Past Events 2020

Cruise to Bargo -Update

Sunday 22nd March 2020.

We are still cautiously venturing out for what may be our last social outing for a while (refer to: https://www.health.gov.au/ ) which is changing every day.

We will still meet at M4 Westbound McDonalds for a 10am departure, recommending anyone buying a coffee etc. wash or sanitise your hands and consume coffee outside.

The trip will continue as previously advertised through Luddenham and Wallacia, Silverdale road to The Oaks with a brief stop at Warragamba Dam around 10:40am then a drive south through Thirlmere, Hill Top, Colo Vale before crossing the motorway and back up to Bargo. Our destination is the bush fire affected community of Bargo and the Bargo Pub for lunch where there is some outside seating, keeping in mind the Governments advise on spacing and health precautions.  

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can book a table, please RSVP by 19th March to Michael.

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

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Sunday 22nd March 2020

Lunch @ Bargo Pub

Due to the recent bush fires and storms the National Park is still closed so we are now going to support some of the bush fire affected community by travelling to Bargo and cruising to the Pub for lunch.

Meet at McDonalds, M4 West bound for a 10am departure. We will travel through Luddenham and Wallacia, Silverdale road to The Oaks with a stop at Warragamba Dam around 10:40am then continue on the western back roads to eventually arrive at Bargo Pub 12:30-1pm.

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can book a table, please RSVP by 19th March to Michael.

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

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Friday, 20th March 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

CANCELLED

Sorry enthusiasts but due to the current COVID-19 issues this meeting has been cancelled.

For further information contact  Robert Weir on 0418 161 918.

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting for March will now be held at The Slot Shop slot car raceway at 293 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe, commencing around 7:30pm.

All club members and visitors are invited to come long and join in with a night of fun and nostalgia racing slot cars, (Mini‘s , available for hire).

Modest fees apply for track and car hire.

Why not join us prior to the meeting for dinner from around 6:00pm in the nearby Rocksia Hotel, at 299 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe, plenty of parking available at the hotel.

For further information contact the Chairman Robert Weir on 0418 161 918.

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WINGS OVER ILLAWARRA – POSTPONED

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.

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 are now available. Download here: Supplementary-Regulations_CLA-CSCA-R1_14-March_V5
  • Invitation  confirmed.
  • Drivers of CAMS log booked 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.

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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.

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Saturday, 7th March 2020

CATARACT KHANACROSS

CANCELLED   CANCELLED

  • EVENT NOW CANCELLED
  • Multi-Club event, organised by Christian Autosports Club (CACA).
  • At Cataract Scout Park, Baden-Powell Drive, Appin (Cataract Dam).
  • Supplementary Regulations now available to download from this link: CACA-7 March-Cataract-Khanacross-Regs-Amended
  • On Khanacross and Club pointscores.

Sunday 1st March 2020

Minis on the Coast

Big Breaky at Hot Rods Garage.

It’s on again. A bit different this time as I have invited my hot rod club, Easy Street Rod & Custom Club as well. Big Breaky at Hot Rods Garage. Then a cruise to somewhere afterwards. Let me know how many coming for catering. Hope to see you all here. 

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)

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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). 

NOTE: Café at Apple Tree Bay & Bobbin Head Inn are both CLOSED ON TUESDAYS??
B.Y.O. everything – Food, Thermos, Chairs & Tables Etc.

More info: https://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/images/preserve/February-2020.pdf

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

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

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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.

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Tuesday, 19th February 2020

Competition Meeting

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER

Gerringong Motor Fest

Saturday 15th February 2020

Gerringong Lions Club will be holding its annual Motor Fest/ Car Show on Saturday 15th February 2020 on Michael Cronin Oval Blackwood Street, Gerringong.

You must pre-enter to attend


To down load an event details pdf please click here: 2020-Gerringong-Motor-Fest

Contact Lions Club of Gerringong
Richard Barber: 0438 678 882
Email: richard@wattlerdinvestments.com.au
Jim Davidson: 0408 255 562
Email: jimdavo3158@gmail.com

Keith Watson  Ph: 0401 777 130

Friday, 7th February 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 8th February 2020

POSTPONED DUE TO THE EXTREME RAIN

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

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 4th FEBRUARY 2020

Meet at Bunnings, Victoria Ave, Castle Hill for
coffee & shopping. Depart 11.00am for short run through the outer Hills District for lunch at Lynwood
Country Club. Pitt Town. Details. Murray Irwin Mob. 0449 896 008

Tuesday, 4th February 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

Saturday 1st February

Western Sydney run to Camden

Joint run of the Mini Car Club and the Sprite Club.
Meet at McDonalds Penrith Panthers 1.30 for a 2pm departure.
Run to Camden Valley Inn for dinner after a drive through Silverdale / The Oaks etc.
Please RSVP to Avis by Tuesday 28th January as she will be making a booking at the Inn.
Contact: Michael Benton 0411019112 email social@miniclub.com.au
OR
Avis Fowler 0412051594.. (email) social@spriteclub.com

(please note the wrong ph number is in the December 2019 magazine)

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Sunday 26th January 2020

Australia Day CARnivale

City of Parramatta, in collaboration with the Australia Day Council of NSW, invites you to register for CARnivale, to be held in Parramatta Park on Australia Day, Sunday, 26 January 2020.

This will be the fifth year CARnivale has been held in Parramatta Park and it will again showcase a magnificent collection of vehicles including cars, motorbikes, fire engines, speedway cars and racing cars plus trucks, coaches and military vehicles.

Based on information gathered from entrants and visitors each year, the organisers continue to improve the display. For 2020 vehicles of all ages will be allowed to enter and the display time will be from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. There will be more shade areas provided and a large marquee will be placed in the centre of the display area with food and drink stalls, chairs and a stage for entertainment. Clubs will be able to have their own tents which can be used to display and sell club memorabilia. The public will be able to vote for the Best in Show using a phone or tablet app.

In addition to CARnivale, other activities in the Park will include a hot air balloon display from 6am and a family zone with kids’ rides and other entertainment. There will be a shuttle bus from the Park to the Ferry Wharf, train station and shopping centre in the Parramatta central business district, which offers many restaurants and cafes. 

Australia Day in Parramatta celebrations will conclude with a concert on the main stage in The Crescent followed by a fireworks spectacular at 9.00pm.

2020 CARnivale registration is now open at:  https://www.discoverparramatta.com/form/carnivale

The closing date for all entries is Friday 29 November 2019 or earlier if the total allocation of space has been filled.  If your registration is accepted, you will receive a confirmation pack in mid-December containing a windscreen sticker designating your time of arrival at Parramatta Park, where you will be parked in the display, a map of the location and details about the day.

For further information about CARnivale please contact:

John Flower

Vehicle Coordinator

2020 Australia Day CARnivale

City of Parramatta Council

Box 32, PARRAMATTA 2124

jflower@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 9806 5221

If you are intending to go please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 to confirm your attendance. 

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Sunday 19th January 2020

Minis in the Gong Show & Shine

Re: MINIS IN THE GONG SHOW N’ SHINE – 19th Jan 2020

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by PhillB » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:54 pm Just an update for everyone on the Show tomorrow.

The show will be going ahead tomorrow!

We will only be cancelling if there is very heavy rain or severe weather and this seems unlikely at this stage.

Keep checking our Facebook page and our webpage for any updates. We will try and post live in the morning from the site on the local weather.

Please remember that the weather situation in Wollongong is often quite different to conditions in Sydney. Apparently there was heavy rain in Sydney and Southern Highlands today but we had almost none in the Wollongong Region just overcast and cloudy.

We have inspected the grounds and they are in excellent condition despite the rain over the past days as the grounds have a slight slope and drain well.

If you are concerned about rain we will allow the use of 3m x 3m Gazebos. If you wish to erect one please let us know on arrival so we can direct you to a suitable area. They need to be able to be pegged down.

Bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case, Don’t forget the Museum is open all day and well worth a visit if there is a need to escape from the weather.

Fencing is all up and we are ready to go!!

We look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!

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 Sunday 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.

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

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Friday, 17th January 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

Good Wishes

The Mini Car Club of NSW wishes everyone a safe Christmas break and happy 2020.
We are sad to see many of our favourite ‘mini run’ roads and other environs impacted by the fires and know that people who live in those areas are struggling. We thank the RFS for their amazing work.
Stay safe, drive mindfully and to the conditions. We will together enjoy our cars, look after each other and continue to visit regional NSW whenever we can.
A reminder that double demerit points apply until midnight January 1.
Keep on mini-ing