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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…..we’re quite a friendly bunch of people. 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 – 30th October 2019


It’s that time of year again… escaping…..The Thames Valley Region’s CHRISTMAS MEAL!! This is on Friday 29th November at The Crooked Billet in Hook, 7pm for 7.30. The price is £22 for two courses or £27 for three courses. A £5 deposit will be needed in advance and also your menu choices. A copy of the menu has been published on the MCR forum and also on our region’s Facebook page. If you need one sent to you then contact Lorraine or Clive.

Although this is generally a quieter time of year there are still events to consider. The NEC Lancaster Classic Motor Show has plenty to look at and buy. The MCR’s social weekend in Bournemouth is in January. If you’ve never experienced this weekend then you don’t know what you’re mssing!

Clive has had some new Thames Valley Region car stickers made so you can pick one up at the meetings in Hook.

I hope you enjoyed reading about The Thames Valley Tour in Cooper World, kindly written by Melanie Brooks. We were joined by members from the Windsor TR Club. We all had a fantastic day thanks to the event organisers and the weather! We hope to be running this event again next year.

From gearknobs and clothing to stickers and badges, you can find celebratory Mini 60th Anniversary items 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 “summer” 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 “summer” 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.

8th-10th November 2019 NEC Classic Motor Show. Not a Mini show but with around 300 vehicle club stands there will be plenty of Minis to see, together with a large autojumble, hundreds of specialist exhibitors, demonstrations and a host of celebrities! Well worth a visit! You can find a discount club code for Saturday or Sunday tickets in CooperWorld.

25th-26th January 2020 MCR Hinton Firs weekend, BournemouthA social weekend filled with fun and frivolities, not to be missed! Contact: Josh Bromage 07950 753299

29th March 2020 Brooklands Mini Day We hope to have our usual stand at this event. More details to follow.

That’s all for now. Hope to see you at the Christmas meal. The weather hasn’t been too kind recently but enjoy your Minis anyway, Autumn is upon us but it’s not quite hibernation time yet.



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