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Sunday, 31 July 2016 19:54

Gen 1 MINI Display at Mini Fest 2016

To celebrate 15 years since the very succesfull launch of the modern MINI back in 2001, and to continue the theme from our Himley Hall show,the British Mini Club are putting on a display of Gen 1 MINI's at our Mini Fest event on the 4th September 2016 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire. 2016. An excellent event for lovers of all things Mini. 

The MINI range included the MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D when introduced in 2001. Known also as the R50, the R represented 'Rover'. In 2002 came the much sought after Supercharged MINI Cooper S known as the R53. Many prefer the Supercharged MINI to the turbo replacement. The whole range had a facelift in 2004 and ended with the limited editions of the Park Lane Cooper and the Checkmate Cooper S in 2006. Plus the amazing GP1  The Gen 1 Cabriolet (R52) ran from 2004 right up to 2008.

If you are lucky enough to one of these beauties built between 2001 and 2006 for the hatch and 2004 and 2008 for the open top we would love you to take part in our display at Mini Fest. A magnificent setting for such a wonderful era of the modern MINI.

 To make the display even more special the British Mini Club are introducing trophies in a Show N Shine style self judging. Book in today and come along to Mini Fest 2016 with your Generation One MINI. Remember it's your show and you could win a trophy to take home as well.

Standard, custom, lowered, Special Edition, John Cooper works, and of course the GP1 we love to see them all. Spend the day at Mini Fest 2016 amongst Mini/MINI fans, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy being a part of the Mini scene. Just £10 per MINI entry fee, this includes entry for the driver. Extra passengers £8 each (£9 on the day)

Click the PDF logo and download the entry form today PDF logo and download the entry form today 

Or call our club office on 01384 897779 to be a part of this amazing and unique display.



Enjoy the video from the Gen 1 display at Himley Hall 2016, Be a part of the Gen 1 display at Mini Fest and help to celebrate 15 years of the modern MINI 

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A fantastic time was had at the Brtish Mini Clubs Mini Fest 2015 at Uttoxeter Racecourse in in the beautiful Midlands County of Staffordshire. The Concours proved a massive hit and created much interest. With the quality of the Modern MINI's improving with every show. Sid Mason returning to concours with his well known Mini Cooper S. The GP girls were out in force as well. Show winning Steve Moore, who was very close to winning Mini Of The Day at Mini Fest. We do love to a Clubman enter as well.

Sit back and enjoy a stroll around all the stunning MINI's on display in concours at Mini Fest. Hopefully it may spur you on to enter next years events.

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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 17:48

Mini Fest 2015 - Images

A fantastic Mini Fest 2015 at Uttoxeter Racecouse on September 6th attracted top classic Mini's and New MINI's from around the country. Including a fabulous Australian Mini Clubman S. An excellent display of GP's in the MINI Concours as well. We always like to go an wander around the Mini car park as you can see some quality stuff. Including a MK1 track prepared Cooper S which is used on the road. The modified Mini's always take our eye. We always enjoy seeing Luke Billings Carbon Fibre Mini. The engineering on this Mini really has to be seen. 

Enjoy the images and choose your favourite Mini / MINI from the slideshow below. In the meantime please feel free to share your images from Mini Fest on our Facebook Page


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Monday, 07 September 2015 10:03

Mini Fest 2015 - Show Results

What a great day that was. With Christina Moran winning Best Mini/MINI Of The Day and a cheque for £250. Her recently restored Mini Cooper S Downton really is stunning. Although when they purchased the very rough Mini it still had all the Downton items. Most had to restored or part remanufactured. Though the Downton did have it easy to win the coveted prize. Steve Moore with his remarkable GP ran her a very close second. We had quite a long debate amongst ourselves as to who to choose from the class winners. Eventually we had to call on one of our Premier judges to go and have another look around both of the cars. They were literally seperated by the condition of one bolt head. It really was that close. 

Well done to everyone involved the competition moves up a level every single show. How good was it to see an quite rare in the UK Australian spec Mini Clubman S, The Aussies certainly had far better interior trim the models available in the UK. Though it does make it harder to source as well. What about those two GP2 girls Helen Granger and Sarah Wixon. Both MINI's are top quality and very soon they will win the class and get through to the red carpet. Then the gloves will be off! Remember all class winners go through to the Premier Final at Mini Fair 2 at Stonleigh on October 18th.

Show N Shine was excellent this year with more Mini's entered. We also moved them from the grandstand area into the main show area, which looked far better. Everyone looked to be enjoying themselves and enjoyed voting for a winner. This will certainly be a regular part of future British Mini Clubs events.

Did you enjoy the live arena? We certanly did it was great fun with so much interaction from the crowd. Highlight of the arena was possibly the loudest exhaust, That was great fun with both Men and ladies getting very involved. Starting with 110db from a very tasty MINI Cooper S right up to 126db from a Honda powered Mini from Mansfield. Even a young 14 year old was taking part in his very own Mini. Fantastic to see the younger element enjoying the Mini.

Watch the Loudest Exhaust stand off here.

With a 17yr old and a stuning Sportspack Mini entering loudest horn with Colonel Bogey being beaten by a cow horn! great fun. The ICE was a close run thing. With the owner of the Red Sportspack saying the Mini next to him would win as he had more power. Er no he didn't. But he certainly gave it a good go.


Mini Fest 2015 - Results

Live Arena

Mini Sound Off - ICE

1st J30 CKO 101.6db
2nd NWN 628Y 88.9db
3rd M869 OOX 88.6db

Mini Sound Off - Loudest Exhaust

1st C123 YKK 126.1db
2nd KCK 71F 123.0db
3rd K3 GAN 122.8db

Loudest Horn

1st X161 BCJ
2nd XLG 220J

Rustiest Mini

1st C789 HGJ
2nd NWN 628Y

Premier Concours Results

Mini/MINI Of The Day

Christina Moran LCJ 764F Mini Cooper S Downton

Classic Mini 1959 - 1969

1st: Sandra Britton PAE 360F 195pts
2nd: Alan Wilson ATW 497A 180ptd

Classic Mini 1970 - 1979

1st: Eric Madeley ACA 224W 189pts
2nd: Jeremy Robinson JNB 377W 186pts
3rd: Nathan Badger LDU 134T 184pts

Classic Mini 1980 - 1989

1st: James Connor G339 POD 192pts
2nd: Clare Killen D234 OOP 135pts

Classic Mini 1990 - 2000

1st: Paul Dawson C13 PAD 195pts
2nd: Francessca Deveraux Billington J19 FAM 189pts
3rd: Tracey Lippett M821 CLW 183pts

Mini Clubman All Marques

1st: Alan Slater TAK 489J 195pts
2nd: John Porter FCA 125S 191pts
3rd: Clayton Smith SKG 66T 184pts

Van - Pickup

1st: Michelle Pizzey OEG 616X 195pts
2nd: David Bowens LAW 446W 193pts
3rd: Damien Wooton ATD 633E 190pts


No Entrants

Modified and Custom Mini

1st: Wayne Brownhill X465 CDT 198pts
2nd: Gary Parker J322 MTN 190pts
3rd: Keith Brownsell ANM 207C 186pts

Mini Cooper and S

1st: Christina Moran LCJ 764F 196pts
2nd: Paul Slater KCP 34G 195pts
3rd: Judy Wetherall NBM 46E 192pts

MINI 2001 - 2006

1st: Steve Moore H4 YGP 192pts
2nd: Julia Robinson DU52 CRX 189pts
3rd: Sid Mason SYD 488M 178pts

MINI 2007 Onwards

1st: Stacey Reed YK57 OKG 195pts
2nd: Helen Granger YF62 NYK 192pts
3rd: Sarah Wixon RJ62 GRF 191pts

Best Of Section

Best Paint ANH 207C
Best Engine C13 PAD
Best Interior M510 UME
Best Presented H4 YGP

Best Club Stand

1st Midlands Mini Club
2nd: Wirral Mini's
3rd: Mini 500 Register

Show N Shine

1st: MYP 447L
2nd: XLG 220J

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Sunday, 06 September 2015 21:02

Mini Fest 2015 Loudest Exhaust Video

Well that was exciting. The live arena resounding to the tune Mini exhausts. and ear splitting noise, especially the people standing behind the Mini's. With great interaction from the packed grandstand the noise was incredible. Much like a jet taking of from nearby East Midlands Airport.

Oddly enough as we moved along the line of Mini's starting with an 09 MINI Cooper S, who put a very credible 110db, right upto the Honda powered Classic Mini, the decibel reading went up with every entrant. All the way to a very loud 126.1db. With Terry taking the crown for the 3rd time. 

With the final results reading 

1st: C123 YKK 126.1db

2nd: KCK 71F 123db

3rd: K3 GAN 122.8db

The video below captures the fun. Please enjoy and share


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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:38

Mini Fest 2015 - Loud And Proud

September 6th is Mini Fest time and the live arena will be ready for you to show off. OK, so you might not have the most beautiful Mini at the show. But don't let that deter you from entering the best sounding in car music system.. loudest exhaust, and weirdest/noisest horn catergories are open to everyone. There is also the new coveted rustiest Mini section. 

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!! Whatever you have bring it along.

That exhaust is loud, is it weird. come and give it a blast, and win a trophy. Rust!!!! we love it, we can't get enough of it. well we can. but have you got a rusty Mini is it a rat pack. bring it along, show it off and be proud of your rust. Classic or modern bring em along.

Check out the full details of the Live Arena and come along and take part


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Friday, 14 August 2015 19:54

MiniFest Concours plus Show & Shine

Mini Concours at its Best

Get your Mini/MINI booked into our Concours & Show & Shine at Mini Fest this September.

Our Mini concours is regarded as the best in the Mini scene with trophies for the top three Minis in each class along with special awards for the Best paint, interior, engine and presented.
Best Mini in show wins £250.



Show & Shine Arena

Why park your Mini in the car park when you can show it off to the Mini loving public without the pressure of concours judging. Your Mini may just love all the attention....
Please come along and give a try. Hopefully you will walk away with a trophy.

We have just two classes: classic Mini and modern MINI, with trophies for 1st & 2nd positions.

To enter simply arrive on the day at Uttoxeter Racecourse before 10am and we will direct you to the correct area. There will be a small charge on the day to enter  

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Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:24

Mini Fest 2015 - Book Your Space

Mini Fest 2015 at Uttoxeter Racecourse is getting ever closer. One of the busiest and most popular Mini/MINI event is brought to you by the world renowned British Mini Club and we do not want  you to miss out on this great show.

Mini Fest attracts the UK's top Mini / MINI traders who sell everything from rare parts to the ultimate Bling This is a very busy show and we want you to take part. Uttoxeter is a massive big site with loads of stand space available at the very competitive prices. Give our office a call today on 01384 897779 / 07711 765990 or email your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   and we will get a form straight to you

Round  2 of Premier Concours takes place at Mini Fest, We have 11 classes for every type of old school and new school Mini. The British Mini Clubs Premier concours offers arguably the most sought after trophy of the season. Winners from Mini Fest go forward to compte against the winners from Himley Hall at the grand Premier Final at Mini Fair 2 held at Stoneleigh on 18th October.

For full details of the Premier Concours Classes and entry form please folow this link

Show N Shine is now becoming a big part of all our events. Don't want the full concours then enter Show N Shine. This is purely self judging, you decide the winner in your class by casting your vote. Come along and enter Show N Shine at Mini Fest be a part of the show without the pressure of concours. It's great fun. More details and entry form can be found by following this link

We love Mini/MINI Clubs at Mini Fest. We love to see and emjoy the Mini community spirit so point all your Mini bonnets towards Uttoxeter Racecourse on 6th September. Mini Fest is a great event for you members and fantastic chance for them all to get together. Benefit from discount entry and take part in loads of competitons making it a real festival of Mini's albeit classic and modern.

Book you space today bu following the link and downloading the form

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The British Mini Clubs recent Mini Fest 2014 at Uttoxeter Racecourse provided some top quality Mini's of all ages into the Premier Concours Arena. From the orginal 1959 models to the very latest 2014 MINI's, and some very fine examples in between with standard and modified Mini's from every era.

Enjoy a walkaround the arena with a video taken by our webteam. We did think of adding music to the video but thought it may spoil the atmosphere.

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See the results from a very sucessful concours, perhaps you are thinking of taking part next year, everyone is welcome to enter any of our events so please come along and have a wonderful with us.

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Sunday, 07 September 2014 20:53

Mini Fest 2014 - Loudest Exhaust Video

Enjoy the fun of the loudest Mini exhaust at the British Mini Clubs Mini Fest 2014 at Uttoxeter Showground, laugh with the deadly duo of Dave and Danny on the microphones as you hear the Mini's pump out some decibels in the arena.

We welcome Mini's with engine or style of exhaust... it just needs to be loud!!! can you beat the winning 121db? if so come along in 2015 to Mini Fest and prove it... now there is a challenge!!!

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