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EVENT CALENDAR

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, 23rd July 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 July 2019

NSW Khanacross Awaba Dirt

Run by Westlakes Auto Club

Contact John Newton 0423 170 259

 

Tuesday, 30th July 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, 2nd August 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

 

6th August Oasis run?

Check the Council of Motor Clubs website for further details

 

Friday 9th August to Sunday 11th August

International Mini Meet

Bristol UK

 

 

Saturday 10th August 2019

CAMS NSW State Supersprint Championship

Run by NSWRRC

More information on the CAMS website https://supersprintnsw.com/cams-nsw-supersprint-championship-entries/

 

Sunday 11th August 2019

NSW State Motorkhana SMSP Skidpan

Run by MX-5 Car Club

To be held on the (wet) skidpan at Sydney Motor Sport Park Supplementary Regulations not yet available.

Competitors must pre-enter either through the CAMS Portal or by contacting the Event Secretary and reserving a place.

This event is popular with MX5 club members and is expected to fill up quickly.

Contact Ian Coombes 0433 159 726

Motorkhana and Gus Staunton Club pointscores.

 

Friday, 16th August 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

Sunday 18th August 2019

Shannons Sydney Classic Day

Held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, and presented by the Council of Motor Clubs,

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Over 1900 Veteran & Classic vehicles from 150 clubs will be on display so support your club and come along static display.

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Minis’ release we have 4 positions in the Pit Lane to display 4 early model Morris or Austin 850’s  Please contact Rob Bradshaw if you are able to provide your mini for this display.

As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations the club has again hired 2 garages on pit straight for a special display

Tickets still available so please contact Rob Bradshaw to reserve your place.

For further details contact Robert Bradshaw on 0418 463 614 or (02)9973 2203

 

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th August 2019

Rylstone Classic

This FREE 2 day event is for Mini owners and enthusiasts with other classic vehicles accepted upon application. The 2019 Rylstone Classic, to be held August 17 · 18, encompasses a range of novelty activities and will be conducted at a leisurely pace, befitting the vintage of our vehicles. With an overnight stay in wine country, the Rylstone Classic has grown over the past eight years to become one of Australia’s marquee events for Mini enthusiasts, with numbers growing year on year.

There are a few changes this year with the most important being we have made the decision to move our Central Coast starting point from the Gosford Classic Car Museum to the Mingara Recreation Club at Tumbi Umbi.

It may be a few extra kilometres for our Sydney folk to travel, but the venue provides everything we need for a safe and ordered departure on the big day.

Plus, with a range of cafes on site, pre-fuelling will be a breeze!

Our entry form has been updated online, with all existing entries also corrected.

Register and keep up to date here: http://www.rylstoneclassic.com/

or on the Facebook page: The Rylstone Classic

Saturday 24th August 2019

NSW Khanacross Awaba Dirt

Run by Westlakes Auto Club

Contact John Newton 0423 170 259

 

Sunday 25th August 2019 

60 Years of Mini Run in Canberra

The ACT Mini Car Club has invited our club to the 60 Years of Mini Run in Canberra on Sunday 25th August 2019. As the mini was first launched to the public on the 26th August 1959, our event is to celebrate 60 years of Mini.

Please RSVP by registering on the website by19th August.

https://actminicarclub.org/registration-60-years-of-mini-celebration-run-bbq/

The ACTMCC will cater for the event with also a celebration cake in the shape of a Mini , created by one of our members.

The event will start by meeting at Old Parliament House and then drive on to:

  • Red Hill Lookout
  • Cotter Bend via Parkes Way and Coppins Crossing
  • BBQ lunch at Cotter Bend
  • Tidbinbilla
  • Tharwa
  • Gowrie – (Peter and Suzy’s place for coffee)

Without taking into stop ie for lunch etc, the drive time is 2 hours and the distance is 95 kms.

We are hoping to have local media attending at Old Parliament House and give them an opportunity to take photos.

Lunch is at Cotter Bend, After lunch, approx. 3pm, we will head out along Paddys River Road towards Tharwa. The Tidbinbilla Space Complex may be welcomed stop if time permits and if there is enough interest, as will Tharwa. From Tharwa, we will head to Gowrie (Peter and Suzy’s place) for Tea and Coffee and Pizza for dinner. The travel time for this leg is about 1 hour without stops.

We have created a Registration Page on our website to assist with catering.

https://actminicarclub.org/registration-60-years-of-mini-celebration-run-bbq/

For further information please contact Ann Beaumaris, President of ACT Mini Car Club, ph 0402754392

Tuesday, 27th August 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 1st September 2019

Master Blast – Muscle Car Masters

Sydney Motor Sport Park

mASTER BLAST

Formerly known as the Pit Straight Car Club Corral, this year’s Sydney MasterBlast featuring the Muscle Car Masters™ will feature YOUR precious metal and Car Club on the Skid Circuit (Figure 8) track in the North Paddock; right in the heart of the action on the Sunday of the event. And yes, there will be excellent coffee on the Skid Circuit to boot!

Plus, accepted vehicles receive free entry to the Masters along with display parking in the heart of SMSP.

That’s right! Bring in your classic car, modern muscle, or brawny bike to the Sydney MasterBlast before 8am, and you and your guests get free entry Sunday!

All you have to do is:

– Arrive between 6am and 8am on Sunday, September 1.
– Be in/on your classic car, modern muscle car or motorcycle.
That’s it!

Please contact Michael Benton to confirm and  arrange for your entry ticket.

Drivers are encouraged to stay for the duration of the Sunday event as a display vehicle.
If you have information on your car, or it has won awards etc, please bring it along to display on the dash!

GOT AN EXTRA SPECIAL PIECE OF HISTORY?
We would love to feature your vehicles at SMB in a special location. Please contact Venue Operations directly at SMSP: daniel.boaden@ardc.com.au and andrew.slender@ardc.com.au

Show off, and make a great show with us!

For more information and to arrange for your entry ticket please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 or email: social@miniclub.com.au

Gus Staunton points

 

Tuesday, 3rd September 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, 6th September 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 8TH September 2019

Phil Briggs Run

The annual Phil Brigg’s Memorial Run this year is to the Australian Pioneer Village, Wilberforce

Meet at Ettamogah Pub, Cnr Merriville & Windsor Rds, Kellyville Ridge 10:00am for 10:30am departure. We will enjoy a short drive around the lower mountains before arriving at the destination

Food is available at the village or bring your own picnic lunch.

Entry Fees

Adults $5

School-aged Children $3

Family $15 (2 adults and 2 school aged children)

Children under 5 years – Free

Please note:

Miniature Train Rides & Hay Wagon Rides are at an additional cost

For those members interested in markets the Windsor markets are open this day.

Contact: Michael Benton 0411019112 or Tammy or Ian Thompson 4575 1776 to confirm your attendance.

Gus Staunton Points

 

Saturday, 14th September 2019

SMSP Supersprint

To be run on the Druitt Circuit.

Organised by the MG Car Club – invitation to be sought.

Not a State Championship Round.

Round of the CSCA (Combined Sports Car Association) series.

Supplementary Regulations not yet available.

Speed and Gus Staunton Club points

 

Sunday 15th September 2019

All British Day Show and Shine – Kings School

A new date this year for the annual All British Day, in conjunction with The Kings School Art Show, is held at the Kings School, Pennant Hills Rd, North Parramatta.

Once again this event will be the main Show and Shine for the Mini Car club so clean and polish up your mini and come along for a great day with prizes and trophies awarded for various categories.

  • Morris 850, Mini Minor, Mini Deluxe, Mini Matic, Mini K
  • Cooper, Cooper S
  • Clubman all models, including GT
  • Commercials, Vans, Pick-ups & Variants
  • Mokes,
  • Best Modified, Competition
  • Post 1980 – 2000 Minis, including Rover and JDM
  • Most Original and Unrestored
  • BMW Minis

All entries for the Show and Shine must be returned to the Officials desk before 10:00am

  • Judging of all classes will begin at 10.30am. No allowances will be given for cars not ready at this time (no entries after judging has commenced).
  • Cars will be judged for the workmanship, detailed tidiness and cleanliness. For example, a Cooper S or Mini K that is driven every day or built to the owners requirements and is presented well, will have the same chance as a Cooper S or Mini K that has been fully restored to original specifications.
  • Please don’t leave unnecessary items in your Car or in your boot, Presentation is a must.
  • Displaying your car with merchandise, pictures etc. is encouraged to make it a whole presentation of the vehicle on the day.
  • You do not have to be at your car when it is judged but you must ensure that the car is unlocked and the judges have access to the boot and engine bay. It will not be judged if there is no access.
  • All car entrants to the Show-n-Shine will make themselves available to judge another class, other than the class they have entered or as nominated by the organisers.
  • Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place in each class
  • Car of the Show for MCCNSW members only
  • Display only cars are very welcome

For entry to Kings School prepaid tickets costing $10 each are required, and the numbers will be limited as the Kings school has asked for entries to be limited to 1500, so get in early.

The Mini Car Club has again purchased a block of tickets which for members are free and non-members $10. Trailer tickets are also required if you are towing your car into the site.

Please Note: The Association of British Car Clubs has this year requested for all non-car club members to contact one of the associated clubs for the purchase of tickets.

Gates open at 6.30am with the aim to have all cars in place by 9.00am and entry for all competitors this year is only via Masons Drive, if you attempt to enter via Hunterford Cres you will be turned around as this entry will be blocked for entrants.

To aid the free flow of traffic into the site all tickets must be firmly fixed to the inside of your windscreen. If you lose your ticket or don’t have a ticket then you will be directed to a separate parking area until traffic marshals can attend and provide a ticket at a cost of $15.

This year NSW Police will be stationed on Pennant Hill Road to direct traffic as required and all associated car clubs will be providing traffic marshals within the school grounds to assist with the speedy entry of cars.

For more information or to arrange for your entry ticket please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112.

 Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 20th September 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

 

Tuesday, 24th September 2019 confirm date

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Tuesday, 8th October 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, 11th October 2019

Annual General Meeting @ Bankstown Sports Club

All members and friends are invited to come along to Club’s Annual General Meeting and annual trophy and service award presentation which will be held at the Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

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

Presentation of Annual trophies and Service Awards

Election of the Club’s 2020 Committee

Please support the Club and help elect the new office bearers. You too could be part of the organising committee for our club.

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.

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 18th October 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 – Monday 19th -21st October

Mudgee Italian Job weekend

This year will be a 3 day event for those who have the time to stay. Another great feed at Isabella’s Italian Trattoria on Saturday night with Sunday morning breakfast in town before a drive around local wineries on Sunday.

Meet at M4 Westbound McDonalds, on Saturday morning 8:00am for 8:30am departure. We will travel west via M4 and the Great Western Highway  until Lithgow then onto some great country roads.

Visit a number of wineries and Honey Factory and enjoy dinner on Saturday night at the local Italian Restaurant, Isabella’s Trattoria.

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

Saturday 16th November 2019

Blue Mountains Cruise and dinner

Saturday afternoon drive to the Blue Mountains via Bells Line of Road returning via the Great Western Highway for a meal at the Royal Cricketers Arms, 385 Reservoir Road, Prospect.

Meet at McDonalds, Marsden Park12 noon for a 12:30pm departure. We will travel west to Richmond then the Bells Line of Road to Bell. A few stops along the way at Mt Victoria or Blackheath before returning to Sydney via the Great Western highway and M4 to Reservoir road where we veer left near the Caltex and follow the signs turning right onto Reservoir road and proceed to arrive at the final destination of the Royal Cricketers Arms hotel.   (Ph 0296226498) http://mycricketers.com.au/   at approx. 5:30 – 6pm for drinks and dinner.

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

Please note: I have pre booked a table and will require members to RSVP by Monday 23rd October so I can confirm the booking and numbers with the Cricketers Arms Hotel

 

Sunday 8th December 2019

MCC Christmas Picnic

Mini Car Club Christmas Picnic and Annual Club Plate Inspection Day, will again for this year be an early morning with breakfast being served probably in the picnic grounds at Warragamba Dam.

Meet at the venue at 8:00am or convoy from McDonalds Edmondson Park, Cnr Camden Valley Way and Gellibrand Road.

The convoy will leave Edmondson Park at 7:15am and travel via Camden Valley Way then Bringelly Road. At Bringelly turn right onto The Northern Road and after passing thru the township of Luddenham make a left turn onto Park Road, at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Silverdale Road then at the next roundabout head straight onto Farnsworth Ave. At Warragamba after passing the sport centre and tennis courts on your left then turn left into the large parking area and picnic area.

The club will be catering for this event so you MUST RSVP by the 6th December otherwise you will miss out.

Bring your own chairs, although there are some picnic tables available.

REMEMBER ALL CLUB PLATED CARS ARE ASKED TO ATTEND FOR THEIR ANNUAL ELIGIBILITY INSPECTION

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112.

 

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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

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.