From time to time we email people who have registered their cars for invites to shows etc.
Unfortunately we receive a lot of "bounced" emails.
Would you be sure to send us an update if you change your email address via the contact form please?
This is the only way we can communicate with you.

No MOT for our 1959 Minis

As from the 18th November 2012 it will not be necessary to MOT pre 1960 cars.

For full details please read this letter recently sent to us by the DVLA.

We currently have 184 1959 Minis registered.
Morris Austin
Clipper Blue 36 Speedwell Blue 14
Cherry Red 30 Tartan Red 29
Old English White 22 Farina Grey 24
Moke
(Green)
4
Non Standard 14 Non Standard 11
Total 102 Total 82
The break down between De-luxe and basic is as follows:
De-luxe 104
Basic 22
Unrecorded 58

Mini Shows Gallery 2011

Gaydon Mini Festival July 4th 2011

We had 10 cars on our stand this year. Many thanks to Les Darcey, Kate Perrins, James Parker, Stuart Keeping, Malcolm Speirs, Tony Billingham, Bill Bell, Trevor Ripley, Don Read and British Motor Heritage for 621 AOK.
We thought this was one of the best shows at Gaydon for a while. Lots of very interesting cars to see including the 2nd built Cooper S, the oldest known Woody, Bob Harts Beach Car and many other lovely Minis.
Good to meet and chat to the various motoring journalists that came to see us including Jon Pressnell, Anders Ditlev Clausager and Quentin Willson. Quentin is actually in the process of restoring a 1959 Mini.
Thanks to everyone who came to look at our stand.. It was good to see you all. It seems the interest in these early cars grows and grows.

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Beaulieu National Mini Cooper Day June 12th 2011

I attended the show with 7VME, although the weather was dreadful a good attendance by mini enthusiasts and lots of Mini Coopers from all over Europe made up for the weather.
Pride of place in the main arena went to the motor museum owned single seat racing car developed by John Cooper, it was built prior to Mk 1 Minis. Sharing the front of house show spot next to it was, 7 VME a 1959 Austin Mini from the 59 register which helped to demonstrate early Mk 1 Mini development.
It was these early Mk1s that led to the construction of the Mini Coopers, these eventually being so successful as racing cars and Monte Carlo rally winning Minis.
John Cooper recognised a good car when he found one, bit like us on the 59 register!!!
Stuart Keeping.

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