UPDATE 2nd February 2021

 

CHANGE OF DATE TO SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST 2021

Over the past few weeks the Minis DownUnder 2021 sub-committee has been looking at the ongoing COVID-19 issues and the timing for the vaccine rollout. With the prospect of ongoing random lockdowns and state border closures until a large number of the Australian population is vaccinated, we had discussions with Rosehill Gardens and some of the sponsors to look at moving our event to later in the year. Whilst we could still proceed with our event on the 2nd May 2021 under the current 2 or 4 meter rule restrictions, there is still concern this date could limit numbers overall and interstate visitors and entrants from attending. The schedule for the vaccine in Australia is for commencement in late February with 4 million people vaccinated by April and the rest of us over 16, by November. With an optimistic prospect of a large number of the population vaccinated in six months’ time, it is therefore considered safer for us to choose a new date further into the year. We discussed possible later dates with Rosehill Gardens which would fit into the Mini Car Club of NSW calendar of events and have decided on a new date for the show on Sunday 1st August 2021. Saturday afternoon 31st July will be for car display and trader setup.

Entries for Minis DownUnder 2021 are continuing at a steady pace with a great variety of some fantastic looking minis. We still have room for more Minis so if you know someone thinking about joining us then please give them some gentle encouragement before it’s too late. And note our early bird price has now been extended to 1st May.

Our subcommittee members continue to work steadily behind the scenes, and we have secured more Mini related businesses and sponsors to have displays and trade stands at our event. We are continuing discussions with a MINI Garage for them to be a major sponsor and display a number of their MINIs on the day so hope to have further news soon.

We have started to compile an event program and are looking for entrants to provide a short story and a few photos about their mini plus any interesting Mini historical articles which could be included.

Please note: If the change of date affects anyone who has already entered then please contact us for a refund.

 

 

Michael Benton

Event Director

Minis DownUnder 2021

 

Minis DownUnder 2021 Show ‘n Shine

The Mini Car Club of NSW is on track to host Minis DownUnder 2021 Show ‘n Shine at Rosehill Gardens on Sunday 1st August 2021 to celebrate the 60th anniversary release of the Australian built Morris 850 in March 1961.

Minis DownUnder 2021 is planned to be 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 in a clean and safe condition. Entry to be judged is optional.

Mini Car Clubs and Mini owners 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 are discounted entry fees for early bird entries prior to 1st May 2021.

  • Members $40 (Normal entry fee $50)
  • Non-members $60 (Normal entry fee $70)

The general public are invited with an admission charge of $10 per Adult with children under 16 free.

Pricing for sponsors and traders is available on request.

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.
  • Children’s entertainment area.

Our MDU team has been busy over the past few months contacting most of the Mini related businesses in Australia to seeking their involvement. So far we are excited to welcome on board Mini and Moke World, Mini Works Australia, Shannons Insurance, Classic Mini Car Covers and PPC who will all have a trade display inside the pavilion.

Entries to Minis DownUnder 2021 are now open and you will find an entry form on our website and inside the latest East West magazine.

Online Entry Form

Please follow the link to register for Minis DownUnder 2021: Click here >  MDU 2021 ONLINE ENTRY FORM

 

To download and print an Entry Form: Click here >  Minis DownUnder 2021entry form v8  

 

 

Online Payment

To make an online payment  please click on the appropriate amount to pay via PayPal or Credit Card

(Please note Early Bird prices finish on 1st May 2021)

  • Mini  Car Club member Early Bird:         $40
  • Mini Car Club member Normal:              $50

 

  • Non Mini Club member Early Bird          $60
  • Non Mini Club member Normal Fee       $70

(Please note you do not need a PayPal account to pay via credit card)

 

Show n Shine entry form can be downloaded here: Watch this space!

 

Local Accommodation

We have arranged a number of accommodation packages with special discounts for entrants and spectators for venues close to Rosehill. Details can be downloaded here: Minis DownUnder 2021 accommodation v2

Secure overnight parking for tow cars and trailers is available onsite at Rosehill Gardens.

 

Saturday night dinner

Saturday night dinner at Rosehill Bowling Club is being investigated and if we have enough interest then a booking will be made. Please advise if you are interested.

 

For more information please contact:

Michael Benton

Event Director

Minis DownUnder 2021

Ph 0411 019 112

MDU2021@miniclub.com.au

 

MDU2021 December Update

Since our last update, planning for Minis DownUnder 2021 has continued. Our subcommittee members are involved in discussions with Mini related businesses about their agreed or potential involvement in our event. At this stage we have 3 Gold, 2 Silver and a few other interested businesses interested. If you know any business either mini related or selling merchandise who would like to be involved, then please don’t hesitate to let us know.

I have been in contact with the editor of Mini World magazine and provided event details including a few photos for an article in the January 2021 edition of the magazine so keep an eye out for that. The planning sub-committee met at Rosehill Gardens on November 9th to do a photo shoot for the Mini World and other promotional articles. Some of those photos are throughout the December magazine. We are continuing discussions with a MINI Garage for them to be a major sponsor and display a number of their MINIs on the day. I had a planning meeting with the Rosehill Gardens Event’s manager where we discussed the finer details of our proposed layout and logistics to get all of our Minis in and out in a timely manner on the weekend of the event. He also confirmed a few items re the location and requirements of the cars. Please note: We are not required to have locking fuel caps but must remove the ignition keys and leave with event management.

Entries are arriving at a steady pace with a variety of some great looking Minis, Classic and New. Following a request, we have changed the early entry cut off from Jan 1 to Feb 1. We are also taking entries from Mini related cars, Morris 1100, Morris Minor. Entry details and an application form are available inside the December magazine and an online version with payment links is on this website.

We are investigating an option for dinner at a local club on Saturday night and I have now posted details of local accommodation options on our website.

Continuing to be concerned about Covid-19 we still have everything crossed so that at least suppression of Covid-19 continues into early next year before the vaccine arrives.

 

Michael Benton

MDU 2021 Director

 

 

To download a copy of this advertisement click here: MDU 2021 Advertisement

 

 

 

 

The Mini Car Club of NSW is proud to announce the staging of “Minis DownUnder2021”. The Mini Car Club of NSW has been involved with similar significant events over the past 30 years including Minifest ’91, Minis Down Under in 2001, Minis Down Under in 2006, Oz50 in 2011 and now “Minis DownUnder 2021”.

“Minis DownUnder 2021” to be held at Rosehill Gardens on 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 investigating other events such as 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.
  • Foods stalls and 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