Regional Meetings and the Rule of 6

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.


New date for Abingdon Works Motorsport Celebration

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.


National Mini Day news

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.