July Newsletter & IMM Update (No replies)
Welcome to all our new members! This is the monthly regional MCR newsletter for the BGS region.
July has been a busy month, it started on the 4th where the lead on the 1071 barn find that came up trumps. I didn’t buy it for myself (as I’m looking for a 1275 MK1S) but another MCR member did and he is very happy. On the 14th was a trip to Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne, for their annual motor show. It was a lovely day with loads of minis and other makes in attendance. See photo. There was a small autojumble where I found a Mk1 bonnet, grill and moustache all in good condition for just £100.
On the 21st was the ever bigger and better Sherborne Castle Classic & Supercar show. This has to be one of the best events locally with so much to see and do - they even had an MG Metro Turbo and Fire MINI! Stephen an MCR member had his eye-catching 1293 (Mini Sport engine) Blue Mini Custom on show which cost a staggering £25k to build 10 years ago! He is now reluctantly looking to the sell the car and will listen to offers north of £10k – see photo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 24th I supplied my recently restored smoke grey 1961 850 de-Lux to Westerly MINI main dealer in Bridgewater where it will be on show for the next 2 weeks, to help celebrate the 60th anniversary. If you are passing please pop in and have a look. A big thank you to Gary Taylor for organising it. See photo.
Also this month I have helped members buy 3x 1960’s shells and 5x engines.
Looking forward to August, the main event coming up this month is the IMM starting on Thursday 8th in Cribbs Causeway/Easter Compton, Bristol. The International Mini Meet only comes to the UK every 5 years and from the information I have received so far, I know there will be lots of entertainment. There will be a large number of mini focused traders, and some 30+ members camping with another 20 who will camp depending on the weather or who will come on Sunday for the 60th celebrations mini show. Ticket sales are now over 5,000 – it will be busy. The MCR has a designated camp area where we will have a communal ‘pop-up club house’, with a variety of pub themed games. Friday night is club shirt night, (MCR IMM shirts are available from the club shop at https://www.minicooper.org) we will start with welcome drinks & BBQ in our MCR club house, Saturday night is the 80s disco, Sunday is the show and Sunday night is celebrating the mini’s 60th birthday. It should be good – I look forward to seeing a number of you there!
That’s it from me.