NATIONAL METRO & MINI SHOW
GAYDON, WARWICKSHIRE, 5 JUNE
A ‘non-cours’, where prizes were dished out to cars unashamedly wearing a few blemishes meant this new event never ran the risk of taking itself too seriously.
Owners of classic Minis, Metros and BMWera Minis competed for plaudits including Best Beige Car, Worst Interior and Biggest Area of Rust, and an automotive gymkhama in the grounds of the British Motor Museum meant there was plenty of opportunity for tyrescreeching action too.
Clubs played a big part on the day, with a 50th anniversary display by the Heinz 57 Register and a showcase of the Mini Cooper 35LE’s 20th birthday being given top billing.
Co-organiser Tanya Field says: ‘The show was well supported by the clubs and the Cooper 35s and Heinz 57s put on very impressive displays. We can confidently say that given the support for National Metro & Mini Show this year, it will be back next year, so be there or be square!’