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.
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.
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
Highlight will be the club’s own annual event, National Mini Day, back at Beaulieu on Sunday 9 June.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 17 MARCH
Mini Cooper Register, founded in 1986,
continues to be a strong, successful club.
- Membership up by 3.3% in 2018
over the previous year
- Total membership now stands at
- 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
- Club now VAT registered
- New IT systems being
- Booking of trade stands at Beaulieu
registers which have been transferred from Lavenham Press
Sport members discount
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
- 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
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 –
- Don Moore Award for Services
to MCR – Peter Moss