The start of October saw us heading for Liverpool to go to the New MINI Show held at the ECHO Arena at the Albert Dock. This was the second year of this show and our second year attending. The show was organised by a long standing MINI enthusiast and HIFI expert Mikeythe MINi from his website www.newminishow.co.uk.
The day coincided with the launch of the new MINI Coupe but none were to be seen at the show, so we took a half hour walk to the local Williams garage to view one. To be honest that says it all really. The show did not pull off having one of the new cars on show which was a great shame but hinted at the lack of substance in the show. Yes there were a few traders there and it was interesting seeing the seat recovering and the roof wrapping and so on but there was just not enough to keep you entertained for the whole day and a walk out for pizza combined with a look at the new Coupe was a welcome break.
Credit to Mikey the MINI for his sterling efforts but it just lacked a little something and in truth we thought the first year was a better year. Still onwards and upwards and we shall try and give it our full support if it goes ahead next year.
What we did enjoy though was catching up with old friends at the show for a good old natter and the way just seeing a load of MINIs herded together rekindles the enthusiasm for our MINIs. Our good pal RVW was on hand with his camera for the day so he grabbed a few shots while he was out and about at the show and you can see these by clicking on his photo above.
Our next MINI show is at The Malvern Showground on the 23rd October - see you there!
Categories: Car Events 2011