14 January - Wirral to Llandudno Run
Wirral Minis 5th annual Great Wirral to Llandudno Run. Entry to the event is free but limited to 200 cars, so remember to book early. One of my Minis was in a little bump on this run last year so I am the one who will be driving the coton wool wrapped Mini up the back :-) To book ring 0151 356 9438 (John)
28 January - Mini Fair 2007
Held at Bingley Hall in Staffordshire, this massive heated indoor event features plenty of traders, club stands, pride of ownership display and everything else you'd expect of a British Mini Club show. There's even a chance to win a Mini for just £1.
01384 897779 britishminiclub.co.uk
February 24-25 - London International Classic Car Show
If you need a break from working on your Mini in the cold every weekend, then why not head down to Alexandra Palace in London for the International Classic Car Show? The evnt promises loads of cars, clubs and trade plus on the Sunday, an auction of classic vehicles and automobilia.
Tel: 01484 452002
15 April - Silly Mini Sunday
Held at Crealy Adventure Park, Devon, this great day promises to be fun with a capital F. Show-goers can enjoy various activities before taking part in a convoy run to Exmouth promenade later in the day. The 15th anniversary of Disneyland Paris provides the theme, with fancy dress encouraged although not compulsory. Space is available for 50 Minis on a first come first served basis, but you must be on site by 9.30 am. Entry is free, with donations to the Children’s Hospice South West gratefully received.
5 - 7 May - MiniWorld Riviera Run
Free Mini run from Reading Services M4 Westbound to Trevelgue Holiday Park near Newquay in Cornwall. Fancy-dress madness, plus on-site cabaret, bars, shop, etc. Book a caravan or bring a tent, but don't leave it too late, as vans get booked up early. (0)1637 851851 rivierarun.co.uk
May 13 - Himley Hall
The first of the British Mini Club's outdoor events for 2007, British Mini day at Himley Hall has long been a favourite for most Mini owners. Not only are there great country house surroundings, but the club always work hard to give fantastic value for money with stunning Minis on display, concours, trade stands and the chance to win a Mini for £1.
May 20 - London to Brighton Run
Start off at Crystal Palace and join hundreds of Minis as they make their way down to Brighton, ending up on Madeira Drive for a packed Mini show. Places fill up quickly, so make sure you get in touch early to make sure you don’t miss out!
June 3 - Guernsey Mini Show
Annual event held at the Le Friquet Plant Centre, Castel Parish in Guernsey, this event is open to all owners of classic and New Minis, with prizes available for the best dressed!
June 10 - Beaulieu Mini Cooper Register Day
The regular Cooper Register show returns for another year at Beaulieu Motor Museum, with special deisplays for 2007 including a display of ex-works and competition cars and of Coopers from 1961 right up to the New Mini.
23 - 24 June - Gaydon Mini Festival 2007
This festival at the Heritage Motor Centre includes a Heritage Run, club and trade stands, and an Issigonis exhibition, as well as MiniWorld awards and concours. Open 4pm-midnight on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Camping available. For online ticketing and further information, visit:
30 June - The Southern Charity Mini Run
Join a host of Minis as they make their way along the south coast from Madeira Drive to the New Forest. The event will cost just £10 per car and all proceeds will go to the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Brighton. baby2ends.co.uk
30th June - 2nd July 2007 - 4th Moorland & Coastal Mini Adventure
Mini adventure driving weekend, camping in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. A Treasure Hunt on the Saturday, Hog Roast in the evening, and an adventureous 'rollercoaster' drive over moorland to the coast via Dalby forest on the Sunday. Contact Deano on 07884373620 or visit moorlandandcoastal.co.uk
July 14-15 - British Mini Showdown
There can't be a better place to be on a sunny weekend than at the British Mini Club's annual dragstrip event. Usually blessed with scorching weather (how do they do it?) this weekend offers the chance to take on the strip and race other Minis on the quarter mile, with overnight camping and entertainment plus special displays. 01384 897779 britishminiclub.co.uk
July 26-29 - 2007 IMM in Denmark
Pack up your Mini and head over to the continent for this year's annual IMM. Held in Roskilde, attractions include an amusement park, 1/4 mile race, test drive, comnpetitions music and food - plus the chance to meet Mini owners from all over the world! imm2007.org
August 19 - Mini In The Park
More details to follow — plus look out for a special annoucement in the February issue of Mini Magazine
September 2 - Sandon Hall
The British Mini Club return with their second Mini day, this time at Sandon Hall in Staffs. Mini Magazine are sponsoring this great event in its third year, which promises clubs, trade, the chance to win a Mini and the jaw-dropping Premier Class concours competition.
01384 897779 britishminiclub.co.uk
September 9 - National Mini Show 2007
Held at Stanford Hall in Lutterworth, this annual event from the National Mini Owners' Club features a nice range of clubs, show cars and trade all set in stunning scenery. miniownersclub.co.uk
Thanks to Mini Mag minimag.co.uk for most of the information. Keep an eye on their website for developments and just a good read.