Current Events

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.

 

 

Saturday 15th December 2018

Bring the tinsel!

Gerringong Street Parade

Once again the Mini Club of NSW has been invited to participate in the Christmas street parade. Join the celebrations when the Rotary Club of Gerringong presents the Christmas Street Parade and Party with food stalls, market and craft stalls. Santa will help bring the main street and the Old School Park to life as the street parade is led by the Illawarra Pipe Band followed by vintage cars, hot rods, trikes and community and sporting groups as they travel down the main street. Have photos taken with Santa by a professional photographer, buy unique and unusual gifts for Christmas from one of the many craft and specialty stores including clothing and toys. Other highlights include face painting for the kids and a baby animal farm. This is a Rotary Club of Gerringong Sunrise – a fundraiser for community projects.

There is a convoy for this event which will meet at Heathcote McDonalds, cnr Heathcote Road and Princess Hway. Leaving at 8:30am travelling south to meet up with Minis in the Gong members around 9:30 am at Albion Park McDonalds. Leaving here at 9:45am for the remainder of the journey to the Mick Cronan Oval, Blackwood St, Gerringong.

At the oval we will decorate our cars and form up for the procession around10:45am. The parade starts at 11am and lasts for about 10minutes after which we will park in the main street for a casual display of our cars. At this point we are free to wander around the town and look at the festivities and local market stalls and queue up for a steak sandwich and drink.

For more details and to register your interest please contact Michael Benton phone 0411019112

Gus Staunton points

 

Friday, 21st December 2018

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown.

Usually in room 4A 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 25th December

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

from the Mini Car Club of NSW

2019

Friday, 18th January 2019

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Bankstown Sports Club. 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown. This year the meeting 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 19th January 2019

Annual Sprite club Fish and Chip run to Woy Woy

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

Organised by the Sprite Club and the Mini Car Club will be participating.

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 4:00-4:30pm)

Contact: Michael Benton  0411019112 or Avis Fowler

Sprite Club contact: Avis Fowler 0412051594.

(email) social@spriteclub.com

Gus Staunton Points

 

Sunday 20th January 2019

Minis in the Gong Show and 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 Saturday 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 or Rob Weir 0418-161-918.

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

Gus Staunton Points

Minis in the Gong Show and Shine

Minis in the Gong show 2019

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details.

 

Australia Day, Saturday, 26 January 2019.

CARnivale, Parramatta Park

City of Parramatta Council, in collaboration with the Australia Day Council of New South Wales, invites you to register for CARnivale in the Park, which will be held in Parramatta Park on Australia Day, Saturday, 26 January 2019.

CARnivale showcases a magnificent collection of classic vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, speedway cars and bikes. This will be the fourth year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and the location has proved to be very popular.

Over 70,000 people visited the park on Australia Day in 2018 and the majority of the people came specifically to see CARnivale.

Organisers have made improvements to CARnivale each year based on information gathered from entrants and visitors.

For 2019 organisers are again improving the experience for CARnivale participants by providing more seating and shaded areas and bringing all the vehicles on to the grassed area alongside Old Government House.

In addition to CARnivale, other activities in the park will include a spectacular hot air balloon display from 6am, Australia’s largest Australia Day citizenship ceremony, the Parramatta Big BBQ festival and a family zone with a concert and kids’ rides.

The Australia Day celebrations end with a rock concert on the main stage followed by a fireworks spectacular.

Parramatta Park is close to the air-conditioned Westfield shopping centre and the Parramatta central business district, which offers many restaurants and cafes.

As well there will be free shuttle buses travelling from the park around the Parramatta district.

Registration for CARnivale in the Park 2019 is now open at: www.ausdayparramatta.com.au/carnivale  and the closing date is Friday November 23rd.

For further information contact:

John Flower

Vehicle Co-ordinator 2019 Australia Day CARnivale

Email: jflower@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Tuesday, 29th January 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 February 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 3rd February 2019

35th Annual Motorist Appreciation Day

Show and Shine of Hot Rod and Historic cars @ Lake Macquarie.

The 35th Motorists Appreciation Day is annual event run by the Rickshaws Hotrod Club and will again be held in the Historic Bargoed House by the shores of Lake Macquarie at Swansea, on the Old Pacific Highway 1.3 km south of Swansea roundabout.

Your vehicle must be considered by the organisers to be collectable.

Come along and be part of the largest gathering of enthusiast’s vehicles in one place within the Hunter Valley.

Last year’s event attracted over 400 vehicles of all shapes and sizes from far and wide.

Gates open at 8am – presentation at 1.30pm (may vary) hot food and drinks will be available on the day.

$5.00 entry fee per car.

MCC members meeting at the Cowan Rest Area Truck Stop, Berowra at 6:15 am for a 6:30am departure and driving up the M1 Motorway to arrive at Swansea for the gates opening at 8am.

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

Gus Staunton Points

 

Friday, 15th February 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 17th February 2019

Fagan Park BBQ

All members and friends are invited to come along for a Sunday drive and lunch at Fagan Park, Galston.

We will meet at Thornleigh Macdonalds  at 10.00am for morning tea.and leaving at 10.30am we will enjoy a drive to Galston via Galston Gorge and the back roads before reaching our destination.

Fagan Park includes The Garden of Many Nations, Netherby Homestead, an Eco garden, bushwalking trails,

There is a privately owned kiosk selling light refreshments or you can bring your own picnic lunch or use the BBQ facilities.

The local shopping centre is nearby.

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

Gus Staunton Points

 

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.

 

Sunday, 24th February 2019

State Motorkhana – Awaba Dirt

Run by Westlakes Auto Club

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 9th March 2019

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motorfest

On Saturday 9th March, 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

Run to Thirlmere to tour the historic trains and the museum.

More details in next magazine

For updates on ALL events please check the Mini Club website or Facebook page

 

www.miniclub.com.au

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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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

Sunday 16th December – Short Run No5

Details to come

www.minisinthegong.com.au

2019

Sunday 20th January 2019

Minis in the Gong Show and Shine

Minis in the Gong show 2019

 


 

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

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.