CWN - News & Information for Coventry & Warwickshire 20x21spacer.gif (59 bytes)What's New?Search CWN
[28 MAY 99] ROVER GROUP PRESS RELEASE
Mini 'Search For The Set' Gets Under Way

As part of Mini’s fortieth birthday celebrations, the search is under way to find one example of each of the 133 factory-approved Mini variants sold in the UK since 1959.

Owners of well-kept Minis, in original condition, are being invited to submit their cars for inclusion in an official ‘Mini Set’ display at the Mini birthday party, Silverstone August 21 and 22. Rare models include those built before 1962, the Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet and the 1976 Mini 1000 Special.

Anders Clausager with Minis
MOTOR ARCHIVE HISTORIAN ANDERS CLAUSAGER STARTS THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MINI'S BETWEEN THE FIRST AUSTIN MINI (1959) AND THE LATEST MINI COOPER (1999) TO COMPLETE 'THE SET'

Archive historian at the Heritage Motor Centre, Anders Clausager, is judging the entries and is asking for written submissions to be a maximum of one A4 page detailing chassis number, history and vehicle condition, together with a good quality photograph of the car.

Owners of cars selected will have their car displayed at the party and also receive two free entry tickets and official notification of their car’s part in the celebrations. They should send details of their Minis to: ‘Search for the Set’, The Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 OBJ.

Mr Clausager said:

"It is a fascinating search, especially for the rarities. I don’t think anyone has put every single variant together before and the display will be one of the highlights of the party. I’m very excited to see what kind of entries we get. I am also interested in receiving information from owners of Minis manufactured or sold outside the UK."

Autocar’s ‘Car of the Century’, the Mini will celebrate its fortieth anniversary with a two day party at Silverstone on August 21 and 22. Tickets and Information: 01327 857273.

Further information:
Michael McHale  0121 781 6814
Nick Argent  01926 842400

   

1x22rule.gif (89 bytes)

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS TO 120,000 VISITORS PER MONTH

email chris@cwn.org.uk

150x15more.gif (274 bytes)

ROVER



Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - Junk - 1-5 June 1999



The Belgrade Theatre - The Nerd : 7 - 12 June 1999



Buy your mailing lists from www.mailing-labels.com

CWN / News / Newswire / Rover Group / 28 May 99

1995-2000 Coventry Internet Developments Ltd

This page modified on 10 November 2008 09:49:15AM 

[D]