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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.

 

2020

 

 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

New venue   New date!

Show and Shine of Hot Rod and Historic cars @ Morrisett Showground.

The 36th Motorists Appreciation Day annual event run by the Rickshaws Hotrod Club has a new location this year, Morriset Showground, 40 Ourimbah Street on the Western side of Lake Macquarie

There is one basic rule to allow your entry, that is, your vehicle must be considered by the organisers to be collectable.

Come along and be part of one 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.

Mini Club Sydney 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 Morriset 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

 

Saturday 29th February 2020

The annual Sprite / Mini Club Fish and Chip run 

 

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 0412051594.. (email) social@spriteclub.com (please note the wrong phone number is in the Jan magazine)

Gus Staunton Points

 

Oasis run

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Picnic Day, Bobbin Head & Apple Tree Bay
Parking fees apply (eligible concession card holders can apply to NPWS for a free yearly pass). 

 

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, 7th MARCH 2020

CATARACT KHANACROSS

  • Multi-Club event, organised by Christian Autosports Club (CACA).
  • At Cataract Scout Park, Baden-Powell Drive, Appin (Cataract Dam).
  • Supplementary Regulations to be obtained and publicised.
  • On Khanacross and Club pointscores.

 

SATURDAY, 14th MARCH 2020

WAKEFIELD SUPERSPRINT

  • Not a State Supersprint Championship Round.
  • Organised by Club Lotus Australia.
  • Round of the CSCA (Combined Sports Car Association) series.
  • Supplementary Regulations to be obtained and publicised.
  • Invitation to be confirmed.
  • Drivers of CAMS logbooked vehicles must wear Frontal Head Restraints (FHR), commonly known as “HANS Devices”.
  • On Speed and Club pointscores.

 

Saturday 14th March 2020

Tea Gardens Hawkes Nest Motorfest

On Saturday 14th March, Sydney members and friends 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 8.30am at McDonalds on the north side of Raymond Terrace. Note, we will need to travel through Raymond Terrace to reach this location. After a brief stop we head off by 8:45am to continue our journey and arrive at approx.. 9.30am for the start of the Motorfest 2019, at Myall Park Sports Oval, off Yamba St.

Note: Distance from Thornleigh to to Hawkes Nest is Approx 200km.

Returning home at your leisure after the event afternoon.

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

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

Bangers @ Burragorong

 

On Sunday 22nd March, Mini Car Club members will be cruising to Burragorong Lookout for BBQ sausage sandwiches, or bring your own picnic?

Meet at McDonalds, M4 West bound for a prompt 10am departure. We will travel through Luddenham and Wallacia,  to The Oaks and our destination at the Burragorong Lookout picnic area.

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can cater for a sausage sizzle lunch, please RSVP by 19th March to Michael.

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

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

Phil East
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  • Organised by Renault Car Club of Australia.
  • Supplementary Regulations to be publicised when they become available.
  • Contact:  Bob Sprague  0414 670 320
  • On Motorkhana and Club pointscores

 

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

 

OASIS RUN

TUESDAY 7th APRIL 2020

By popular demand we will return to Panorama House at Bulli
Tops Depart: McDonalds Picton 10.30am. Details Bill Robertson H:4681 8767 Mob: 0408 064 153

 

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

National Park run to Jamberoo

Travel through the Royal National Park with stops at Stanwell Tops and Sea Cliff Bridge continue past Wollongong and our destination at Jamberoo

Meeting at McDonalds Kirrawee, 559 Princes Highway, leaving at 8:30am to travel south and following the signs to the Royal National Park. Continue along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Lady Wakehurst Drive with a short stop at Bald Hill Lookout before we continue down Lawrence Hargrave Drive over the Seacliff Bridge (sorry but there is very limited parking so we won’t be stopping). We continue through Austimeer to Bulli where we will turn onto Memorial Drive and Princes Motorway to continue south past Wollongong and to Albion Park where we will veer right at the roundabout onto Terry St/Illawarra highway just before the airport. This road then becomes Jamberoo Rd which we follow until Jamberoo and the Pub @ 14 Allowrie Street (98km )

We will meet up with MITG members at a location to be advised.

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can arrange for a table at the Pub, please RSVP by 16th April to Michael.

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

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

Mini Car Club of NSW, will be attending “Wings over Illawarra” on Sunday 3rd May, and invites all members and  “Mini’s in the Gong” members to join us this year as one group.

Australia’s best annual airshow returns Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020, make sure you put the dates in your diaries and be sure to join us for an aviation extravaganza!

Gates open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Airshow 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please apply for your entry tickets early for the car display and early bird discount.

As a special thank you for those displaying cars, drivers of participating vehicles will be issued with a complimentary entry ticket and admitted at no charge plus be able to park up close to the action.

To obtain a complimentary ticket for the driver, you will need to follow the instructions on the “Wings over Illawarra” website, and register your vehicle, under the “Get Involved” box http://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/classic-motor-clubs.

When you “Register Your Vehicle” in the area “Club Member of”, use the drop down box, and select “Mini Car Club of NSW” as the club you are attending with. Only register 1 vehicle per email address.

For all other people attending, including vehicle passengers, an entry ticket will need to be purchased; details are also available on “Wings over Illawarra” website, under the “Tickets box.  http://www.wingsoverillawarra.com.au/page/general-admission

Purchase tickets online before 31st January, 2018 to receive a substantial “Early Bird Discount” on ticket prices.

Before registering please ensure you are able to attend for the full duration of the show, as the vehicle access gates will be closed at 8:30am and will NOT be re-opened until the conclusion of the air display at approximately 5.00pm.

Registration of Vehicles and ticket purchasing will be up to each Individual.

Convoy: Travel to Albion Park Airport early on Sunday morning, meeting at McDonalds Heathcote, corner of Heathcote Rd and Princes Highway, and leaving promptly at 7:00am, with a pickup for Minis in the Gong members at, Hungry Jacks, Haywards Bay, leaving there at 8:00am sharp, to arrive by 8:15am, and in place by their 8:30am deadline.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 or Phil Boye 0429-671649″.

Gus Staunton Points

 

SATURDAY, 9th MAY 2020

CATARACT KHANACROSS

  • Multi-Club event, organised by Christian Autosports Club (CACA).
  • At Cataract Scout Park, Baden-Powell Drive, Appin (Cataract Dam).
  • Supplementary Regulations to be obtained and publicised.
  • This is the Saturday before Mothers Day.
  • On Khanacross and Club pointscores.

 

 

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

SUNDAY 17th MAY 2020

LUDDENHAM DIRT MOTORKHANA

  • Hay Practice Motorkhana.
  • Multi-Club event, organised by Hills District Car Club.
  • Invitation to be confirmed.
  • Supplementary Regulations to be obtained and publicised.
  • On Motorkhana and Club pointscores.

 

 

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

 

  • Organised by the Mini Car Club of South Australia.
  • Further details to be provided
  • On Motorkhana and Club pointscores.

 

Sunday 21st June 2020

State Motorkhana – Nirimba

Save the date

Greg Dobson

 

Run by the Mini Car Club of NSW. 

Contact: Ron Adlam  ph 0427 043 854

We will need lots of officials

Further details to be provided

  • On Motorkhana and Club pointscores.

 

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

 

Sunday 25th July 2020

Hunter Region – All British Day 2020

Newcastle’s Foreshore Park.
Hosted by the Jaguar Club, it is held on the beautiful lawn area overlooking Newcastle Harbour and out to the Tasman Sea.
Mark your diary now and look for further details on their facebook page.

Open to the public 9am to 2pm

Contact Meaghan or James Lucas for further info 0428663747

 

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

2020

January         19th Minis in the Gong Show and Shine

February        16th Short Run – Cambewarra

March             15th Long Run S. Highlands

April                14th Short Run – Jamberoo Pub (join Mini Car Club convoy)

May                 23/24 Weekend away (see separate discussion)

June               21st Short Run – Appin

July                 19th July – Macquarie pass run to Mittagong. (join Mini Car Club convoy)

August           2nd Long Run Winter Classic Nat Pk./Maianbar

September     27h Long Run Wollondilly

October          25th Short Run – Nat Pk, Darks Forest

November      22nd “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

Minis on the coast mid week meet up.

Minis on the Coast are meeting up on the third Wednesday of the month from 6pm at Eat St Cafe on the Gosford waterfront. Eat and drink and talk about all things mini.

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.