Date: 11 June, 2017
Location: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN
Celebrating its 33rd anniversary, the Mini Cooper Register’s National Mini Day rally returns to Beaulieu on 11 June 2017.
Here’s what to expect at one of the finest events on the Mini calendar.
First-class concours and top trading
The Mini Cooper Register Rally is famed for its concours and trade stands.
The seven concours classes this year are:
Mini Cooper and S (produced up to 1971)
Rover Mini Cooper (1990 onwards)
Rover Mini Cooper (1990 onwards, modified and customised)
Mini (any mini and variant up to 2000)
Mini (any mini and variant up to 2000, modified and customised)
MINI, COOPER and S (2001 onwards)
There are a few awards up for grabs. Each class will see two cars crowned 1st and 2nd in class. The best car from classes 1 and 3 will win the Beaulieu Cup. And the most appealing car across the entire concours will win the coveted John White Cup.
If you want to see some of the finest Mini’s, from classic through to current, this is the concours to see.
The trading this year will be as strong as ever, with traders filling the main trade area, and non-traders trunk trading in their own dedicated zone.
A controversial display
This year’s event will feature multiple displays, including the 50th anniversary of MK2 Cooper and S models and a collection of R53 Cooper S race cars.
But, like every year, one display is a little different. This year will include the deliberately controversial “Sawn not Sorn” display, which will show off modified classic shape Minis. As the MCR say themselves “this display will be loved and hated in equal measure”. Not one to miss!
Tickets and further information
It’s £11 for adults, and £6 for children aged 5-17. But these prices are only for visitors arriving in a participating vehicle and taking part. Head to the Beaulieu website to get tickets and find out more