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Hi All, this is my MINI Cooper S for sale. Its has been water damaged within the interior by the previous owner. More information can be supplied. Get in touch with me with your contact details so I can contact you.
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Welcome Just Car Care to FULL ON MINIs
We are pleased to announce Just Car Care to FULL ON MINIS ! 
 
"Just Car Care is a car cleaning and detailing product retailer based in South Hetton, North East of England. We offer everything from car care products to professional detailing services by accredited, trained detailers in house. Whether you're looking for the best car shampoo, car wax or polish or to have your paintwork professionally polished & corrected by us, we have something for everyone at Just Car Care."
 
Brands Just Car Care are involved:

 
Just Car Care are offering up to 10% discount for FULL ON MINIs members (excluding Pressure washers and power Tools) by using the code "FOM10". How awesome is that, thank you ! 
 
JUST CAR CARE HQ
Unit 5 Front Street, South Hetton Industrial Estate
South Hetton, DH6 2UZ
 
Email: sales@justcarcare.co.uk
Tel: 01915437234
 
WALK IN OPENING TIMES
Mon - Fri, CLOSED
Saturday, 10AM - 4PM
Sunday, 10AM - 4PM
 
Website: 
https://www.justcarcare.co.uk
 
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JustCarCare/
 

 

 

 

 
 
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Making my own MINI Challenge entertainment
Felt like i needed some MINI fun so found the F56 Challenge race car via Race Department, got it loaded into the PC version of Assetto Corsa and hey presto, some good clean close racing fun.
 
The video i recorded into three versions, then edited them together to give you different aspects of the race. Race seat, bonnet and TV cameras
 
Hope you like the YouTube video, keeps me sain. Subscribe and "Like" the video please, and i may make some more. Got a track you'd like to see me race at? Comment below
 
 
 
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Hartside Run - Postponed
We're proposing to do a run up to Hartside on 29-03-20.
 
I've put together a route that will take us up the A69 to Haydon Bridge then on to Hartisde via the A686. For the route home I'm proposing a bit of a different twist and we take a more scenic and slightly longer route via High Force Waterfalls. 
 
As for those wanting food I'm lead to believe that there is sometimes a burger van on the site of the old Cafe. Failing that there are plenty of snacks available in the petrol station at Alston.
 
The route map can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/H1Ua5CuRch4FGVBm8
 

 
Start Point: MetroCentre McDonalds - Meet at 9am to head off at 9:30am 
Approx distance: 115 miles
Approx journey time: 4 hours (with stops)
Final end destination: Krispy Creme MetroCentre (Open to change, people can peel off during the run home)
 

 

 

 
As always, feedback is welcome be it positive or negative
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Mega MINI Meet - 2020 Cancelled
Mega MINI Meet 2020
Where: Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes, Lancs FY8 4JX
When: Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 10:00–16:00
 
So, Its been confirmed that 5th 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, however I would strongly recommend getting as hotel sooner than later, its the same date as the Lytham Festival again !!!
 
Stand spaces are readily available, we have no limit at present and always get a good place to be.
 
Stand so far comprising:
Simon & Donna
Lewis 
Hollybob
Maverick (Maybe)
Kai2k (Maybe)
Dean (Maybe) 
F56-DMG (Maybe)
Kai (Maybe)
 
2019 stand photos....
 
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Sports cars in the park - (Newby) - 2020 Cancelled
Sports cars in the park - Spring (Newby) - 3rd May 2020
 
So, here we  with another mixed meet. Really happy with the last few events here and we got some super feedback from it. Last year had over 1200 cars !
They will have Porsches, McLarens, Lamborghinis, (and MINIs) and so much more.
 
Venue details
Address: Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Newby Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain's finest Robert Adam interiors Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. With 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe's largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway, younger visitors will also enjoy the exciting adventure gardens.
 
Itinerary
09:00 - Display cars arrival (Make sure you have a ticket, we dont do pay on the day!)
11:00 - General public arrival
12:00 - All cars must arrive on-site before 12:00
14:00 - Its not a lock in but we would like you to stay till at least 14:00
16:00 - Departure (no rush, its a Sunday)
 
Facilities
Gardens and large grounds, Kids play area, Boat rides and miniature sit on train.
 
I dont see a limit on tickets available however the more cars we have for the club the better position we are, and considering the Abarth crew had 70+ cars booked last, id like to hope we can get a good gathering together. tell as many people as you can as well as those from other clubs!
 
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.
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Tip - replacing vanity mirror / sun visor bulbs
Hi All, 
Hopefully this helps someone. So recently I did the full interior LED upgrade. I highly recommend this, it really makes the interior a much nicer place to be. It’s pretty simple - as always just take your time. Also, perhaps get a couple of spare fuses handy - I blew one (F 18 I think) just by pulling out the boot bulb. This took out a number of items including the air bags! 
Anyway, one area that puzzled me was the vanity bulbs. I believe most people attempt to remove the two clear / white plastic covers which sit over the bulbs. So this is possible, but risky if you are fussy like me and don’t want any marks on any trim. Once these are off, removal of the bulbs IS possible but it’s not easy due to restricted access. You need to be handy with tweezers, or bits of rubber tubing etc. Anyway, another option is to remove the entire mirror / flap assembly. This sounds harder but in fact it is really simple. See the pics below, they are held on by 4 clips. I gently slipped a credit card behind the top outer edge of the unit pushed down whilst gently pulling the unit forward. Once one clip releases you’re home and dry. Once the unit is off the bulbs are simple to replace. I’m not saying this is a better option that going in via the plastic covers but it’s an alternative. Big shout to @Mr Watton for his practical demo of this!
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2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life
Now in my fifth year of ownership with my daily driver, thought I'd share my car with fellow Northerners.
 
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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Inspirational MINIs found on the net...
I have literally hundreds of photos ive picked up over the years of my MINI fascination, heres to start us off...
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GP1, GP2, GP3, what would you choose ?
Some images ive just found with them all grouped up together...which one would you choose and why ?
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MINI Countryman
The Mini Countryman is a sub compact crossover SUV, the first car of this type to be launched by Mini. It was launched in 2010 and received a facelift in 2014. The second generation car came out in 2017.

Production
The first generation Countryman was primarily built in Graz, Austria under contract by Magna Steyr, making it the first of the BMW era Minis to be manufactured entirely outside the UK.
In 2013, assembly of the Countryman was expanded to three international locations: from April 2013 at BMW's plant near Chennai, India, specifically for the Indian market from June 2013 at the BMW Group Malaysia Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah, and at the BMW Manufacturing Thailand plant in Rayong from August 2013.
In 2012, worldwide sales of Countryman reached 102,000 units, 21,012 of which were sold in the USA. In March 2013, the 250,000th Countryman was produced at Magna Steyr's Graz plant.
Since November 2016 the second generation Countryman will only be assembled at VDL Nedcar in Born, the Netherlands.
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FOM Pub Meet - Saturday 28th Sept
Hi peeps,
 
Lets welcome back our monthly pub meets! We are dedicated in trying to keep this going again, and this will all depend on YOU  We will also change the pub venue each month to cater for most of the areas you live in for the North East. Im open to any ideas of places we can go, send me a PM so we can discuss
 
FOM have arranged a meeting on the Saturday 28th September for all FULL ON MINI members at the Wessington Way Pub, Sunderland, at 1.00pm until 3.00pm. More info for venue can be found >> HERE <<
 
SR5 3HR is the postcode and has a pretty big car park. Lets all try and keep together and bear in mind this is a well renowned Family pub, so lets not give FOM a bad name
 
Let me know that you are interested and names shall be posted right here.
 
Whos coming:
1) Simon & Donna
2) Nicola
3) Daniel
4) James
 
Those interested but not firm:
24
 
 
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Sports cars in the Park (Newby) - 22nd Sept 2019
So, here we go again with another mixed meet. Really happy with the last event and we got some super feedback from it.
We will have Porsches, McLarens, Lamborghinis, and much much more.
 
Venue details
Address: Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Newby Hall was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, with some of Britain's finest Robert Adam interiors Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. With 25 acres of award winning gardens including one of Europe's largest double herbaceous borders, an enchanting woodland walk and a miniature railway, younger visitors will also enjoy the exciting adventure gardens.
 
Itinerary
08:15 - Display cars arrival (Make sure you have a ticket, they dont do pay on the day!)
11:00 - General public arrival
12:00 - All cars must arrive on-site before 12:00
14:00 - Its not a lock in but we would like you to stay till at least 14:00
16:00 - Departure (no rush, its a Sunday)
 
Facilities
Gardens and large grounds, Kids play area, Boat rides and miniature sit on train.
 
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.
 
Tickets for displaying cars only, car registration required       - - Display car - Driver only £7.00 - - Display car - Driver + 1 Passenger £14.00 - - Display car - Driver + 2 Passengers £21.00 - - Display car - Driver + 3 Passengers £28.00 - Additional passenger £7.00 - - Additional Passenger - Child 5-18 £3.00  
-To get a ticket you must register with Sportscars In The park : https://www.sportscarsinthepark.co.uk
-Once registered you select "Tickets" from the left Menu
-It will show available tickets, make sure you are selecting for "Newby Hall - Autumn".
-Step 1 section, choose your ticket type and press green "Add to basket"
-Make sure your car type is selected i.e. "MINI", car group is "FULL ON MINIs", add your car registration, change the ticket type depending if your bringing any passengers along, then press save at the lower of the screen. Note: There is no need to fill in the optional sections.
-Step 2 will show the ticket you have selected. make sure the details are correct, then buy your ticket.
 
Once purchased you can download your ticket, or print it off. It MUST be brought with you on the day to gain entry
 
Again, Am I Excited? hell yes! 
 
Stand so far:
Simon
Ben
Lewis
Tony
John
Scott
Daniel
 
Those interested but not firm:
23
 

 
 
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⚠️Saturday 14th September - Newcastle Car Show! ⚠️
 
⛔️Date changed from 10th August due to adverse weather⛔️
!! STAND SPACE FULL !!
 

 
Based at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park, NE3 5HP, it will be packed full of cars, MINIs and more.
Club stands need to be in by 9:00am or you may not be allowed in.
<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">One big family friendly event day.<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Show Cars<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Car Clubs inc FULL ON MINIs<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Show N Shine<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Stunt Show <br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Stalls and Demonstrations<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Free Funfair Rides & Inflatables For Everyone!<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Free Parking<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Catering Village<br style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#1d2129;font-size:14px;">- Dogs are welcome!
 
1) Simon Watton - R56 S
2) Matty Hills - R56 S
3) Josh Brown - Audi S3
4) Daniel Tait - F56 S
5) Andy Wood - F56 or TT
6) Donna Bell - Abarth 595 Comp
7) Ben Sayers - 370Z Nismo
8 ) David Morton - GP2
9) Ian Brown - R56 SD
10) Marc Henderson - JCW Paceman
11) Holly Wilson - Roadster
12) John Moulding - Clubman
13) Andy Ranyard - R56 S
14) Space available
15) Space available
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MINI in the Park 2019 - 18th August
Hey MINI Fans,
 
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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Mega MINI Meet 2019 - 14th July
Mega MINI Meet 2019
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 (14) comprising:
Simon & Donna
Ian
Lewis
Steven
Chris & Jamie
Emily
Bornared
Mr Adds Dad :)
Gus6
Thomas
Andy (friend of Gus6)
Kev Griffin
Marcy
Gem Cooper S Cab
 
See more images of our day :
 
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DDB 10th Birthday Event
Such an awesome day with DDB Detailing with some mega cars on display, including the amazing McLaren Senna #001. To all who came along on our stand too, wow! So effort went into them all 😊 good show guys, good show 😍
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Sports cars in the Park (Lotherton) - 21st July 2019
We have a stand at Sports cars in the Park! 
 
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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REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT Tag/key rings
Hey!
 
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.
 
Versions ordered:
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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⭐️10 Years of DDB - 1st June 2019⭐️
DDB Detailing has its 10th birthday this year and they are celebrating with an open day on Saturday 1st June 2019 and it will be awesome!
 
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
 
1) Simon
2) Lewis
 

Image courtesy of DDB Detailing
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Castle Run - 7th April 2019
We are doing the Castle Run again for the 7th April. 138 miles point to point and about 3hrs and 40 mins driving. This time does not including stopping off for breaks and food
 
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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Gino - 595 Competizione
So @Littleredhead said farewell to Letti, the Cooper S. It was touch and go really in regards getting another MINI, and what with Donna trying to decide between an F56 S or and Audi S1 she only went and bought a 595 Competizione! Go Figure LOL.
 
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
 
Picture timeeeeeeeee....
 
 

 

 
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Mega MINI Meet - 1st July 2018
That time we had Mega MINI Meet, 2018!

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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That JCW Roadster 🔵
So as you all have seen I've replaced the R56 Cooper S with an absolutely stunning Kite Blue R59 JCW.
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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MINI Cooper S GT Edition
Where I like special editions, I kinda wish MINI would just hurry up with the GP edition 😄
 
https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/10/05/mini-cooper-s-gt-edition-unveiled-in-france-as-limited-run-model/
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