New year, new lookDecember 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 againNovember 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 ProjectNovember 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"
Latest club newsOctober 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 onOctober 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"
International Mini Meeting 2020October 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"
HRCR Mini Sport Cup 2019October 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 awardsSeptember 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 datesSeptember 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 2019September 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 refreshSeptember 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 DaySeptember 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"
The events just keep comingAugust 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 monthAugust 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"
IMM news from Mini SportJuly 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"
National Metro & Mini ShowJuly 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 2019July 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"
Club secures new sponsorJune 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"
Works cars at IMM BristolJune 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"
Spring Autojumble latest newsMay 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 2019May 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 email@example.com Tickets … Continue reading "Stanford Hall Mini Fest 2019"
New Mini60 prints from ArtbybexMay 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/