Mini Owners Club of Southern Africa
Newsletter January 2019
Greeting Mini Owners and Enthusiasts, may 2019 be the Year to remember and may you all have happy mini motoring miles and memories.
Are you all looking forward to the big 60! we are putting together some exclusive club events in
leading up to the Big birthday Bash in August. The Mocsa Committee have already met and discussed
the years planning and we are in for a bumper year. We are also introducing some unofficial Cars and
Coffee meets in various areas around Gauteng leading up to the Birthday. Hopefully encouraging new and previous members
to get excited about the iconic Classic Mini.
As Chairman I get numerous calls about technical info and spare part and service requirements for the BINI's.
As you might be aware these New generation minis were launched in 2000, that's 19 years of Bini.
So we are actively spreading our wings and BMW MINI and ourselves will be working closer together on this years events too.
If you know of anyone who works on these new generation cars in your area, please let me know so we can refer clients and
members when the call arises. If you have a Leyland or BMC mini which you would like to sell contact us as
the excitement is contagious and we have buyers looking to own the Classic and New Models.
We as a committee discussed a limited edition MOCSA windbreaker for enthusiasts. We also have Golf Shirts,
Caps and cloth badges which will be introduced this year prior to the Birthday event. If you have ideas or suggestions
please contact one of the committee members and we will assess the viability to produce items for sale to the members.
We have some event participation window stickers for those attending certain outings to commemorate our 60th year of existence
Upcoming Event 13 January 2019
MG Run to the Vaal
Meeting point R59 Blockhouse Engen One Stop 08H00 for 08H30
A convoy from Pretoria will be lead by Ewald leaving from The N1 Shell Ultracity behind the
SA MINT to Blockhouse R59 and all club convoy to Stonehaven. (distance from Shell to Stonehaven 125km)
leaving Shell Ultra City at 07h00. Buffet Breakfast approximately R80 per person.
2019 MOCSA Calendar of events.
January 13th Run to the Vaal.
February 24th Club AGM Midrand
March 16th Saturday event Dyno day at Nissan Motorsport
April 7th Angela's Picnic Delta Park
May Provisional Zwartkops BMW Mini Track day
June 9th British Day POMC Silverton
July 28th Rotary Harties Meander
August 4th Cars In The park Zwartkops
August 24/25th Mini Birthday “60”
September 24th Braai day
October 13th Jacaranda Run
November 24th Year end Breakfast run and Awards presentation.
December 15th Unofficial Christmas Run
Cars And Coffee dates still to be finalised but the venues are Midstream Mugg and Bean, Big Boss Diner Randburg and Chevy Lane Bedfordview.
2019 AGM 24 February 2019
On the Lawns of the Stud Farming Estate in Midrand, Bring your camping chairs and pack a picnic basket.
The meeting will be short and sweet, and then a viewing of a private collection of classic cars ranging from one
of the earliest petrol vehicles in South Africa. Where you had to know a chemist to prepare your fuel.
Convoy details to follow. Agenda and previous minutes will be sent at the beginning of February.
Stuart has now kicked the corporate life and has his full time hobby now his business from home. We wish him well in this endeavor.
Mini'formance, British Classic and A series Specialist 082 886 5883
Philip has left the Defense Force and too has his workshop and Mini spares business from Home in Pretoria, Classic Mini Shoppe 072 758 7740
Both members very knowledgeable in their field. Support them to keep the Classics alive.
Mini motoring Regards,
Some important contact details.
Gary Johnson-Barker, Chairman 082 573 0901
Simon Howes, Treasurer 083 265 5354
Some important contact details.
Gary Johnson-Barker ( Chairman) - 082 573 0901
Simon Howes (Treasurer) - 083 265 5354
Philip Gates (Scribe) - 072 758 7740
Raz Weiss (Membership) - 084 703 3557
Ewald Van Zyl (Events) - 079 397 2582
Henriette (MOCSA Merchandise) - 071 365 0895