A very sucessfull Mini Fair 2015 again saw a top quality Pride Of Ownership, and superb display's by Mini Clubs using 'London' as the theme. I was sent out by our Head Judge to try and decide a winning Mini from the Pride Of Ownership and the Simply Redz display. At one point I had narrowed it down to 10 choices! Was it the Paul Smith Mini with the Mini trailer that included a sink and a hob! Maybe the Mini-Busa or Mollie the MINI, Luke Billings stunning creation or the Moke in the Simply Redz. Mind you the incredible wide arched Clubman Estate with an MX5 underneath wasclose as well. However Pride Of Ownership is not just about the car we all love but the owner as well. We just thought Malcolm Huxley with his superb yellow Rally Mini. Malcolm is so enthusiastic about his Mini and of course it is a Corgi model as well. The details on the Mini is just amazing. What came first the model or the Mini?
The Pride Of Ownership was again sponsored by Branson Automotive who presented all the class winners with an Auto Glym pack and a cheque for £100 from the BMC.
As always the various Mini Clubs put on an wonderful display using London as the theme. Where they get the ideas from is incredible. With the Abbey Road crossing and the London Eye making an appearnce, plus various people dressed as Big Ben, a Post Box, Telephone Box, Beefeaters and more the whole thing was taken in very good spirit and great fun. If you ever wondered how the Mini would look in the London Underground this was the place to be. Well done to all who entered. The winners are listed below.
Massive thankyou to everyone for taking partevery single Mini, MINI and club stand looked fantastic.
Please enjoy the images below, taken by our web team and Becky Mannion
Classic Mini 1960's
1st Place: Mark Swift 650 UDH
2nd Place: Damian Wooton ATD 366E
Classic Mini 1970's
1st Place: Michael Brickles BPA 290H
2nd Place: J Robinson JNB 377N
Classic Mini 1980's
1st Place: Lee Billing F415 DDA
2nd Place: James Connor G339 POD
Classic Mini 1990's
1st Place: Paul Taylor K15 POO
2nd Place: Martin Wixon X174URC
1st Place: Sarah Wixon DV61 LVD
2nd Place: Stacey Reed YK57 OKG
1st Place: Alex Leigh 4477 AL
2nd Place: Samantha Shaugnessy KD56 UTR
Best Mini Of The Show
Malcolm Huxley Q290 HBV
Best Club Stand
1st Place: Midlands Mini Club
2nd Place: Birminghan Mini Owners Club
3rd Place: Crewes Missiles
It's time for Mini Fair 2105
Get ready for the biggest one day Mini shopping extravaganza of the year, held inside a massive heated venue. Mini Fair 2015 is the place for all things Mini.
Over 100 Mini specialists from the UK and Europe selling Parts, Accessories, T-Shirts, Graphics and Number plates.
If that isn't enough you can win classic Mini for just £1.00.
The British Mini Club have found an outstanding Mini City with just 30K miles worth £4500.
This little cracker of a car has never been welded and as to be seen to believe how nice it is.
It has a full MOT and Footman James will supply £250 towards the insurance.
The car will be on display on the BMC stand situated in the main entrance to the show. Tickets are on sale at £1.00 each. The winning ticket will be drawn after the presentation.
This will make someones year very special and sure to bring a massive Mini smile to the winners face.
Mini Fair opens this Sunday 25th January at 9.30am. Venue Post Code ST18 0BD
We hope to see all you Mini fans enjoying the day.
Mini Sport are currently having a MASSIVE sale on everything on their website with upto 33% off, and are offering everyone the chance to 'Click & Collect' at Mini Fair 2015.
Simply visit www.minisport.com order your Mini items and Collect at Mini Fair on the 25th January
If you're going to the British Mini Clubs Mini Fair on the 25th January 2015, then why not pop round to the Minivation stand, fill out your details and answer a quick question and you could win yourself one of Minivations excellent PLUG & PLAY GPS tracker kits for your pride and joy! The winner will be drawn at random, probably by suitable youngster plucked from the crowd on the same day and if you're still there you can take it home with you that day! (if you've escaped early, Minivation use your details to post it to you)
Win a unique piece of Classic Mini artwork.Reknown MIni and automotive artist Rebecca East is again offering website visitors and visitors to the British Mini Clubs Mini Fair on the 25th January 2015 a unique chance to win a superb one of original piece of painting .
All you need to do is follow the link below and answer the following question which relates to the Simply Redz theme of MIni Fair
Which year was the Limited Edition Mini the Mini Red Hot introduced?
The competition is free to enter and the winner will be picked at Mini Fair in January... Good luck
'Enter the competition now by following this link.'
Rebecca will have a stand at Mini Fair in January, the draw for the winner will take place at the show. So if your lucky enough to win you could be taking a unique piece of Mini art home with you for free.
Its time to show off your Mini / MINI again. Enter your pride and joy in to Pride Of Ownership at Mini Fair 2015. As of today 29/12/2014 we still have space in all classes but Mini of the 70's and Modern MINI have the most available space. It's a great chance to win £100 as well.
Pride Of Ownership is split into decades 60's 70's 80's 90's and Modern MINI Don't miss out apply to day. Follow the link below for more details of how to enter
At Mini Fair 2015 on 25th January you can always expect to find a display of the very best Minis in the Pride Of Ownership awards. Featuring examples covering five decades. Perfect for all Mini/MINI owners who love to show off their car at this prestigious event. Not a full blown concours - it's all about how proud the owners are of their Minis.
There will be categories for both classic Mini and modern MINI, with trophies for first and second places, along with a £100 cash prize for each class winner. Successful entrants will get two FREE passes, as well as having their Mini parked indoors at the heart of the show.!
Pride Of Ownership is sponsored by world leading car care products provider Autoglym.
Our headline display at Mini Fair this year will be 'Simply Redz' to celebrate the history and tradition of 56 years of Red Mini's.
All Mini's look radiant in Red, from Cherry and Flame Red of the Old Skool Minis to the very latest Chilli and Solar Red of the New Skool MINI's.
Did you know there are at least an incredible 47 variants of the colour Red used on Mini production between 1959 and 2014. To honour this we are hoping to have a stunning display of 'Simply Redz' of every style and shape.
Enter today and be part of a very unique display taking centre stage at Mini Fair 2015
Record Breaking Skytag Tracking will be at Mini Fair on the 26th January at Bingley Hall near Stafford
The guys at Skytag are asking if you run or are invloved with a club or website, come along to Mini Fair to see them and find out what they can do for your members and discuss exclusive discounts and packages.
Skytag give you the confidence and peace of mind that your vehicles have the best protection available.
Special show discounts - Spread the word you'll be surprised at how little it costs
****** RECORD RECOVERY JUST 11 MINUTES *******
To see more details of Skytag and how they can prevent theft of your Classic Mini see their website now
Mini Fair raffle Mini reveal yourself....
This is it Mini fans the chance to win yourself a little bit of Mini history as the BMC are giving away this Mini 35LE at Mini Fair 2014 this Sunday.
The winning ticket will drive away this stunning little car at the end of the show.
It has tax, it has an MOT and will also have £250 worth of insurance from show sponsors Footman James.
Just to make it a little special we have fitted brand new alloys and tyres supplied by Midland Wheels, they will be at the show selling a massive range of wheels and tyres.
Tickets cost just £1.00 each and are only available at the British Mini Club stand situated in the main entrance of the show.
No other show gives you the chance to win a Mini for just £1.00.
Remember you have to be at Mini Fair to win this wonderful Mini 35. Ticket drawn at prize presentation time. The lucky winner has just 1 minute to claim the prize...... or it is drawn again
Mini Fair is the place to start the Minis 55th year in style..... You can pay on the day, See you all on Sunday.
British Mini Club show sponsors and world renowned Mini Sport will be at Mini Fair 2014 on the 26th January 2014 at Bingley Hall near Stafford. Along with hosting the legendary Paddy Hopkirk on their stand for the day. They will have some special offers for Mini fans along with an extra special deal for British Mini Club members
Show prices – Great Bargains to be had.
Pre-Order at show prices for collection on the day – carriage free!! Pre-order your items by visiting www.minisport.com
Come along to the Mini Sport stand with your British Mini Club members card and receive an extra £5 off any purchase over £50 (Remember everything is already at great show prices)
Paddy Hopkirk will be available to sign your goodies (All he asks is a reasonable contribution towards his Charity – Skidz)