ISMOC was founded by Carl George with the help of other Suffolk enthusiasts, having discerned a need for a club with a Classic Mini focus in the Ipswich and East Suffolk area.
The brief was not to be "anti MINI", but Carl felt the classic was in danger of becoming "lost" in the multitude of MINI's permeating the Mini club scene locally. The club was set up to be a space for the Classic Mini owners with a friendly and respectful attitude towards MINI owners and their cars.
Carl wanted above all, to build a club that was actively involved in all the major events on the Mini calendar, such as IMM and L2B. The club had to be democratic and responsive to its members needs, whilst avoiding the complications of formal committees, which often lead to an acrimonious "them and us" situations.
Carl had previously created a Facebook group for Classic Mini enthusiasts in Suffolk, called Suffolk Mini's. It was this group that was used as the basis when ISMOC was formed in 2016. Several friends were roped in as admins of the group and in November 2016 the first meets were held.
Member numbers have expanded exponentially over the past year, from one to around 100 members, making us the largest Classic Mini Club in the county of Suffolk! ISMOC's impressive growth as club is down to its responsive approach to members, a calendar packed full of events, exclusive offers, competitions and membership discounts.
2017 has been an amazing year for the club and 2018 is shaping up to be an even bigger year, especially with the launch of ISMOC's own event ' Mini Barn Bash', a whole weekend of mini based fun organised by the club. Check out the Mini Barn Bash page on this site for further details.
Join today and be part of something special.
ISMOC is a new and growing club and we would love our members to get involved in helping run the club.
ISMOC meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at the Shipwreck Pub, Shortly Gate, IP9 1QJ (commencing 16th February as closed in January) so come and say Hi!
If you feel you can help nurture and develop the club we would love to hear from you!
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