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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Make it a Weekender at Mini Fest 2013.... Exclusive to British Mini Club members and Clubs.
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.
MiniFest Club Weekender and Show opening times.
Camping is available for Mini clubs on the Saturday night.
Clubs wishing to camp on Saturday night at MiniFest must pre-book and let us know how many people and how many tents.
Clubs can arrive from 3.00pm.
Club camping costs £5.00 per person and is available by pre-booking only.
Please be aware camping is free for Mini Club members who still have Himley tickets, please book your space in advance though
Camping is not available on the day and is not available to the General Public.
The show opens to everyone on Sunday at 10.00am.
Now available for a very short period of time is the unique British Mini Club Mini Fest Commemorative Mug to celebrate our event at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 2nd September. Available via our Cafe Press Shop. These fantastic mugs would be a welcome addition to any Mini collection. Just think you can show of to your friends that you have one of these rare mugs... and they don't :)
They will not be available to purchase on the day of the show on the BMC stand or from any trader, unless they bulk order of course !! Do not miss out order your Mug today.
Want to know more about Mini Fest? Of course you do..http://britishminiclub.co.uk/about-the-club/mini-fest
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.