required.

It would be very much appreciated if you would please respond to this Email if you are planning to attend – together with numbers in your group pls – so we can keep a tally on numbers so as not to exceed the current limitation for group meetings.

Many thanks – look forward to meeting some of you tomorrow and with the weather set it should be a good day !

 

David & Rick ( D&C Regional Contacts)

 

 

Reply to David Harbottle | Sep 12,2020 |

Gaydon Mini and Metro show

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After due consideration, and the recent cancellation of Stamford Hall, due to the on going rise in Corona Virus  cases in Birmingham, Redditch, Northampton and leicester you will not be surprised to hear that we have made the decision to abort the attendance of the Warwickshire region stand at the show. Those that do attend stay safe please

Nick Wilkins and Peter Machin

Reply to Peter Machin | Aug 25,2020 |

Gaydon Mini and Metro show

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After due consideration, and the recent cancellation of Stamford Hall, due to the on going rise in Corona Virus  cases in Birmingham, Redditch, Northampton and leicester you will not be surprised to hear that we have made the decision to abort the attendance of the Warwickshire region stand at the show. Those that do attend stay safe please

Nick Wilkins and Peter Machin

Reply to Peter Machin | Aug 25,2020 |

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2020

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THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2020

by Lorraine Hampson

THAMES VALLEY REGION NEWSLETTER

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2020

Hi all, well…that’s a bit scary…September! That means it’s nearly Autumn!

NEXT MEETING. We’ve decided to be brave and start up our monthly social meetings again. So that will be WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST. Same time, same place!

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.

Brooklands Mini Day was postponed and should have been on the 22nd March 2020, this has now been RE-SCHEDULED to Autumn 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 to hear from Brooklands.

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 was 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!

August CooperWorld’s Technical Topics series by Thames Valley Region regular, Richard Pengelly, is further notes on Ethanol for MPi and SPi owners. Interestingly, Richard describes a simple test to check for Ethanol content in petrol. There is also advice on fire extinguishers.

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.

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

NEW DATE 16th May 2021 LSMOC London to Brighton Run

NEW DATE Beaulieu National Mini Day 13th June 2021

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

NEW DATE TBC Autumn 2020 Brooklands Mini Day 9am-5pm Following the recent government announcement, we]]Brooklands have decided to postpone the Mini Day event until the Autumn.

A new date is yet to be decided, however, all pre-booked tickets will be valid for the new date and individuals will be contacted to let them know when this will be.

If you would like your name to be added to the reserve display list for our club stand, 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 | Aug 19,2020 |

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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MCR National Mini Day Cancelled

by Peter Barratt

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

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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

by David Harbottle

“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 |