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The Mini Car Club of NSW does not accept any responsibility for errors shown herein due to dates and venues changing without the club being notified. Please always confirm the event with the organising club. Photos and articles can not be shared without the permission of the MCC NSW.

 

2019

  

Tuesday, 19th February 2019

Competition Meeting

Directors and their assistants for upcoming motorsport events are asked to attend.

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details.

 

Saturday 23rd February 2019

Visit to Permanent Painted Coatings – Warriewood

PPC 2018

Mini enthusiasts and friends are invited to attend a tour of the PPC factory at Warriewood on Saturday morning 23rd February. An overview of their products will be provided followed by question and answer then tea and coffee will be provided.

If you are in the process of restoring your mini, repairing rust or maintaining your pride and joy then PPC have products to assist.

PPC Co. have become experts in rust repair, corrosion and general restoration in the motor, marine and industrial areas.

The range of products is extensive, from the well-known Bill Hirsch (USA) Miracle Rust Paints and Engine enamels, Eastwood (USA) restoration paints and tools, to Bilt – Hamber’s (UK) range of rust removers, waxes, and auto clay. PPC Co also imports and distributes a full range of Leatherique (USA) products. PPC Co can match existing dyes for a complete restoration. Also suitable for most leather products including household lounges.

In addition, there is a large range of car care products and tools to help the restorer.

Please RSVP to Michael Benton (0411019112) by Thursday 21st Feb.

Meet at St Ives showground for a 10:15am departure or meet onsite at 10:30am.

PPC Co. Unit 1/ 4 Prosperity Parade, Warriewood, 2102.

 

Sunday, 24th February 2019

State Motorkhana – Awaba Dirt

Run by Westlakes Auto Club

Khanacross mini

 

Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Committee Meeting

The committee meets at 7:30pm at the Arena Sport Club.  If you have any matters for discussion by committee, forward your request to the Club Secretary or call your favourite committee member.

  

Friday, 1st March 2019

General Meeting

All members and friends are invited to come along to Club General Meetings which are held at the Arena Sports Club, 140 Rookwood Road, Yahgoona. (The Old Greyhound & Social Club).

Arrive 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.

The Club has a Bistro if you want to arrive early for dinner or a light snack, full Bar Facilities and Coffee making open from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

Plenty of off street parking.

Gus Staunton Points

Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Khanacross – Colo Park

Khanacross mini

Run by Thornleigh Car Club Contact
Glenn Dorrenboom 0438 909 999 for
more information

It’s been some time since we had an event at Colo Park and I’ve been told that there has been a lot of work done on the tracks to make it a bit more car friendly.
This Khanacross is being run by Thornleigh Car Club. Entries accepted on the day, $50 entry fee and scrutineering starts at 8pm
This event is part of the drivers championship so we hope to see you all there.

Drivers Championship points

Gus Staunton points  for Mini Club official

 

 

Saturday 9th March 2019

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motorfest

Tea Gardens 9 March 2019

On Saturday 9th March, Sydney members of the Mini Car Club who are attending this event will have an early start meeting at McDonalds Thornleigh at 6:30am and leaving promptly at 6.45am to travel to Hawks Nest.

There will be a brief stop and a pick up for the Newcastle & Hunter Valley members at 8.15am at McDonalds on the north side of Raymond Terrace, we will need to travel through Raymond Terrace to reach this stop location. Then leaving here at 8:30am and arriving at around 9.15am for the start of the Motorfest 2018, at Myall Park Sports Oval, off Yamba St.

Note: Distance from Thornleigh to Raymond Terrace is approx. 150km then to Hawkes Nest is a further 49km, Total distance is 199km.

Return home at your leisure on Saturday afternoon or stay overnight.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 15th March 2019

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown. This year  in the Mirambeena room – L2  starting at 7:45pm. (Please check the club notice boards as the room location occasionally changes)

All club members and visitors are invited to come long and discuss all aspects of the Mini.

You are welcome to come along early and join the group for dinner and informal discussion in the clubs Greenfield restaurant prior to the meeting.

For further information contact the Chairman Robert Weir on 0418 161 918.

Gus Staunton Points

 

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Thirlmere Train Museum

Thirlemre trains

On Sunday 24th March, The Mini Car Club will be cruising to the Thirlmere Train Museum.  10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere, where members will enjoy morning tea, a 1 hour guided tour of the museum and an optional 50 minute return train ride.

Entry costs:                             Museum Entry                        Museum Entry +                                                                                                                       Train ride

Adult                                                      $15                              $35

Concession/Senior                      $10                              $25

Child 4+                                               $5                                $12:50

Since 1975 the historic town of Thirlmere in Sydney’s southwest has been home to a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW.

The 5-hectare rail corridor site and much of the collection is owned by the NSW Government.

The Thirlmere section of the Main Southern Railway was deviated in 1919 to a less steep alignment with easier grades, and the original line became the Picton Loop Line. Today, the loop line provides a link to the main line, which enables heritage, trains to operate beyond the local area and run on a line clear of other working trains.

Convoy: Meet at McDonalds, Edmondson Park, Cnr Camden Valley Way and Gellibrand Road, for a prompt 9:15am departure. We will avoid the main Motorway and travel down Camden Valley way and the Old Hume Highway through Picton, to Thirlmere.

Morning tea will be provided by the museum on arrival at 10am followed by the 60 minute museum tour. Lunch can be purchased onsite or in the nearby township or bring your own. For those who wish to participate in the train ride this will start at 2pm for a 50 minute return journey.

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can arrange for the tour and train ride, please RSVP by 20th March to Michael.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112

 

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Rnd2 NSW Supersprint

Championship – Sydney Motorsport Park
Gardner GP Circuit

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Run by ARDC
Contact Glenn Dorrenboom
0438 909 999 for more information

Drivers Championship points
Gus Staunton points

 

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Competition Meeting

Directors and their assistants for
upcoming motorsport events are
asked to attend.
Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for
venue details

 

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

Committee Meeting

The committee meets at 7:30pm at
the Arena Sport Club. If you have any
matters for discussion by committee,
forward your request to the Club
Secretary or call your favourite
committee member.

Friday, 5th April 2019

General Meeting

All members and friends are invited
to come along to Club General
Meetings which are held at the Arena
Sports Club, 140 Rookwood Road,
Yahgoona. (The Old Greyhound &
Social Club).
Arrive 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.
The Club has a Bistro if you want to
arrive early for dinner or a light snack,
full Bar Facilities and Coffee making
open from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
Plenty of off street parking.

Gus Staunton Points

Saturday & Sunday, 6/7th April 2019

State Motorkhana – Armidale

Run by New England Sporting CC
Contact Glenn Dorrenboom
0438 909 999 for more information

Drivers Championship points
Gus Staunton points

 

Sunday 7th April 2019

Summer Bay Escapade

 

On Sunday 7th April, Enjoy an early morning with Coffee and Cars at St Ives then lunch at Palm Beach. Bring your own lunch and chairs or there is a good Fish & Chips café at Palm Beach for takeaway.

Meet at St Ives showground, Mona Vale road, St Ives where Coffee & Cars will be held from 8am. Come early for breakfast and check out some cool classic cars or arrive at 10am for 10:30am departure.

We will convoy along Mona Vale road to Terry Hills then enjoy a drive along McCarrs Creek road at the edge of Ku-Ring-Gai National Park around Church Point and Bayview, left onto Barrenjoey Road for the trip north to Palm Beach/Summer Bay the home of Home and Away.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112

Gus Staunton Points 

Friday, 12th April 2019

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown. This year the meetings are in the Mirambeena Room – L2 starting at 7:45pm. (please check the club notice boards as the room location occasionally changes)

All club members and visitors are invited to come long and discuss all aspects of the Mini.

You are welcome to come along early and join the group for dinner and informal discussion in the clubs Greenfield restaurant prior to the meeting.

For further information contact the Chairman Robert Weir on 0418 161 918.

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

Competition Meeting

Directors and their assistants for
upcoming motorsport events are
asked to attend.
Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for
venue details.

 

Sunday, 28th April 2019

State Supersprint -,Wakefield Park

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Run by Mini Car Club of NSW.
Further details in the next magazine.
This is a large event for our club that
requires lots of officials, no experience
necessary so come along and enjoy
the day getting close to the action.
Contact Joan Vaughan 9153 7635 for
more information.

Drivers Championship points
Gus Staunton points

 

Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Committee Meeting

The committee meets at 7:30pm at
the Arena Sport Club. If you have any
matters for discussion by committee,
forward your request to the Club
Secretary or call your favourite
committee member.

 

Friday, 3rd May 2019

General Meeting

All members and friends are invited to
come along to Club General Meetings
which are held at the Arena Sports
Club, 140 Rookwood Road, Yahgoona.
(The Old Greyhound & Social Club).
Arrive 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.
The Club has a Bistro if you want to
arrive early for dinner or a light snack,
full Bar Facilities and Coffee making
open from 6:00pm-8:30pm.
Plenty of off street parking.

Gus Staunton Points

 

Sunday 5th May 2019

Wings over Illawarra

Mini Car Club of NSW, will be attending “Wings over Illawarra” on Sunday 6th of May, and invites all “Mini’s in the Gong” members to join us this year, and be in one large group.

This year there is very limited space for the car display, so please apply for your tickets early.

As a special thank you for those displaying cars, drivers of participating vehicles will be issued with a complimentary entry ticket and admitted at no charge.

To obtain a complimentary ticket for the driver, you will need to follow the instructions on the “Wings over Illawarra” website, and register your vehicle, under the “Get Involved” box http://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/classic-motor-clubs.

When you “Register Your Vehicle” in the area “Club Member of”, use the drop down box, and select “Mini Car Club of NSW” as the club you are attending with. Only register 1 vehicle per email address.

For all other people attending, including vehicle passengers, an entry ticket will need to be purchased; details are also available on “Wings over Illawarra” website, under the “Tickets box.  http://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/general-admission

Purchase tickets online before 31st January, 2018 to receive a substantial “Early Bird Discount” on ticket prices.

Before registering please ensure you are able to attend for the full duration of the show, as the vehicle access gates will be closed at 8:30am and will NOT be re-opened until the conclusion of the air display at approximately 5.00pm.

Registration of Vehicles and ticket purchasing will be up to each Individual.

Convoy: Travel to Albion Park Airport early on Sunday morning, meeting at McDonalds Heathcote, corner of Heathcote Rd and Princes Highway, and leaving promptly at 7:00am, with a pickup for Minis in the Gong members at, Hungry Jacks, Haywards Bay, leaving there at 8:00am sharp, to arrive by 8:15am, and in place by their 8:30am deadline.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 or Phil Boye 0429-671649″.

Gus Staunton Points

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OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST


Sydney Minis Monthly Meet Up!

Paddys Brewery

268 Parramatta Road, Flemington

We meet on the Second Wednesday of each Month (SWOM) at 7:30pm for a great pub meal and lots of talk about minis then the people who attend decide on the destination for a cruise somewhere around Sydney and photo opportunity, sometimes within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct or Harry’s, Church Street, Parramatta.

Plenty of parking available within view of the bistro courtyard.

Always check the websites www.sydneyminis.com or Facebook in case there are any changes.

 

Minis in the Gong Runs

Please note that all Minis in the Gong events are now on our Gus Staunton Points.

If you own a Mini or a Mini Variant, or a BMW MINI you will be more than welcome to accompany any of our events. You don’t have to be in the Gong to join in. We regularly see ACT, Sydney & Southern Highlands cars. There are no membership or joining fees as MITG is this website, and that is all it is.

Start: Key Batteries, Crn Mt Keira Rd & Abercrombie St

For more information and to find out details of the next event  www.minisinthegong.com.au

IMPORTANT: Due to a variety of circumstances e.g. poor weather, road closures, time, lack of numbers or vehicle breakdowns, we may need to change or cancel a planned route or meeting point at the last minute. On these occasions we will try to post in the forum and/or on Facebook, however this is not always possible.

Therefore if you DO intend to meet us along the route somewhere, please let us know by making a post in the General Forum or on Facebook. This way we can try and let you know if there is a last minute change to plans.

www.minisinthegong.com.au

2019

February 17th  Short Run

March 10th  Long Run S. Highlands

April 14th Short Run

May 18/19 Weekend away (see separate discussion)

June 30th Short Run Appin

July 28th Long Run Winter Classic Nat Pk./Maianbar

September 8th Long Run Wollondilly

October 13th Short Run

November 17th “B” Run

 

 

 


 

Minis on the Coast – Monthly cruises

Minis on The Coast is a social car group for Mini owners and Mini fans based on the NSW Central Coast.

The group meet on the last Sunday of each month at Cars and Coffee Kariong NSW Central Coast. 9am to 12 noon

First Coffee and Cars for 2019 will be March

KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES

All Mini owners and fans of Minis are welcome to attend any event. Event details are found on our web page or facebook page.

Mt Penang Event Park, off Kangoo Road, Kariong, Behind Worthingtons BMW MINI
From there we will decide on further Mini run destination

For more details call David on 0403 913 840

To check the latest event details for Minis on the Coast please click Here.

https://minisonthecoast.com.au/

Check Facebook for updates as date is dependent on park availability.http://www.facebook.com/cccarsandcoffee

Meet each month at the Central Coast Cars and Coffee Event (except December)

 

 

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Please note that all convoys may not be published in the Clubs magazines and if you would like to participate go onto our web page www.miniclub.com.au or our face book page to get the convoy details (including club plated cars).

 


Bosscraft Cars N Coffee – Picton

First Saturday of the month 

The event runs from 6.30am till about 9am. Tea/Coffee and bacon and egg rolls are available, to sort any hunger issues

The event is typically held at 10 Bollard Place, Picton, NSW, 2571. It’s open to all types of vehicles (bikes, cars, trucks etc) and we’d love to continue seeing the diverse range that continues to show up.

In the event that it’s a wet weather day, or the location is changed, we’ll post info on this page and also the new ‘Cars N Coffee’ Facebook page, indicating whether or not it’s still on, so watch that space, for details.

Phone 02 4677 2282 or email www.bosskraft.com for more information.

 

Cars and Coffee – St Ives Showground

First Sunday of every month

Held at the picturesque St Ives Showgrounds, Mona Vale road, St Ives.

Come along and join in interesting, quirky, eye catching and collectible cars of all ages between 8am and11am

There will coffee vans, a scrumptious barbecue as well as other food vans, some trade displays and in time the club hopes to feature low key ‘Sunday morning’ music to chill out to while enjoying the Sunday morning atmosphere.

For further information contact the North Shore Sporting Car Club


Cars and Coffee St Ives

Cruise & Dine Night

Second Saturday of each Month –

Hungry Jacks Sylvania

Cnr. Box Rd and Port Hacking Road

A casual meet & greet for hot rod & custom car enthusiasts, from 5:30pm.