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Jan­uary 8 2017 Wir­ral to Llan­dudno Run

Pop­u­lar an­nual run from Brom­bor­ough on the Wir­ral to Llan­dudno in North Wales, in­clud­ing a stop in Rhos-On-Sea and the spec­tac­u­lar climb up the Great Orme headland. Over 150 cars usu­ally take part. The run is free but the pur­chase of run plaques is en­cour­aged. www.wirralmi­

Jan­uary 12-15 2017 Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional

Huge an­nual mo­tor­sport-themed show tak­ing place at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC. Ex­pect some Mini con­tent, plus traders, nu­mer­ous dis­plays, live ac­tion, top per­son­al­i­ties and more.­tosport­in­ter­na­

Jan­uary 29 2017 Bri­tish Mini Fair

The largest in­door Mini event in the UK, or­gan­ised by Bri­tish Mini Club. Ex­pect traders and au­to­jum­ble, Pride of Own­er­ship dis­play, club stands and the chance to win a Mini! This is a great event for buy­ing parts to fin­ish off those win­ter projects! www.british­mini­

April 16 2017 Lin­coln BIG Mini Day

Tak­ing place at Bray­ford Wa­ter­front, Lin­coln, this Trent Val­ley MOC event cel­e­brates its 10th year in 2017. En­try is free, but cars need to be in po­si­tion by 10am and re­main un­til 4pm. Around 200 Minis are ex­pected. www.trent­val­ley­

April 29-30 2017 DEWS Down­ton Clas­sic Show

Clas­sic car show at Brian White­head Sports Cen­tre in Down­ton, Wilts, to cel­e­brate 70 years of Down­ton Works En­gi­neer­ing. Ex­pect a wide va­ri­ety of ve­hi­cles on dis­play, with a show on Satur­day and a road run on Sun­day. Camp­ing is avail­able. down­

May 7 2017 Bri­tish Mini Day

Bri­tish Mini Club cel­e­brates 25 years with its first out­door event of the sea­son, set in the out­stand­ing grounds of Him­ley Hall and Park in Stafford­shire. In­cludes trade and jum­ble stands, plus con­cours and show ‘n’ shine. www.british­mini­

May 13-14 2017 CMC Riviera Run

Fun week­ender or­gan­ised by the Cor­nish Mini Club, with a new venue for 2017 - Pen­te­wan Sands Hol­i­day Park near St Austell. In­cludes club games, glow show and more.­criv­ier­

May 21 2017 Lon­don to Brighton Run

Top-notch an­nual run, or­gan­ised by Lon­don and Sur­rey MOC. There’s Camp­ing and en­ter­tain­ment at Crys­tal Palace Park on the Satur­day night, with Minis set­ting off for Brighton’s Madeira Drive on Sun­day morn­ing for the show ‘n’ shine, trade stands, club dis­plays and much more. www.lon­

May 25-29 2017 IMM 2017 Ire­land

The In­ter­na­tional Mini Meet­ing re­turns to Ire­land, with the Ir­ish Mini Own­ers Club host­ing the event 20 years af­ter it last did so in 1997. The lo­ca­tion for 2017 will be Pil­town, County Kilkenny.­mi­

June 4 2017 Na­tional Metro and Mini Show

Ac­tiv­ity-packed event tak­ing place at the Bri­tish Mo­tor Mu­seum, Gay­don, ca­ter­ing for both Metros and Minis. Fea­tures in­clude camp­ing, a glow show, a con­cours, ‘non­cours’, traders, clubs and more. www.british­mo­tor­mu­ events/na­tional-metro-and-mini-show

July 14-16 2017 Skeg­minifest

Mu­sic, Minis and laugh­ter at the Wel­come Inn, Burgh Road, Skeg­ness, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Mcmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port. Camp­ing is avail­able Fri­day to Mon­day www.skeg­

Au­gust 4-6 2017 Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Mini Chill

Relaxing Mini camp­ing week­ender, held at Mar­ley Eter­nit So­cial Club near Roys­ton, Herts. In­cludes evening en­ter­tain­ment and ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties. www.camb­

Au­gust 13 2017 Mini in the Park

Bril­liant Mini event at Santa Pod race­way. Camp­ing and en­ter­tain­ment on Satur­day night, fol­lowed by traders, club dis­plays, live arena, dragstrip ac­tion, the chance to win a Mini and more on Sun­day. www.min­

Septem­ber 3 2017 Bri­tish MiniFest

Pop­u­lar event tak­ing place at Ut­tox­eter Race­course. In­cludes con­cours, club stands, plenty of ac­tion in the live arena, traders, au­to­jum­ble and more. www.british­mini­

Septem­ber 5-14 2017 The Ital­ian Job Tour

Drive to Turin and visit the lo­ca­tions of the 1969 film, The Ital­ian Job, with like- minded Mini fans. In­cludes three nights at the fa­mous Lin­gotto Ho­tel and the chance to get on the roof-top test track. Cost is £750 per per­son, based on two peo­ple shar­ing. www.ital­ian­job­

May 18-21 2018 IMM 2018 Por­tu­gal

All roads lead to Por­tu­gal for the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Mini Meet­ing, which will be jointly hosted by Clube Mini de Por­tu­gal and Clube Mini da Serra da Estrella. It will take place around 90km south of Porto in Vaguiera. Search on Face­book for ‘Por­tu­gal IMM 2018’.

Au­gust 8-12 2019 IMM 2019 Bris­tol

To mark the Mini’s 60th birth­day, the In­ter­na­tional Mini Meet­ing heads to the West Coun­try. It will be held at the 100acre Wash­ing­pool Farm site in Easter Comp­ton, near Bris­tol.

Race and rally Minis can be found at Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional in Jan­uary.

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