Do you own a Mini? This event in King’s Lynn may be for you

king's Lynn is staging a Mini Meet this summer. Picture: West Norfolk council.

king's Lynn is staging a Mini Meet this summer. Picture: West Norfolk council. - Credit: The Borough Council of King�s Lynn & West Norfolk

To some, they're a little short when it comes to legroom. To others, they're a Sixties icon still on the road half a century later.

Now a special Mini meet is on the cards, where owners can show off their four-wheeled pride and joy.

West Norfolk council is inviting anyone who owns a Mini to exhibit it on the Tuesday Market Place in King's Lynn on Sunday, August 27.

From 10am to 3pm, the square will be filled with examples of this iconic car.

There will also be live music, entertainment and trade stalls for all Mini owners and enthusiasts.


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Brian Long, leader of the council, said: 'This event builds on the success of our classic car show, which has become a real feature of our events programme.

'The Mini holds a special place in British pop culture; from starring in the Italian Job in the swinging Sixties to its reinvention as a modern classic today.

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'Any model, any size, old or new: all Minis are welcome at the Mini Meet in the Market Place. So if you own a Mini, come and show it off.

'We'll be awarding prizes for the judges' choice and the people's favourite.'

Council-run classic car shows have packed in the crowds in recent summers.

The first Mini rolled off the British Motor Corporation's production line in 1959, starting a craze for small, economical cars. More than 5m were built in one guise and another between then and 2000, when production finally ceased.

Since then, the Mini marque has been revamped by the BMW Group and a further 2m have taken to the roads around the world.

The cult small car is consistently voted one of the most popular of all time.

Some 4,000 people - around a quarter of the population of the town of Cowley, near Oxford - are employed in assembling them, along with thousands of robots.

Five models of the car are currently in production - Hatch, Convertible, Coupé, Roadster and Five-door Hatch.

Minis old and new will be welcome at the King's Lynn Mini Meet in August.

Exhibitors must register to guarantee their car a place at the event.

There will be places for 220 cars available on the day.

To register, or find out more about the event, go online to www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/minimeet.

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