We meet on the last Thursday of every month at “The Manger” in Bradfield Combust.
This public house is on the A134 Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury road, about 4 miles outside
Bury. The meetings usually start at about 8.00pm and are very informal and we have
the chance to chat over a (soft) drink about our latest upgrades, engine problems,
Mini runs, club stands at local events and all other Mini related matters.
We have a trading post where you can sell or buy bits and pieces. Advertising is
at no cost to you. Click on the trading post page to see what’s there.
If you have an interest in the car and want to think about joining before committing,
just turn up at the next meeting or event to parade your pride and joy, along with
the rest of us.
You may want to follow the links to other sites on the next pages, some may be of
interest to you. Thanks for looking.
The latest updates to the site are noted below with the date of the update, what
page & a summary of what the update is. Updates will be left on for a while.
We will be putting together a programme of events we will be attending in 2014 shortly.
If you want to become a member of the club and be involved in the events, please
fill out the 2014 membership form available HERE.The cost is staying at £15 per
year for a single membership and £18 for family membership. This cost relates to
£1 per month plus £3 (or £6 for family membership) to cover insurances for our meetings,
web site and runs.
We had 28 paid up members in 2013, and are looking for a few more in 2014. If you
want the special offers, please fill in the membership form - thanks!
If you join the Club, you will get a membership card and we have a parts club account
at Motorspares. To qualify for the discounts they offer, just present the membership
card at any of their shops. There will also be reduced or free entry to some of the
shows we will attend.
THERE ARE WEB SITES OF OTHER CLUBS ON THE CONTACT PAGE:
The Norfolk Mini Owners Club, East Anglian Practical Classics, POSH Mini Owners Club,
Essex Mini Club, Safmini, The Mini Register (Free to join) and a new club, MiniClubUK.
SUFFOLK RUN 2013.
WHICH IS THE REAL COUNTRYMAN!! THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW SHOW JUST ABOUT 50 YEARS OF
Thanks to the 17 people who turned up to our first meeting of 2014, we have 25 members
already this year and a healthy number going to the various shows. If anybody wants
a list of the shows we will be attending, please email me and I will send you a copy
- if you are not a member of the Club and want to join us, you are more than welcome.
A few more events have been added to the page and you can see that not all are Mini
shows. If anybody with an “interesting” vehicle wants to join us at, say, Euston
Hall rural Pastimes, please email me. The next club meeting is 27th March 2014 and
membership forms are still available (see below) and Suffolk Run entry forms are
also available below.
Opposite is a photograph of me presenting Hospital Play Specialist Leigh Baldwin
with portable CD players and vouchers for play equipment all to the total value of
£500. All will be of great value to the Rainbow Ward and thanks to all who bought
draw tickets and to those who provided prizes for the draw.
You may be aware that there are a lot of people upset by the increasing size of the so-called MINI - amongst other modern vehicles. Classic and Sports Car magazine have had a number of readers writing in to show photographs of old models that were thought to be big, dwarfed by cars like Nissan Micra’s (yep, they’re not that small). One photograph shows the new MINI Countryman being much larger than the old Volvo Estate, which was thought to be huge. A gentleman with a bit of time on his hands decided to make a cardboard cut-out of a classic Mini and see if he could fit it in the new Countryman. He did it - see the link below! You may not understand the writing but the message is there!!