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Vale – John Smidt. The Mini King

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It is with extreme sadness that we advise that Mini enthusiast’s good friend and stalwart of the Mini world John Smidt, the original and only Mini King, passed away on Thursday 25th May 2023 after a long battle with cancer.
The funeral for John will be held on Wednesday 7th June at 1pm, followed by a wake at the same location.
John’s son Harrison has asked us to pass on to those who knew John and who wished to pay their respects that they are most welcome to join his family and friends on this day.
Wanda Surf Club
2 Marine Esplanade
Wanda Beach
Cronulla, 2230



Convoy of Minis

The Mini Car Club of NSW, President, Rob Weir, is co-ordinating a convoy of Mini’s to drive from Todd Park, Blakehurst to Wanda Surf Club. Meet at 11:30am in the Carss Bush Park parking area, off Bunyala Street, Blakehurst for a 12:00 noon departure. Wear your favourite Mini shirt and bring your Mini.