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  • SMOC’s 30th celebrations

    SMOC’s 30th celebrations

    28th October 2016

    Southern Mini Owners Club (SMOC) celebrated its 30th anniversary year in 2016 by raising funds for charity at various Mini events. Club members chose certain charities that were close to their hearts and they have made several large, generous donations…

  • Stars In Their Cars TV show

    Stars In Their Cars TV show

    1st October 2016

    Paddy McGuinness is to host a TV series entitled Stars In Their Cars. He will take celebrity guests including Jodie Kidd, Phil Tuffnell, Neil Morrissey, John Prescott, Patsy Kensit and Ross Noble on a nostalgic drive down memory lane, reuniting…

  • New Zealand record breakers

    New Zealand record breakers

    1st September 2016

    Congratulations to Mini land speed record team from New Zealand, Project 64, which has set two world speed records during Speed Week 2016 (13-19 August) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The team returned to Utah in August…

  • Paddy Hopkirk receives MBE

    Paddy Hopkirk receives MBE

    3rd August 2016

    In the Queen’s 2016 new year’s honour’s list it was announced that Paddy Hopkirk would receive the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). The MBE is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community…

  • Don’t miss Mini World Live this weekend!

    Don’t miss Mini World Live this weekend!

    7th July 2016

    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to drive your Mini on a race track then Mini World Live at Rockingham on 10 July is the perfect opportunity. Safety is paramount so track time is fully marshalled and…

  • Mini at Chelsea Flower Show

    Mini at Chelsea Flower Show

    9th June 2016

    Japanese garden designer, Ishihara Kazuyuki, created a garden featuring a Mini in the Artisan area of the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is entitled Senri-Sentei or Garage-Garden. It was inspired by a visit to the UK 10 years ago…

  • Party night at Mini World Live

    Party night at Mini World Live

    9th June 2016

    As well as all the many attractions of a static Mini show and track day, at the fantastic venue of Rockingham Motor Speedway at Corby, Northants, Mini World Live on 10 July will also be a fantastic Mini weekender. During…

  • Royal Mail Mini Van stamp

    Royal Mail Mini Van stamp

    15th April 2016

    The Royal Mail has issued a new set of stamps entitled ‘Royal Mail Heritage: Transport’. It is designed to reflect the movement of mail via methods of transport over the years. The 1970s is represented by a Mini Van: “Royal…

  • West Country Mini Scene Meet

    West Country Mini Scene Meet

    23rd March 2016

    In October 2015 West Country Mini Scene marked its first anniversary at Cap’n Jaspers when more than 60 Minis returned to the location of the group’s first event a year previously. A celebratory birthday cake was made by Wendy Cakes.…

  • British Motor Museum’s official opening

    British Motor Museum’s official opening

    23rd March 2016

    The newly refurbished British Motor Museum at Gaydon, formerly the Heritage Motor Museum, was opened to the public on 13 February. The new Collections Centre was also opened, housing around 150 cars from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Reserve…