The lowdown on this Netherlands-based event, including rocker cover racing!
After a slow start in 2017, this year’s Brabantse Mini Club Dag event, in the Netherlands, saw a turnout of 170 Minis.
The Bakelse Mini Club and Mini Club Brabant were responsible for this great event, with the help of Mini Seven Club Nederland, which organised the first ever Dutch rocker cover race!
Some great looking Minis arrived from early morning, with some travelling all the way from Groningen to attend — just a three-hour drive! As this is family event, there were no high-octane races or slalom activities, just the chance to chat with fellow Mini enthusiasts and admire the Minis on show.
Mini fans made the trip from Belgium and Germany as well. An ABS Freestyle Mini-based buggy-type kit car was a particularly rare sight. And Owner Ivo Krul brought his rare Jiffy truck workhorse, which he’d just used for a holiday!
There were plenty of trade stands with books, models and lots of new and second-hand parts for sale, too.
The first Dutch Mini rocker cover race started at 1pm with eight rocker covers lining up with their well-prepared racers. The races were fair and fun, and the final run was between Bart and Roald. A tie after two runs, meant that the third would be the decider. It ended with Bart finishing first, Roald in second and Belgian contender Danny in third. The rocker cover race attracted a lot of attention, with many attendees buying as many as six rocker covers for racers.
The event ended all too soon with a prize giving and raffle bringing the day to a close.