The History Of The CMC & The Riviera Run


1993 - Cornish Mini Club is formed by Ian Callaway and Mark Finch.

1994 - Cornish Mini Club's first big event is held called 'The South West Mini Day' it attracts around 150 minis and is held at Dobwalls Theme  Park. This was the brainchild of the then Treasure Dave Collier.

1995  - The first ever Riviera Run is held at Porth after MiniWorld Magazine contacted the Cornish Mini Club. At this time membership numbers reached 50 and this later reached its highest point in 2002 with 75 registered  memberships.

1998 - Trudy Watts stands down as Club Secretary.

1999 -  Ian Callaway retires as Club President and long standing club members Mark and Bridget Manhire step in as Club President and Club Secretary.  Anne Allison also becomes the Club Editor in the same year.

2000 -  The first year the Cornish Mini Club attends Major shows as a Club including Wadebridge Wheels Show, Castle Combe and Silverstone Shows.

2002 -  Club Photo shoot is held at the Eden Project and the venue is later used for one of the Monday Runs as part of the Riviera Run.

2005  - April Milne takes over as Club President while Mark Manhire takes a  year off after the Clubs 10th year involved in the Riviera Run.

2009 - Brett Donnelly becomes Club President.

2011 - Tony Page becomes Club President and Jenni Richards becomes Club Editor.

2014 - Mini Mick takes over as Club President.

2015 - Ben Borman becomes Club President and Andy Brammall becomes Club Secretary.

2016 -  Andy Brammall steps down as Club Secretary after the Last Rivera Run is  held at Newquay View Resort in Porth and David Osborne takes over as Event Organiser for the new location of the Riviera Run for 2017 at Pentewan Sands.

2017 -  Our First Riviera Run at Pentewan Sands goes off without a hitch and gets amazing reviews from the show visitors and from Mini World with a 3 page write up in their Magazine. 

2018 - The Cornish Mini Club cebrates it's 25th Anniversary with the Riviera Run returning to Pentewan Sands on the early May Bank Holiday, drawing its biggest number of show visitors in over a decade!

2019 - Riviera Run at Pentewan Sands was an awesome show, the Campsite was sold out of accommodation with more visitors and traders than the previous year.  Continuing to grow CMC will be busy planning for the 25th anniversary of the Riviera Run in 2020. 

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