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Rocking the F57
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It's finally official, even though some have known for ages, but MINI United is coming to the UK in 2009 :D

Official Website: MINI

22nd to 24th May 2009

Post up any news or developments in here, so we can all stay up to date ;)

Location is widely rumoured to be Silverstone, but this is yet to be oficially confirmed.

Hotels in the vicinity of Silverstone

Silverstone is yet to be confimed as the venue, but many are hedging their bets and booking up the hotels now. Hotels are sure to fill up fast, so get yourself booked. Most hotels will allow you to cancel a room with prior notice, so you may as well book a cancellable room ;)

Some hotels to try:

Premier Travel Inn (2 miles from circuit) Silverstone Hotel | Information - cheap quality budget hotel rooms - Premier Inn

Travelodge (3 miles from circuit) Travelodge - Hotel overview

List of other hotels available here: Silverstone Official Website

If folks want to camp for the weekend, there is a campsite which opens for the British Grand Prix annually, however if there is enough demand, they may also open for the MINI United weekend - website is here GP Camping. The site is less than a mile from the circuit.

Travelling to Silverstone

Travel by Air
The nearest airports to Silverstone are London Luton airport, and the East Midlands Airport. Luton is approximately 1 hour by road south of Silverstone, East Midlands lies to the the North of Silverstone near Nottingham, and is just over an hour away by road.

London Heathrow is only marginally further away again, being approx 1hr 20 mins from Silverstone, and London Gatwick is approx 2hrs from the circuit. All times are traffic depending.

Travel by Rail
The nearest mainline stations are at Banbury and Northampton. You can contact UK National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0) 8457 484 950 for more rail travel information.

Ferries to the UK
The majority of the Scandanavia routes are served by DFDS Seaway: DFDS Seaways

Ferry companies between the UK and France:
P&O Ferries | Ferries to France | Cross Channel Ferries
Ferries to France & Ireland from Dover (cross-channel ferry) & Liverpool (ferry to Ireland)
SeaFrance : traversée de la Manche, ferry Calais Douvres - Dover Calais Ferries
SpeedFerries fast ferry service between Dover and Boulogne
LD Lines network– Ferries to France | Cheap Ferries to France, UK, Ireland

Premium Member
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Thanks for this - just signed up for their newsletter, now we need to start to look for flights or ferry tickets.

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Signed up for the newsletter :D

The MINI people told us about these dates yesterday and said it will be at a race track in the UK :cool: no matter how hard she tried she wouldnt tell which they are awaiting confirmation from :hmph:

Closing door on MINI2
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Just had a panic that it clashed with London 2 Brighton but I think that is the weekend before! Going to be another busy May in 2009 :cool:
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