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Your MINI Register UK Newsletter

MINI Clubman - Bond Street An Exclusive Special Edition inspired by London’s famous shopping street

Following in the wheel tracks of illustrious London-inspired MINI special editions such as the Camden, Bayswater and Baker Street, MINI presents an exclusive new Clubman limited edition model named after London’s most famous high-end shopping street. Due to premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the MINI Clubman Bond Street fuses the inherent practicality and superb driving dynamics of the Clubman, with a unique interior and exterior interpretation that reflects the style of this most upmarket of London addresses. Production will begin in March 2013, and like many of the goods retailed in the street that bears the same name, such exclusivity will only be available for a strictly limited period: the MINI Clubman Bond Street will be on sale for a limited time only!

The MINI Clubman Bond Street is finished in a distinctive and lustrous Midnight Black Metallic for the exterior, with a contrasting roof, exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes and the lower sections of the C-pillars all finished in Cool Champagne. Distinctive light-alloy wheels fur-

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Inside this issue: ther distinguish this exclusive Clubman: a twin spoke 17” design in black with a highlight being the trim ring around their edge in Cool Champagne. Further embellishment comes from the ‘Bond Street’ script applied to the side indicator surrounds and on the doors’ sill protection strips. Inside, lounge leather sports seats are finished in Carbon Black with contrast piping and stitching. The instrument panel is covered in Black/Carbon Black leather, while other interior surfaces are finished in Deep Champagne. The Chrome Line interior package adds the final flourish to a highly distinctive and truly premium cabin ambience.

MINI CLUBMAN BOND STREET

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DEALER OF THE YEAR 2012

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As you would expect with such an exclusive

Golden Jubilee 2 Celebration of Paddy Hopkirk’s 1964 Monte Carlo victory. MINI REGISTER UK 2013 EVENTS

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CONTACTS

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BMW CAR CLUB GB EVENTS

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Upcoming Events: BROOKLANDS MINI DAY 2013 BROOKLANDS MUSEUM SUNDAY 24TH MARCH

limited edition model, the MINI Clubman Bond Street benefits from a wealth of standard equipment, including front fog lights, Chrome line exterior package, climate control, on-board computer, Bluetooth, USB functionality, rain sensor and automatic headlamp activation, sport leather steering wheel, height adjustment for both front seats, the storage package and the lighting package. As with every MINI, customers can enhance the appeal of their car further using the extensive options list of comfort, convenience, design and technology features. The MINI Clubman Bond Street is available with four engine options, consisting of two petrol engines and two diesel-powered options: the MINI Cooper (122hp), MINI Cooper S (184hp), MINI Cooper D (112hp) and MINI Cooper SD (143hp). All engines are linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed automatic available as an option. 

MEGA MINI MEET 2013 LYTHAM HALL SUNDAY 21ST APRIL MINI IN THE PARK 2013 SANTA POD SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST BMW & MINI FESTIVAL 2013 GAYDON 17TH & 18TH AUGUST THE BIG MINI SHOW PENKRIDGE MARKET SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

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MINI UK ANNOUNCES 2012 DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER MINI UK announced Sytner Sheffield as the best MINI dealer in the UK after presenting the dealership with the prestigious Dealer of the Year Award at an awards ceremony held at its National Dealer Conference event in Helsinki.

Golden Jubilee Celebration of Paddy Hopkirk’s 1964 Monte Carlo victory. Belfast native Paddy Hopkirk became a folk hero in Ireland following his victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. He is unquestionably Ireland’s greatest ever rally driver and one of the Emerald Isle’s best known sports personalities. This will be a celebration of the golden jubilee of his famous success, one which will undoubtedly catch the public imagination.

The program will include: a floodlit display of MINIs, old and new, in the forecourt of the Titanic Belfast. Pride of place will go to 33 EJB which has never been to Ireland. Cocktail reception, with a 15 min compilation video of Paddy’s rally career shown on large screens, introduction of Paddy, Gala dinner with concert by Phil Coulter one of Ireland’s greatest musicians. Presenting the award to Mark Winterbottom, MINI Brand Manager for Sytner Sheffield, Jochen Goller, Director MINI UK, said: “Smashing targets set in ten different areas of the dealership business, this dealer has one of the strongest sales teams in the network. Everyone in the team demonstrated that through dedica-

To be held at the Titanic Belfast, 22nd February 2014.

tion and hard work they could achieve the results that have put this dealer on top. “Sytner Sheffield’s efforts, together with our entire UK dealer network, helped MINI achieve record UK sales in 2012 and the combination of MINI’s unique brand image and the expanding product portfolio continues to attract new MINI fans.” 

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MINI Register UK 2013 Events Brooklands Mini Day 2013 – Sunday 24th March in the grounds of the Brooklands Museum This will be the 13th year of this event and the 4th that the MINI Register will be attending, I have booked a club stand for six MINI’s with the option of further if need be, so get your name down & enjoy a great MINI/Mini day out! Unfortunately by the time you read this advance ticket sales, entry for the Show’n’Shine & Test Hill will be closed.

Mega Mini Meet 2013 – Sunday 21st April in the grounds of Lytham Hall, Lytham, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4JX. Mini Cars Clubs, Show N Shine, Mini Pageant, Trade Stands, Vintage Market, food, music and much more! Admission: £2 per Adults / 50p per Child / £5 per Family Ticket £5 per Car (Inc occupancy) I’m planning on booking a clubstand, so please let me know if you’d like attend so I can give the organisers an idea of numbers.

Other key 2013 events announced so far! Mini in the Park 2013 – Sunday 11th August at Santa Pod Raceway National BMW Festival 2013 – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon – Lets try to make a big MINI display at this one for 2013.

URGENT! - Please let me know as soon as possible if you are attending Gaydon 2013 as I need to reserve spaces for all you MINI owners! The Big MINI Show 2013—Sunday 15th September at Penkridge Market, Stone Cross, Penkridge, ST19 5AP This is a brand new show for 2013 aimed at the Modern MINI owner, I have booked a clubstand for 6 MINI’s but we do have the option for more, Tickets are priced at:£6 Each In advance£8 On The Gate, Under 14′s Are Free! Get in touch if you’d like to join us on the clubstand! MINI Factory Tour 2013 Visit the MINI Factory and see the production line from pressings being delivered to cars driven off the end of the line! The tours only run Monday to Friday and under 14’s not permitted – I haven’t set a date yet , and thanks for all your suggested dates, I am working on it! DB Schenker Rail UK staff will be joining us on this tour after allowing us to visit their Toton site in February.

For 2014! Paddy Hopkirk Golden Anniversary 2014 – A celebration of his winning the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in his Classic Mini ’33 EJB’ being held at the Titanic Belfast, 22nd February 2014. Watch this section and the Irish Region for further details on this exciting milestone in Mini/MINI history!

T There are a lot more MINI events in the pipeline, but open to any suggestions for more or alternatives!

Contact Details Email:

ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk

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01865 589 550

“The Mini is like DR Who’s Tardis – as small as phone box outside, as big as the Albert Hall inside!” – John Cooper Page 3


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Forward Drive - Issue 1 March 2013