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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

 

 

 

Sunday 15th December

Christmas Mini Convoy. — North Coast & Hunter

All Mini Car club members and friends are invited to join in the Christmas festivities on a drive and lunch in the Hunter Valley.

Meet at 10am at Shell Service Station at Freemans Drive, Freeman’s Waterhole.

Looks like the United is no longer open for business so we have changed the meeting point to the Shell across the road.

Lunch is now at Oscars in Pokolbin as Mulla Villa has now closed.

Numbers needed so please call 02 65537244 to RSVP

Prize for best Christmas decorated Mini or member.. 

All welcome, for more info please call:

Meaghan or James 02 6553 7244.

For updates please refer to the Facebook event Christmas Mini Convoy

Here is a link to the planned route https://goo.gl/maps/L7EtopMSgtUN4XVj9

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 20th December 2019

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

 

Saturday 21st December 2019

Gerringong Street Parade

Please note: The Mini Car Club WILL NOT be participating in this years event.

 

25th December 2019

Merry Christmas

 

 

2020

 

Friday, 17th January 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

 

Sunday 19th January 2020

Minis in the Gong Show & Shine

Show and Shine for minis with entry FREE for exhibitors and public, no registration required.

Mini Car Club members attending this event we will be travelling to Dapto early on Sunday morning to convoy down.

There are two meeting locations, first you can join the Sydney Mini’s group, along with Mini Car Club Members at Padstow Maccas 7.15 to leave at 7.30 sharp, second location is McDonalds Heathcote, corner of Heathcote Rd and Princes Highway meeting at 8am and leaving promptly at 8.15am to cruise to Motorlife Museum to arrive around 9:15 – 9:30am.

All Minis, Mokes, MINIs and Mini variants (Elf, Hornet, Buckle, Marcos, Sports Racing etc)

Entry FREE for exhibitors and public, no registration required.

Sausage sandwiches and Soft drinks available

Awards:  Car of the Year (voted by exhibitors only) + People’s Choice (public and exhibitors)

Awards presentation: 12.30pm – 1.00pm.

Don’t be fussy about the condition of your car. If it’s driveable then bring it.

For more details contact Michael Benton 0411019112.

Australian Motorlife Museum Exhibition Lawn, Integral Energy Recreation Park, Darkes Road, Dapto.  http://www.minisinthegong.com.au

Gus Staunton Points

 

Sunday 26th January 2020

Australia Day CARnivale

City of Parramatta, in collaboration with the Australia Day Council of NSW, invites you to register for CARnivale, to be held in Parramatta Park on Australia Day, Sunday, 26 January 2020.

This will be the fifth year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and it will again showcase a magnificent collection of vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, speedway cars and racing cars plus trucks, coaches and military vehicles.

Based on information gathered from entrants and visitors each year, the organisers continue to improve the display. For 2020 vehicles of all ages will be allowed to enter and the display time will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. There will be more shade areas provided and a large marquee will be placed in the centre of the display area with food and drink stalls, chairs and a stage for entertainment. Clubs will be able to have their own tents which can be used to display and sell club memorabilia. The public will be able to vote for the Best in Show using a phone or tablet app.

In addition to CARnivale, other activities in the Park will include a hot air balloon display from 6am and a family zone with kids’ rides and other entertainment. There will be a shuttle bus from the Park to the Ferry Wharf, train station and shopping centre in the Parramatta central business district, which offers many restaurants and cafes. 

Australia Day in Parramatta celebrations will conclude with a concert on the main stage in The Crescent followed by a fireworks spectacular at 9.00pm.

2020 CARnivale registration is now open at:  https://www.discoverparramatta.com/form/carnivale

The closing date for all entries is Friday 29 November 2019 or earlier if the total allocation of space has been filled.  If your registration is accepted, you will receive a confirmation pack in mid-December containing a windscreen sticker designating your time of arrival at Parramatta Park, where you will be parked in the display, a map of the location and details about the day.

For further information about CARnivale please contact:

John Flower

Vehicle Coordinator

2020 Australia Day CARnivale

City of Parramatta Council

Box 32, PARRAMATTA 2124

jflower@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 9806 5221

If you are intending to go please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 to confirm your attendance.  

Gus Staunton Points

 

Saturday 1st February

Western Sydney run to Camden

 

Joint run of the Mini Car Club and the Sprite Club.
Meet at McDonalds Penrith Panthers 1.30 for a 2PM departure.
Run to Camden Valley Inn for dinner after a drive through Silverdale / The Oaks etc.
Please RSVP to Avis by Tuesday 28th January as she will be making a booking at the Inn.
Contact: Michael Benton 0411019112 email social@miniclub.com.au
OR
Avis Fowler 47293726. (email) social@spriteclub.com
Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 4th February 2020

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, 7th February 2020

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 8th February 2019

The annual Sprite / Mini Fish and Chip run is on again

Joint run of the Mini Car Club and the Sprite Club.

This year we are to meet at McDonald’s Vineyard / McGrath’s Hill, Cnr. Groves Ave and Windsor Rd, McGrath’s Hill 2.00pm for 2.30pm departure

Travelling via Wiseman’s Ferry and Peats Ridge to Woy Woy Fish and Chip Co-op.

Arrive at Woy Woy (approx 4:30pm – 5pm)

Contact: Michael Benton 0411019112 email social@miniclub.com.au

Or

Avis Fowler 47293726. (email) social@spriteclub.com

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

Tuesday, 19th February 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Friday, 21st February 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

 

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Motorist Appreciation Day

Morriset Showground – Note new location for this year

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

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, 6th March 2020

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 14th March 2020

Tea Gardens Hawkes Nest Motorfest

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 20th March 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Social event

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Sunday 29th March 2020

State Motorkhana – Nirimba

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

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 April 2020

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

 

Friday, 17th April 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

 

Sunday 19th April 2020

Social event

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

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 May 2020

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 3rd May 2020

Wings over Illawarra

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 15th May 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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

Sunday 17th May 2020

National Motoring Heritage Day

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

 Tuesday, 26th May 2020

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, 29th May 2020

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

 

Friday, 19th May 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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 May 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Weekend 3rd to 5th June 2020

Hay Mini Nationals

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

Sunday 21st June 2020

State Motorkhana – Nirimba

Save the date

Further details to be provided

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

Tuesday, 30th June 2020

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 July 2020

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

 

Friday, 17th July 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

This year we 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, 28th July 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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).

 


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.