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July 2012

Welcome to your MINI Register UK Newsletter Chairman’s Chat My apologies for the lack of a newsletter over the past few months, but here is your July issue and I hope you enjoy it! As you may have noticed we have a new MINI Register logo as part of our revamp we and inline with current BMW policy on owner clubs we are not to use the BMW roundel or MINI wings in our club logo. We are also launching a MINI Register UK website but still using the BMW Car Club GB forums, club shop etc.

In This Issue Ÿ Chairman’s Chat Ÿ Inspired By Goodwood Ÿ Ÿ MINI Trackday's Ÿ Your MINI Ÿ Members offers Ÿ Events Calendar & Club Contacts

I am after content for your newsletter, so if you have any vehicle running reports, event reports, technical tips, just what is going on in your area or may be an idea for a MINI register event just send all your thoughts and ideas to: ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk Regards Ian A Martin Chairman – MINI Register UK

Ÿ Membership Form


Inspired By Goodwood The MINI Rolls Royce! All text & photos courtesy of BMW Press Club

MINI Inspired by Goodwood goes on sale ! MINI driving pleasure in a uniquely premium package .

Inside the MINI Inspired by Goodwood, specially selected materials and precise craftsmanship guarantee the highest degree of comfort. The dashboard, central console, air vents, carpets, heated lounge leather seats, roof lining, doors and interior cladding all boast the exclusive Rolls-Royce colour Cornsilk.

As MINI Inspired by Goodwood makes its European debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, MINI announces UK pricing for the stunning car which blends Rolls-Royce luxury with the unmistakable MINI driving experience.

The dashboard and door handle surfaces, which are manufactured in Goodwood are finished in Walnut Burr, a premium wood trim exclusive to Rolls-Royce.

From 30th June 2011 customers will be able to place their order for one of just 1,000 MINI Inspired by Goodwood models priced at ÂŁ41,000. The first of these unique cars will be delivered in March 2012. MINI Inspired by Goodwood is the result of an exceptional collaboration between MINI and the Rolls-Royce Motors Cars design team. The special edition MINI features top-grade materials and the highest level of workmanship providing the car with a luxurious charisma and an incomparably high-quality ambience.


The MINI Inspired by Goodwood also features cashmere roof linings, sun visors and rear storage tray as well as deep-pile lambswool foot mats – a quality also featured in current Rolls-Royce models.

The most striking features of the exterior design are the body finish in the exclusive Rolls-Royce colour Diamond Black metallic and 17-inch light alloy wheels sporting a multi-spoke design.

The MINI Inspired by Goodwood is powered by a l.6-litre 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection and variable valve control. The power unit, which is featured in the new MINI Cooper S - it is the most efficient engine in its displacement class.

The MINI Inspired by Goodwood’s range of high-quality equipment offered as standard also includes Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Park Distance Control, automatic air conditioning, an onboard computer, MINI Navigation and the audio system Radio MINI Visual Boost, which includes the Harman Kardon Hi-fi speaker system. The car also comes with MINI’s 5 year servicing package; MINI TLC. Customers can find out more about the MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD at www.mini.co.uk and can place an order at their local MINI dealership.■


Your MINI ! JUSTIN INOTT’S MINI COOPER S

Now I’ve joined the MINI Register, I want to be apart of all the meetings, days out and events around the Derby and Nottingham areas for mini followers to meet up now and again. Justin explains how he joined the MINI family! Fellow MINI Register members In the early days of July this year I was on route to surprise my Father in Cornwall for his 69th birthday at that time I had driven an old boys car a Citroën Xsara Picasso, but instead of surprising him on his holidays I slammed my breaks at a dealership that entertained MINI Cooper’s S’s D's as well as One’s with BMW cars and Volkswagen’s available at hand.

Here are a few of photos of the new little lady in my life (best not tell the Mrs!!!!) They say you have to believe in fate!!!! Justin Inott

If you have a story about your MINI why not share it After pulling in I instantly fell in love with a 52 plate with your fellow MINI Register members! Dark Silver MINI Cooper S with only 64,000 on the clock for it's year!!! Send your story to: ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk The test drive... Well, let's just say I was in Cornwall for 2 days and by the 3rd day of coming back up to Derbyshire I was a proud owner of a MINI Cooper S. I have never made a more rash yet perfect purchase of anything in all my adult years!


Track Days

BMW Car Club is busy doing things for MINI owners too! Ever fancied taking taking your MINI around a racetrack? Why not take advantage of events arranged by the BMW Car Club GB at discount prices for members, contact Nick Wright call 07714 805 804 or email nick@bmwcarclubgb.co.uk

Track Events 2012 Date 16th July 24th September 7th November

Event Croft Circuit Silverstone GP Circuit Snetterton

Cost £200 £275 £130

Overview of the 2011 FIA WRC Calendar. Date

Event

Winner

17-22 January 09-12 February 08-11 March 29 March-01 April 27-29 April 24-27 May 22-24 June 02-04 August 24-26 August 13-16 september 04-07 October 18-21 October 08-11 November

Rallye Monte-Carlo Rally Sweden Rally Guanajuato Mexico Vodafone Rally de Portugal Philips Rally Argentina Acropolis Rally Greece Brother Rally New Zealand Nestse Oil Rally Finland ADAC Rallye Deutschland Wales Rally GB Rallye de France - Alsace Rally d’Itallia Sardegna RACC-Rally de Espana

S. Loeb J. Latvala S. Loeb M. Østberg S. Loeb S. Loeb S. Loeb


Stratstone MINI

Discounts on MINI parts & accessories at Stratstone MINI ! Stratstone Deals! Watch out for MINI Register UK special deals from Stratstone MINI at Doncaster, Chesterfield & Derby this is in addition to the discounts & benefits that all MINI Register UK & BMW Car Club GB members receive at all UK MINI & BMW dealerships also including a number of independent traders using their BMW Car Club membership card.

For latest offers contact Shaun Gray Parts Advisor at Stratstone - Chesterfield Tel: 01246 208681 Email: shaun.gray@stratstone.com


C A L E N DA R O F E V E N T S Sunday 8th July British Mini Day Hosted by the British Mini Club. This show had be postponed from the 6th of May due to the condition of the show-grounds. MINI Register UK been invited to display MINIs at this event held at Himley Hall, near Dudley, DY3 4DF Sunday 2nd September Minifest 2012 - Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire The British Mini Clubs annual Mini Fest at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire is back and held on the 2nd September 2012. This a fantastic show with everything for the Mini/MINI fan and enthusiast. Including all the top traders, a full compliment of clubs and the grand finals of the British Mini Clubs Premier Mini Concours. Your MINI Register will be there with a clubstand so please get in touch if you’d like to display you pride & joy. Date to be confirmed MINI Factory Tour - Oxford The tour will be during a week day afternoon limited to a maximum of 25, unfortunately no under 14’s Starting from Stratstone MINI Doncaster, then onto Stratstone MINI Chesterfield & Derby before departing to Oxford Full details to be confirmed.

For full details on all events please email: ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk More events to follow in your next newsletter! If you know of any MINI events in your area that like including in your newsletter, just email the details to: ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk

MONTHLY PUB MEETS There is regular monthly BMW Car Club pub meets held all over the UK, all MINI Register members are welcome to join any of them and this is probably the best place to keep up to date with what is happening in your local area, the regions hold a lot of family events and visits. For information on your local meet please contact your regional contact below or your MINI Register Chairman. As well as the monthly pub meets the BMW Car Club Regions hold many family events as well as motoring events. For full up to date information in your area visit the BMW Car Club Website ‘Events’ section:

http://www.bmwcarclubgb.co.uk BMW Car Club Regional Contacts: Central East Anglia North East North West Scotland South East South West: Cornwall Devon Wales Western Wessex Ireland

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MINI Register Contacts Chairman – Ian A Martin Phone: - 08451 569754 (24/7) Fax: - 01302 536284 (Please call before faxing) Mobile: - 07879 642 593 (Late afternoons & evenings only please) Email: -

ian@miniregisteruk.co.uk

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MINI Register UK Newsletter July 2012