Sunday 13th September 2020

All British Day

Sadly, this event is now cancelled.

As the lockdown is now ramping up I think you would agree that it is more unlikely that we can manage the extra requirements for a Covid safe event.

It is with great disappointment that I concede that the virus has beaten us.

In June, the NSW Government was aiming to allow small music festivals to

operate from August but there is no sign of this happening now. At the moment, we would fall under the Showground category which allows 1 person per 4 square metres but with a limit of 500 people per event (non-seated). With an average of two people per car that would only allow 250 cars.

We are not able hold our planning meetings in the hall at Brush Farm due restriction of numbers so rather than prolong the situation I think it is best if we cancel for 2020.

The most logical action going forward is to credit each club, whatever they have paid, against next year’s event.

Greg Kean

ABD Committee Chairman

Please refer to updates on the mini club’s website or Facebook page,

For more information please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112.

Gus Staunton points

Friday, 4th September 2020

General meeting

All meetings which would have been held at the Arena Sports club are currently Cancelled

Please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

Sunday 6th September 2020

Phil Briggs Run

The annual Phil Brigg’s Memorial Run this year is to Grey Gum International Café, Putty road, Putty.

 

We are pleased to advise this is our first cautious return to Mini Car Club of NSW Social runs.

This event has been re-organised to comply with the current Covid-19 Government restrictions.

No more than 20 people are allowed to gather outside in a public space therefore this event will be limited to the first 20 Mini Car Club members who register.

To reserve your place please contact Michael to advise you will be attending.

 

Meet at McDonald’s Vineyard / McGrath’s Hill, Cnr Groves Ave and Windsor Rd, McGrath’s Hill 10.00pm for 10.30pm departure.

Please remember to practice physical distancing, bring a face mask and hand sanitiser.

Bring your own picnic or purchase food from the local café and don’t forget your chairs and picnic rugs.

 

Travel through Wilberforce and up the Putty Road to Colo and Colo Heights before reaching our destination. 88km approx. 1hour.

To download Google map details : Click Here

Please don’t forget to continue physical distancing, bring a face mask and hand sanitiser.

 

Please stay home if you feel unwell and get tested if you have Covid symptoms.

 

Keep up to date by checking our Website and Facebook pages and contact the event organiser before attending.

For more information or to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Welcome BBQ at Hay

Are you a member of the Mini Car Club NSW?

Are you making the trip to the Australian Hay Mini Nationals in October?

Would you like to enjoy a BBQ dinner after the long drive?

Then, we’d like to invite our members to the official ‘Welcome to Hay BBQ/get together’.

When? Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Where? At the Cobb Inlander Motel – 83 Lachlan St Hay NSW.

Kicks off at 5.30pm for a 6pm dinner.

Please RSVP to Julie 0419266620 by 26/9/2020

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 1st September 2020

Committee meeting

Held via Tele-conference

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

Please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

Tuesday, 25th August 2020

Competition meeting

Please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

Sunday16th August 2020

Shannons Classic – Sydney Motorsport Park

Cancelled, See you in 2021

Please refer to updates on the Mini Club’s website or Facebook page

Contact Robert Bradshaw for further info: 0418 63 614

You can keep up to date: https://www.councilofmotorclubs.org.au/ .

 

Friday, 21st August 2020

Mini Enthusiasts meeting

Cancelled, please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd August 2020

Rylstone Classic

It is with a heavy heart that today we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Rylstone Classic.

We have made it clear that our intention has always been to deliver a COVID Safe event, developing a COVID Safety Plan and altering the event format to ensure we mitigate the risk that Coronavirus presents to our competitors and the broader community.
While satisfied that our event complied with all necessary legal requirements, running the event in 2020 now does not pass the simple logic test.
As Victoria continues to battle a second wave and parts of New South Wales are seeing escalations in case numbers, the right thing to do is to cancel the event and focus on our individual contributions towards keeping our community COVID Safe. With government advice now against any unnecessary travel, our field of 380+ competitors presents a risk to the broader community.
For those who have supported and sponsored the 2020 event, we thank you. Your enthusiasm to see our event proceed has kept us going. We are therefore delighted to announce that the 10th anniversary Rylstone Classic is now planned for 21-22 August 2021.
Please see a list of FARQs on our website at www.rylstoneclassic.com/covid19 and feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions.
Yours sincerely,
Evan Redman
Event Director

 

Please refer to updates on the website https://www.rylstoneclassic.com/ or Facebook page.

 

 

Sunday 23rd AUGUST 2020

Awaba State Motorkhana –

State Championship Event, rescheduled from 8th March.

Westlakes Automobile Club have been granted permission to run a multiclub motorkhana this weekend but with attendees (competitors and officials) being restricted to those residing in the Hunter Region.

Therefore Sydney residents (and all others who do reside in the Hunter Region) are prohibited from attending.

Consequently the event can no longer be a pointscore event for Mini Car Club.

See the Westlake’s web site (www.wac.org.au) for more information if you are interested.

These restrictions have also resulted in our Wakefield State Supersprint scheduled for 20 September being postponed, hopefully to a date in late October but that is yet to be confirmed.

Phil Boyd

 

 

Organised by Westlakes Auto Club.

Dirt surface.

Please find below the supplementary regulations and entry form for the State Motorkhana being held on Sunday 23 August.

23rd August 2020 Motorkhana Entry Form

23rd August 2020 Motorkhana Supplementary Regulations

 

They are also available on the Westlakes Automobile Club website (www.wac.org.au).

Prospective entrants should pay particular attention to the Covid-19 requirements detailed in Section 35 of the Supplementary Regulations.

I will also email the regs and entry form out to known MCC competitors.

NO Motorkhana and Club point-scores.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 4th August 2020

Committee meeting

Held via Tele-conference

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

Please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

Friday, 7th August 2020

General meeting

Cancelled

Please refer to updates on the website or Facebook page

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28th July 2020

Competition Meeting

May be Cancelled?

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

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

 

Sunday 26th July 2020

Hunter Region – All British Day 2020

CANCELLED 

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

 

Sunday 19th July 2020

Robertson Pie Run – Postponed

 

In the interests of the safety of our members and the wider community we reluctantly have decided to postpone the drive to Robertson scheduled for Sunday 19th July. There are growing numbers of Covid 19 cases in Victoria and NSW .. in this environment of ‘high alert’ it is better for us to not gather, even in a paddock with pies!

We hope you all can enjoy singular trips out and about but admire the scenery from inside your minis... ‘till it’s safe to meet again.

Thanks to Evan Redman for the graphic.

 

Due to the upgrading of Covid-19 restrictions we have reluctantly decided to postponed this event to comply with the latest NSW Government restrictions on the limits of gatherings of people.

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

Mini Car Club members will enjoy a cruise along the mini friendly back roads from Sydney to Wollongong then up the renown Macquarie Pass before reaching our destination for lunch at Robertson Pie shop. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to book an inside venue so come prepared with chairs and blankets.

Meet at McDonalds, Heathcote, 9:30am for 10am departure. This year we will head south to Wollongong avoiding the main Motorway and travel the Old Princes Highway to Bulli tops then merge onto the M1 for our journey down Mt Ousley and south to Albion Park Airport where we turn right at the roundabout onto the Illawarra Highway and then climb up Macquarie Pass. We will be stopping at the Robertson pie shop for lunch.

Google map link here: Route to Robertson

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

Gus Staunton Points

 

Robertson via Macquarie Pass

Due to the upgrading of Covid-19 restrictions this event has been re-organised to comply with the latest NSW Government restrictions.

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

Mini Car Club members will enjoy a cruise along the mini friendly back roads from Sydney to Wollongong then up the renown Macquarie Pass before reaching our destination for lunch at Robertson Pie shop. Due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to book an inside venue so come prepared with chairs and blankets.

Meet at McDonalds, Heathcote, 9:30am for 10am departure. This year we will head south to Wollongong avoiding the main Motorway and travel the Old Princes Highway to Bulli tops then merge onto the M1 for our journey down Mt Ousley and south to Albion Park Airport where we turn right at the roundabout onto the Illawarra Highway and then climb up Macquarie Pass. We will be stopping at the Robertson pie shop for lunch.

Google map link here: Route to Robertson

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

Gus Staunton Points

Friday, 17th July 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

CANCELLED

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

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

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Committee Meeting

The committee is currently meeting via Teleconference.

Conference starts at 7:30pm

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

CANCELLED

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

Gus Staunton Points

 

 

 

Sunday 28th June 2020

Central Coast cruise & Lunch

 

Updated with new destination of Hardy’s Bay as parking at Terrigal is limited during whale watching season

 

This event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

Due to the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions this event has been re-organised to comply with the latest NSW Government restrictions.

 

Come and join us for our first event out of lock-down for a drive to the Central Coast and lunch at the Hardy’s Bay.

Mini Club Sydney members meet at Thornleigh McDonalds at 9:45 am for a 10am departure to drive up the Old Pacific Highway to arrive at Hardy’s Bay just before mid-day.

We will stop briefly to park outside the front of Worthington BMW, Kariong to meet the Minis on the Coast members. (approx. 11am)

To download Google map details click here: Route details

 

Please bring your own picnic or purchase food from the local café’s and don’t forget your chairs and picnic blankets.

Please remember to continue our social distancing and hand sanitiser.

For more information or to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112

Gus Staunton Points

 

Tuesday, 23rd June 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 21st June 2020

State Motorkhana – Nirimba

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED

 

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

Friday 19th June 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

Cancelled

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

Gus Staunton Points

Sunday 26th April 2020

CANCELLED

Mudgee Wings, Wheels and Wine

Checkout their website for further information and tickets

https://www.wingswheelsandwine.com.au/

refer to Invited Events or Events of Interest  for more information

Sunday 3rd May 2020

Wings over Illawarra

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

NEW DATE IN NOVEMBER

In the interests of Public Health and the directive of the Federal Government Wings Over Illawarra 2020 is being postponed. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 the Federal Government has made the decision to ban non-essential gatherings of more then 500 people. At this stage we have no idea on how long this ban will be in effect, and considering the risk to public health, along with the potential of travel bans being introduced, we feel it is in the best interests of the public and the future of the event to postpone until later in the year.

We would like to emphasize that we are postponing the event and not cancelling it.

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

Gus Staunton Points

Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Committee Meeting

During the current COVID 19 Social distancing requirements the committee is now meeting via Teleconference  at 7:30pm

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

CANCELLED

 

Friday, 19th May 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

CANCELLED

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

 

Tuesday, 23rd May 2020

Competition Meeting

The competition team may start meetings again as some restrictions are being removed

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058 for venue details

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

OASIS RUN

ALL OASIS RUNS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Contact Brian on 9602 9591 or email: peugeot505@optusnet.com.au 

HAY MINI NATIONALS

Now Postponed until the October long weekend. 2,3,4th October 2020

Download a copy here: Hay – Covid 19 Statement 3

Friday, 17th April 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

CANCELLED

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

Sunday 19th April 2020

CANCELLED

National Park run to Jamberoo

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

Friday, 3rd April 2020

General Meeting

CANCELLED

OASIS RUN

TUESDAY 7th APRIL 2020

CANCELLED

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

CANCELLED

State Motorkhana – Nirimba

Phil East
  • CANCELLED
  • Contact:  Bob Sprague  0414 670 320
  • On Motorkhana and Club pointscores

Sunday 29th March 2020

CANCELLED

Apple Pie Run to Bilpin

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

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

Gus Staunton Points

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

Gus Staunton Points

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.

Gus Staunton Points

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.

Gus Staunton Points

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

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)

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).

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

Gus Staunton Points

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

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)

Gus Staunton Points

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.

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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

 

 

Tuesday, 4th August 2020

Committee Meeting

The committee is currently meeting via Teleconference.

Conference starts at 7:30pm

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

 

 

Friday, 7th August 2020

General Meeting

CANCELLED

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

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Sunday 16th August 2020

Shannon's Classic Car Show

Cancelled due to Covid restrictions

For further details contact Robert Bradshaw on 0418 463 614 or (02)9973 2203

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Friday, 21st August 2020

Mini Enthusiasts Meeting

CANCELLED

Please keep up to date with the website and Facebook pages or contact the event organiser before attending.

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

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Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2020

Rylstone Classic

 

EVENT STATUS.

Please keep up to date with any changes due to Covid restrictions: https://www.rylstoneclassic.com/covid19

As of 14th July, the 2020 Rylstone Classic is still planned to proceed. Please monitor this page for future updates.

ENTRANT INFORMATION.

A key enabling component of the 2020 Rylstone Classic will be the capture of critical entrant information.

As a requirement of the COVID Safety Plan, we will need all entrants to update their information at check-in.

For both drivers and navigators will record your name, email and intended overnight location (if an overnight stay is applicable).

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION NOW.

Tracking entries and people movements is one of our biggest challenges in delivering a COVID Safe event.

If your plans or details have changed, please let us know.

If you have decided not to attend in 2020 or perhaps only attend a portion of the event, please let us know.

We ask that all entrants provide their information which we will append to your entry.

Please visit the website and update your details now  https://www.rylstoneclassic.com/covid19

 

Update 12th June

BREAKING: In response to today’s Federal Government announcement which scraps the 100 person cap in favour of the 4 square metre rule, we’re delighted to announce that our 10th anniversary event WILL go ahead!
With the changes likely to come into effect in July and our plans to involve all local clubs, pubs and restaurants we believe we can safely execute the event.
Of course, we will have a special focus on social distancing, hygiene controls and all measures required to keep us safe and compliant during registration and any points where the field will gather.
We will proceed as if the event is on, only postponing should the situation change.

Evan Redman
Event Director

 

This FREE 2 day event is for Mini owners and enthusiasts with other classic vehicles accepted upon application. The 2019 Rylstone Classic, to be held August 22,23, encompasses a range of novelty activities and will be conducted at a leisurely pace, befitting the vintage of our vehicles. With an overnight stay in wine country, the Rylstone Classic has grown over the past eight years to become one of Australia's marquee events for Mini enthusiasts, with numbers growing year on year.

There are a few changes this year with the most important being we have made the decision to move our Central Coast starting point from the Gosford Classic Car Museum to the Mingara Recreation Club at Tumbi Umbi.

It may be a few extra kilometres for our Sydney folk to travel, but the venue provides everything we need for a safe and ordered departure on the big day.

Plus, with a range of cafes on site, pre-fuelling will be a breeze!

Our entry form has been updated online, with all existing entries also corrected.

Register and keep up to date here: http://www.rylstoneclassic.com/

or on the Facebook page: The Rylstone Classic

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Update May 26th

With state-based restrictions updated almost daily and our 2020 plans to involve more pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants across Rylstone and Kandos for a Saturday evening Festival of Food, we're looking more and more likely that we can hold our event.

Our event's popularity - now with over 340 competitors - is our biggest challenge at the moment so stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks as we navigate the restrictions to put this puzzle together safely.

 

 

Sunday 6th September 2020

Phil Briggs Mini Run

The annual Phil Brigg’s Memorial Run this year is to Grey Gum International Café.

Meet at McDonald’s Vineyard / McGrath’s Hill, Cnr Groves Ave and Windsor Rd, McGrath’s Hill 10.00pm for 10.30pm departure.

Travel through Wilberforce and up the Putty Road to Colo and Colo Heights before reaching our destination. 88km approx. 1hour.

For more information please call Tammy or Ian Thompson 45 751776.

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Sunday 13th September 2020

All British Day 2020

Cancelled due to Covid restrictions

Mini Car Club of NSW Annual Show and Shine

Update on All British Day.

 

Sadly we have to announce that this years All British Day has now been cancelled 

For more information or to arrange for your entry ticket please contact Michael Benton 0411 019 112.

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Sunday 20th September 2020

State Supersprint Championship

Wakefield Park

Run by the Mini Car Club of NSW

Save the date as lots of officials needed

Testing of Entry Form Here

Contact Phil Boyd 0412 521 058

Further details to be provided

 

Friday 2nd October 2020

Welcome BBQ at Hay

Are you a member of the Mini Car Club NSW?

Are you making the trip to the Australian Hay Mini Nationals in October?

Would you like to enjoy a BBQ dinner after the long drive?

Then, we’d like to invite our members to the official ‘Welcome to Hay BBQ/get together’.

When? Friday, 2nd October 2020.

Where? At the Cobb Inlander Motel – 83 Lachlan St Hay NSW.

Kicks off at 5.30pm for a 6pm dinner.

Please RSVP to Julie 0419266620 by 26/9/2020

 

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2nd October to 5th October 2020

Hay Mini Nationals

 

 

 

Saturday 17th Sunday 18th October 2020

Western NSW – Weekend away

Members and mini enthusiasts are invited to join in for a great mini drive and weekend in the mid-west of NSW where our destination will be Bathurst.

We will check out the circuit on Saturday afternoon followed by a great feed on Saturday night.

Sunday morning breakfast will be at a local café, visits to local attractions then travel home on Sunday afternoon.

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

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21st to 25th October 2020

Moke Roundup Tamworth 2020

Information about the event can be found at: www.mokeroundup.com.au .

Or in our Events of Interest

 

 

 

Sunday 8th November 2020

Wings over Illawarra 2020

New Dates for Wings Over Illawarra 2020
As you are all aware, we had to postpone our event in May due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The new dates are 7th and 8th November 2020 and we are really looking forward to presenting the best show that we have ever been involved in.  I am sure by November, everyone, like us, will be looking forward to getting out and about and what better way to celebrate than at Australia’s largest and best airshow annual!!

We have been watching with great interest as the country slowly starts to open up and with borders now open and restrictions easing, we are very confident that Wings Over Illawarra will be a great success.

All tickets that have already been purchased for the May event are still valid!!  Simply print them out or show them on your phone to be scanned at the gate.

For those of you that need tickets head over to the website.  All the information is there.  Tickets for Saturday VIP’s are sold out but there are still tickets available for the Sunday.  There are still quite a few great options for gold pass and general admission ticket are always available.

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

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