Mini enthusiasts flock to big show

Thousands of mini enthusiasts from across the country descended on Staffordshire to share their passion for cars.

Mini enthusiasts flock to big show

Thousands of mini enthusiasts from across the country descended on Staffordshire to share their passion for cars.

The annual British Mini Fair returned to the County Showground in Stafford. Minis dating from the 1960s through to the Mini coupe were on show at th event held in Bingley Hall yesterday.

Click on the image on the right to see more pictures from the show.

The show regularly attracts more than 6,000 enthusiasts.

There were around 100 specialist traders selling parts and memorabilia. There was also the chance to win a Mini 30 for £1 as part of a raffle.

Minis for sale were also on display in the grounds. The Splinters Mini Club in Dudley was among those attending.

Event organiser David Hollis said: "It has gone extremely well. The mini has got a phenomenal following and it has been good to see the different age range."

Arthur Allen, aged 64, from the Sprinters Mini Club in Dudley, said: "There is nothing quite like the interest in a mini."

The Robin Hood Mini Club from Nottingham decorated cars to represent the main countries involved in making the Mini.

Mick Yates, events organiser for the Robin Hood Mini Club, said: "The turnout is fantastic."

Visitors to the event also enjoyed the range of cars to view. Engineer Paul Green, 44, from Rugeley, said: "It is great to see so many people, who enjoy the history of the Mini, all together."

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