Date: 18 October, 2015
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG
Since the first Mini rolled off the British Motor Corporation (BMC) production line in 1959, the economy car has been synonymous with fun, devotion and deceptive oomph.
Back then Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister in a country where car ownership had grown to 30% of households. It was the year that brought Formula One racer Martin Brundle into the world.
It was the year that saw Mike Hawthorn die aged 29 in a road accident - only six weeks after becoming Britain’s first world F1 champion.
A lot has changed since then. But the country’s love affair with the Mini shows no signs of diminishing.
Later this month owners and enthusiasts alike have the chance to further consummate this relationship when Mini Fair 2 comes to Warwickshire.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a motor, looking for classic car insurance, parts or advice, there’s no better place to be this autumn.
Our top picks
The Premier Concours head-to-head: Mini winners from Uttoxeter and Himley Hall clash for the cash prize and silver cup.
Mini restoration heaven: Big-name experts will be selling the latest products and answering any questions you have in the Park’s main hall.
Show & shine: Get that Mini gleaming and on display and you could be in with a chance of going home with some superb silverware. There are five categories: the four decades from the 1960s to 1990s plus a MINI section.
Best of the rest
Autojumble stands: Hall Two could be just the place for you to find the final piece to your Mini jigsaw, whether you are restoring or just tweaking.
Club stands: the message from fair organisers is: the wackier the better. Last year’s stands made the most of the “Ghostbusters/Spookfest” theme.
Cobweb-crowned Minis and outlandishly ghoulish outfits could again be the order of the day.
How do I buy a ticket?
Tickets cost £10 on the day of the event. If you are a club member you can get in for £9 with the appropriate membership card. Or you can buy online beforehand for £9.