After a rather disastrous 2020, The MCR’s National Mini Day at Beaulieu is ready to return in 2021 with a flourish.
The Mini Cooper was first manufactured in 1961 and it became an immediate success. Motorsport and commercial success followed quickly and the brand is still with us today. The MCR will be celebrating the 60th birthday of the Mini Cooper with a display of cars bearing the Cooper name in the central arena as well as a gathering of some of the Ex-works and competition cars that made the Mini a motorsport legend.
This is sure to be the biggest, and dare I say the best, gathering of Minis and Coopers of the coming year. With club stands, the best concours in the Mini world, celebrity guests, trade stands aplenty and fields of Minis, this is an event not be missed.
The venue is the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire and the date is Sunday 13th June. PUT THIS IN YOUR DIARY NOW!
All Minis, old and new, are welcome and if you want a place in your registers display we suggest that you contact your registrar without delay.
Watch the ‘MCR at Beaulieu’ page on this site where we will publish more information and advance ticket details as and when it becomes available.
Good news for members. Mini Sport have confirmed that they are continuing to take and despatch 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 on from the members tab for more details.
Stay safe everyone.
Just when we thought we were returning to some sort of normality the rules have changed yet again. The law forbidding gatherings of groups greater than 6 people means that regional meetings cannot now take place in any meaningful way. As a club we need to act responsibly and we are sure that our members will understand that it is all in the cause of safety. Everyone is frustrated with the current situation but if it works as expected, then at least we have the possibility of Christmas socials and meals to look forward to.
The committee continues to monitor the situation and are making every effort to fill CooperWorld with interesting and entertaining articles to replace the missing event reports. With that in mind if anyone wants to write about their Mini or Mini experiences the editor would be happy to receive them. After all we all have little more time on our hands now. Thank you.
The British Motor Museum has announced that the BMC & Leyland Show is to be moved from its July date and combined with the National Metro & Mini Show into a single event on Sunday 6 September.
Running the two shows together will create a whole new day for motoring enthusiasts and the inaugral Abingdon Works Motorsport Celebration will be playing its part. This is the third date the AWMC event has been scheduled for this year and it is hoped that the Government’s Covid-19 measures will have been relaxed enough to enable the show to go ahead.
In the light of current government social distancing measures to combat the coronavirus, the club’s flagship event, which had been postponed until Sunday 16 August, has now been cancelled.
We look forward to celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday 13 June 2021.