Following the success of the MINI Y REGister and mirroring the success of the MINI R50 launch back in 2001 and then the R53 launch in 2002 the 02S Register was setup by Tanya Field as a club for enthusiasts of the early MINI Cooper S R53s built in there first year of production. Tanya started the 02S Register Facebook Group following her purchase of one of the earliest R53s produced, RX02 MVD.
With the MINI Y REGister already having quite a following it didn't take long for other early Cooper S members to find out about the group and equally people without an R53 already to start dreaming about finding an early example! By this time another memmber of the MINI Y REGister, Richard Hill (owner of Y931 OBL), had already created a large database of R50 MINIs and set about doing the same for the 02S Register and the MINI R53s.The 02S Register officially launched on 15th OCtober 2018 with a trip to Cowley (or MINI Plant Oxford if you're modern) where 11 R53s built in 2002 and a similar number of R50s built in 2001 met up for cake and a drive to Gaydon!
The 02S Register aims to be a relaxed friendly club welcoming anybody who owns or is interested in a MINI R53 built in 2002. It's as simple as that!
There are no fees and only 1 rule:
To make the most of the site we welcome you to connect via Facebook, it gives you access to search our database of MINI R53s built in 2002 and to see which ones are owned by our club members. It also allows club members to register their MINI with us. find out more
The aim of the register's database is not only to keep a registered list of owners but also to build up as complete a photographic record of each and every surviving 2002 MINI Cooper S as possible! So far over 60 MINIs have a photograph collected and with the launch of owner registration in February 2019 we hope this number will soon increase.
The club had it's first show meetup in January 2019 at Himley Hall and aim to meet at more shows throughout the year, details of which can be found in the Facebook group, you can find out what we got up to at previous meetups in our blog. more info