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.
Calling all Mini Clubs for both Classic Mini and New MINI the British Mini Club have a fantastic opportunity lined up for you and your members. Mini Fest attracts Mini clubs from all around the Country displaying members Minis and getting involved in the theme of the show, The club area is situated in a prominent position within the main show area.
Club Stand Theme:- The Theme for Mini Fest is Heroes and Villans. Dress up your Minis and your members!! Club stands must be booked in advance.
Best Club Stand wins £250 along with trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd places.
Come along and show of your club to the many visitors to Mini Fest
All your club members can have a fantastic weekend together at MiniFest. Clubs can setup camp on your stand, relax and enjoy music with a live band in the bar, or just chill out with your members. Clubs must be pre-booked.
Camping costs just £10.00 per person. This includes the entry fee for Sundays show.
Show 'N' Shine is an alternative to concours and designed to get the amazing Classic Minis and new MINI's out of the car parks and into the show area. Why hide your car away when you can show it off to the Mini loving public without the pressure of concours. Imagine the admiring glances your Mini will get.
Don't hide your Mini/MINI in the car park... Show It Off!!
Show and Shine is now a regular feature at the British Mini Clubs Mini Fest event at Uttoxeter Racecourse on 1st September designed to encourage owners of both Classic Mini and New MINI who have not had the experience of a full blown concours and may like to 'dip there toes in the water'. Or maybe your car is an eye turner and you normally park it in the car park at shows. Your Mini does not have to be perfect to enter Show and Shine. Please Come along and give a try. Hopefully you will walk away with a trophy.
Use the form today to apply for Show and Shine at Mini Fest http://britishminiclub.co.uk/about-the-club/event-signup/concours-booking-form
The Show 'N' Shine will take place at Mini Fest. We have just two classes for both the Classic Mini and the New MINI.
Voting For the Winner
Each driver will be given one voting slip that they can use to vote for what they think is the best Mini/MINI in there class. Owners can not vote for their own Mini
All entrants must pay in advance please at £10 per Mini. This includes your entry fee along with show entrance for the driver. Extra passengers will be £8 each. If you would like to take part please download the entry form using the link below, or use our event sign up area. Attach a recent photo of your Mini and forward the payment to the clubs address.
Event tickets are usually despatched 10-14 days prior to the event
British Mini Club have increased the prize fund for the best club display at MiniFest to massive £500 for the winning stand
MiniFest attracts mini clubs from around the Country displaying members minis and getting involved in the theme of the show, The club area is situated in a prominent position within the main show area.
Club Stand Theme:- Mini Olympics Going for Gold, Silver & Bronze - design your stand with a sporting theme.... Club stands must be booked in advance.
Best Club Stand wins £500 along with trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd places.
Premier Concours open to all classes and a hugh prize of £500 for the winning mini!
This years Premier Class concours is open to all entrants and with a top prize of £500 and the Premier Silver Cup up for grabs it's the Mini show concours of the year.
The responce have been excellent with the majority of entrants displaying minis from our cancelled Himley Hall event.
MiniFest takes place at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the 2nd September.
We have a full concours on the day and some top quality cars will be in attendance, if you want to take part with your Classic Mini or New MINI please book in advance. We prefer pre-booking but your more than welcome to turn up on the day. No need to be a member of the BMC everyone is welcome. Please use the form to pre-book as soon as you can so we get an idea of numbers. Prizes for the top 3 placed cars in each of the 16 classes.
AutoGlym Best In Show: Seperate awards for dedicated areas of your mini...
Tracy Lippett and David Hobbs sweep the board at the British Mini Clubs Mini Fest Premier Concours Finals. After winning there classes at our May event at Himley Hall Tracy and David along with all class winners were invited to the Premier Finals at Uttoxeter Racecourse. They went into 'battle' against some top concours Mini/MINis and came out winners. Judged by Wayne Brownhill, David won by an incredible 1 point with his superb red MINI Cooper S JCW with 192 points out of 200. Tracy, also judged by Wayne, had a look of complete shock on her face when her name was called out at prize giving. Her Classic Mini Cabriolet won with 189 points. Both Premier Finals classes were very close again this year. The quality just amazes us every year.
It was also good to see Paul Porter return to concours after a 3 year absence with the most immaculate custom 1275GT and winning his class. Paul will be one to be reckoned soon in Premier Class we think. It was good to see the MINI GP's in attendance and they once again decided on a winner of the coveted GP Mick Walsh Shield, won by GP0044.
The club stands again had plenty of fun with a Scalextric theme, with some clever and innovative ideas. With replica tracks and stands, plus a Brooklands version from the 1920's A close call saw our judges give the award to a new club on the scene, MINIS Unleasehed. Well done to all you did yourselves proud.
Premier Class Concours 2012 starts at Himley Hall on Sunday 6th May, Don't forget to pre-book your concours place by using our event sign up area.
1st: Tracy Lippett M821 CLW 189pts 2nd: Martin Wixon X174 UFC 186pts 3rd: Jason Field 183pts
1st: David Hobbs F1 DJH 192pts 2nd: Kevin Prior N600 KEV 191pts 3rd: Darren Simon DAZ 6101 177pts
Presented to GP004
1st: Dave Rippard 819 XVV 175pts 2nd: Sandra Britton PAE 360F 169pts 3rd: Alastair Gray 62 FUO 165
1st: Tom Vandebilt / Andrew Elsdon MWA 154P 181pts 2nd: Dennis Hollins ABM 187L 147pts
1st: James Connor G339 POD 140pts
1st: Chris Hondford T674 MPL 162pts 2nd: John Genders S50 WKS 158pts 3rd: Helen Hallworth T99 CPR 140pts
1st: Calum Lovell HRF 909W 186pts 2nd: Stuart Short XER 632T 185pts 3rd: Gary Beech WFR 15R 150pts
1st: Michelle Pizzey OEG 616X 195pts 2nd: David Bowers LAW 446W 192pts 3rd: Malcolm Corbett SAC 194R 176pts
1st: Paul Dawson C13 PAD 197pts 2nd: James McLean T980 FAN 191pts 3rd: Russell Heath R442 CGF 188pts
1st: Paul Slater GUY 492J 189pts 2nd: David Coulson RAH 308F 143pts 3rd: David Morton GPF 146G 125pts
1st: Paul Porter ROH 751R 140pts 2nd: Gary Parker J322 MTM 111pts 3rd: David Fulwell 155 FXB 84pts
1st: Richard Sutton G160 NRB 190pts 2nd: Stephen Robinson P635 CRB 179pts 3rd: Mr Harper 7375 R 159pts
1st: Nigel Jarvis A12 LNJ 130pts
1st: Mark Bennett X21 YNX 197pts 2nd: Miles Green NY06 KMZ 191pts 3rd: Mike Strudwick NJ6 MST 184pts
1st Fiona Mannion M50 FMM 130pts
1st: G402 GFL 2nd: 2708 VB
Best Paint Classic Mini: GUY 492J Best Paint New MINI:W6 MST
Best Engine Classic Mini: NFO 644 Best Engine New MINI: X2 LYNX
Best Interior Classic Mini: M821 CLW Best Interior New MINI: F1 DJH
Best Presented Classic Mini: T674 ATM Best Presented New MINI: DAZ 6101
1st: MINIS Unleashed 2nd: Birmingham Mini Owners Club 3rd: Robin Hood Mini Owners Club