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MOCSA February 2023 Newsletter
 
 
Chairman's Chatter
 
Greetings MOCSA Members and families,
 
February 2023, With the last few months of fantastic events 2023 will be no different, there’s a whole lot of great events planned, including some cars and coffee events.
 
The Jacaranda Run went well, we might have to look at a new route as many favorite spots are now being fenced off. Our year-end function with the eventual draw of the mini pendant raffle ticket was great, Many thanks to Leo and Lettie for a fantastic brunch. The Irene Bistro was just another great Mini Family function. This year started off with a run to Stonehaven and a great collection of classic cars attended. We kick off February with our AGM and it’s a bring and Braai event, lots in store to present to the club members. Planning for next years 65th Anniversary already on the Agenda.
 
Upcoming events.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Angela’s Picnic
 
2nd April 2023
 
Venue: Riversands Farm, Fourways.
 
This venue is licenced with food, flea market and entertainment. Convoys from Pretoria, West Rand and East Rand will be arranged closer to the event and published on the whatsapp groups.
 
 
Past events - Jacaranda Run, 33rd to Grub house          
 
 
Year-End Function at Magalies Mountain Lodge
 
Winner of 2022 for the Clubman Trophy: Koos & Louise Van Rooyen
 
 
 
Winner for the Mini Pendant was Melina Andrews
 
Mini Pendant can be ordered for R1500 each. Silver with zirconia lights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
33rd Anniversary Celebrated
 
 
Unofficial Christmas Run Irene-Village Bistro
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAMCA-Stonehaven on Vaal January 2023
 
Lovely start to 2023 with a Run to the Vaal
 
 
 
 
Magnum Rally- Raz & Rosanne took part in the Race with a Riley Elf
 
 
 
 
2023 Membership
 
Newest Member 2023-Shirley Cronje
 
Invoices have been sent out and we have had a great response, thank you to those members who have paid. All details are on the MOCSA website and don’t forget to use your name as a reference, our crystal ball with guessing details is a little cloudy.
 
 
MOCSA Banking Detail
 
Are your membership dues up To date
 
If not, please EFT into our MOCSA account:
 
MOCSA
 
Nedbank
 
Account number 1917 017 758
 
Branch code 191705
 
Or pay using your cell phone with Zapper:
 
 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Committee Members
 
Gary Johnson-Barker 082 573 0901
 
Henriette Fabian 071 356 0895
 
Jono 0817917005 & Gillian 064 155 8366
 
Raz & Rosanne 084 703 3557   Simon & Gina 083 265 5354
 
Past Events 2022
39th Angela’s Picnic                                                                                                                            3rd April 2022
 
Once again, this year it will be at Riversands Farm, Midrand, I have volunteered to be a marshal with other SAMCA members so I will be leaving early in the East Rand Convoy, time to be announced on the whatsapp group.
 
Other convoy leaders as per usual will be Jono and Ras. Entry conditions, venue open at 8am, vendors will be on site, but you may bring your cooler-box (No Alcohol please) and picnic basket, all vehicles must have a fire extinguisher, covid questionnaire to be completed and handed in at the gate with your donation to Hospice. Entry via Rose Road for Convoy leaders to note.
 
 
           NEW VENUE -----NEW VENUE-------NEW VENUE.                 
 
All South African Motor Club Association affiliated clubs are invited to attend the
 
39th Angela’s Picnic
 
In memory of Angela Heinz who initiated and arranged the event until cancer took its toll
 
Venue: Riversands Farm, Rose road, Knoppieslaagte, Midrand
 
Co-ordinates: -25.96176701495511, 28.027423021965806
 
Date: Sunday 3 April 2022
 
Time: from 08h00 onwards
 
Directions: See route map below.
 
NB: Entrance is in Rose Road.
 
Please obey marshals.
 
Entry fee: Donation to support Hospice Wits. Be generous.
 
SPECIAL COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS:
 
Please complete the Covid-19 Daily Screening questionnaire.
 
No masks no entry.
 
Observe social distancing.
 
Personal sanitiser although sanitising stations are provided.
 
No external vendors and boot sales will be allowed, as market on site.
 
Food and refreshments available to buy on site.
 
Live music entertainment.
 
Collect and remove your own rubbish.
 
Have fun and have your donation ready at the entrance.
 
                                                                                               
 
MOCSA Ladies Cheese and wine.                                            7th May 2022
 

 
This is a member’s event specifically for the MOCSA Mom’s and Maidens (18 plus). We have the Triumph Club Moms and Maidens joining us too. We will be doing a short showroom salesman presentation on you your mini and basic K53 checks. All interested in attending please contact Gillian. The men may attend too as we are a family orientated club. The venue is a Member’s home in Kempton Park, meeting is 11h00 for 12H00.
 

 

Destination: Brakpan Airfield for Breakfast.                    27th March 2022

The Airfield Cafe prepared a fantastic basic buffet breakfast for us.  The convoys gathered at Gas Monkey on Atlas Road/North Rand Road at 09h00 and traveled to the Airfield in one convoy. A few aircraft owners had their microlights on display along with the Bosbok.  Thank you to the airport marshalls for their support.


Minis and Monsters - unofficial event                  13th March 2022
 
Definitely a highlight run for 2022 so far, a total of 45 AC Cobra’s and Minis with a blue light escort to a 50’s Diner in Centurion. Definitely going to become an annual event with the Cobra Club but maybe another Venue next year. A big thank you to Cor’s Diner for organising extra food vendors and going the extra mile, to the Cobra Club for organising the TMPD convoy, and to TMPD for their execution of a very successful Blue light escort exercise.


 

AGM feedback                                                            6th March 2022
 
We had 15 minis and a great turn out. The committee was re-elected except for Philip who has re-joined the Armed forces and is focusing on his military career. Gina Howes has joined as support which means the committee now consists of 4 couples really dedicated in making our club run like clockwork. A big thank you to Bill Sales who opened up his home and collection of classics for us to view. We also have a few new members who joined us and we welcome you to our Mini Family.

 
 
Gilroy Brewery, Pub & Restaurant-20th February 2022
 
This was another well attended event, 10 minis and good fun was had with great atmosphere and good food.
 
 
 
Big Boss Diner 16th December 2021
 
 

 
 
 
Prima Lux Diamond Raffle Winner!
 
Our Diamond Raffle draw winner was Danika Goosen! Our Chairman with Dawn Morrison, who did the Draw
 
From our Top hat. We had a wonderful day with MOCSA Mini members at different Restaurants.    
 
 
 

MOCSA Mail November 2021


Chairman's Chatter
How time just disappears when the cooler months are over, Our Jacaranda run was great, and looking at the lack of rain we could easily have has a Johannesburg Run through Melville this month. Maybe next year. We are in limbo about another lockdown so I do not want to make any Unofficial December plans, so keep an eye out on the whatsapp groups and facebook for announcements.

Cullinan Year end Run
 
Date:          Sunday 28th November 2021
 

We will meet at the Suzuki Garsfontein for Pretoria , Jono’s House for West Rand, and Engen North Rand Road Boksburg on Sunday 28th November, all convoys will meet where the Garsfontein Road meets the R25 after Bapsfontein at 09H30, from there we will proceed to Cullinan.
 
When we arrive in Cullinan, we will gather outside Prima Lux Jewellers and our diamond raffle draw will take place. We will also be handing over the Laurie LeRoy Clubman Trophy.  Thereafter we have a number of restaurant’s to choose from for a Sunday meal. Because of the variety I’ve decided not to choose any specific one but leave it up to the individual discression.
 
Convoys are arranged from Pretoria, EastRand and West Rand please contact      Raz, Jono,or Gary and follow on the whatsapp groups.  
 
Very Important to bring your Ticket tags along for the draw if you hvent handed them in yet!


Unofficial Christmas Run.
 
 
This is still yet to be finalised, due to the fact that last December we had lockdown and
 
many would like to get away this year, and the fact that 16th December is basically
 
a long weekend and many folk will be away. We do not know what lockdown is planned for this December.

Upcoming Events Non Club
 
Piston Ring swop meet
 
Date: This         Sunday 21th November 2021
 
Bloemfontein Street, Modderfontein
 

This is open to everyone, masks and general Covid safety regulations apply. Gate entrance R20 per person. Due to the swop meet parking inside is limited.
 
If you want to book a stall call Tommy 072 973 4477

Older News
Chairman's Chatter

Greetings Mini family! 2020 got off to a great start for MOCSA… then Covid happened. To our Mini Club members and Mini-crazy hangers on, we have missed you all. Since our AGM in February, with the lockdown and the various levels of social distancing, we have kept our last few outings very low key. Those who receive our Whatsapp and Facebook notifications will testify to how much we’ve missed socialising as a club. Just before lockdown, we managed to get a small group out to the Montecasino Bird Park and what a pleasurable event we had. Our most recent outing was the ever-so-popular Jacaranda run with a total of 20 Minis in convoy cruising through Pretoria in search of purple flowers, undeterred by the promise of rain.

Sad Goodbyes

We have, sadly, lost Steve Quinn to a heart attack and our thoughts are constantly with Janice. Lee Doran and Rui Bruno have left us for overseas ventures and we wish them well in their endeavours. Rough Times A few of our members have had challenging times with their health and some have had to isolate themselves due to the Covid 19 virus, but all in all everyone is in good spirits. Many have been dealt a nasty blow in the business and work arena and we wish everyone a speedy recovery and to those who lost work or whose businesses were badly hit, we trust that this too will pass and that your pastures will be green again soon.

Upcoming Events
Year-end event
Date: Sunday 22nd November 2020
Time: Convoys meet at 8.30am
Place: Lion and Safari Park in Pelindaba

All members and Mini enthusiasts are invited to join us for our year-end event. Please give us some indication of numbers.
The convoys from West rand, East Rand and Pretoria will meet at Shell Garage Laezonia at 8h30. We will travel in convoy to Jasmyn Fruit and Veg Windmill at the Dam. From there we will drive to the Lion and Safari Park in Pelindaba for a mid-morning brunch. Those wanting to do a self-drive game drive are welcome but we are not planning it as a group. Convoy leaders: Jono - West Rand, Raz - Pretoria, Gary- East Rand.
If you are not on one of the area What’s App groups, contact one of the committee members.
Convoy leaders contacts: Pretoria: Raz 084 703 3557, West Rand: Jono 081 791 7005, East Rand: Gary 082 573 0901

Recent Events 2020

MONTECASINO BIRD PARK VISIT
Just on the eve of lockdown, a small group of Mini Club members still made it out to the Montecasino Bird Park for a stroll, a bird show and a lunch together before the strange times of 2020 set in.


BRAAI DAY 2020
We had another wonderful turnout at this event, which was touch and go due to the number of people allowed at events during lockdown. We all congregated at the Centurion Model Engineers club and had a great day around the braai and model trains with fantastic weather.



JACARANDA RUN 2020
Our most recent outing was the always popular Jacaranda run with a total of 20 Minis in convoy cruising through Pretoria in search of the legendary purple flowers, undeterred by the threat of rain.


Diamond Raffle
We are still selling tickets for a beautiful diamond valued at R6000.
Tickets are available from the MOCSA website, Prima Lux Jewelers in Cullinan, and from Henriette at R50 each. Please support us as we raise funds for our Club.
The diamond can be viewed at Prima Lux Jewelers in Cullinan. Dawn will be pleased to show you.
24th May 2020 is the special Mini Run where we do the draw at a view point overlooking the Cullinan diamond mine. This will be a champagne celebration with Dawn who has donated the Diamond.

BMW 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.

MOCSA Merchandise
We have Golf Shirts,Caps ,keyrings and cloth badges For sale!

Previous Events By Mini Owners Club of Southern Africa

JANUARY 2020 RUN TO THE VAAL
SAMCA and the MG club will be having their annual “Run to the Vaal” on the 19 January 2020. We will meet at the Engen 1 stop on the R59, but we will post the meeting time closer to the event on the WhatsApp group and Facebook page. Convoys to be announced from Pretoria and the East and West Rand. Buffet breakfast as usual at around R85.00 per person.

AGM FEBRUARY 2020
We will be having our AGM on Sunday 16 February 2020 at the Pretoria Old Motor Car Clubhouse with a bring-and-braai afterwards. The venue now has a liquor licence so for those looking to quench a thirst, please support their bar. We don’t promote drinking and driving so sober up if you still have to drive afterwards. More details to follow.

OLDER Events 2019
 
YEAR END GATHERING AT THE BULL RING

Our year-end function was well-attended and enjoyed by all, with the Clubman trophy going to Jono and Gillian.

   
 
 

 

 

 









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