The legendary Brands Hatch circuit in Kent once again hosted the Brands Hatch Mini Festival for the sixth time on 10/11 July with a bigger and better event for 2017! The event is a celebration of all things Mini from the classic Austin Mini of the late 1950s to its modern hatchback incarnation - all are welcome to join in the fun!
On track action was solely devoted to the Mini with the Mighty Minis and Super Mighty Minis joining the superb race schedule provided by the MINI CHALLENGE, Mini Se7en, Mini Miglias and Pre-66 Minis.
Coupled with a superb race schedule, there was a host of Mini-themed activities away from the circuit, including an extended Terry Grant stunt show across both days, live music, jet minis, rally demonstrations, children's entertainment and trade village.
Mini clubs from across the UK and Europe showcased their pride and joys with the chance to take part in a parade lap around the track. More than 30 car clubs were in attendance.
The fourth Oulton Park Mini Festival took place on 19 August, after a spectacular event in 2016, with a bumper line-up of entertainment on and off the track. On-track entertainment was provided by an all-Mini racing line-up, with all types of Mini set to star, from the original Austin Cooper S to the latest BMW incarnation.
Newer machines compete in the MINI CHALLENGE, the fastest Mini racing series in the UK. From 2016, MINI CHALLENGE was divided into three grids, one for the latest generation F56 JCW, which is the highest-spec UK tin-top available outside the BTCC, one for the Cooper Class (Pro and Am), and the new Open class which sees action from the ever popular R53 Cooper S, amongst others.
The classic Issigonis design is represented by the Mini Se7ens and Mini Miglias, two championships renowned for wheel-to-wheel action.
The venue was filled Minis, with enthusiasts travelling from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere. There were opportunities to mingle with like-minded souls from Mini owners' clubs, browse Mini paraphernalia in the trade village, and get closer to the race cars in the open paddock as they were prepared for battle.
For more information, please visit the official website here