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Brands Hatch will be celebrating all things 'Mini' when it hosts a major new event in the form of the Brands Hatch Mini Festival on 16-17 June.

With a history spanning more than 50 years, the Mini in its former and current guise is one of the most iconic cars of all time and the famous Kent circuit plans to commemorate the marque with a unique event in the summer. A superb line up of Mini-based motorsport is set to entertain spectators while Mini owners from across the country will be invited to showcase their cars around the 1.2 mile Indy circuit. There will be various off track activities with a display of special motorsport Minis old and new, a Mini stunt show, trade village, parades, live music and festival fun for motor racing fans throughout the weekend.

Dedicated website:
Dedicated website launched for Brands Hatch Mini Festival - Brands Hatch Mini Festival

More:
Brands Hatch to host major new Mini Festival in 2012



Anyone remember this one below in 1968? :D

 

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Hi everyone, recently bought a mini cooper s jcw. This event looks awesome, will defiantly try and get up there. Will everyone off this forum be grouping together up there or is it a park wherever sorta thing? Cheers
 

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More than 20 Mini Owners' Clubs have already confirmed their attendance at the inaugural Brands Hatch Mini Festival on 16/17 June.

A total of 23 clubs from as far afield as The Netherlands and North Wales have booked club stands to display their Minis at the UK's newest Mini Festival. While the event is still months away, there is plenty of time to book club stands, as the Brands Hatch Mini Festival hopes to bring together Mini Clubs from across the UK and Europe to celebrate all things Mini.

Mini Owners' Clubs attending the Brands Hatch Mini Festival:
London and Surrey Mini Owner Club
Mini Cooper Register
Essex Mini Club
Surrey New Mini
East Coast Mini Club
Nottinghamshire Mini Club
FABMOC North Wales
Bristol Mini Drifters
A's of Herts
Brighton Mini Club
Abingdon Mini Club
Leyland Mini Club
Southend Mini Action Group (SMAG)
Skegness Mini Club
Mini Unleashed!
Mixedminiclub NL
Thames Valley Mini Club
Kentish Mini Club
Mini Club UK
West Sussex Mini Club
Minifinity
Bournemouth Mini Club
The Italian Job

Members of Clubs who have booked a stand will receive exclusive discounts on admission, camping and grandstand tickets. Each mini club will receive a branded ticket page with the club's logo along with a unique web url. They will also enjoy a parade lap of the famous Brands Hatch circuit, FOC limited edition event sticker and discounts on event merchandise.

With 11 dedicated Mini races and various trackside activities, including a Mini stunt show, air display, live music and trade village, the Brands Hatch Mini Festival is an event not to be missed.

To book a club stand for the Brands Hatch Mini Festival 16/17 June call Alex Shaw on 01474 875318 or email [email protected].

Mini Clubs out in force at Brands Hatch Mini Festival - Brands Hatch Mini Festival
 

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This is the provisional programe of events:
Saturday

09.00 Radical Clubman’s Cup.
09.30 GT Cup Championship
10.05 Pre ’66 Mini Anglo French Battle
10.35 Radical UK Cup
10.55 Radical UK Cup
11.20 Mini Challenge
11.45 Radical Clubman’s Cup
12.15 GT Cup Championship
12.40 Mini/MINI Car Club Parades – in association with Mini Magazine
13.35 Radical UK Cup
14.25 Sanwa Trophy Mini Endurance
14.55 MINI Challenge
15.25 Mini Miglia
15.50 Special Mini Parade
16.10 Radical Clubman’s Cup
16.40 Dunlop Mini Se7en
17.05 Pre ’66 Mini Anglo French Battle
17.35 GT Cup Championship
18.10 Mini All Comers

Sunday 17 June

10.05 GT Cup Championship Race 8
10.40 Mini Miglia Race 9
11.10 Russ Swift Stunt Show
11.45 Radical UK Cup Race 10
12.35 Pre ’66 Mini Anglo French Battle Race 11
13.10 MINI Challenge – Roger Bates Memorial Trophy Race 12
13.40 Club car parades with Mini Magazine & Aerobatic Display
14.30 Dunlop Mini Se7en Race 13
15.00 Mini Miglia Race 14
15.30 Sanwa Trophy Mini Endurance Race 15
16.20 Special Mini Parade
16.40 MINI Challenge Race 16
17.10 Dunlop Mini Se7en Race 17
17.40 Mini All Comers Race 18
18.05 Champion of 2012 Mini Festival Race 19
 

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So sorry i'm new to the site...... Ive searched this thread for the address for the Mini festival but cant see it! duh! Could somebody give it to me?
 

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So sorry i'm new to the site...... Ive searched this thread for the address for the Mini festival but cant see it! duh! Could somebody give it to me?
Hope you can come along, although quite a distance from Manchester:

Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham
Longfield
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel: 01474 872331
Fax: 01474 874766

[email protected]
 

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Pleased to say I'll be going to this - going in a convoy organised by my local dealer - and will be doing the parade lap too! :)

I expect I'll post a gallery of pictures after the event.
 

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Fancy this but what's the turn out like for new BMW minis? Only over the dartford crossing for me. Gonna get to mini in the park in August has looks like a massive giggle.

Ry


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This is the first year of this new event but judging by the owners uploaded photos of MINI's/Mini's on the Brands Hatch Mini Festival website and the interest shown on New MINI forums like TotalMINI and Surrey New MINI there is going to be a pretty good turnout of BMW MINI's over the weekend. There are also rounds of the New MINI Challenge Race series on both days. :cool:
 
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