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 club grew from a Classic Mini Facebook page called Suffolk Minis. The first official ISMOC meet took place with 5 Minis on 6th November 2016.
The brief was not to be "anti MINI", but it was 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.
It's members 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.
Member numbers have expanded exponentially over the past three years, to now over 150 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.
2019 was an amazing year for the club especially with the return of ISMOC's own event ' Mini Barn Bash', a whole weekend of mini based fun organised by the club. The event was a huge success and will be returning in 2020 for the 3rd year! Check out the Mini Barn Bash page on this site for further details.
Join today and be part of something special.
ISMOC is a friendly and growing club, 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, Shotley Gate, IP9 1QJ (our first meet of the year will be on Friday 21st February at 18:00) 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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Covid 19 Statement. We are still currently working and planning on the assumption that Mini Barn Bash will still take place on the weekend 29th -31st May as planned.