Sunday, 23rd April 2017
Lunch @ Leura
Sunday morning drive to the Blue Mountains and lunch @ Leura.
Convoy: Meet at M4 Westbound McDonalds, 10:00am for 10:30am departure. Enjoy a leisurely drive as we travel via Yarramundi and Hawkesbury Heights to Leura and return via Great Western Highway.
Lunch @ Alexandra Hotel, 62 Great Western Highway, Leura, NSW, followed by sightseeing around the Blue Mountains at your leisure.
Please RSVP by Friday 14th April as I will be booking a table for the Mini Club. Complete the online form by clicking on this link:
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 or Rob Weir 0418 161918
Gus Staunton Points
Friday, 7th April 2017
All members and friends are invited to come along to Club General Meetings which are now held at the Arena Sports Club, 140 Rookwood Road, YAGOONA. (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.
We have a guest for this meeting.
Chris Collett, Vice President from the Historic Touring Car Association of NSW will be our guest speaker for the April General meeting. Chris will be presenting a short overview of the HTCA NSW followed by Q&A
The Historic Touring Car Association of NSW was established in 1980 to foster and promote Historic Touring Car racing in Australia in conjunction with other forms of Historic Car racing. Historic Touring Cars NSW caters for production touring and touring cars built before 31st December 1972.
Gus Staunton Points
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th April 2017
NSW State Motorkhana
Round 3 of the NSW State Motorkhana Championship which will be held at Armidale. Run by New England Sporting Car Club, contact Clerk of Course, Richard Opie on 0418 668 174 for further information.
*** Note this event will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Sunday 26th March 2017
Convoy to The Skillion, Terrigal
Sunday morning drive to Terrigal for Fish and Chips or picnic lunch at the Skillion
Meet at Thornleigh McDonalds at 9:00am for 9:30am departure. Travel via Pennant Hills road to Hornsby, Berowra then onto the old Pacific Highway to Somersby, through Gosford, Erina to Terrigal.
Distance 75Km, approx. 90 minute drive
Parking at the Skillion and enjoy a walk around the cliffs followed by Fish and Chips from the Haven Café, one of the other eateries or bring your own picnic.
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112.
Gus Staunton Points
Saturday 25th March 2017
The second Mini Kingdom Online Open day and Show and Shine is scheduled for Saturday 25th March 2017, at Mini Kingdom Online premises Unit2/ 32 Groves Avenue, Mulgrave, NSW 2756. Gates open at 8:30am with judging to commence from 10:30am, Raffle draw at 1:30pm with show and shine results and trophy presentation at 2:00pm
Mini Kingdom Online will be open and selling all of his mini goods plus have a number of specials for the day.
Special mini guests along with rare and race minis will be on display and Fletch from Classic Restos will be there to film the events and interview a number of mini owners for a 30 minute YouTube video. https://www.shannons.com.au/club/videos/channel/classic-restos/
Sausage sizzle and drinks will be available for purchase with money being raised donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Once again this event is being promoted and run by the Mini Car club so clean and polish up your mini and come along for a great day with prizes and trophies awarded for these categories.
Ø Morris 850, Mini Minor, Mini Deluxe, Mini Matic, Mini K
Ø Cooper, Cooper S
Ø Clubman all models, including GT
Ø Commercials, Vans, Pick-ups & Variants
Ø Best Modified, Competition
Ø Post 1980 – 2000 Minis, including Rover and JDM
Ø Most Original and Unrestored
Ø Larry’s choice (chosen by Larry from all cars displayed on the day)
Free entry for cars, drivers and general public
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 as 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.
Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd Place in each class
Your car is not required to be entered into the Show and Shine to be part of this event. Display only cars are very welcome
Trailer parking will be required off site in the street or at nearby business parking areas as directed. Please advise prior to arrival if you require trailer parking
Gates open at 8.30am with the aim to have all cars in place by 10.00am
For more information please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112 or Social@miniclub.com.au
Due to the Weather Conditions the NSW State Motorkhana scheduled for 19th at Awaba has been called off
Saturday 11th MARCH 2017
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motor Fest
On Saturday 11th March, Members of the Mini Car Club who are attending this event will have an early start meeting at McDonalds Thornleigh at 6:15am and leaving promptly at 6:30am to travel to Hawks Nest. There will be a brief stop and a pick up for the Newcastle and Hunter Valley members at 8:45am 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 9:00am and arriving at around 9:45am for the start of the Motorfest 2017, 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.
Returning home at your leisure on Saturday afternoon or Sunday after Breakfast.
If you are planning to stay overnight on Saturday then accommodation can possibly be arranged at Hawkes Nest Motel, 3/5 Yamba St, Hawks Nest, phone 4997 1166.
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112 or Rob Weir 0418 161 918. Gus Staunton Points
Sunday 26th February 2017
NSW State Motorkhana
This event has been CALLED OFF, due to the amount of rain overnight the grounds are just to wet.
Round 1 of the NSW State Motorkhana Championship which will be held at Awaba. Run by Westlakes Auto Club, contact Clerk of Course, John Newton on 0423 170 259 for further information.
Saturday, 18th February 2017
Pizza @ Camden
Saturday afternoon mystery drive with the destination at Barenz, Camden for drinks and Pizza. http://barenz.com.au/ Shop 2, 130 Argyle Street, Camden
Meet at M4 Westbound McDonalds, 1pm for a 1:30pm departure. We will travel west via M4 on a mystery drive through the outer western suburbs of Sydney before arriving at Camden around 5:30pm for drinks followed by Pizza.
Come along for the drive or meet us there.
Please note: I will require members to RSVP by Wednesday 15th February so I can confirm the booking and numbers with the Restaurant
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 Gus Staunton Points
Saturday, 12th February 2017
NSW State Khanacross
Round 1 of the NSW State Khanacross Championship at Hampton. Run by Hills District Car Club, contact Peter Batt on 0400 828 911 for further information.
Saturday, 11th February 2017
Convoy to Highland Steam & Vintage Fair – Oberon
Due to the extreme hot weather predicted this Saturday,(Temperatures to be around 40 degrees), for the sake of man and machine, regrettably it has been decided not to do official Mini Car Club convoy’s to the “Oberon Steam and Machinery Fair” this Saturday.
Michael Benton will not be attending, and advises for people to check the weather forecast before making a decision to attend, the choice to attend the Oberon Fair will be entirely each individuals choice.
The organizers of the Oberon Steam Fair have confirmed the event will be on regardless of weather conditions.
Members of the Mini Car Club who are attending this event can assemble at either of two meeting points.
# Meet at McDonalds on M4 westbound near Eastern Creek departing promptly at 7.15am and travelling to Bowenfells (Lithgow) via Great Western Highway, (1hr 30 min).
# Or alternatively members travelling from north west can meet at the BP servo at Kurmond departing at 7.45am, and then travelling Bells Line of Road, (1hr 10min) to rendezvous at the Shell Service Station on the Highway at Bowenfells on the outskirts of Lithgow, at 8:45am.
The combined group will then leave promptly at 9.00am and travel the remainder of the journey via Rydal Sodwalls Tarana Rd and Lowes Mount Rd to Oberon visiting the fair on Saturday and returning at your leisure of Saturday afternoon.
The Grand Rally street parade of heritage steam machinery commences at 10am.
For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton on 0411 019 112 or Rob Weir on 0418 161 918. Gus Staunton Points
Sunday, 5th February 2017
Come & Try Day
A day for those wishing to gain more experience in motorkhanas or to just “have a go” for the first time. Some of the experienced drivers in the club will be on hand to offer tuitions. This event will be held at our club grounds, Bandon Rd, Riverstone (cross the railway ling and follow the road down to the end, please shut the gate). There are no costs to enter and food will be available at a small cost.
Scrutineering starts from 8:00am, drivers briefing at 9:45am, event starts at 10:00am.
There will be no catering at this event, please ensure you bring along some light snacks and plenty of fluids.
NO rally, hand cuts, mud tyres etc. Contact Ron Adlam for more information on 0427 043 854 or check the Clubs web page minicarclub.com.au or the clubs facebook page to see if the event is still on. Gus Staunton Points
Thursday, 26th January 2017
Australia Day CARnivale
This year’s CARnivale will again be held at Parramatta Park, entries are now closed but show your club members support by turning up.
CARnivale showcases a wonderful collection of classic vehicles including cars, fire engines, trucks, coaches, military vehicles, motorbikes and vi