Upcoming Events

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Classic Minis NZ & Canterbury Mini Car Club

Event details are updated closer to the date of the event.

March 2023

Parade Lap on the Racecourse

Family Friendly day at the Motukarara races

“The Big Tree” area has been set aside for the club.
Exclusive area with up close and personal viewing of the horses about to race.

Bring your own gazebo, umbrellas, Chair, Picnic Rug.
Pack your own picnic or food outlets nearby
TAB betting facilities close by.


Gates open at 10.00 – as a club we will meet at 10.45 for an 11.00 depart at “The Laboratory” in Lincoln 
First Race around 12.00
Between Races, the minis can complete a parade lap of the track!
If you wish to come later, please enter through the reserve off Park Road. You can then drive through behind the grandstands and park in the Big Tree Enclosure.
Free entry for club members and their passengers
(normally $10pp) 

April 2023

Classic Mini Parts Sale

“Explore a shed full of Classic Mini Parts – All for sale!

Sadly this long time mini enthusiast has decided the time has come to move on from his minis and is selling off his collection of parts.
He has offered to open up his shed to the club before it all gets advertised.

Everything from carb needles to a complete shell!
“Does he have…?” – I don’t know, come and see for yourself. 

A drive to a private home so address details will not be published and invitation is for members only.

Bring your wallet, Cash only.

– Probably not the best run to bring your significant other unless they are supportive of your mini spending habit 🙂

Garage Sale Meet

“The Peg” Belfast at 10.30 for an 11am depart.

We will head out to the address and run around like kids in a candy store.

Following the Garage Sale, we will head to the Cust Hotel for lunch and have a good look through everyones treasures.

Following Lunch, we will take the scenic route to Amberley to meet the Pork Pie cars as they come into Amberley around 4 PM

Pork Pie Meet
(For those not coming to the Garage Sale)

“The Peg” Belfast at at 2.30 for a 3pm depart heading to Amberley to meet the convoy as they head to Christchurch.

We are expecting them to arrive around 4pm

The Pork Pie Charity Run is a bi-annual fundraising road trip for all Mini owners, based loosely on the route taken by the Blondini Gang in the original movie.



Can you gather all the items

A great fun day out with the club on a scavenger hunt.
Starting in the moring, you will be given a list of items to find.

Finishing up for Lunch and a beverage at The Labratory in Lincoln.


Full details coming shortly


May 2023

Details Coming Soon

Open event - All Welcome

Our most popular Annual Run – This is an open event.
Run on the same day as the famous UK London to Brighton.
Starting in London Street, a follow the leader style run around Christchurch with a few stops along the way.
Finishing in New Brighton.
Have a mini? – Bring it along!

June 2023

Members Only Event

Due to the popularity of this event, Pre-registration is required as we may need to limit participant numbers.
If you have never done a track day before, this is your chance to get out there and have a heck of a lot of fun with a bunch of other minis. It’s non competitive so drivers of all skill level are welcome. This is not a racing event.
Cruise around the track with the Mini7 race cars and a members of the Canterbury Mini Car Club.
The Track Day runs Rain or Shine – For those who came along for our last session will remember the wet day, and it was a lot of fun!

July 2023

Get involved

What’s an AGM?
It’s the chance for you, as a member, to have your say.
We elect the committee members, give you an update on the club and our plans moving forward.
It’s a great opportunity for the committee to hear about what you would like to see.
10.00 – 10.45 – Registrations
11.00 Annual General Meeting Commences
Lunch will be supplied by the Club following AGM
Members Only Event
To attend this event, you must be a 2024 Financial member.

August 2023

Family Friendly night out

This is a Club Member only Event.
Join the club for a couple of games of Ten Pin Bowling.

September 2023

Day Trip

Stretch your Mini’s Legs!
One of our annual classics, a trip to Arthurs pass!
Join us for a leisurely drive with multiple stops on the way, and lunch at the historic Bealey Hotel.

October 2023


The 2023 Mini Nationals will be held in Nelson over Labour Weekend (20th-23rd October), hosted by Minis in Nelson Inc. (MINI)

November 2023

Club Display

Save the Date for Selwyn Motor Fest 2023 – a vehicle show and Family Fun Day!
With lots to see and do for vehicle enthusiasts and families looking for a great day out, SMF2023 is THE place to be!
Follow their FB page or visit their website ( for more details as planning progresses.

December 2023

Club Membership

Membership gives you access to our club runs, social events and a wealth of knowledge to help you with your mini.

The emphasis in the club is on enjoyment. In some of our events, the competitive spirit does become evident but they are only competitive for those who are that way inclined.

Its all about getting out in your mini.