News and Events

  • Opportunities at the MCR November 2, 2022 - To get even more from your MCR membership have you thought about taking on a volunteer role within the club??  We are currently looking for:   Events Coordinator – a person to help organise events the MCR attends and coordinate the list of yearly mini/MINI events everyone can attend.  Some bigger events need tables, gazebos,… Continue reading Opportunities at the MCR
  • Date Announced for the National Mini Day 2022. November 30, 2021 - The 12th of June 2022 is an important date for all Mini owners and enthusiasts for that is the day when the New Forest will again be thronged with Minis of all shapes, sizes and ages, from the very old to the very new.  Beaulieu has again been chosen as the venue for our flagship… Continue reading Date Announced for the National Mini Day 2022.
  • Dedicated Mini Sport Website for Members August 13, 2020 - As you may be aware our sponsors Mini Sport are working with us to create a members only website which will be accessed from our webpage. The launch now is expected to be in September and we will keep you posted on progress. The new website will still have the same great members discounts that… Continue reading Dedicated Mini Sport Website for Members
  • National Mini Day preparations are underway January 7, 2020 - The Mini’s 60th birthday may well have gone, but there is still much to celebrate in 2020 and Mini Cooper Register plans to do just that at its National Mini Day at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on Sunday 14 June. The event, originally titled “Mini Cooper Day Out” was first held at Beaulieu on… Continue reading National Mini Day preparations are underway
  • Become a CooperWorld reader in 2o20 December 19, 2019 - Our award nominated magazine CooperWorld is published every month throughout the year. With 68 high-quality colour pages, it’s a must read for all Mini enthusiasts, classic and new, but is only available by annual subscription and is not sold in the shops. The cost is from just £35 for 12 issues mailed to your home,… Continue reading Become a CooperWorld reader in 2o20
  • New year, new look December 11, 2019 - We have been working with a designer on a new set of adverts for 2020. All five designs have been well received within the committee, but a decision on the wording will be made at the January meeting. As the January editions of Mini World and Mini Magazine came out earlier this month, we trialled… Continue reading New year, new look
  • It’s CooperWorld time again November 30, 2019 - The December issue of the club’s acclaimed magazine is now out with an Innocenti Cooper 1300 from the Minis to Ireland Tour adorning the cover. A full seven-page report of the event is inside, together with “Tourin in Turin” the Italian Job 50 celebration and a tribute to the Cooper Car Company. Plus much more… Continue reading It’s CooperWorld time again
  • Mike Brewer Project November 22, 2019 - Yorkshire Region members are in for a double treat at their December meeting as, in addition to the fish and chip supper, they will get a chance to see close up the Mk 1 Mini Cooper S being restored by Mike Brewer from the Wheeler Dealer show. The rebuild is being undertaken by Acespeed Historic… Continue reading Mike Brewer Project
  • Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show review November 11, 2019 - Once again motoring enthusiasts flocked to Birmingham’s NEC in their thousands to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. Over 71,000 attendees joined the three-day celebration and grand finale to the classic motoring show season. Show Director Lee Masters said: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many enthusiasts… Continue reading Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show review
  • GRRC Fellowship welcomes Cooper racing dynasty October 29, 2019 - The GRRC Fellowship has welcomed Mike and Charlie Cooper into this unique international motorsport community, helping to mark the second anniversary of the Fellowship’s founding. The Coopers are the third and fourth generation members of a unique racing family, whose history in the sport dates back to the 1920s and has been crowned by winning… Continue reading GRRC Fellowship welcomes Cooper racing dynasty
  • Latest club news October 27, 2019 - The club’s committee meets five times a year and, ahead of the full minutes being posted on the website, here are the highlights from today’s meeting in Banbury. Our finances are in good shape, running slightly ahead of budget, with a cash cushion for a rainy day. This year’s events have been a great success… Continue reading Latest club news
  • The Italian Job 50 years on October 22, 2019 - Neil and Jo Burgess of the Herts and North London region teamed up with Cliff Porter and Derek Wilkins of the Warwickshire region, with support from Jeff Ruggles, to take their Red, White and Blue Minis to meet up with an E-Type/XK touring event for a few days fun in Turin and a farewell meal… Continue reading The Italian Job 50 years on
  • October Off Peak Run hits another high October 21, 2019 - Despite the weather, the 2019 event across the Brecon Beacons organised by club youth co-ordinator Jack Ward and his wife Danielle was another success. With plenty of rain to contend with as participants drove to the start point at Merthyr Tydfil on Friday afternoon, the roads were just that bit more challenging than usual, but… Continue reading October Off Peak Run hits another high
  • International Mini Meeting 2020 October 15, 2019 - As host of the “International Mini Meeting 2020” the Mini IG Bamberg is looking forward to welcoming the owners of classic Minis and new MINIs from all over the world back to Germany after 2010. The idea for an International Mini-Meeting started in 1978 in Germany and was extended after some years so that the… Continue reading International Mini Meeting 2020
  • All roads lead to the NEC for final show October 9, 2019 - With the arrival of autumn, the outdoor event season is now winding down, but the club still has two more for members to join in with the Off Peak Run to the Brecon Beacons on 19-20 October and the Northumberland Borders Rally on 16 November. The last big national event of the year is the… Continue reading All roads lead to the NEC for final show
  • HRCR Mini Sport Cup 2019 October 1, 2019 - Mini Sports Cara Jackson reports on the final round of this year’s competition. Sunday 22nd September saw nine Mini Sport crews gear up to compete in the Ford Parts Cheviot Stages Rally for the Final Round of the 2019 HRCR Mini Sport Cup. Competing over the course of 13 stages on the notoriously difficult Otterburn Ranges, the Mini… Continue reading HRCR Mini Sport Cup 2019
  • Minis to Ireland awards September 29, 2019 - Mini Cooper Register’s popular annual tour to Ireland, held from the 20-27 September, began and ended in County Wexford, taking in Bantry Bay, the Glen of Aherlow, Cashel and the historic Hill of Tara along the way. The 40 cars covered up to 200 miles a day and, on the closing night, club chairman Robert… Continue reading Minis to Ireland awards
  • Goodwood announces 2020 dates September 28, 2019 - As a record-breaking 2019 motorsport season closes at Goodwood, the dates of its flagship motorsport events for 2020 have been announced. The dates for the three motorsport events will be:   –  78th Members’ Meeting to be held on 28-29 March   –  Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 9-12 July   – … Continue reading Goodwood announces 2020 dates
  • Minis to Ireland 2019 September 25, 2019 - Amongst the club’s most popular events are the “Minis To” tours, including the annual trip to the Emerald Isle which, this year, started on Friday 20 September with the afternoon sailing from Fishguard to Rosslare. After a first night spent in Enniscorthy, Wexford, it was on to Bantry Bay for two nights and out to… Continue reading Minis to Ireland 2019
  • Website refresh September 11, 2019 - As part of our aim to have the best communications with our members and everyone with an interest in the club’s activities, the committee will be discussing a refresh of the website and social media platforms at the October meeting. The website now carries a regular news service, comprising some 6/7 items each month and… Continue reading Website refresh
  • Castle Combe Mini Action Day September 7, 2019 - The club will have a stand at this event to be held on Saturday 28 September, arranged by Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset regional lead, David Dangerfield. Club/trade admission is from 7.00am. The event has had over 28,000 views on our Facebook page and, judging by the comments, is proving very popular, being one of the… Continue reading Castle Combe Mini Action Day
  • September issue of CooperWorld is out September 3, 2019 - The September issue of our club magazine CooperWorld is just out with 68 pages of news and views. There is a look back at the racing career of Christabel Carlisle, round 4 of the HRCR Mini Sport Cup, the Brands Hatch MINI Festival, regional events and much more. Subscriptions start at £35 a year, reducing… Continue reading September issue of CooperWorld is out
  • New Yorkshire regional contact announced September 2, 2019 - Andy Ace Harrison, who is one of our Honorary Members and is well known for his racing successes and also for his business Acespeed, is the new Regional Contact for Yorkshire. Andy is opening his Mini themed cafe at Acespeed and would like to invite members to join him at his premises for monthly meets… Continue reading New Yorkshire regional contact announced
  • Diamond Mini Tour another successful birthday event August 27, 2019 - The famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb provided the destination for the Diamond Anniversary Mini Tour organised by club member Jim Partridge on Sunday 25 August, the day before the Mini’s official birthday.  On a gloriously sunny day, the National Motorcycle Museum saw 42 Minis and MINIs arrive to check in and receive instructions and their… Continue reading Diamond Mini Tour another successful birthday event
  • Club in Performance MINI magazine August 22, 2019 - The September/October issue of Performance MINI, the UK’s only modern MINI tuning magazine, is just out and we are the featured club of the month. Also, there is a five-page report on our National Mini Day at the National Motor Museum and, to complete the coverage, we have a full-page advert on page 59. Look… Continue reading Club in Performance MINI magazine
  • Social media numbers continue to rise August 20, 2019 - As well as promoting the club’s work through specialist magazines and this website, we also run two Facebook pages and a Twitter account which are, increasingly, becoming important channels of communication. One Facebook page is just for members who have signed up to join in with news and views, but the other is open and… Continue reading Social media numbers continue to rise
  • 60th Anniversary Diamond Mini Tour latest August 14, 2019 - There are still plenty of events to come for Mini lovers this year and Tulip Rally Tours have released more information for participants in the 60th Anniversary Diamond Tour, sponsored by Hagerty Insurance and Rybrook Mini Worcester. To be held on Sunday 25 August, the event is in aid of two regional charities, Acorns Children’s… Continue reading 60th Anniversary Diamond Mini Tour latest
  • The events just keep coming August 11, 2019 - After a rather wet and blustery weekend at the International Mini Meeting in Bristol, we are hoping for better weather for the remaining events that we are participating in as we continue to celebrate Mini60. Next up is the Kent region’s annual Ham Sandwich Run on Sunday 18 August, quickly followed by the 60th Anniversary… Continue reading The events just keep coming
  • Club of the month August 8, 2019 - We are pleased to be featured in the upcoming September/October edition of Performance MINI, which is one of the Kelsey magazines that regularly cover our activities, the others being MiniWorld and Mini Magazine. As its name implies, the magazine is aimed at modern MINI owners and a quick look round the car park at National… Continue reading Club of the month
  • Warwickshire region display a hit at Gaydon August 4, 2019 - The club’s first foray into the National Metro & Mini Show at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon on 4 August was a big hit with visitors looking at the cars and chatting with their owners throughout the day. Honorary member Paddy Hopkirk MBE joined us in the afternoon, going round the display and taking… Continue reading Warwickshire region display a hit at Gaydon
  • IMM activities for MCR members announced July 30, 2019 - Bristol, Gloucester and Somerset regional lead David Dangerfield has lined up plenty of social activities for members attending the International Mini Meeting at Bristol. The club has a designated camp area at the IMM, where we will have a communal ‘pop-up club house’, with a variety of pub-themed games, which will open on Thursday 8th… Continue reading IMM activities for MCR members announced
  • IMM news from Mini Sport July 23, 2019 - Our joint sponsors Mini Sport Ltd have made a number of announcements for the upcoming International Mini Meeting in Bristol. On Sunday 11th August, as part of the Mini Sport BMC Reunion Celebration, car GPH1C – John Rhodes Cooper S – will be on display. GPH1C has become one of the most iconic Minis in… Continue reading IMM news from Mini Sport
  • Dr Alex Moulton and the mini project July 20, 2019 - Join Club Competition Secretary Peter Barker on Friday 16 August to hear of the contributions to the Mini project of Dr Alex Moulton, a close friend and engineering partner of Sir Alec Issigonis, who played a highly significant part in the development of the innovative car. Peter is Head of the Design & Communication School… Continue reading Dr Alex Moulton and the mini project
  • National Metro & Mini Show July 18, 2019 - The club will be making a first appearance at this year’s event, to be held at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire on Sunday 4 August. Cliff Porter has been busy assembling a display of 20 vehicles representing the Mini across the ages, which will be on show just across from the main… Continue reading National Metro & Mini Show
  • HRCR Mini Sport Cup 2019 July 10, 2019 - New for our 2019 calendar is the JD Competition Tyres Bob Shaw Memorial Brawdy Stages Rally, covering eight miles of smooth, yet erosive, surfaces for each run, our crews had six stages to complete, writes Cara Jackson of MiniSport. With only seven of our Mini teams registered, many of our crews tried to get a run… Continue reading HRCR Mini Sport Cup 2019
  • July edition of CooperWorld is out July 6, 2019 - July sees the latest edition of the club’s acclaimed magazine CooperWorld mailed to members, with 68 pages of news, views, technical support and photographs from events over the last month or so. Editor Paul Sulma has again produced a magazine to be proud of, which promotes the club beyond the 2,000 subscribers who receive it… Continue reading July edition of CooperWorld is out
  • Club secures new sponsor June 30, 2019 - Mini Cooper Register (MCR) has secured a new sponsor in Hagerty Insurance, who join MiniSport in supporting the club. Run by avid classic car owners and enthusiasts, Hagerty is dedicated to the development of specialist insurance and do not offer any other insurance products such as household or travel cover. Their aim is to offer… Continue reading Club secures new sponsor
  • 60th Anniversary Diamond Mini Tour June 27, 2019 - Not to be missed, this birthday celebration event is being held on Sunday 25th August, incorporating a 70 mile scenic route starting at the National Motorcycle Museum on J6 of the M42 and passing the Longbridge factory en route to the iconic Shelsley Walsh hillclimb, where there will be rally cars, trade stands and live… Continue reading 60th Anniversary Diamond Mini Tour
  • National Mini Day Concours Results June 17, 2019 - Thank you to everyone who joined us at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday 9 June for another successful National Mini Day. Congratulations to all our Concours prize winners who were as follows: Class Place Name Car Class 1 2nd Scott Turner MK3 Cooper S 1st Chris Krzywiec MK1 Austin Cooper Class 2… Continue reading National Mini Day Concours Results
  • Works cars at IMM Bristol June 14, 2019 - On Sunday 11th August, IMM 2019 will be having a huge birthday party to celebrate the Mini’s 60th birthday! In addition to the trade stands, displays of special Minis & live music, the Sunday show will also host a Show & Shine, prize givings & much more. All IMM weekend tickets will include free entry… Continue reading Works cars at IMM Bristol
  • All roads led to Beaulieu for National Mini Day June 10, 2019 - After two days of rain had threatened to dampen spirits and the National Motor Museum showground, the sun shone and the cars and their drivers came out in force to Beaulieu to celebrate 60 years of the Mini. Once again, Graham Robson was holding the microphone, using his expert knowledge to keep everyone abreast of… Continue reading All roads led to Beaulieu for National Mini Day
  • The Italian Job at National Mini Day June 7, 2019 - Author Matthew Field has followed up his original work, which he wrote at the age of 19, with a new 335-page book “The Self Preservation Society: 50 Years of The Italian Job” to celebrate the iconic film’s anniversary. The book is based on more than 50 in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, and beautifully… Continue reading The Italian Job at National Mini Day
  • Paddy Hopkirk joins National Mini Day June 5, 2019 - Mini Cooper legend and club honorary member Paddy Hopkirk will be joining our National Mini Day at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday 9 June. Paddy, who is a brand ambassador for our sponsor Mini Sport, will be on their stand from 12.00 – 2.00, so do go along and say hello. The… Continue reading Paddy Hopkirk joins National Mini Day
  • Blowing The Bloody Doors Off – Hagerty’s Italian Job May 28, 2019 - There can’t be a single movie fan that doesn’t know the words uttered by Michael Caine as a white van explodes whilst the crooks prepare for their upcoming crime in the iconic British film The Italian Job This year sees the 50th anniversary of the film starring Noel Coward and Caine as gang leader Charlie… Continue reading Blowing The Bloody Doors Off – Hagerty’s Italian Job
  • Club members out in force on a busy weekend May 20, 2019 - The weekend of 18/19th May proved a busy one for MCR members with the 25th Spring Autojumble taking place at Beaulieu over both days and the London to Brighton Rally on Sunday. Rover Cooper Registrar John Parnell had spent many weeks assembling a display of 58 vehicles to celebrate the Mini’s birthday, ranging from an… Continue reading Club members out in force on a busy weekend
  • Goodwood Revival to pay homage to Cooper Car Company’s motoring success May 12, 2019 - In the late 1940s, a family-run firm was founded in a small garage in Surrey. Little did that family know that business would go on to be one of the most significant motor manufacturers in British history. Sixty years after the company’s triumph in the Formula 1 World Championship, Goodwood will pay homage to the Cooper… Continue reading Goodwood Revival to pay homage to Cooper Car Company’s motoring success
  • New Mini display at British Motor Museum May 10, 2019 - To add to the Mini60 birthday celebrations, the British Motor Museum, home of the three Monte Carlo winning cars, has put on a new display on the mezzanine floor of its Gaydon headquarters. Until recently, the area was occupied by a display featuring some of the cars from TV’s Car SOS programme, but now all… Continue reading New Mini display at British Motor Museum
  • Spring Autojumble latest news May 3, 2019 - It is just over two weeks until the 25th Beaulieu Spring Autojumble and preparations for the club’s display to celebrate Mini60 are nearing completion. So far, we have 55 cars taking part from one of the earliest 850cc models produced in 1959 right up to the very end of production in 2000, and a kaleidoscope… Continue reading Spring Autojumble latest news
  • Stanford Hall Mini Fest 2019 May 2, 2019 - Mini Cooper Register Warwickshire region will again have a stand at this annual event organised by the British Mini Club at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire. Make a note of the date which is Sunday 15 September. The event runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm and club members looking to join the display should email jfilor@talktalk.net Tickets… Continue reading Stanford Hall Mini Fest 2019
  • New Mini60 prints from Artbybex May 1, 2019 - Artbybex has announced her latest addition to the range of paintings based on the iconic Mini which has been produced in collaboration with Paddy Hopkirk and our club president Mike Cooper. The limited edition has been signed by both and details are available at https://artbybex.co.uk/60th-mini-anniversary-art-by-bex/