West Country Minis

We’re just a bunch of Mini owners and fans that like to get together, and have fun!
Started in late 2005, WCM has grown strongly in the area with membership topping 50, with typically 30+ people attending our regular monthly meets.

WCM do NOT charge a membership fee, to be formally 'in' all you need to do is put your contact details in our membership book which we take to every meet. And when we need something we ask for donations, just last year the members funded a new event shelter.

You maximise being part of WCM by coming along to our organised meets and events, and meeting in person but it's entirely up to you how much time you want to commit. We pride ourselves on getting out there and doing stuff, and as such we get together on the second Saturday of every month for our main run and meet, and over the summer try for at least one extra run per month.

For every one of our meets or events you attend you will be entred into a prize draw at the end of the year - this is for a goodie bag stuffed with items picked up at all the shows and venues we attend. The more events and meets you come to, the better chance you have of winning. If you want to pick something up to drop in the goodie bag, again you can do this at a local meet.

To make WCM a success we always need new ideas and we welcome yours. Do you know of a great little venue near you that could accommodate us? Have a favourite driving road in the area? Get in touch and we can make it happen. While we're primarily based in Bristol, Glos, Wilts and Somerset, we are prepared to spread out further - We LOVE a drive!

As a club we also provide a public service. If we are invited to shows, fetes, carnivals etc then we are there to act professionally and offer our service - usually to show off our cars to the public and promote the scene. For 2018 WCM will be playing an active part in helping the Under the Mini Moon event in August. We will be hitting you with more information soon but we will be asked to carry out marshalling and other assistance. For 2019, we will also be helping with the International Mini Meet held in the area.

We have a variety of merchandise available to buy, all of it not for profit. We have always got sticker packs (Internal and External ones), plus we usually have mugs and clothing on offer. We will have more clothing orders for specific items throughout the year.

IMM 2019

The 2019 IMM will be held in Bristol! As such, WCM will be supporting the event in a number of ways.

Join as at Easter Compton Farm where we're trying to put together as many Minis as possible across all 60 years of production - 60 at 60.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page over the comming months to find out how you can get involved.


Tickets can now be purchased from Minispares

Upcoming Events

West Country Minis often attends other events not listed here, please check our full events page for an up-to-date list.

WCM Christmas Lunch

01/12, 12pm

The Wishing Well, BS37 6RY

January Club Meet

12/01

To be confirmed...

WCM @ Gaydon

09/02, 9am

Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre, Solihull

March Club Meet & Boot Sale

09/03, 2pm

Codrington, BS37 6RY

April Club Meet

13/04

To be confirmed...

May Club Meet

11/05

To be confirmed...

Past Events

Isle of Wight Adventure - 2018

WCM head to the IoW with some help from Red Funnel ferries.

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Day Out at SpamSpeed Motorsport

A visit to an old friend of WCM to get our engines in top condition.

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WCM Workshop Day - SU Carbs

Some of WCM's technical minds hosted a morning to help other members service/rebuild their SU carburettors.

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Isle of Wight Adventure - 2018

In 2017 Red Funnel put together an event to bring as many Minis as possible to the island helped by a great discount on the ferry crossing. A number of the WCM crew attended and had a great day out. When we heard that it wasn't going to be repeated in 2018 we set about making our own event. Red Funnel were happy to help again with another excellent discount and with thanks to Sandown Airport for providing a meeting space, over 80 Minis came to show off, win some prizes and find what the island has to offer!

Isle of Wight Adventure - 2018 Prize Winners

As well as a general raffle, WCM wanted to show our appreciation for the effort our members and attendees put into their cars. We think there may have been some shenanigans at play with one of our winners, what do you think?


Day Out at SpamSpeed Motorsport

WCM have been regulars at SpamSpeed for many years, but after a bit of a break it was time to get back and see how our motors were doing. Spam got the kettle on, we supplied the cake and chips, and the day was ready for horsepower!

Rob Doughty

1967 Riley Elf

998 A series, Stage 3 head, sw5 cam, twin hs2 carbs.

First run 47 bhp, after tune 51 bhp and 52 lbs/ft torque

Andy Clark

1977 Mini Clubman

B16 Honda VTEC

With the car almost too low for the rollers we still managed to get 141bhp at just 6500 rpm. The power just keeps on climbing with this one. Top bhp for the day

Lee Proudler

1996 Mini Cooper 35LE

Standard apart from K&N air filter element and maniflow cat back exhaust giving a very healthy 57 bhp and 70 lbs/ft torque. Probably the hardest this car has ever been driven!

Nick Woodward

1983 Mini 1275

Nick's Mini was running rich on arrival. It's a 1275 with twin 1.5" su carbs initialy produced 60 bhp but co was up at 9%! After changing needles the result was a much healthier 66bhp. More modifications to come with this one for even more power.

Tom Clee

1994 Mini 35LE

With a standard 1275 carb engine with Maniflow cat back exhaust, Tom's car was running too lean to get a full power run so just taken to 3800 RPM and showing 32bhp. After fitting a richer AAA needle, a near stock 48bhp and 75 lbs/ft torque were released

Steve Timbrell

1987 Mini 998

998cc with 12g940 cylinder head, MG camshaft and stage 1 kit.

Steve's Mini won the shiniest of the day. The power run revealed 47bhp and 52 lbs/ft torque. There's a lot more potential in this one.

Alan Jones

1980 Mini

Home built 1293cc with 286 camshaft, big valve head and HIF44 carb.

Initial run showed 68bhp, but the tweaking soon started and the power kept climbing to 84bhp once spam had worked his magic. Definitely the top A-series motor of the day, declared a 'goodun' by Spam himself.

Marc Hiltons

1979 Mini Clubman

Near standard 998cc A+ with stage 1 kit

Marc's lovely clubman won everyone over with its looks. The motor was already running well but a little magic released a few more bhp. Starting at 45 bhp and raising to 47bhp. However the HS4 carburettor was sticking so there is still more to come in future.

Ken

1969 Riley Elf

1380cc motor with an SW5 cam.

Ken's Elf has travelled all over Europe but still looks great. The 1380 motor has been built for sensible power and reliability. The rollers proved it was still nice and healthy, and put out an impressive 80 bhp and 80 lbs/ft torque


WCM Workshop - SU Carbs

This was the first in what we hope to be a series of workshop events where WCM members with specific technical knowledge help others work on their cars.

For this workshop we had a variety of SU carburettors brought in, everything from single HS and HIFs to sets of twins. All got a good clean, some shiney new parts and reassembled ready to run.

Kate's Mini also got small upgrade replacing a tired HS4 with a freshly rebuilt HIF38.

As well as WCM members, a thanks to Spam of SpamSpeed Motorsport who came along to lend a hand.

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