Off-Peak Run 2020 UPDATE!August 3, 2020-With no license issued as yet and the looming threat of further short-notice restrictions and localised lockdowns, we have no option than to cancel this years event. Jack Ward, who has been organising it will be in contact with everyone who has entered to arrange refunds as soon as possible. These events take an enormous … Continue reading "Off-Peak Run 2020 UPDATE!"
Graham W Robinson. R.I.P.July 23, 2020-We are very sad to report the death of Graham W Robinson, a founder member and previous Chairman of the Mini Cooper Register and known to many as the manager of Hinton Firs Hotel at Bournemouth where we have enjoyed so many January Mini Cooper weekends. Graham owned APD 90H (a MK II ‘S’) for … Continue reading "Graham W Robinson. R.I.P."
Minis to the Alps cancelledJune 25, 2020-With Motor Sport UK not issuing any licenses and social distancing measures still in place, the 2020 Minis to the Alps has now officially been cancelled. Despite the best efforts of Peter Moss and Robert Young to facilitate the running of this year’s event, it has been decided to postpone until 2021 with all entrants … Continue reading "Minis to the Alps cancelled"
Mini Sport renew sponsorshipJune 17, 2020-We are pleased to welcome long-standing supporters Mini Sport as joint club sponsors for another year. Like all clubs, with no event income this year, money is tight and sponsors provide a lifeline in these challenging times. A family firm, Mini Sport’s restoration and serving work is carried out at their premises in Burnley from … Continue reading "Mini Sport renew sponsorship"
National Mini Day cancelledJune 10, 2020-Chairman Robert Young has announced today that, in the light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19, the club’s flagship event, expected to attract 3,000 people, has been cancelled. Plans will now be made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper in 2021. “I know that the decision will come as a huge disappointment, … Continue reading "National Mini Day cancelled"
Club weathering virus stormJune 7, 2020-The arrival of Covid-19 into the country brought life as we knew it to a halt, with all leisure activities, including car shows and events, impacted from the middle of March. For Mini Cooper Register (MCR), its annual National Mini Day, held at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, is the club’s largest single source … Continue reading "Club weathering virus storm"
CooperWorld is out todayJune 1, 2020-Despite no shows or events to report on, our editor, Paul Sulma, supported by members who sent in their own personal Mini stories, has produced the usual high-quality 68-page edition. You can relive the production of Mini number one million in 1965, read part one of Robert Clayson’s story of his entry in the Mini … Continue reading "CooperWorld is out today"
1964 Mini Cooper S RestorationMay 29, 2020-Our friends at Mini Sport have recently completed work on restoring a 1964 Mini Cooper S for a customer who had a very distinct image in mind for his car. Wanting a ‘cool London zoom around Mini’ the work incorporated a colour change from White to Brewster Green and a 1960’s racing feel interior. “We … Continue reading "1964 Mini Cooper S Restoration"
New show dates at GaydonMay 13, 2020-The British Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire has announced that both the National Metro & Mini Show and the BMC & Leyland Show are to be moved from their planned dates in June and July and combined into a single event which will be held, Government Covid-19 guidelines permitting, on Sunday 6th September. This … Continue reading "New show dates at Gaydon"
Latest news on showsApril 20, 2020-The British Motor Museum has announced that all shows and events up to Sunday 21 June have been cancelled or postponed. As yet, no decision has been taken over the National Metro & Mini Show to be held on that date or the BMC & Leyland Show the following month. The club’s National Mini Day … Continue reading "Latest news on shows"
National Mini Day 2020March 26, 2020-In the light of current government measures to combat the coronavirus, it has been agreed with the National Motor Museum to postpone this event until Sunday 16 August. All booking and tickets will be valid for the new date and Mini Cooper Register looks forward to welcoming all our visitors to Beaulieu in August.
World Cup Rally 50 postponedMarch 18, 2020-Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and measures announced by the government on Monday to combat the disease, the Historic Marathon Rally Group (HMRG) have announced the postponement of the WCR50 event due to be held on the 19 April. In a statement, HMRG said “We have had concerns for the health and well being … Continue reading "World Cup Rally 50 postponed"
It’s CooperWorld time !March 1, 2020-The latest edition of our acclaimed magazine is out with a striking front cover showing a scene from the 2019 Northumberland Borders Rally. Inside there is a report on the members weekend in Bournemouth, part 2 of Stephen Chandler’s “In the footsteps of Charlie Croker”, more Things Electrical and Stephen Dalton’s fascinating “Old Cooper … Continue reading "It’s CooperWorld time !"
Reis Race Retro reportFebruary 25, 2020-Reis Race Retro, Europe’s number one historic motorsport show, secured a ‘podium finish’ with enthusiasts who braved the inclement weather over the weekend and hailed the 2020 event ‘the best ever.’ With over 140 rally cars in action, a stellar line-up of celebrity drivers and guests, over 24,200 attendees visited Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park for … Continue reading "Reis Race Retro report"
Motorsport at the PalaceFebruary 20, 2020-The Sevenoaks and District Motor Club have just opened the entries for their sprint, car show and bike demonstration (pre-1972 bikes) at Crystal Palace. (Sprint entries are welcome from all clubs affiliated with ACSMS, AEMC, ASWMC and ASEMC) They would love to see a full sprint entry this year and a wide range of cars … Continue reading "Motorsport at the Palace"
Annual General MeetingFebruary 12, 2020-The Club’s annual general meeting, open to all current members, will be held on Sunday 8 March at 11.00am at the usual venue of the Best Western Hotel, Oxford Road, Banbury, OX16 9AH. Club officers will report to members on the year’s activities and the annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer. The meeting … Continue reading "Annual General Meeting"
Countdown to Race RetroFebruary 9, 2020-Reis Race Retro has revealed the Formula One cars and the stars associated with F1 that will be a part of ‘The Greatest Grid’ celebrations at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 21-23 February. The display will feature no less than seven F1 cars and will be supported by appearances by F1 driver Martin Donnelly, Technical Director … Continue reading "Countdown to Race Retro"
February CooperWorld is outFebruary 7, 2020-Arriving now on subscribers’ doorsteps is the 64-page February issue. In addition to the usual regional reports and technical stuff from our registrars, you can follow in miniature “In the footsteps of Charlie Croker”, celebrate 37 years of Mini Cooper weekends in Bournemouth and take in all the action in the Northumberland and Borders Rally. … Continue reading "February CooperWorld is out"
World Cup Rally 50th anniversaryFebruary 2, 2020-The Historic Marathon Rally Group (HMRG) is organising a reunion and celebration of this iconic rally, 50 years to the day that the competitors left Wembley Stadium on their 16,000 mile adventure through Europe, South and Latin America. Originally 106 teams entered, with only 96 starting from Wembley and just 23 finished at the Aztec … Continue reading "World Cup Rally 50th anniversary"
Abingdon Works Motorsport ShowJanuary 31, 2020-Mini Cooper Register is linking up with the British Motor Museum, Historic Marathon Rally Group, Austin Healey, MG and Triumph Car Clubs for a celebration of BMC/BL achievements in rallying and racing from 1955 to 1980. The show will feature various models of Ex-Works cars, which were prepared by the Abingdon Competition and Special Tuning … Continue reading "Abingdon Works Motorsport Show"
National Metro & Mini ShowJanuary 27, 2020-This year’s event reverts to its earlier timing and will be held at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire on Sunday 21 June. The Warwickshire region will again have a stand, although on a smaller scale than last year. Any club members wishing to attend can secure an early booking discount rate of … Continue reading "National Metro & Mini Show"
Mini Sport to sponsor IMMJanuary 24, 2020-Mini Sport, one of the club’s two sponsors, have announced that they are once again supporting the International Mini Meeting (IMM), which was held in Bristol in 2019. This year’s IMM will take place over the weekend of the 4th – 8th June in Germany and Mini Sport will be attending with a pop-up showroom … Continue reading "Mini Sport to sponsor IMM"
Goodwood Members’ Meeting newsJanuary 20, 2020-Goodwood will be flying the flag for two icons of British motorsport with its high-speed demonstrations at the 78th Members’ Meeting on March 28-29. The double Formula 1 title-winning Lotus 72 and its competitors will take centre stage for one of the weekend’s celebrated features, while the 1980s endurance racing Jaguars of Tom Walkinshaw Racing … Continue reading "Goodwood Members’ Meeting news"
HRCR Open Day 2020January 17, 2020-Saturday 12 January saw Mini enthusiasts descend upon the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire for the 2020 HRCR Open Day and Mini Sport Cup Registration. Mini Sport’s Cara Jackson takes up the story. The annual event acts as the start of the 2020 HRCR Mini Sport Cup Championship, with competitors from all over the … Continue reading "HRCR Open Day 2020"
Beaulieu booking line is openJanuary 15, 2020-Tickets for our National Mini Day at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on Sunday 14 June are now available. All Minis, classic and modern, are welcome. To book your place, click on the link below. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/
Happy New YearDecember 30, 2019-Best wishes to all Mini enthusiasts for 2020 from everyone at Mini Cooper Register. Our first event of the new year will be the Brooklands Mini Day on Sunday 22 March, where the Thames Valley Region has 15 spaces available on its display. Please note that we are participating in, but not organising, this event, … Continue reading "Happy New Year"
Race Retro is backDecember 16, 2019-Race Retro is back revving its way to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry from 21-23 February 2020. With over 24,000 visitors, the show each year brings together the biggest turnout of racing drivers, preparers, traders and enthusiasts. For more information on what’s on offer, check out Cliff Porter’s report on this year’s event in the April edition … Continue reading "Race Retro is back"
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"
Mini Sport Calendar 2020December 8, 2019-Our friends at Mini Sport have launched their 2020 calendar. Here’s what they have to say. Make 2020 a fantastic year with this high quality A3 250gsm silk paper, Limited Edition Mini Sport 2020 calendar. Each month shows a quality Mini image from the celebrating the 2019 Season from Mini Sport. Included on the calendar … Continue reading "Mini Sport Calendar 2020"
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"