Based at Lotherton Hall a charming Edwardian house and country estate once home to the Gascoigne family. There is something for everyone to enjoy here; from the country house to the bird garden, the gardens, the deer, the cafe and stables, woodland walks and kids playground
I dont see a limit on tickets available, and considering the Abarth crew had 70+ cars booked, id like to hope we can get a good gathering together.
I will even open this up for those not with MINIs too, lets call you our "Support Crew" Just make sure you choose FULL ON MINIs so you can be with the group. I will have the event shelter, banner and club flags with us.
Click on the link for further information :)
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So I’ve managed to get an order of some REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT key rings. They are limited in numbers mind, and once they land they will be going live in the store.
Black with White lettering
Black with Yellow lettering
Red with White lettering
Green with White lettering
Pink with White lettering
White with Black lettering
Baby Blue with White lettering
Size: About 12.5cm X 2.5cm (4.92'' X 0.98'')
Price: £5.00 each
Get them while you can !
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Put my private plate on-looks better with it on. Will put more photos up shortly.
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I've thrown together a route based on a few roads I know that's a lot more dynamic than driving up the A69 or A695. It does seem a little bit long (approaching 50 miles one way!) but does promise for some more interesting driving. I'm going to have a look up there today to check that the whole route is MINI friendly 😆
The route back is yet to be decided but will be more straight forward.
It can be found here: <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m60!1m12!1m3!1d126721.38192415837!2d-2.1395173882674268!3d54.86584033278322!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m45!3e0!4m5!1s0x487e77eec5b70a03%3A0xcd5745262b29507d!2sMcDonald's%2C+The+Precinct%2C+WESLEY+COURT%2C+Blaydon+Hwy%2C+Blaydon-on-Tyne+NE21+5BT!3m2!1d54.9652234!2d-1.7137706!4m3!3m2!1d54.960492599999995!2d-1.7416323999999999!4m3!3m2!1d54.954639699999994!2d-1.7810481!4m3!3m2!1d54.9309437!2d-1.8232967!4m3!3m2!1d54.923589199999995!2d-1.8938083!4m3!3m2!1d54.935003699999996!2d-1.9671189999999998!4m3!3m2!1d54.9414028!2d-2.0101144!4m3!3m2!1d54.9473548!2d-2.0664148!4m5!1s0x487db9ebe6453395%3A0xce7488704bf84a8c!2sLangley+Castle!3m2!1d54.9565388!2d-2.2593058!4m3!3m2!1d54.769971899999994!2d-2.5510737!5e1!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1556788362238!5m2!1sen!2suk" width="1920" height="1080" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
This route would take us 'over the top' via Greenside, Leadgate, Hedley, Broomley, Linnels and Sunnyside through to Langley. And I'm sure you all know the way from Langley to Heartside!
I'm proposing a 9am meeting time at Blaydon McDonald's ready to set off at around 9:30am. We'll have a pit stop and photo shoot at Langley Castle before the blast up to Heartside.
As the Cafe is now.. crispy.. I say we go into Alston and have Fish and Chips before heading back towards home.
Any feedback is welcome, especially on the dynamic route. If you think it would be better to take a more straight forward route there, have your say!
^ Photo stolen from @Kettlepot
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FOM have been invited to celebrate their 10th Birthday and to raise some money for charity, we get to show off our MINIs and im led to believe there's CAKE too.....who doesnt want cake ?!
I will have more details soon once ive had some more talks with DDB Detailing, but it would be great for us to show our MINIs off in force
Let me know below if you can come
Image courtesy of DDB Detailing
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We will start off at A) McDonalds Metro Centre (meet 9am to leave before 9.30am), aiming for the ol` Military Road and the A68. From the A68 we will come off for Rothbury, some twists and main turns later its a stop off at Fontburn Reservoir. Looking for Rothbury we will head off up the A697 looking for Lilburn, which is many turns and twists (get the theme here) later a turn left at Chillingham Castle then right at Chatton, brief jaunt up the A1, off at Easington, look for Bamburgh Castle for another break. From here its a short squirt of power for lunch at Seahouses making sure you have change for the car park and when we are full of fish, chips, chicken nuggets and curry sauce we will have a leisurely/enjoyable drive back through Embleton, Warkworth, Amble, A1 and back to D) the same start McDonalds for a run Debrief
Of course if you cant make this date (which looks to be the best date so far according to the poll) then we will still have other runs to be had through the year.
Everyone's input is key to making these events/runs a success
To see Octobers Castle run, see below..
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Where: Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes, Lancs FY8 4JX
When: Sunday, 14th July 2019 at 10:00–16:00
So, It has just been confirmed that 14th July is the date for this years Mega MINI Meet at Lytham Hall near Blackpool. Plenty of time to book some time off work. Will add more info as and when it becomes available ...
Stand spaces are readily available, we have no limit at present and always get a good place to be.
Stand so far (13) comprising:
Simon & Donna
Chris & Jamie
Mr Adds Dad :)
Andy (friend of Gus6)
See more images of our day :
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Its pretty well specced to be fair, and what with the 595 Competiione having 180bhp in something that weights as much as a shoe, its pretty damn good if im honest. Yes its only a 1.4, and the seat position is odd an high, it certainly has the noise from the full monza exhaust system and pace of something Donna would really go for. Its got a BMC induction kit, special black leather upgraded seats, carbon fibre steering wheel centre section, alcantara dash top, full Brembo brake package with drilled front and rear discs and a pretty funky full LCD dash. Donna says she can get more shopping in this than the MINI, but I wouldn't know anything about that comment haha.
I think ive surprised a few who ive taken out in it @LCWElvin @Kai2k
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Just a quick note to say FOM will have a club stand at this years MINI in the Park. It wont be at Santa Pod any more, but actually Mallory park for 2019.
For more info see http://www.minishow.co.uk/mini-show
Like I say, we will be having a club stand, I will post a link up in the next few days on how to get your tickets. DONT buy any until I post how
Last years FOM Club stand at MINI in the Park, at Santa Pod...
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A blast back in time to show what fun we had, and for those wanting to join us on our club stand for 2019, there are plenty of spaces available. :D
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I know the R59 is a bit of a Marmite car and the Kite Blue adds to that.. But I dig it!
So here's the start of my build thread. Nothing to report on as of yet and I'll be taking it slow until the warranty runs out but a few small cosmetic mods are on the cards.
Really looking forward to the show season this year and praying for a great summer! ☀
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I'm based in Teesside in the North East of England.
...Have a read of this highly detailed picture intensive Build Thread to find out more...
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