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Thursday, 11 August 2016
One of the UK’s top Mini events takes place this weekend at Santa Pod, Beds with 100's of Mini's due to attend.
One of the UK’s top Mini events takes place this weekend at Santa Pod, Beds
Chance to win a classic Mini
‘Club Mini Push’, 120mph karts, 150mph gas turbine drag bike, precision parallel parking and the ‘Turbonator’ to be part of the live action
Beatles tribute act The Brighton Beatles to headline evening show
With less than a week to go before the big day, Mini fans have a lot to look forward to at this year’s Mini in the Park which takes place at Santa Pod, Beds, on Sunday August 14th.
One of the more entertaining features of the day will be the ‘Club Mini Push’, with representatives of some of the country’s biggest and best Mini clubs competing head to head in a battle to push a classic Mini around an obstacle course in the fastest possible time.
Visitors will also have the chance to enter a competition to win a classic Mini, sponsored by specialist insurers Carole Nash.
The two-door saloon has been dramatically transformed during the 2016 show season, and the draw to win it will take place live at the show, with one lucky winner getting to drive away in the all-time British classic.
Renowned Mini stunt driver, Alistair Moffatt, promises to be a big draw as he shows off his millimetre-perfect handbrake turn parallel parking in a classic Mini – a breath-taking display for fans, as he slides into a parking space with just inches to spare.
In addition, there will be a hotly contested concours competition, featuring some of the finest cars on the Mini scene, plus a Mini-only ‘Run Wot Ya Brung’ contest on Santa Pod’s famous drag strip, with prizes at stake. Four runs down the famous strip can be bought for just £20 on top of the standard show entry.
Non-club members will also be able to enjoy the show, with a special Mini-only parking area reserved for their prized cars, and even a special award for the best ‘non-club’ Mini attending the event.
The event is also host to MiniWorld magazine's 25th anniversary celebrations, and most notable among this will be a display of featured cars from the past, present and future issues. Expect restored classics and some beautifully modified examples to excite and inspire every Mini fan.
Each year, over 1,000 Mini fans choose to start their MITP experience early, with a festival feel family friendly campsite, plus live music and Santa Pod’s famous funfair. Gates open at 2pm on the Saturday, with entertainment from 7.30pm. Admission is £5 per person in advance or £10 per person on arrival (gates close 2am Sunday morning).
The evening at MITP 2016 will include the Brighton Beatles, one of the best fab four tribute acts in the country. Prizes for those wearing proper 60s get-up are up for grabs in a Beatles-based fancy dress competition.