Mini Meet rolls into King’s Lynn

Mini owners Trevor and Julia Robinson polishing their cars ready for today's Mini meet in King's Lyn

Mini owners Trevor and Julia Robinson polishing their cars ready for today's Mini meet in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of Minis are heading to King's Lynn for the town's fourth Mini meet.

Enthusiasts will be showing off their pride and joy on the Tuesday Market Place, where more than 200 of the iconic cars are expected.

First to arrive were Trevor and Julia Robinson, from Skegness, who rolled into Lynn at 6.30am.

'I've spend three days prepping her,' said Mr Robinson, as he gave his 15-year-old Mini Chillie Millie a polish. 'Now I'm just doping her final finish.'

Alongside Mr Robinson's Millie, with Union Flag roof and £10,000 worth of extras, wife Julia was polishing her sleek black car. The couple attend upwards of a dozen shows a year.

Asked why the fascination with Minis, Mr Robinson said: 'Once you get one, you get hooked on them.'

Today's event gets under way at 10am. As well as Minis old and new, the market place will be filled with entertainment. Local band The Fascinettes will perform Motown classics, and a DJ will be on stage during the day. Refreshments will be available from coffee, tea, and ice cream stalls, and a bar.

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Brian Long, leader of the borough council, said: 'All are welcome, whether you're bringing a Mini to show off, or you just want to admire rows of them on display. We're expecting a great range of Minis – the judges are going to have a difficult job.'

Towards the end of the event, Mr Long will be presenting trophies to the owners of the Minis that have been awarded judges' choice and the people's favourite. All exhibitors at the event will have the chance to vote and decide the winner of the People's Favourite.

At 3pm Mini Meet will end with exhibitors being invited to join a fish-and-chip run along the coast to Hunstanton, where they can park for free and enjoy this traditional seaside meal.