BRITISH MINI DAY
The sun came out again for British Mini Day, enticing a fine selection of Minis, clubs and traders to the picturesque surrounds of Himley Hall.
Himley Hall in Staffordshire played host to the British Mini Club’s event.
It was thankfully a lovely sunny day when I left my home in Herts to travel to the British Mini Club’s British Mini Day at Himley Hall in Staffordshire. And the fine weather saw a very large turnout in Premier Concours and Show ’n’ Shine, with over 100 Minis of all ages entered. A wonderful sight, it shows that the Classic Mini scene is as strong as ever.
It was great to see David and Colin Ashton for the first time in many years. They were there with their home-restored and very clean Old English White Cooper S. They have won the Premier Concours trophy an incredible three-times!
Overall winner of Best Mini In Show was Ian Whitticase and Diane Issac with their Morris Mini, 287 MOX, that has a retro look. All class winners received a pack from sponsor Autoglym, and now go forward to the Premier Final at Mini Fair in 2019.
There were also plenty of traders, and many Mini clubs putting on a fabulous display of their members’ cars. Most of my time was spent wandering around spotting all the different Mini models and variants on show in the sun.
The British Mini Club also made a special presentation for the furthest travelled Classic Mini, to Inge Polman, who had brought her Mini all the way from the Netherlands.
Another highlight was a proposal, as owner Ian Surridge asked his girlfriend Charlotte Smith to marry him, whilst at the show. He used both his and his mum’s Minis to propose, by attaching big banners to their screens. Charlotte happily accepted - I wonder if they will be married by next year’s show?
So it was another successful, British Mini Day at Himley Hall. The British Mini Club members and friends give so much to make the event run like clockwork. Nice job!
Beautiful Mk3 Cooper S in the concours.
Liam Edwards custom build was just finished and took best paint.