Message sent by Lorraine Hampson

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by Lorraine Hampson



A reminder that our meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at The Crooked Billet, London Road, Hook, Hants, RG27 9EH from 8pm. All members are very welcome, you don’t have to own a Mini Cooper – any mini will do! It doesn’t matter if you turn up without your mini either….just come along for a drink and a chat with other members. If you have any technical queries about your minis then there is bound to be somebody at the meeting who can help you.

NEXT MEETING – 26th June 2019


Have you seen the “Technical Topics” article in Cooper World written by local member Richard Pengelly? This is Part 5 of a series of articles by Richard highlighting the importance of issues relating to the age on tyres of our classics.

If you were involved with our region’s stand at Beaulieu then well done…..we won the best regional stand award! A big thank you to everyone! If you were at the National Mini Show at Beaulieu then I’m sure you’ll agree it was a fantastic day, helped of course, by the weather. A huge amount of organisation goes into this day – well done to Tony Salter and his team. Look out for the report from the day in Cooper World and also in other Mini magazines.

Our summer run – The Thames Valley Tour 2019 on the 28th July is now full! Fantastic to hear this and thanks to Terry and Clive for the organisation. This event has no competitive element, and is intended as an opportunity for you to drive your pride and joy through the picturesque Thames Valley for a distance of about 85 miles.
Contact Terry on or Clive on

Celebratory Mini 60th Anniversary items are now available in our club shop and more goodies are being added on a regular basis….if you can’t find what you’re looking for then please ask. Have a look at the website Mini Cooper Register and click on club shop.


1st Sunday of each month: Bill Rawles Classic Cars Natter & Nibbles 10am-1pm Unit 2, Dukes Mill, Station Approach, Medstead, GU34 5EN First Sunday of every month in the summer between April to September, a coffee morning and consequently classic car show. This relaxed and informal event is open to any make and model, whether you are a customer or not, we don’t mind as we are just car enthusiasts too who enjoy the show. Bacon rolls, tea, coffee and cake is supplied (free for a charity donation).

1st Sunday of each month: Classic Car Sunday at the Departure Lounge, Alton All pre 1990 classic cars are welcome to the Classic Car Sunday meets that take place on the first Sunday of each month during the summer. The free meet starts from 2.00pm, where owners can take part in a chilled and relaxed Sunday afternoon classic car gathering. The site has ample free parking on a dedicated event field. The Cafe has full facilities.

16 June 2019 Deer’s Hut Classic Car Day Hampshire 10am – 6pm OPEN TO ALL CLASSICS. All roads will lead to the Griggs Green pub where hundreds of cars will be at this FREE show.. People love to admire the wonderful cross section of cars from Bugattis to the classic old VW Campervans and reminisce of days gone bye.
Deer’s Hut, Griggs Green, Longmoor Road, Liphook GU30 7PD

30th June: Barons Hindhead MINI brunch meet. London Rd, Hindhead GU26 6AE 10am-4pm They will be giving away some goodies at the event too for a couple of their competition winners; competitions on the day include Show & Shine, Modern MINI, Classic Mini.

28th July: Thames Valley Tour in conjunction with the TR club. This event has no competitive element, and is intended as an opportunity for you to drive your pride and joy through the picturesque Thames Valley for about 85 miles. See ad in CooperWorld.

4th August: The annual Phyllis Tuckwell Classic Car Show has a new venue this year -Waverley Abbey School, Tilford Street, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2AE. Celebrating 40 years of Phyllis Tuckwell, with classic and vintage vehicles through the decades!
We welcome all types of motors, bikes, cars – the more the merrier! Join us a for a great day out, with music, food, stalls and much more in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

Date – Sunday 4th August

Time – From 10am

Venue – Waverley Abbey School, Tilford, GU10 2AE

Entry – £5 per vehicle

Application form:

11th August Cranleigh Classic Car Show & Autojumble The show is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Parking is free at the Cranleigh Showground. In addition to over 1,000 classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes and a large autojumble, there will be attractions for all the family, including:

Arena events, hosted by TV presenter Mark Evans with Cranleigh Lions classic car nuts Jamie Currie & Nigel West

Craft, antique and collectables stalls

Great food and a licensed bar

Festival music

Children’s rides and entertainment

A great day out for the whole family!

17th August The Collectively Camberley Car Show 10am till 4pm. Spaces are limited for this town-centre show,sign up online. Now in its 8th year and raising funds for charity

25th August 2019 Minis at Goodwood (a bank holiday weekend).The event has been organised in the spirit of The Italian Job charity event, and the main aim, as well as providing a unique day out, is to raise a fantastic amount for the nominated charity, Buttle UK.As with the Italian Job, Minis at Goodwood is open to any Mini, old or new. They’ll also welcome any vehicle that featured in the original 1969 film (Lamborghini Miura, E-Type Jag, Aston DB4 and others), or any vehicle which has competed in the Italian Job event.
The main element of the Italian Job is the navigational drive, and there will be a drive out into the fabulous Sussex countryside into the event!
They couldn’t have an event at Goodwood without taking you around the iconic racing circuit, and no Italian Job would be complete without a special stage or two.

15th Sept The Rural Life Centre at Tilford, Farnham 10am – 5pm The Classic vehicle Gathering returns to attract all manner of vintage vehicles. From motorbikes to Fords, Jaguars, Austins and Zephyrs, there will be plenty to delight classic vehicle fans.

21st Sept : The Herald Classic Car Show (Alton) The popular annual Alton Herald Classic Car Show returns to Alton town centre on Saturday 21st Sept 10am-4pm.
Hundreds of classic, vintage, American and military vehicles will line the whole town area. Live entertainment will be on offer in the Market Square.

20th-27th Sept Minis to Ireland

That’s all for now. Enjoy your Minis, whether driving them or working on them. Summer is already here!



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