Formalities, Festivities and Fuel

Hi all,

Another week coming to an end and it was a week in which there was lots of progress made. Lots of little jobs done, and a couple of big ones. All of which you will begin to notice in the coming days and weeks. January is a busy time for us in the Irish Mini Owners Club, with many events taking place.

They have been extra important this year with the hosting of the IMM and last weekend saw the IMOC Western Region host its annual party night in Carrick on Shannon, which included a presentation with an update on IMM progress by Joe Whyte, the Event Organiser. The presentation was well received and instigated lots of discussion over dinner and pints. With some seasoned IMM’ers in the crowd, there was lots of positive observations and suggestions for the Team.

With many Western Region members still to purchase tickets, there is no better opportunity for a rallying call to buy them now. Just visit the ticket page by clicking the big “BOOK NOW” button to the right of the screen.

An early finish of approx 03.30, ended the festivities with all in attendance suitably refreshed after the night.

This weekend coming sees the annual New Years Lunch with raffle and quiz for the IMOC, hosted in Dublin. With another Team meeting following this, more details and plans will come together for the event in May.

IMM Festivities


We are delighted to link up with a great publican in Adrian Cox of Cox’s Bar & Steakhouse in Dromod, Co. Leitrim to run the bar for the IMM. Cox’s have committed to providing the IMM event with a very well stocked bar that will continue keeping you all well refreshed long into the night, each night of the event.

With Cox’s bar located centrally in Ireland and just off the main route between the ports and the venue, we want to provide you with a halfway house and refreshment stop on your trip to the event. Watch for updates closer to the event so you can include it as a stopover during the trip across Ireland. Cox’s Bar and Steakhouse is renowned for its great food, fantastic bar and wonderful hospitality so you will be well received and well fed, ready for the IMM weekend.


Our Entertainment organiser, Aidan is busy at work finalising a wide variety of events to keep you all busy and entertained during the IMM. This week saw him highlight one of the events that will get you out and about around Westport and The Wild Atlantic Way, the economy run.

“The winner is the one who burns the least amount of fuel. You will fill up at the start and your tank will be sealed and the mileage recorded on you car,you will be given a clear route map with tulip diagrams for the full route and return to the start and fill up again.The winner will be the one who uses the least amount of fuel so ditch the roof box,turf out the tools,clothes and maybe passengers too,get in the gym and lose the Christmas lbs to see if you can be crowned IMM 2017 economy run winner.”

Unfortunately, you will have to pay for your own fuel on this one, as it is outside of our scope of support in Westport…so bring your:


We have a full course of events planned to keep all ages and interests busy over the weekend and will be keeping you updated over the next few weeks and months.

Traders and Sponsors

This week has seen lots of traders get their trading areas sorted and has seen us finalise some deals around sponsorship and we hope to make some announcements on these next week. A big thanks to all traders for their patience and support during this busy period. Jocelyn and Paul at are dealing with all of your queries and needs here, so just pop them an email.

One of our local Mini specialists, Ray Cunningham at Galway Mini Centre, will be in attendance at the event with a couple of exquisite rally prepared Mini’s, so stop by for a chat about all things rally during the weekend.

Website Updates

This week saw quite a few additions to the website with the club logos and website links added. We are still compiling these so if you have sent in the logo and website it will be appearing soon. We are trying to make sure that all websites or forums are linked to the logo so let us know the address when supplying the logo. As traders are sending in their details we are also getting their published on the site. The coming week should see a wealth of material being added.

Merchandise and Shop

Our event merchandise is available in the shop and Darren is just after getting in a big order merchandise so we should have your size in stock.


If you fancy ordering a jacket but don’t want to pay the delivery charge, we can organise that you pick it up at the IMM in May. Just make us aware of your intentions and we can organise it with you.

Jackets are available in sizes from Small – XXXL and range in price from €50-€55 for collection at the event.

Travelling to the Event

We have our travel deals with the ferry companies still ongoing so just contact us on the Facebook page or here on the website at the contact us page to get the codes to avail of the deals.

Contact Us

As always you can contact us here on the website at the following email addresses:



Ticket Sales:

General Queries:

Contact us also at the IMM Facebook Page if you have queries and we will get you in touch with the relevant person.


Chat soon,

The IMM Team

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