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Monday, 29 August 2016

Baja Poland: Four MINI ALL4 Racing vehicles make it to the top 10

·         Holowczyc finishes second on home soil
·         Przygonski comes fourth


Successful weekend for X-raid in the Baja Poland (26th to 28th August, 2016): all the four MINI All4 Racing pairings that contested the seventh FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup round made it to the top 10. 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

MINI Challenge Race Report: Oulton Park

MINI Challenge Race Report:
Oulton Park MINI Festival 20th August
Words & Photos: David Young

The annual trip up north to visit one of MSVR's greatest circuits, so picturesque, grass areas beautifully kept, loads of parking, modern facilities, a great track offering a number of configurations and great spectators areas - I could go on. Just take it from me it is a brilliant circuit.  

Friday, 26 August 2016

WIN: Tickets to Manchester Classic Car Show

We're back again, offering free tickets to the shows you want to attend. This time around we've got a one pair of tickets to the Footman James Classic Car Show in Manchester on September 17-18. 

Thursday, 25 August 2016

EVENT PREVIEW: Mini Fest@Uttoxeter Racecourse

The British Mini Club is renown for putting on some of the best displays of Minis the UK has to offer. Whilst other shows offer high octane action, or some trackday fun, the British Mini Club has kept its eye firmly on what counts - the high quality condition of the most cared for Minis in the country.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: August 27-29

You never know what will happen on the Legendary Grand Tour!
This weekend is a bumper one with a whole extra day to enjoy the sun thanks to Bank Holiday Monday. Fortunately, there is loads going on so you can make your weekend as enjoyable as possible.



AUGUST 26-28
CarFest South
Laverstoke Park Farm, Basingstoke

www.carfest.org
The southern version of Chris Evans' big car show rolls in to Basingstoke raising money for Children in Need and enthralling enthusiasts with spectacular machinery.


AUGUST 27-29
North Devon Legendary Grand Tour
Bideford Park, Westward Ho!, Ilfracombe

www.smallcarsbighearts.co.uk
This exciting weekender is as crazy as it gets with Mini enthusiasts donning their wildest outfits and fancy dress costumes to roam around the North Devon countryside wowing locals and raising money for a local charity.




AUGUST 28
Retro Rides Gathering
Shelsley Walsh, Gloucestershire

www.retroridesgathering.com
Love old cars and bikes? Well Retro Rides is for you if you're in the west of England this weekend. Theres bound to be a heap of Minis plus other exciting classics.


 
AUGUST 28-29
Mini Mania 2016
Seaburn Recreation Ground, Sunderland

http://northeastminiclub.org.uk
North East Mini Club's annual Mini Mania event is always popular and caters well to the far flung and often neglected North East corner of the country. And if the Scots can make it to Cheshire for Oulton Park, then this is a mere stone's throw away. Expect lots of fun and activities - northern style!








 
AUGUST 29
Mini Run UK's Bank holiday Mini Run
Poole's Cavern & Country Park

www.facebook.com/events/171507433259841/
Mini Run UK is quickly growing its fanbase on Facebook, and with a number of runs already under their belt this year, the numbers attending just keep increasing. This next event on Bank Holiday Monday heads south to Poole.
 

   
AUGUST 27-29
The East Anglian Job

www.eastanglianjob.co.uk
A regular fixture on the calendar, the East Anglian Job has proved worthy of its longevity and continues to attract large numbers - that's no surprise with all the fun and games they organise 'It's a Knockout' style. Great fun!
 




AUGUST 29
The East Midlands Mini and VW Show
Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts, NG22 9EP

http://classicshows.org/classic-shows-events-list/45th-notts-classic-car-a-bike-show
Serious enthusiasts may be looking for something a little less energetic and the East Midlands Mini and VW show will provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere to soak the nostalgia on display.
 


AUGUST 29
WCM Bank Holiday Morning Run and Lunch
South Glos / North Wilts

www.facebook.com/events/1747941785480845

West Country Minis are off for a jaunt on Bank Holiday Monday, if you're in the area and ask them nicely, they might let you join them! 




MOTORSPORT

AUGUST 29
British Rally Cross Championship
Lydden Hill

http://www.rallycrossbrx.com

 



AUGUST 27-29
HSCC By Box Historic Touring Car Championship
Oulton Park

www.hscc.org.uk

 



AUGUST 27-28
Gurston Down Hillclimb

www.gurstondown.org

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Four MINI ALL4 Racing line up to compete at Baja Poland

MINI ALL4 Racing family welcomes return of retired rally legend Krzysztof Holowczyc for one-off race at Baja Poland, his homeland event. Holowczyc will join fellow MINI ALL4 Racing drivers Jakub Przygonski (POL), Boris Garafulic (CHL), and Erik van Loon (NDL).

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

MINI recalls 7,800 Clubmans

MINI is recalling over 7,800 MINI Clubmans, built 2016-17, to fix a side airbag that can fail to deploy properly, according to CarComplaints.com

MINI is second best hot hatch...

According to Autocar, the Mini Cooper S provides the second best bang for your buck in the hot hatchback category, but fails to make an appearance elsewhere.

Although to many this may not come as any surprise given MINIs move towards the premium end of the market and not just focusing on functionality.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Two men caught with stolen safe in passenger seat

Two men were caught transporting a stolen safe in a Mini Cooper Cabrio, according to actionnewsjax.com.

Bonneville records fall to 52 year old New Zealand Mini

The Kiwi land speed record team running a 1964 Mini Cooper S at Bonneville Speed Week are celebrating success having claimed two world records so far at Bonneville Speed Week in Utah, USA.