Mini Cooper Register National Mini Day
Fence to fence Minis at Beaulieu’s big marque show
With everything from the very first MkI up to present-day Minis, the Mini Cooper Register’s 33rd National Mini Day offered something for everyone.
There were several feature displays in the main arena this year, including a gathering of Cooper and Cooper S MkIIs, plus an ‘off the wall’ collection of sprinted, sectioned, chopped and modified Minis. Adjacent to the main arena was the ex-works and competition cars display, which is always an enormously popular feature of the event. The concours competition proved equally impressive.
Legnedary Mini rally driver, Paddy Hopkirk, was a popular guest, as ever, always having time for a chat. CCW contributor Fuzz Townshend – also of Car SOS fame – was interviewed live and conducted a question and answer session after which he signed autographs.
Mike Cooper, son of the late John Cooper, awarded the many prizes and trophies and experienced MC and commentator, Graham Robson, kept everyone informed and entertained throughout the day.
The display of works Minis is always an impressive sight at Beaulieu’s National Mini Day.