EVENTS

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Plan your Mini show ex­ploits for the new sea­son and be­yond right here.

Jan­uary 8 Wir­ral to Llan­dudno Run

Pop­u­lar an­nual run from Brom­bor­ough on the Wir­ral to Llan­dudno in North Wales, in­clud­ing the climb up the Great Orme. Over 150 cars usu­ally take part. The run is free but the pur­chase of run plaques is en­cour­aged. www.wirralmi­nis.com

Jan­uary 12-15 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. www.au­tosport­in­ter­na­tional.com

Jan­uary 29 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.british­mini­club.co.uk

Fe­bru­ary 24-26 Race Retro

His­toric mo­tor­sport-themed show tak­ing place at Stoneleigh Park, War­wick­shire. www.rac­eretro.com

March 19 Brook­lands Mini Day

Great out­door event at the his­toric Brook­lands Mu­seum in Sur­rey. At­trac­tions in­clude traders, club stands and the fa­mous Test Hill. www.brook­landsmusuem.com

March 26 Cap’n Jaspers Gath­er­ing

West Coun­try Mini Scene’s spring Break­fast Gath­er­ing, tak­ing place at Ply­mouth Bar­bi­can. All Minis and MINIs are wel­come. www.wcminiscene.co.uk

April 16 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.trent­val­ley­moc.co.uk

April 29-30 DEWS Down­ton Clas­sic Show

Clas­sic car show at Brian Whitehead Sports Cen­tre in Down­ton, Wilts, to cel­e­brate 70 years of Down­ton Works En­gi­neer­ing. The show takes place on the Satur­day, with a road run on Sun­day. Camp­ing is avail­able. down­ton@live.co.uk

April 30 MkI Per­for­mance Ac­tion Day 3

Su­perb clas­sic Mini ac­tion day tak­ing place at Bly­ton Park, Lin­colnshire. In­cludes Mini per­son­al­i­ties, spe­cial dis­plays and more. Pro­ceeds will go to Can­cer Re­search UK. Track places have sold out, but you can join a re­serve list. mk1-per­for­mance-conversions.co.uk

May 7 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 in Stafford­shire. In­cludes trade and jum­ble stands, plus concours and show ‘n’ shine. www.british­mini­club.co.uk

May 13-14 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. www.cm­criv­ier­arun.co.uk

May 21 2017 Lon­don to Brighton Run

Lon­don and Sur­rey MOC’s su­perb an­nual run. There’s camp­ing and en­ter­tain­ment at Crys­tal Palace Park on the Satur­day night, be­fore Minis head to Brighton’s Madeira Drive on Sun­day for the show ‘n’ shine, trade stands, club dis­plays and more. www.lon­don-to-brighton.co.uk

May 25-29 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 West­port, County Mayo. Ferry dis­counts are avail­able. www.irish­mi­nis.ie

June 4 Na­tional Metro and Mini Show

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

June 4 Mods ‘n’ Minis Ral­lye

West Coun­try Mini Scene’s sum­mer gath­er­ing in Teign­mouth, fea­tur­ing Minis, MINIs and clas­sic scoot­ers. Runs from 10am-4pm. www.wcminiscene.co.uk

June 11 Na­tional Mini Cooper Day

The Mini Cooper Reg­is­ter’s flag­ship event, bring­ing to­gether Mini Coop­ers and Minis of ev­ery age and de­riv­a­tive at the Beaulieu Na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum in the New For­est. In­cludes traders, au­to­jum­ble, concours and Mini celebs, plus spe­cial dis­plays. www.mini­cooper.org

July 14-16

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.skeg­minifest.co.uk

Au­gust 4-6 Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional Mini Chill

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

Au­gust 13 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, win a Mini and more on Sun­day. www.min­ishow.co.uk

Septem­ber 3 Bri­tish MiniFest

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

Septem­ber 5-14 The Ital­ian Job Tour

Drive to Turin and visit the lo­ca­tions of the 1969 film, The Ital­ian Job, with like­minded 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.ital­ian­job­tours.co.uk

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 the hol­i­day re­sort of 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.

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