According to the iconic TV advert, Minis have feelings too… But then that’s hardly surprising, as the Mini, be it modern or classic, has one of the biggest personalities on the road.
And to find out just how much character owners apply to their four-wheeled friends, the organisers of the UK’s biggest and best Mini shows are carrying out the world’s first ‘Mini Census’ ahead of Mini World Live, which takes place on Sunday July 10 at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northants.
The census aims to find out the gender split between Minis – whether they’re male or female, where they live, the average age of their owners and, most importantly, what the top 10 names for Britain’s Minis are.
So whether yours is Mickey or Minnie, old or new, Mini World Live is calling for you to help build up a bigger picture of the UK’s Mini population.
Event Manager Kat Chappell said: “Minis and the people that drive them always have plenty of character and we know that a lot of them are much more than just a car to their owners. We want to celebrate this by finding the most popular, as well as some of the more unusual names that people give to their Minis.”
The census runs until Bank Holiday Monday, May 30th and can see it here at The Mini World Census.
The results will be published ahead of Mini World Live, which yet again promises to be a great success, attracting hundreds of beautifully restored classics, modified performance cars and the UK’s leading Mini specialists and experts to Rockingham Motor Speedway.
Following the show’s debut in 2015, which brought thousands of Mini enthusiasts to the Northants venue, the organisers are promising even more action and more of a festival feel for the show, which is backed by three major Mini-related magazine titles – MiniWorld, Mini Magazine and Modern MINI.
The show will feature attractions catering for fans of both classic and modern Minis, including a concours competition, individual entries, a huge retail village, show and shine areas, club displays and on-track action, the details of which will be confirmed nearer to the date.
Visitors will also be able to enter a competition to win a Mini, sponsored by specialist insurers Carole Nash. The classic is currently being restored by the magazine teams, and will be on display at the Show. Modified Mini owners will also be able to enter a ‘Best Wheels’ competition, in association with Wheel Whores.
Live music and refreshments will also form a core part of the event, with camping available the evening before to ensure it benefits from a vibrant, festival feel.
Full details of the show, along with the opportunity to buy advance early bird tickets saving at least £4 on show entry, are available at Mini World Live