Isle of Wight Region announced

Regional Co-ordinator Richard Sign has announced the launch of the club’s latest region on the Isle of Wight.

Meetings will take place at 11.00 am at The Hare and Hounds Pub, Downend Road, Newport, PO30 2NU on the last Sunday of each month starting from the end of May to the end of the Summer with a run organised afterwards.

Check out all the regions on our website and in CooperWorld.

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Club to display National Metro & Mini Day

Mini Cooper Register will be making a first appearance at the British Motor Museum’s National Metro & Mini Show, supported by Peter James Insurance, which is being held on Sunday 4 August at Gaydon in Warwickshire.

This popular annual event is a little later than usual this year, but the wait will be worth it as the Museum will be buzzing with Mini 60 celebrations and, coming the weekend before the International Mini Meeting in Bristol, it should prove popular for Mini enthusiasts.

MCR’s Warwickshire region will be displaying 20 cars, details of which will be confirmed shortly.

The Museum is home to an array of historic Minis dating back to 621 AOK, the very first produced in 1959. Also on display will be the iconic X411 JOP, the last ever to come off the Longbridge production line in 2000.

Happy 60th birthday

There is plenty going on to celebrate the year and MiniWorld magazine is publishing a bookazine that comes out on 18 April.

This collectors’ edition is bound to be in demand by Mini enthusiasts around the world and we will be part of this with a full-page advert.

It will have an initial print-run of 10,000 and can be pre-ordered for £6.99 at shop.kelsey.co.uk/product/BZMINI60 using the promotional code MINIP.

Happy reading!

Beaulieu Spring Autojumble latest

Mini Cooper Register is to play a leading part in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic small car at this year’s Spring Autojumble at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu to be held over the weekend of 18/19 May.

Sponsored by Practical Classics, the event welcomes over 15,000 classic vehicle enthusiasts from all over the world and will, itself, be celebrating 25 years of autojumble.To add to the festivities, MCR are putting together a display of 60 cars covering the entire range of Mini production models spanning 1959 to 2000.

The club’s Mini60  birthday celebrations, which run throughout the year, started at Brooklands Mini Day on 24 March and will culminate with the club’s stand at the NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show on 8-10 November.

Highlight will be the club’s own annual event, National Mini Day, back at Beaulieu on Sunday 9 June.

Catch up with all the news from the Annual General Meeting here

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 17 MARCH 2019

Mini Cooper Register, founded in 1986, continues to be a strong, successful club.

Committee reports

  • Membership up by 3.3% in 2018 over the previous year
  • Total membership now stands at 2,092
  • A financial surplus and reserves for a rainy day
  • CooperWorld, which has been running at 68 pages, nominated for an award for the second year running
  • Active regional structure with new contacts recruited
  • A developing club shop contributing to the finances
  • Subscriptions, which only cover CooperWorld magazine, held at 2018 levels despite increased production costs
  • Club now VAT registered

IT news

  • New IT systems being introduced covering:
  •  Booking of trade stands at Beaulieu
  • Car registers which have been transferred from Lavenham Press
  • Mini Sport members discount
  • Regional mailing system which is GPDR compliant
  • Details of 1,878 cars held on the registers giving members access to their own details through the “My Car” drop-down on the website
  • Website members area now has 416 people registered

Communications

  • Increased activity on Facebook with more people interacting with news items and events
  • National Mini Day has had 34.3k unique views compared to 22.4k in 2018
  • The Twitter account has been rationalised to make it more manageable with a small loss in followers, which now stand at 2,672

Annual Awards

To be presented at the National Mini Day at Beaulieu on 9 June.

  • Editor’s Award – Robert Young
  • Regional Award – Kent Region
  • Big Value and Personality – Justin Ridyard
  • Don Moore Award for Services to MCR – Peter Moss