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Minis DownUnder 2021

The Mini Car Club of NSW is proud to announce we will be staging Minis DownUnder 2021. The Mini Car Club of NSW has been involved with similar significant events over the past 30 years including Minifest ‘91, Minis Down Under 2001, Minis Down Under 2006 and Oz50 in 2011.

Minis DownUnder 2021, to be held at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 1st ? Sunday 2nd May 2021, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Minis’ manufacture in Sydney and the release of the Australian built Morris 850 in March 1961.

Minis DownUnder 2021 is primarily a Show ‘n Shine: the biggest gathering of Minis in Sydney for the decade. It is open to ALL Minis and variants, classic or new. They do not need to be in pristine condition, although they must be clean. Entry to be judged is optional.

We are considering other events such as a Mini cruise around Sydney, Saturday night dinner and Motorkhana if there is interest.

Mini Car Clubs from all states and territories are invited to enter and display their Minis and MINIs. Membership of our club is not required.

All entrants must pre book and there will be a discounted entry fee for early bird entries. Booking dates, costs and details will be provided mid-2020. Spectator admission will be open to the general public.

The family-friendly event will also include:

  • Mini Trade area: Mini Specialists offering parts and services.
  • Mini Bits ‘n Pieces: An area for Mini enthusiasts to display Mini bits for private sale.
  • Mini Merchandise
  • Mini only parking: A priority parking area in the car park for Minis only. Once the Grand Pavilion is fully booked, interested participants or spectators with Minis will be invited to park in this area.
  • Food stalls and a break out area for entrants and visitors.
  • Rocker Cover racing
  • Children’s entertainment area.

For more information please email: MDU2021@miniclub.com.au

Michael Benton

Event Director

Minis DownUnder 2021

Mini Car Club of NSW

Ph 0411 019 112

MDU2021@miniclub.com.au

Council of Motor Clubs (CMC) HVS and CVS registered cars

Council of Motor Clubs (CMC) announcement HVS and CVS registered cars

“They have spoken with Policy Branch of Transport for NSW (RMS).  They informed me re HVS and CVS vehicle usage at this time, you can go to the mechanics for repairs or a pink slip.

You can use your CVS or HVS vehicles on the log book scheme to go to the shops for essentials, the doctors or to work (the list of places given out by the state government) and you MUST fill in you log book.

If you are NOT on the log book scheme you can only go to mechanics for booked appointments.“

COVID-19 Restrictions 31st March 2020

People in NSW are living under Australia’s toughest coronavirus lockdown and face fines of up to $11,000 if they break the rules.

The State Government has warned the new laws, which came into effect at midnight on Monday, 30th March could be in place for months.

It has issued guidelines clarifying when it’s OK to leave the house.

Here’s what you can leave your home for:

  • Work, if a person can’t work from home
  • School or an educational institution
  • Shops for food and other essential items
  • Get medical care
  • Exercise, but only if the exercise is done alone or with one other person

Beyond those essential reasons for leaving the home, the Government has provided a list which would “excuse” somebody being outside.

It includes:

  • Fleeing an unsafe home, so to avoid injury or illness
  • Dealing with an emergency or on compassionate grounds
  • Providing care or helping a vulnerable relative/person
  • Taking your child to childcare
  • Attending a wedding (adhering to the five-person limit) or a funeral (adhering to a 10-person limit)
  • Moving house or moving between two places of residence
  • Donating blood
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • Accessing support services such as employment services, mental services etc
  • Fulfilling parental sharing arrangements of children (the Government says those conditions shouldn’t change and children can move between homes)
  • Going to a place of worship or to provide pastoral care, if you are a priest, minister or member of a religious order.

Stay up-to-date on the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus update:

The police have the power to deliver on-the-spot fines of $1,000 to individuals who breach those rules.

The maximum penalty that can be given by a court is $11,000 and six months in jail.

For anybody who is outside their house, they can only be with one other person unless they’re part of your immediate family or are housemates.

The same rule applies for having another person over to your house.

If you are inside, there can only be two people gathered in that room, and social distancing must be adhered to.

MINI CAR CLUB OF NSW COVID 19

With the spread of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) causing cancellations of major events the world over members of the Mini Car Club of NSW committee are working with information from Motorsport Australia and the Australian Government to formulate plans for attending this year’s events.

As at 23rd March ALL social events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice

For daily updates please refer to: https://www.health.gov.au/

We will keep you updated as soon as possible of any changes via our website, Facebook page or email if possible.

The committee

Mini Car Club of NSW

president@miniclub.com.au