Update 17th May 2021

WOW! We are FULL!

Thanks to over 135 people who have entered over 147 minis to help make this event the biggest collection of minis in the one room in Sydney for over a decade. There may be bigger gatherings of minis in Australia, but not on display in a high-profile venue.  Entries received now that the pavilion is full will have their names added to a wait list in case anyone cancels their entry.

We have some great minis entered for the event including a group of immaculate 1961 850,s the Paddy Hopkirk ex Bathurst mini and Laurie Stewart’s Broadspeed and two immaculate Monaco’s.

We do continue to encourage registrations of interest but will not take any more prepayments unless there are cancellations. All additional entries will be offered free parking in the “Mini Only Parking area”.

The MDU organising committee is hoping to visit the upcoming Hot Rod show on 22nd May at Rosehill Gardens to get a few more ideas on layout and entertainment.

Canterbury Mini Garage have now confirmed to be our major sponsor.  Over the next few weeks we will be working out what cars they will have on display and other details about their space.

A big thank you to the sponsors who have confirmed their attendance. Andrew and Graham at Mini & Moke World and Wayne at Mini Works Australia have agreed to join us as Gold sponsors and will have large trade stands inside the pavilion. Also, in the pavilion will be Shannons and possibly SU Midel as Silver sponsors with Link Automotive providing Silver sponsorship but will not have a display. Permanent Protective Coatings (PPC) are supporting our event as a Bronze sponsor and Craig Watson will be attending to promote his Mini Experienced Reloaded as will John Sneddon with his amazing book, Australian Mini & Moke, in the trader area. A number of other businesses are still very interested to join us on the day or sponsor the event.  We also have a few entries for the swap meet area, so don’t forget to bring your money.

Bob Holden, and a few other ex-mini racers, have been approached and they have expressed an interested in attending as special guests, Lakis Manticas will probably be driving one of Joe Zulians minis, so more details to come.

Nesuto apartments, across the road from Rosehill Gardens, will be our base accommodation for Minis DownUnder 2021 so give them a call for a great deal. The latest accommodation details are on our Minis DownUnder 2021 website page.

We are now taking bookings for the Saturday night dinner at the Bowling Club for a 2-course dinner @ $45 per person which will require a pre-payment.  You can now book for the dinner via our online RSVP form and PayPal payment link on the Mini Car Club’s website.

The subcommittee has been discussing several options for event T-shirts and other types of merchandise which will be available for pre-order and for sale on the day. (Hat pins, Key rings and drip trays). Further information will be emailed to entrants. Entrants will be required to provide their own high-vis vests and drip trays, or they can pre order special Minis DownUnder souvenir items which can be picked up on the day. Details to be provided via an update email and on the Club’s Minis DownUnder website page.

We have laminated A3 posters and A2 posters which are being distributed to our sponsors and mini businesses around Sydney for them to hang in their reception areas to help to promote our event. Fletch (Mark Fletcher) has been booked to provide pre-event publicity via his online presence and will be roving the room during the day filming the event and interviewing a number of entrants for an episode of Classic Car Restos.

I am still working 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. Watto and John Sneddon are providing articles.

I will email out details and an entry form in the next few weeks to those interested in entering the Show n Shine, this will also be available to download from the club’s website page.

Arrangements for children’s entertainment, photography, signage including a fence banner for James Ruse Drive and a visual file is to be complied by Aaron Ruig for playing on the in room screens, food and other details are also all well under way.

We will, of course, be mindful of covid safe regulations and will call upon attendees to also be respectful of one another’s space

Start polishing!

Michael Benton

Event Director

Minis DownUnder 2021

Mini Car Club of NSW

Ph 0411 019 112

MDU2021@miniclub.com.au

Mini Only Parking Entry Form

Please follow the link to register for Mini Only Parking at Minis DownUnder 2021 

Click here >>> Mini Only Parking Entry Form

Entries received now the pavilion is full will have their names added to a wait list in case anyone cancels their entry.

We do continue to encourage registrations for the Mini Only Parking area as this will enable us to manage the space depending on short stay or all day parking.

Minis DownUnder 2021 Show ‘n Shine

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 March 2021

 

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 now confirmed and will be $45 per person for a 2 course set menu dinner.

Meals will be served alternatively

Dietary requirements will be catered on request.
Menu includes dinner rolls and butter

 

Main course.

Slowly braised lamb shank with garlic mash, wilted greens and rich brown sauce (gf)

Roasted loin of pork with baked apple, rosemary roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables (gf)

Desert.

Vanilla panacotta with strawberry coulis and cream

Pavlova with mixed berries and passionfruit

Dinner Booking

If you would like to join us for dinner then please fill out this >> Dinner RSVP form

Then make your payment via one of the following options.

  • PayPal. via this link>>> PayPal

  • Direct Debit – Direct Debit to National Australia Bank, Auburn, NSW

Account Name: Mini Car Club of NSW

BSB No. 082-112       Account No. 50916 1229

Reference: “your surname” + “member renew”

• Credit Card – payments can be made via the PayPal link or phone the Secretary, Joan, on 02 9153 7635

• Cheque – please make cheques payable to “Mini Car Club of NSW” and post to MM21 Secretary, PO Box 164, Mortdale NSW 2223

 

Minis downUnder 2021 Merchandise

We are planning to have a range of MDU 2021 special merchandise for sale at the event.

To ensure you receive your special merchandise and avoid disappointment please place a pre order on our Merchandise webpage.

Follow this link to our MDU 2021 Merchandise

 

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

As at 2nd May payment is not being accepted due to the indoor space being full

 

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

Update January 2021

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 entry fee $50)
  • Non-members entry fee $70)

The general public are invited to view the display on Sunday 1st August from 10am till 4pm.

There is 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.

 

Original details

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