Cast your mind back to 2009 and our Mini 50 celebrations as part of Mini Fest at Uttoxeter Racecourse, we had a magnificent Mini Bake Off. Anything Mary Berry can do Mini/MINI fans can do better.... and you certainly proved it with some amazing creations. Check out the pictures below.
Well it's come around so quick but this year is 55 years of the Mini, and in celebration The British Mini Club are another Mini Bake Off, with prizes on offer, we want you all to create your best Classic Mini or new MINI cake designs or maybe both.
Take your time to get your cake right and then bring your designs along to Mini Fest 2014 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire on Sunday August 31st
Display them in the best way you can in the Grandstand area of the Racecourse and help to celebrate the 55th year of the car that is constantly voted the greatest car of all time.
August 31st is the date for the British Mini Clubs MiniFest 2014, the Live Arena is again ready to attract the crowds for our Loudest Exhaust and Sound Off Competitions. Always proves popular with some fantastic Minis/MINI's taking part. Often with well over 100db's of noise.
Want to take part? Have you got the Loudest Exhaust? Have you got the loudest ICE? No need to pre book just turn up to Uttoxeter on the Sunday and be ready to blast the crowds with some noise. The competition will be announced during the afternoon then all you need to do is get your Mini / MINI to the arena ready to compete!!! You don't have to have a Mini engine to compete we welcome anything, bike engined, Honda engine in fact whatever creation you have bring it along and get loud!!
Expect some interaction with the crowd as they demand the best and the loudest to entertain them. Every year gets louder and louder. Is your exhaust so loud that house windows rattle and shake as you drive past them. Or does the vibration from your ICE cause your Mini's glass to explode? Then get yourselves down to Mini Fest and destroy the competition.
For show visitors the Live Arena is a fantastic place to take a bit of time out and enjoy some Mini fun, sit in the grandstand, chill and enjoy whats unfolding in front of you. Listen to Dave and Danny from the BMC interact with the entrants, with plenty of banter. Let them know which Mini / MINI is the loudest. Enjoy the sight of the owners vying to be the best.
Check out the fun from 2012 and lets make 2014 LOUDER!!!!!!!!!
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In addition this year we have the best Mini cake competition to celebrate Mini 55 theme.
The British Mini Clubs Mini Fest is always a very popular event, for both Classic and Modern Mini's, held at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 31st August 2014. Let everyone know your coming along by visiting the event on our Facebook page. Join in the fun of the build up and chat about Mini Fest. https://www.facebook.com/events/787103631300479/
See the World beating Mini Van at MiniFest.
Dave Thomas the man that drove his Mini Van the wrong way around the World will be displaying his Global busting Mini Van on the Mini Sport stand at MiniFest on the 1st September.
Daves wrong way round tour passed through Canada to Alaska then onto Russia and finally completing his journey back through Europe and the UK back to his home in Scotland.
Daves Mini Van was fully prepared for the adventure at Mini Sport and by Jim Brindle at Race.
You can find out more information on the “Wrong Way Round” Facebook Page.
Minifest takes place on the 1st September at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Entry is just £8.00 per person and is open to everyone who loves the Mini.
Rare Cooper Sport 500 on display at MiniFest
The Mini Cooper Sport 500 Register will bee displaying a very special Cooper Sport 500 at MiniFest on the 1st September.
This particular model has never been registered and is owned by Chris Downing from Southlakes Mini Centre. It’s finished in BRG with Silver roof and is just as it left the Longbridge factory.
It will be part a collection of 12 Sport 500’s on display t the show. Be sure that you check them out on the day...
MiniFest is organised by The British Mini Club, we are Mini owners......
Win this amazing Mini Canvas artwork of the Classic Mini that pays homage to the Mini's used in the original Italian Job. Created by Rebecca East who has very kindly donated this piece for a competition to be drawn at Mini Fest 2013. You may well know Rebecca from when she posts on our Facebook page as 'Artbybex'
All you need to do is enter the on-line competition to win the Mini Canvas by answering the question below related to the remake of the Italian Job. Follow the link and enter your answer and details into the boxes provided. If your correct your nname will be added to the drawn at Mini Fest. The competition ends on the 28th August, so don't delay click the link today
The competiton is totally free and good luck to you all
Simply click the image or follow this link www.artbybex.co.uk/competition
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This is very exciting news for everyone visiting Mini Fest. The amazing crew at The Customiser are bringing their roadshow to our British Mini Club event... The products they make are unique in every way. Just wait till you see what they bring along...
Latest News:... We can not wait to see the unique creations by The Customiser at#MiniFest during a chat last night they told us
'Truck all booked and 4 unique show stopping exclusives just for you !! Out of this world you will all love our display, We've got some cool cool stuff to display and no ones seen them anywhere before we've only finished the last one today ! Still working now'
Tell all your Mini friends we guarantee these are going to be incedible... see you on Sunday Cameras at the ready
Once again the whole team at The Customiser are hitting the road to showcase some of our finest work.
This time we are taking our show team to Uttoxeter for the Ultimate Mini Fest and ran by the British Mini Club, The largest mini club in the world !We will be there early on Sunday the 1st September 2013 with our amazing items and truly transformed Mini Creations.
We will be auctioning off a very special item designed and custom built specifically for the show. The Profits will be going directly to the Charity the organisers choose.
STOP PRESS: The Customiser have contacted us via Twitter with this exclusive news.....
@TheCustomiser: @britishminiclub its Pride of place in @CoolBritanniaGB #Buckinghampalace rd 1 of our cool #minidesk & #coopercouch http://t.co/pfgEyZqTVh
@TheCustomiser: @britishminiclub you ain't seen nothing yet! I promise u no one will see what we are bringing 2 your #minifest before the show ! #EXCLUSIVE
This is amazing and exciting news that The Customiser have chosen Mini Fest to reveal an exclusive creation to Mini fans around the world... You really do not want to miss this.
Rest assured we will wow you with our creations and be prepared to be stunned ! We've done stretch minis and all sorts of projects we've even cut a Lamborghini in half recently for TV now its a LamBARghini
Wait till you see what we've got planned for your show !
The Customiser is coming....
Keep an eye out on twitter for special offers and discount vouchers to use at the show on our stand !
To see the other amazing stuff they do check out there website today including the LamBARghini and the Motor Mansion... we know you will not be dissapointed http://thecustomiser.co.uk/
Have you seen the Lightening Limo?
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They are promising to showcase a very special Mini project at Mini Fest which we can not wait to see.. Check out the gallery below and see the Cooper Couch, Cooper Coffee table and Cooper Bar
Paul Moran, a first time entrant with his beautiful Mini Pick-Up wins the British Mini Clubs Premier Concours Silver Trophy at the 1st attempt. An incredible achievemnent considering the quality of the competition at Mini Fest 2012. Paul was so proud to lift the trophy and a cheque for £500. In fact we think he still can not believe what has happened!! Paul has now earned the right to call his Mini Pick Up the Best In The Country for 2012. His Mini will now be displayed on the British Mini Clubs stand at the Classic Car show at the NEC in November. With our top judges in action, like Dereks Mini Centre, Wayne Brownhill, Vaughan Horden and company we knew it was going to be a very tough competition
It was even harder to win the coveted trophy this year as we had no heats due to the bad weather at previous events. All the classic Mini class winners at Mini Fest were then looked at again by the British Mini Clubs Chief Judges, who decided on the winner. With Paul scoring an incredible maximum mark of 200 pts in his class win. He was against the likes of previous winners Claire Serrel and Tracey Lippett. We could not take points scored into consideration as all judges mark differently. A very tough job indeed. After much deliberation, and sould searching it was decided Pauls Mini just had to be the winner for 2012. It would have been hard for visitors to disagree, although it was a very close run thing between all the class winners and caused much stress deciding on the Mini Fest Premier winner. A massive well done to everyone for taking part in this years Classic Mini Premier Concours.
The new MINI did not let us down as they never do, every year the quality of these cars just gets better, with the likes of David Hobbs, Brett Deackon, Stever Moore and Richard Prior taking part we knew it was going to be an interesting afternoon, and just as tough as the classic Mini's. We introduced a new class of 2008 onwards to try and split the cars up a bit this year. Again we revisited the class winners to try and decide on an overall MINI of the day. This award going to a well deserved Richard Prior with his superb Mini Cooper. The British Mini Club always welcome the news MINI to our events, unfortuantly we did not have enough entrants this year for a Premier Trophy, but we are are looking to reintroduce this top prize. Please don't be shy bring your MINI along to a BMC event and take part in this wonderful competiton.
For the first time we introduced Show 'N' Shine to a British Mini Club event and with some 50 Minis taking part, both classic and new, this proved a massive success and attracted some beautiful cars including a dancing new MINI complete with air suspension. All entrants were provided with a judging slip and asked to vote for the car of their choice. We were very pleased with how this went and it seemed to evelove during the day into its own little community as well, with everyone looking so relaxed as well, and the cars attracting a lot of attention. Thank you to all for taking part and we will continue to run Show N Shine at our future events.
Pleae scroll down to view all the results. A massive thank you to all our judges, entrants and everyone who took part at Mini Fest.
Premier Concours Results for Mini Fest 2012 – September 2nd at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
Classic Mini Premier Class
1st Paul Moran TTR 764T Mini Pick Up
2nd Claire Serrell F525 KTW Mini Limited Edition
3rd Ian Matthews STG 95F Mini Cooper and S
New MINI Of The Day
Richard Prior W10 RKP MINI 2001-2006
GP Trophy in memory of Mick Walsh presented to GP0752
Classic Mini 1959 – 1969
1st: Jason Field NF0 644 177pts
2nd Sandra Britton PAE 360F 175pts
3rd John Derby VMR 889 147pts
Classic Mini 1970 – 1979
1st Eric Madeley ACH 224W 151pts
2nd Paul Smith ERW 940L 144pts
3rd Dennis Hollins ABM 187L 86pts
Classic Mini 1980 – 1989
1st James Connor G339 POD 168pts
2nd William Dudgeon E114 JLH 104pts
3rd Chris Cartledge F937 CKW 102pts
Classic Mini 1999 – 2000
1st Martin Wixon X174 UFC 173pts
2nd Daz Cartwright M720 TAK 160pts
Mini Clubman All Marques
1st Wayne, Vicky and George Brownhill YDH 721X 192pts
2nd Alan Slater TAK 489J 191pts
3rd Callum Lovell HRF 909N
Classic Mini Van and Pick Up
1st Paul Moran TTR 764T 200pts
2nd Andrew Nash UBD 625W 199pts
3rd Adam Padmore KMB 551C 198pts
1st Trina Roberts Q318 RCA 182pts
1st Andrew Elsdon and Tom Vandebilt MWA 154P 189pts
2nd Paul Dawson C13 PAD 185pts
3rd Mark Willis K170 VNX 168pts
Classic Mini Cooper and S
1st Ian Matthews STG 95F 186pts
2nd Matthew Critchley KBY 836E 168pts
3rd Paul Slater GUY 492J 151
1st Gary Parker J322 MTM 170pts
2nd Paul Porter ROH 751R 163pts
1st Claire Serrell F525 KTU 197pts
2nd Richard Sutton G160 NRB 188pts
3rd Amy Dale F544 JFO 135pts
1st Tracy Lippett M821 CLN 198pts
2nd Julie Cairns L59 TBD 192
3rd Nigel Jarvis A12 LNJ 187pts
MINI 2001 – 2006
1st Richard Prior W10 RKP 198pts
2nd Mike Strudwick W6 MST 185pts
3rd Steve Moore H4Y GP 181pts
MINI 2007 onwards
1st David Hobbs F1 DJH 195pts
1st Brett Deacon V2 BRD 192pts
2nd Daniel Sturgess KJ08 AEL 177pts
3rd John Moore DE60 NLX 175pts
SHOW ‘N’ SHINE Results
1st H7 ESD
1st S7 HBW
2nd VK59 WNR
Concours Best Of Section
Best Paint Classic Mini UBD 625W
Best Paint New MINI F1 DJH
Best Engine Classic Mini G339 POD
Best Engine New MINI V2 BRD
Best Interior Classic Mini YDU 721X
Best Interior New MINI W10 RKP
Best Presented Classic Mini KMB 551C
Best Presented New MINI H4Y GP
With the list of Mini Specialist Traders growing for MiniFest the BMC are offering them a real deal. All Mini traders that support our event at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 2nd September will have stand prices frozen for the 2013 show season.
This starts at MiniFair 2013 - The World's largest indoor mini show attracting over 100 trade stands. Mini Fair takes place on 27th January 2013 at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground.
The BMC are grateful to all of the Mini Traders that are supporting us on the 2nd September, now we are giving them something for their loyalty.