After the wonderful success of Mini Fair in January we had some wonderful tweets sent to us. Makes the day and all the hard work worth every minute. We thought you might enjoy reading some of them. So we have posted screen shots below.
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Mini Fair 2013 at Bingley Hall near Stafford was a massive success, during the day we wondered around taking video snapshots of the event, after a bit of editing we uploaded to our You Tube channel. To help you enjoy them we have posted them here as well.
The first two videos are our own and the 3rd one is an excellent production by show sponsors Mini Magazine, which includes interviews with visitors and our very own David Hollis. Watch out for the wonderful creations by Dereks Mini Centre including their interpretation of a new style shell for the classic Mini.
A very successful Mini Fair at Bingley Hall on the 27th January 2013. Around 4000 Mini enthusiasts through the door from 9:30 am, reports of traders selling out of stock towards the end of the day. We don't think we have seen so many alloy wheel sets going out the doors.
Visitors from as far away as Ireland, Inverness and even Switzerland and Norway. A family from Oslo flew over especailly for Mini Fair. Below is a slideshow of images from the event. Watch out for the 53 year old White Mini with only 13,000 miles from new and making its show debut. he amazing creation by Dereks Mini Centre and the all new monocoque shell they hhave created.The wonderful display of Clubmans and 1275GT's which included a rare Rally version.
Over the last few months in the West Midlands area and other parts of the country has seen a spate of stolen wing mirrors from the new new MINI. These can cost up to an incredible £1100 to replace.
Mirrors are a very sore point for many MINI owners. We have had been told by the Birmingham police that 90 sets had gone last year and we know of 6 sets in Bridgnorth before Christmas and 13 sets in Telford. These very often end on eBay ,
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This Mini Italian Job with just 15k miles from new. It is finished in British Racing Green and has all of it's original features.
This Mini Clubman 1275GT had been lost in the tunnels under Longbridge for around 35 years after a shipping container fell on it.
It was removed by it’s new owner on the 8th of November 2012.
It will be on display at Mini Fair in its unrestored condition. Make sure you don’t miss out on seeing this amazing piece of Mini history. Hopefully, once restored it will be at a BMC event in the future.
Mini Fair is the largest indoor Mini event in the UK. It takes place at the Staffordshire County Showground on the 27th January 2013.
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Be a part of a very special display at Mini Fair 2013 for the Mini Clubman and of course the Clubman 1275GT.
At Mini Fair 2013 we are celebrating everything Mini Clubman, this unique square fronted variation of the Classic Mini is much loved and very much a part of Mini History. We are having a very special display of all Clubmans. If you own a 1275GT, Estate, standard Clubman in fact any classic Mini Clubman is most welcome. We would love to see custom Clubbies, or even big engined Clubmans.
Mini Clubmans that are selected get two FREE tickets. Please register your interest on the link below
Over the years Mini Fair has seen a number of special displays in the centre of the Main Hall. They always attract much attention and everyone who takes part is very proud as well. The British Mini Club would love Clubman owners to take part in this very unique display and celebrate all things Mini Clubman. Don't delay contact us today.
Listed below are the full Terms and Conditions for all British Mini Club organised events. Please be aware that the T & C's will be reviewed an amended at any time. Please make sure you read and digest the T & C's they are also for all visitors safety as well
All tickets/passes are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions, purchasing of any ticket/pass constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Tickets are not issued on sale or return basis and refunds will not be made, please check your tickets carefully as mistakes cannot be rectified after purchase.
Tickets ordered are usually dispatched 14 days before the event date.
The BMC will not be responsible for any tickets that are lost, stolen or destroyed. You are responsible for the safe keeping of your ticket. Tickets will not be accepted if any part of it is removed, altered or defaced.
As part of our ticket/pass purchasing policy:-
Rescheduled Events - If an event is rescheduled then all tickets/passes will automatically be valid for the new date and no refunds will be given.
Cancelled Events - If an event is cancelled then all tickets/passes will automatically be valid for the next available BMC event, however if you wish to receive a refund you will need to return all tickets/passes to us at the clubs usual address. Please ensure that all tickets/passes are safely returned to us. Please note that we will only refund tickets/passes that are sent to us within 14 days of the event being cancelled. No refund will be given after this time.
Show Entry Information:-
Price and information is subject to change without notice.
There will be no admission to the event before the designated show opening times on the day.
All persons attending the event under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over the age of 18.
The BMC reserves the right to refuse entry and/or eject you from the event for any reasons that may affect the enjoyment of other persons at the event. If you use threatening, abusive or insulting words or violent behavior.
The use of any fireworks or Chinese lanterns will not be allowed into or used at the event.
The venues that we use are beautiful places and we want to keep them that way, so help us by using the waste bins that are provided, large items must be taken away from the event.
Once inside the venue a 5mph speed limit must be adhered to.
No vehicle movement is allowed within the main show area. If a camping weekend we have a no movement of any vehicle between the hours of 10.00pm and 8.00am within the camping or showground areas.
Anyone found speeding or dangerous driving will be expelled from the site immediately.
The use of motorised/electric scooters, skateboards & bikes is forbidden.
Open fires are not permitted at any venue.
Depending on the venue BBQ’s are allowed if raised off the ground and must not be left unattended & must be extinguished after use. Anyone found with an open fire will be expelled from the site.
The BMC are not responsible for any damaged or theft of your property.
Traders and Exhibitors:- As above, with the addition of:-
No vehicle movement in the main trade areas
The BMC advise all traders to carry Public Liability Insurance.
Traders must carry out a risk assessment and a copy handed in on arrival.
We advise all traders to carry sufficient fire protection and extinguishers.
The sale of food and drink is prohibited.
All waste must be cleaned up and taken away upon exit.
British Mini Fair 2012 saw the return of the British Mini Clubs annual charity auction in aid of the West Midlands Air Ambulance.
The BMC would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU to all the traders at Mini Fair who very kindly donated items to the auction which took place during the afternoon. A packed auction area on the balcony saw compare swing in to action on the microphone. With items ranging from 5 litres of oil, mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, rocker covers, induction kit, bulbs, DVD's, lens's, Jackets, shirts, perfume, socks, locking uts, polish, pictures, window trim, Mini trim and more. The audience were more than eager to take part with final bids ranging from £3 to £45
In total an incredible £500 was raised, we are very humbled by this and can only say thank you to everyone for bidding and all the traders. You are all stars Thank You
The very kind traders who donated are listed below:
Mini Spares, Potteries Pictures, Diecast Models, Laver, IT Gear, Coach Trimmings, Graphic Wizzard, My Beautiful Mini, Mini Magazine, Mini Sport, Custom Consoles, Wair Bags Com, Mini World, Laurelle, N&K Trading, Lakeland Mini, Somerfield, Midland Wheels, Smiffy, Huddersfield Mini Spares, Minis R Us, Ashley Trimmings, Autoglym, Recon Body Shop, Phoenix Surplus, Refelctions, Mini Trim