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

This “Calendar of Events” list and the clubs website “Current Events” is the clubs official “Daybook” of events for Historic and Classic cars usage.

Events published on this website or Facebook page are eligible for Mini Car Club historic or Classic/Modified club plated cars to attend without requiring an entry into your logbook..

Please ensure you have a copy of the event details with you in the car.

FACT SHEET: Historic and classic vehicles log book

Before attending any event please refer to this website or our Facebook page for updates on meetings as locations and times may change.

 

2024 SOCIAL EVENTS SUMMARY

21st January 2024 – Welcome BBQ

10th February - Fish and Chip run

17th March – Blue Mountains 

7-12th April – Minis over the Mountains

5th May – Bangers at Burragorang.

19th May - National Motoring Heritage Day

7-10th June – Hay Mini Nationals

16th June – Morpeth Hotel, Hunter Valley

14th July – Southern highlands – Mittagong RSL?

17/18th August - Rylstone Classic

25th August - Shannons Classic

8th September- All British Day

15th September – Phil Briggs Run

12-13 October - Bathurst Weekend – Mayfield Gardens?

10th November – Blue Mountains – Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

8th December - Annual Xmas Picnic/Club Plate Inspection

For more details please refer to the below Events Calendar

     

FEBRUARY 2024

             

MARCH 2023


SUNDAY 3RD MARCH 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

Awaba - Dirt

Westlakes Auto Club

Contact: Daryl Hadley 0423170259

 

SUNDAY 3RD MARCH 2024

Airshows Downunder Shellharbour

Australia’s largest regional air show, is back! Held at Albion Park Airport in the Illawarra, just over an hour south of Sydney.

The Mini Car Club of NSW has registered to attend on the Sunday and invites all members and Mini enthusiasts to attend with them.

Drivers will receive a complimentary entry ticket plus be able to park up close to the action. ALL passengers must pre-purchase a ticket.

NO tickets at the gate.

To obtain the complimentary ticket for the driver, you will need to follow the instructions on the “Airshows DownUnder” website, and register your vehicle, under the “Get Involved” heading; https://airshowsdownundershellharbour.com.au/get-involved/classic-vehicle-display/s.

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

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.

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 short stop 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.

Note: I am looking for someone to lead the convoy as I probably will not be attending. Michael.

Gus Staunton points

 

TUESDAY, 5TH MARCH 2024

OASIS RUN

PEACE PARK, WALLARAH POINT, Wallarah Rd. cnr The Corso, Gorokan. Left side of Toukley Bridge heading east. Toukley Art Gallery, Tourist Information, Art Gallery & Coffee Shop

TIME: From 10.30am onwards,

LUNCH: 12.15pm

WHERE: Beachcomber Hotel, 200 Main Rd Toukley

 

Refer to CMC website for the latest details: https://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/

Les. 9838 8063 m: 0418 973 866

 

TUESDAY, 5TH MARCH 2024

COMMITTEE MEETING

The Committee meets at 7:00pm at Strathfield Golf Club, 52-70 Weerona Road, Strathfield, NSW.

If you have any matters for discussion by the Committee, forward your request to the Club Secretary or call your favourite committee member.

 

FRIDAY, 8TH MARCH 2024

GENERAL MEETING

 

All members and friends are invited to come along to our Club's General Meetings.

Strathfield Golf Club, 52-70 Weeroona Road, Strathfield, NSW.

Meetings commence at 7:30pm and include time for Mini enthusiasts to discuss their projects or ask questions.

Dinner will be available from 5.30pm with main meal from approx $20 per person.

Please note: If you intend to come along for dinner please RSVP to Rob Weir for a reservation at our table in the Bistro. email: robertweir@optusnet.com.au or ph 0418161918

Plenty of undercover parking.

Please check the website and Facebook page for any updates

Gus Staunton Points

 

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2024

Hawks Nest Motorfest 2024

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Motorfest is held at Myall Park oval, off Yamba St., Hawks Nest.

The park opens from 7.30am and all vehicles must be in position by 9.45am, with the Official Opening at 10.00am.

Sydney members of the Mini Car Club will meet at McDonalds Thornleigh and leave promptly at 6.15am to travel to Hawks Nest. A brief stop and a pickup for Hunter Valley members at 8.00am at McDonalds on the north side of Raymond Terrace.

Note, our convoy will travel through Raymond Terrace to reach this location. We head off by 8:15am to continue our journey and arrive by approx 9.00am at Myall Park Oval. 

Note: Distance from Thornleigh to Hawkes Nest is Approx. 200km and we will be travelling at 100kmh on the Motorways.

Returning home at your leisure

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

Gus Staunton Points

 

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2024

NSW KHANACROSS

Hampton Dirt

Hills District CC

Contact: Shane O'Hara 0421461112

 

FRIDAY, 15TH March 2024

Mini Enthusiasts meeting

The Mini Car Club of NSW is full of enthusiastic members with restoration projects at various stages of completion or seeking assistance with a Mini maintenace problem.

If you have a specific issue or would just like to come along and talk about Minis in general then you are welcome to come along and join the group.

Joe Zulian has revived the Mini Enthusiast group for 2024.

All Club members and visitors are invited to come long and discuss all aspects of the Mini.

Meet at Joe's house, 29 Birdwood Street, Denistone East, from 7pm.

For further information Contact Joe 0439 485 352

Gus Staunton Points

   

SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2024

Blue Mountains - HillBilly Cider

Sunday drive to the Blue Mountains via the Great Western Highway returning via Bells Line of Road.

Meet at McDonalds, M4 West bound 9:00am for a prompt 9:30am departure. We will travel along the M4 and Great Western highway to Mt Victoria where we turn right onto Darling Causeway to Bell then right onto the Bells Line of Road and travel to Bilpin and Hillbilly Cider to arrive at 11:30am to enjoy woodfired pizza and cider while relaxing in the afternoon sun.

Please RSVP by 14th March as we have a table booked.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112 or email: social@miniclub.com.au.

Or fill in this online form

(Please note: Sorry, but a Facebook like is not taken as an RSVP)

Gus Staunton Points

 

SUNDAY 23-24TH MARCH 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

2 Day event

Armidale Concrete

New England Sporting Car Club

Contact: Matt Carey  0437315635

 

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH - 1ST APRIL 2024

Easter Weekend

 

APRIL


TUESDAY, 2ND APRIL 2024

OASIS RUN

*PRE PAID BOOKINGS REQUIRED*

WHERE: THE HILLS DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM. Balcombe Heights Estate, “Building 10” 92 Seven Hills Rd. Baulkham Hills. No Right Hand Turn Off Seven Hills Rd. (opposite Jasper Rd,)

TIME: 10.30am for morning tea & museum visit COST: $10.00 p.p.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED: I need to collect $10.00 p.p. cash in advance for morning tea catering by Monday 25th March 2024.

Cash only & no IOU’s as I do not want to be out of pocket $$$ LUNCH: Local Club

 

Refer to CMC website for the latest details: https://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/

Les. 9838 8063 m: 0418 973 866

 

Sunday 7th April - Friday 12th April 2024

Minis over the Mountains

Do you want to go on an amazing road trip in your Classic Mini or your MINI?

Then why not join our “Minis over the Mountains” tour including Mount Ainslie, Mt Kosciusko, Mt Panorama between 7-12th April 2024.

An amazing 6 day event driving over Australia's highest mountain, Mount Kosciusko via Khancoban and Tumbarumba. We will catch the autumn colours while travelling through the mountains and country NSW. Overnight stops in Canberra, Jindabyne, Wagga Wagga, Cowra and Bathurst. 

The route has been calculated to limit each day’s travel to around 250km or 3 hours driving with the round trip from Sydney to be approx. 1500km.

During the day we will take in the views and tourist sites including Mt Ainslie, Old Parliament House, Canberra Arboretum, Temora Aircraft Museum, Cowra Japanese gardens, Mt Panorama, Bathurst and more.

Estimated cost for our adventure for two people with 5 night’s accommodation, fuel and meals is approx. $1500.

In early October we booked accommodation at each of the planned motels and will need to confirm these rooms for participants by early February 2024

A few rooms still available.

Firm confirmation and bookings MUST be made in early Feb 2024.

See article on page 10 of February magazine

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

 

TUESDAY 9TH APRIL 2024

Committee Meeting

If you have any matters for discussion by Committee, forward your request to the Club Secretary or call your favourite committee member.

 

FRIDAY, 12th April 2024

GENERAL MEETING

All members and friends are invited to come along to our Club's General Meetings.

Please check the website and Facebook page for any updates

Gus Staunton Points

 

SUNDAY 13-14TH April 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

(2-day event)

Armidale Concrete

New England Sporting Car Club

Contact: Matt Carey  0437315635

 

FRIDAY, 19TH April 2024

Mini Enthusiasts meeting

The Mini Car Club of NSW is full of enthusiastic members with restoration projects at various stages of completion or seeking assistance with a Mini maintenace problem.

If you have a specific issue or would just like to come along and talk about Minis in general then you are welcome to come along and join the group.

Joe Zulian has revived the Mini Enthusiast group for 2024.

All Club members and visitors are invited to come long and discuss all aspects of the Mini.

Meet at Joe's house, 29 Birdwood Street, Denistone East, from 7pm.

For further information Contact Joe 0439 485 352

Gus Staunton Points

 

SUNDAY 21st April 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

Nirimba Tarmac

Hills District Car Club

Contact: Shane O’hara  0421 461 112

 

MAY

 

SUNDAY 5TH MAY 2024

Bangers at Burragorang

Mini Car Club members will start with a cruise along some Western Sydney back roads and finish at  Burragorong Lookout for BBQ bangers and drinks.

Meet at McDonalds, M4 West bound for a 10am departure. We will travel through Luddenham and Wallacia, Silverdale Road 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 we can cater for the sausage sizzle lunch, $5 for sausage sandwich and soft drink. please RSVP by 2nd May to Michael or

fill in the online form 

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

Gus Staunton Points

 
 

TUESDAY, 7th May 2024

OASIS RUN

MERRYLANDS TIME: From 10.30 am onwards B.Y.O. Morning Tea Etc. & your walking shoes. After morning tea I will lead a walk around the Zoo & Park. Short walk also available LUNCH: Local Club  

Refer to CMC website for the latest details: https://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/

Les. 9838 8063 m: 0418 973 866

 

Tuesday, 7th May 2024

Committee Meeting

If you have any matters for discussion by the Committee, forward your request to the Club Secretary or call your favourite Committee member.

 

FRIDAY, 10th May 2024

GENERAL MEETING

 

All members and friends are invited to come along to our Club's General Meetings.

Please check the website and Facebook page for any updates

Gus Staunton Points

 

FRIDAY, 17th May 2024

Mini Enthusiasts meeting

 

The Mini Car Club of NSW is full of enthusiastic members with restoration projects at various stages of completion or seeking assistance with a Mini maintenace problem.

If you have a specific issue or would just like to come along and talk about Minis in general then you are welcome to come along and join the group.

Joe Zulian has revived the Mini Enthusiast group for 2024.

All Club members and visitors are invited to come long and discuss all aspects of the Mini.

Meet at Joe's house, 29 Birdwood Street, Denistone East, from 7pm.

For further information Contact Joe 0439 485 352

Gus Staunton Points

   

Sunday 19th May 2024

National Motoring Heritage Day

This year you can travel to a number of sites. East Kurrajong School of Arts, Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum or Berry Showground. More details to come.

For further details please contact Joe Zulian   0439 485 352

Gus Staunton Points

 

SUNDAY 19th May 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

Nirimba Tarmac

Renault Car Club

Contact: Bob Sprague 0414 670 320

 

Sunday 26 May 2024

NSW MOTORKHANA

Awaba - Dirt

Westlakes Auto Club

Contact: Daryl Hadley 0423170259

 

Sunday 26th May 2024

Central Coast Air Show

Central Coast Airport, Sparks Rd, Warnervale

Just an hour's drive from Sydney or Newcastle, this event will be a great weekend out amongst the beautiful Central Coast region, with literally tonnes of entertainment on offer.

Central Coast Airport, Sparks Rd, Warnervale

Driver receives free entry.

Please note it is a car display, there is no judging or prizes awarded.

Passengers need a valid pre purchased ticket to be scanned on arrival.

Arrival is from 7am-8:30am. No entry will be permitted after 8:30am.

Departure is from 3pm. The event concludes at approx. 5pm. You are welcome to stay until the end. If you depart before the event concludes, event staff will escort you out for safety reasons.

For safety reasons, please do not move your vehicle between 3pm-5pm without event staff or security to escort you as there will still be ticketholders walking around.

A map showing the arrival gate will be sent closer to the event.

Contact Michael Benton 0411019112 for entry details and information.

Gus Staunton points

 

Tuesday, 30th May 2023

Committee Meeting

The Committee meets at 7:00pm at Strathfield Golf Club, 52-70 Weerona Road, Strathfield, NSW.

     
 

Other Events of Interest                                                                                      

OASIS EVENTS 

TUESDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2024 WHERE: Flower Power Nursery Café, Frankie’s Food Factory, 277 Mona Vale Rd. between Aumuna Rd. & Cooyong Rd. Terry Hills TIME: From 10.30am onwards for morning tea LUNCH BOOKING: 12.30 pm Terry Hills Tavern, 2 Aumuna Rd. Terry Hills. You may arrive earlier for pre lunch drinks NAMES REQUIRED: by Wednesday 31st January 2024 so I can confirm booking numbers for catering at both venues. TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2024 WHERE: PEACE PARK, WALLARAH POINT, Wallarah Rd. cnr The Corso, Gorokan. Left side of Toukley Bridge heading east. Toukley Art Gallery, Tourist Information, Art Gallery & Coffee Shop TIME: From 10.30am onwards, LUNCH: 12.15pm WHERE: Beachcomber Hotel, 200 Main Rd Toukley TUESDAY 2nd April 2024 *PRE PAID BOOKINGS REQUIRED* WHERE: THE HILLS DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM. Balcombe Heights Estate, “Building 10” 92 Seven Hills Rd. Baulkham Hills. No Right Hand Turn Off Seven Hills Rd. (opposite Jasper Rd,) TIME: 10.30am for morning tea & museum visit COST: $10.00 p.p. BOOKINGS REQUIRED: I need to collect $10.00 p.p. cash in advance for morning tea catering by Monday 25th March 2024. Cash only & no IOU’s as I do not want to be out of pocket $$$ LUNCH: Local Club TUESDAY 7th MAY 2024 WHERE: MERRYLANDS TIME: From 10.30 am onwards B.Y.O. Morning Tea Etc. & your walking shoes. After morning tea I will lead a walk around the Zoo & Park. Short walk also available LUNCH: Local Club TUESDAY 4th JUNE 2024. MUSEUM VISIT, BEXLEY NORTH. LUNCH: Local Club TUESDAY 2nd JULY 2024. MEET: WENTWORTH FALLS LAKE. LUNCH: MOUNTAIN HIGH PIES, WENTWORTH FALLS TUESDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2024 REMEMBRANCE DAY RUN WHERE: CONCORD. LUNCH: Local Club DETAILS & BOOKINGS: Les Watton ph: 9838 8063 Email: mumspalace@hotmail.com      
ALL THESE EVENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS OR RULES THAT ARE IN PLACE AT THE TIME   DETAILS & BOOKINGS: Les, Email. mumspalace@hotmail.com   Ph: 9838 8063

2024 events

Minis in the Gong Runs

 

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

04-Feb-24 Short Run to Cambewarra Mountain Lookout

10-Mar-24 Long run - Southern Highlands

21-Apr-24 Short Run Helensburgh, Nat Park, Bulli Tops

19-May-24 Run to Berry,  National Motoring Heritage Day 2024

02-Jun-24 Show n Shine (to be confirmed)

23-Jun-24 Long run Winter Classic - Nat Park, Mainbar

28-Jul-24 Short run - Sublime Point, Darkes Forest, Bulli

01-Sep-24 Long Run Wollondilly

29-Sep-24 Short run- Appin , Picton

27-Oct-24 Long run , "B" run Southern Highlands

For more information on upcoming events please view the online Calendar on their website:

www.minisinthegong.com.au

Please always check the website events calendar before attending for any updates, changes or cancellations. Info and events are also posted under the “Events” section of their Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/minisinthegong/

Phill Boye: 0429 671 649

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

Contact Phill Boye 0429 671 649

Please note that all Minis in the Gong events are now on our Gus Staunton Points.

Mini Car Club members please remember to sign the attendance sheet.


Sydney Minis Monthly Meet Up!

 

Second Wednesday of the Month (SWOM)

Paddy’s Brewery 268 Parramatta Road, Flemington We meet on the Second Wednesday of each Month at 7:30pm for a light meal and the people who attend then decide on the destination for a short cruise and photo opportunity. There is plenty of parking available within view of the bistro courtyard. Keep up to date via the website www.sydneyMinis.com or Facebook page

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.

All Mini models are welcome from classic through to the latest. 

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday night of the month,

6pm at Eat Street Cafe on the Gosford waterfront for a bite to eat and drive afterward.

We also meet on the last Sunday of the month for a drive and a social outing.

Northern drives start from the Turf Hut cafe at Yarramalong Rd, Wyong creek and southern drives start at Worthington MINI at Kangoo RD Kariong.

Contact: (Floyd) 0407 928 473 

(Note: David Hemsley is overseas for 6 months, till November 2022)

Monday Mini Run

A monthly run on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Are you free and want to take your car for a drive?

Meeting place will be the Manor at Yarramalong (Angel Sussurri, 1-4 Linga Rd,)  and will be a fixed venue.

No starting point, just make your way there for an approx. 10:30am cuppa and chat. 

No RSVP needed, only condition, it must be mini / MINI if fine weather or road car if wet weather.

Look forward to catching up with everyone over the coming months.

Contact: Jennifer Thorn 0411 038 927

Please refer to our Facebook page “Minis on the Coast” for the latest event details and updates. 

 


1st Sunday of the month

Auto Brunch St Ives showground

 

Held at the picturesque St Ives Showgrounds, Mona Vale road,

Updates are on their Facebook page, Auto Brunch NSSCC

For further information and update please contact the North Shore Sporting Car Club.


Last Sunday of the month

Cars & Coffee Southern Highlands NSW

At Schmokin' Aus in Berrima !
Last month was an AMAZING turnout, with a wide range of classic, new, project, collector and downright unusual cars, bikes and generally top humans as far as the eye could see, can... will this one be bigger?
Our hosts did extremely well for their 1st C&C event of ours and, despite doing a great job, have found some efficiencies they're going to work on too. Dust off whatever is sitting in the shed and get amongst it !
Please feel free to share this around your social media and car related networks. See you soon !
A great location with tonnes of parking on asphalt, 2 coffee machines running, the all important BACON and egg rolls (plus plenty of other good food options).
There's also a park across the road, if the rug-rats need to burn off their triple shot espresso levels of energy.
Our Cars & Coffee crowd will have our own dedicated ordering area too, further details will be shared just prior to the day.
Roll up and check out the array of classic and vintage cars on display.. Hot Rods, classics, vintage, veteran , sports cars and more! 8am - 11am every last Sunday of the month Everyone is welcome, whether you bring your own classic car or just want to chat to fellow enthusiasts! Contact Grant Freeman ph 0422538539


Second Sunday of every 2nd month (August 14th 2022, October, December 11th, etc)

Cars and Coffee- Menai

Second Sunday of every second month (August 14th 2022, October, December 11th, etc) Just a gathering of car folk early on a Sunday morning to grab a coffee and chat about our cars! Menai cars and coffee is now being held on the First Sunday of every second month .Just had the last one last Sunday (Feb 2nd 2020) more info can be found on the menai cars and coffee Facebook page . Steam Brothers Coffee and Six Shooter Coffee at Menai Central. To stay up to date with any upcoming events, like our Facebook page. “cars and coffee menai” carsandcoffeemenai

Would love to have more minis!

 

third Sunday of every month

Classic Cars & Coffee  Rouse Hill - Supercheap

All Pre-1992 classic, Muscle cars, Hot rods, Vintage etc. owners,

Great venue, free admission and dust free environment

Meets starts 6:30am -9:30am

3rd Sunday - Supercheap Car Park

Commercial Rd, Rouse Hill

There will coffee vans, and scrumptious Bacon & Egg rolls

For further information & details https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCarsandCoffeeRousehill

   

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.

 

Please note that all convoys may not be published in the Clubs East West magazine and if you would like to participate please refer to updates on our web page www.miniclub.com.au or our face book page to get the latest convoy details. It is important to check for additional events or updated details on our web page or contact the event organiser prior to attending. All events published on this website or Facebook page are eligible for Mini Car Club historic or modified club plated cars to attend without requiring an entry into your logbook.. Please ensure you have a copy of the event details with you in the car.

 

Please keep up to date on any changes to our club's events by contacting the organiser or referring to our website of Facebook page.

Thank you for being a part of our group