Just 1 Week Until Riviera Run 2018!

Its time for our final blog post prior to the 2018 CMC Riviera Run, its been a busy year planning the event to make it our biggest and best show weekend yet and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

If you havent been before then check out our promotion video for this years show with footage of the CMC Riviera Run 2017 it really gives you a good feel for what your about to experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQmGgFwqaM&feature=youtu.be

We have so much going on this year so we have published the full site plan for the showground and the full weekend event guide in advance, it’s on this blog post and it can be found on our website so you can see everything that’s happening, when it’s happening and where its happening before you arrive. PLEASE take a good look at the website www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk as it is packed with all the information you need as well as some great photos and video clips of previous Riviera Run weekends.


Site Plan 2018.JPGThis is our last blog post prior to the 2018 show but we will have daily updates going out on our Facebook page in the run up to the show and across the show weekend so please like, share and follow our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/cmcrivierarun/ and if you’re coming to the show please also click going on our event page to keep up to date with all the posts and event updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/309513502869723/

The run down to the show is on as normal and for full details of the stops, times etc for the Official Run to the Riviera Run on Friday 4th May leaving at 10am then please follow this on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/145941149498747/

We look forward to seeing you all in just over a weeks time!

Cornish Mini Club Events Team

2018 Update – Pentewan Sands Caravans Sold Out & Drive In Movie Night at The Riviera Run!

Time for a quick update, we have tons of new stuff planned in for this year CMC Riviera Run 2018 and you can find out all the details on our website along with a provisional program guide here http://www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk/riviera-run-2018.html

The great news is there will be more Modern and Classic Minis than ever before attending this year Riviera Run and we have already sold out all of the on site Static Caravans for the weekend! Do not panic though there is still tons of space for camping and caravan pitches on Pentewan Sands and the facilities are first class for campers with electric hookup, wi-fi and fantastic clean and high quality toilet and shower blocks available as well as first class facilities inside the Seahourse centre so why not bring the tent or your caravan/camper!

If camping is not your thing and you still wish to come to this years show then day visitors are welcome on site (charged at £5 entrance per car) and you are welcome in the bar in the evening, there are also many great alternative static caravan sites nearby including Pentewan Sands sister site at Heligan Woods up the road or other local static caravan sites like Sun Valley which are walking distance (across the road from Pentewan Sands) so do not panic but we advise you book wherever your planing to stay ASAP as places are selling out fast and it is a Bank Holiday weekend!

more booking details and links can be found on our websites booking pages here http://www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk/booking-details.html


This year for the first time we are having a Drive In Movie night in the Showground on Friday 4th May and will be showing the Original Italian Job Movie. For more details and to book your tickets for the Drive in Movie please see our website and click the link here http://www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk/drive-in-movie-night.html

More details of this years show will be released in March so please keep following our blogs,  Facebook Page, Twitter and keep checking our website for the full show program, list of traders and exhibitors that will be updates over the next couple of months.

See You There!



CMC Riviera Run 2018 Winter Updates!

Well winters officially here and so we thought it was a good time to cheer you all up with some great news and updates for the Cornish Mini Club Riviera Run 2018!

As always the CMC crew have been working hard in the background to bring you the best show possible for next year, we have even more great stuff happening in 2018 and we have the Riviera Run back on the May Bank Holiday. So if you havent booked up yet, pick up the phone, Call Pentewan Sands or go through our website and get your accommodation booked as next years show is going to be awesome and the on site accomodation will sell out again this year!

So in brief here are some of the updates released to our website today, check out our website http://www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk and read it all on the new pages for the Riviera Run 2018 event guide, our Tech Tent/Trader page and all the other pages for all the latest news, updates and show information for 2018:

-We will be having a full on drive in Movie night on Friday to make the most of the long May Bank Holiday weekend were kicking it off on Friday night with a GIANT outdoor screening of THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN JOB Movie from the 1960’s where you will be able to drive into the show ground (no matter if your staying on the site or not) park up (pay to watch, prices TBC) and tune in to the FM frequency to here the Movie through your cars stereo or just wind down your window and listen to the external PA system.  Details of the screening times will be found on the Riviera Run 2018 Event Guide Page of this website

– We now have confirmation that AC DODD will be coming to both days of the show again in 2018 and will be running the TUNE UP TENT for anyone wanting to get their carbs and Dizzys setup or replaced then AC is the man for the job and was extremely busy at our show in 2017 and is well worth the money to get your minis engine running exactly how you want it so please make the most of him.  New for 2018 AC will also be doing a Tech Talk/Q&A session on Sunday Evening in the Bar at the Seahorse Centre to answer any questions you may have he will be taking to the Mic to answer your questions.

– We can also confirm that we will have a new expert attending for Riviera Run 2018 who will be supporting the show both days by running a TECH TENT to answer your questions about anything Mini Related.  In 2017 we found that AC was so busy tuning up your motors that there was very little time left for him to help you with other Mini issues so this year we have asked Keith Calver the main Technical Contributor and Technical Editor for MINI MAG to come along and run a TECH TENT on both Saturday and Sunday giving you a wealth of expertise that is very rarely available at any Mini show weekend and his advice is FREE so please pop on over to his tent and ask him anything you like!

– The Fire Brigade Vehicle Cutting Display Planned in for the Sunday Afternoon where they will demonstrate their cutting tools in action on a car!

-We have already had confirmation the Mini World Magazine will be covering/attending the event for the weekend as well as doing some Judging for the Show & Shine competition.

– Some local traders booked in already, plus we have had confirmation from MINIS R US and NK Trading that they will both be attending the show with all the usual Mini parts and spares on offer and we are waiting to here back from more traders!

– Traders will be on site and open for business Saturday, Sunday and new for 2018 Monday until 2pm before we close the show weekend with an afternoon Fish & Chip run and of course the MINI MICK Cream Tea Run will be on the Tuesday for those staying on for the week.

– Dont Forget all the usual great Riviera Run fun including, sound off exhaust/stereo, show and shine, rocker racing, glow show, live music, fancy dress, kids entertainment, Martial Arts display and so much more….dont delay book your accommodation today as its going to be a FANTASTIC weekend!

Riviera Run 2018 Dates Moved, Now Back On May Bank Holiday Weekend!!!

********* EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT *********
*********** RIVIERA RUN 2018 ***********

The Cornish Mini Club are very excited to announce that the Riviera Run 2018 will return to the May Bank Holiday at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park!

We have taken onboard the feedback from 2017 Riviera Run and Pentewan Sands have agreed to host our rejuvenated Riviera Run on 5th 6th and 7th May 2018.

For those of you who have already booked a holiday home for 12th & 13th May 2018, Pentewan Sands have confirmed that these bookings will be moved to the Bank Holiday weekend. You will be contacted by the holiday park shortly to confirm your booking. They will not charge an admin fee and your deposit will be transferred over. Anyone who is unable to, or does not wish to change their holiday dates will be offered their deposit back.
You will appreciate that the bank holiday weekend prices are slightly more expensive than the mid-May dates and exact prices will be confirmed mid October.

Pentewan Sands will include a Riviera Run plaque with each holiday home booking and a full event programme will follow in the next few months for our 3-day event.

We hope that we can count on your support and attendance at the 2018 Riviera Run as it will be bigger and better than 2017!

Best regards and we look forward to seeing you.

Cornish Mini Club

Show dates are now confirmed for the Cornish Mini Club Riviera Run 2018 and it will be held at Pentewan Sands!

We are pleased to finally be able to bring you the show dates for next years Riviera Run which following on from the success of this years show will again be held at Pentewan Sands.

Pentewan Sands is an amazing venue that not only allowed us to put on a great show weekend but also gave you the visitors some fantastic, high quality accommodation and facilities on site for your weekend away as well as putting on a huge amount of family entertainment across the whole weekend for us all to enjoy!

The 2018 Riviera Run show will be held on 12th-13th May 2018 and will again be a 2 day show weekend so we recommend you book up your accommodation from the Friday night onwards so you don’t miss out on all of Saturdays daytime activities as well as the usual show and shine and local cruise etc on the Sunday.

Booking for accommodation is OPEN and can be done through our websites booking page at www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk . We recommend that you book your static caravans ASAP as we completely sold out of these last year, you don’t have to pay the full balance of your accommodation costs until March 2018 but it is wise to get your booking in early to avoid missing out.

More details about next years show will come out over the summer/winter months so keep following our blogs,  Facebook Page, Twitter and keep checking our website for the full show program, list of traders and exhibitors that will be updates over the next few months.

Cornish Mini Club – Riviera Run 2017 Press Release

Riviera Run BannersIts been a busy month what with the CMC Riviera Run, followed by London to Brighton, followed by the IMM in Ireland so we thought we should wait until it all calmed down before putting out this Press release with everything you could possibly want to know about this years Cornish Mini Club Riviera Run 2017 held at Pentewan Sands.

Cornish Mini Club Members at Rivera Run 2017

The Cornish Mini Club members pulled out all the stops to make this years show as awesome as possible (you can see just some of the team involved in the picture above) and from the feedback we have had so far the hard work paid off and you all had a fantastic weekend which is really great to here. We the Cornish Mini Club would like to thank all those that helped make the weekend such a success and the team at Pentewan Sands did themselves proud by packing in tons of on site entertainment and providing us with an amazing show area topped of with excellent quality facilities, Thank you Pentewan Sands!

We can confirm some visitor numbers for the 2017 show weekend:

  • we had over 550 people staying on site.
  • at 1pm on Saturday we counted 142 minis on site.
  • at 1pm on Sunday we counted 204 minis on site.
  • on the Sunday local cruise we had 105 minis in the convoy.
  • on Saturday over 900 people visited the show with over 450 of them day visitors.
  • on Sunday over 1200 people visit the show with over 650 of them day visitors.
  • 47 Classic Minis and 25 Modern Minis entered the show and shine competition.
  • we had 17 different rockers in total entering the 2 classes of Rocker Racing.
  • 5 cars entered the glow show even in the rain!
  • lots of cars entered the sound off loudest exhaust and loudest stereo competitions.


We raised a good sum of money for our 2 chosen charity’s and cheques will be presented to them in due course. Much thanks to the RNLI who were kind enough to bring the off shore lifeboat over to the beach and do some maneuvers and Children’s Hospice South West who attended both days of the show weekend with their own stand.

The trophies winners list was extensive with lots of silverware to be won for both the Classic and Modern Minis, these fantastic trophies were sponsored by Pentewan Sands and they looked stunning. Here is the winners list:

Riviera Run 2017 winners results

As for 2018 what will it bring…. well so far we have already had many requests to return to next years show weekend by both you the show visitors and by the traders; AC Dodd (Tech Tent), NK trading (Mini Spares & Accessories), The Bouncy Castle company and many of the local traders all keen to come back for next years show as well as Chris Rowe booked in to attend the show weekend with BMW parts and accessories and Ocean BMW now interested in attending the show there should be more for those BMW mini owners next year!

We cannot confirm dates yet for next years Riviera Run as we are still working on this to try to avoid clashing with other major Mini show weekends as May has become a busy month in recent years and we want to make sure we get the dates right so you have no excuse to not come back next year!

As always keep checking our Twitter, Facebook pages and of course our website where you can find more updates about next year coming very soon….. In the meantime if you need to contact the Cornish Mini Club as traders looking to book for next year or as a show visitor for general enquiries, then please feel free to email us at cmcrivierarun@gmail.com and one of the team will get back to you ASAP!


Pack Your Bags & Start Your Engines!

Riviera Run Banners

Not Long to go until Minis will start arriving at Pentewan Sands on Friday afternoon from the Unofficial Riviera Run, don’t forget you can buy your Riviera Run Plaques when you book in after 3pm on Friday or all day Saturday & Sunday from Pentewan Sands Reception all other Riviera Run Merchandise will be on sale from the Cornish Mini Club stand from 10am-4pm on Saturday & Sunday in the show area.

There are tons of fantastic activities to watch and to take part in across both days of this years Riviera Run with lots of fun for all the family, both days have a variety of things to offer. There is so much going on this year that we have published the Riviera Run Event Guide well in advance and it was locked in for print this week, you can see the guide here before you arrive so you can plan out your weekend.

The entrance to this years show location has been branded up ready for your arrival so you can’t miss the entrance to Pentewan sands. Please make sure that on you park/queue up in the right place on arrival at the site.

Upon Arrival all visitors that are staying overnight at Pentewan Sands will need to park on the right hand side in front of the Reception building and go in to pick up your weekend wristbands and your vehicle passes for barrier entrance as well as your free Riviera Run Event Guide.

REception at Pentewan Sands

All day visitors to the show should not arrive before 9:45am as you will not be allowed on site prior to this time. the show does not open until 10am. Day visitors will need to queue up on the left hand side of the entrance in front of the site entrance barrier where security will meet you and issue you with different coloured day visitor wristbands for all the occupants in your vehicle each show day upon payment for your £5 entrance and will give you your free event guide for the weekend.

All Minis & MINI’S both staying on site or visiting for the day are invited to park in the show area on the right hand side once through the entrance barrier whilst all other day visitor vehicles will be marshalled into visitor parking on the left of the site just past the entrance barrier.

Dont forget to bring your fancy dress for the Saturday night competition in the seahorse bar with the live Queen Tribute band. If you’re looking for a quieter Saturday night then the on site Pub is running a Mini themed quiz and curry night from 9pm and of course don’t miss out on our first ever Glow Show before this in the main show area. Cars wanting to enter this and all other events across the weekend should report to the Cornish Min Club stand 15 minutes before the events start time to get booked in.

The weather report for the weekend from the Met Office is currently not looking too bad, there is a chance of some light showers across the weekend but generally it’s looking fairly dry. If the weather is poor there is still plenty to see and do as the competitions will all still go ahead and there are plenty of indoor activities including Spangles the clown, Wingz animal encounters and the Rocker Cover Racing in the seahorse centre across the weekend along with the indoor children’s play area, Arcade room and for those staying on site the indoor swimming pools will be open as will the Hubbox burger bar on the beach and the onsite pub so there is plenty to do inside and out!

This is the end of our last Pre-Riviera Run 2017 Blog we look forward to seeing you all in a couple of days, drive carefully and have a fantastic weekend!

please read all of our other blog posts to make sure you haven’t missed anything over the last month of updates and read our FAQ page on our website for some answers to your questions!

Please continue to like and share the Riviera Run 2017 posts on Facebook and follow our page, share our Blog, website (www.cmcrivierarun.co.uk), Twitter page and help us to make this our biggest show year ever!