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MINI Family Day Cowley 2010

Posted by Adrian Ainsworth on September 13, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Russ Swift

12/0/2010. Today we were invited to the MINI factory in Cowley for a Family Day. We were invited by Peanut's daughter Amelia and her husband Carl. The day gives the people who work there a chance to show their families and friends where they work and an idea of what they do there.

Russ Swift

There was lots to see and do and the first thing we did was watch Russ Swift do his stuff in the MINIs. His two wheel driving and parallel parking never fail to impress and the experience is heightened when you see it live by the strong smell of burning rubber that his stunts generate.

MINI Cooper Countryman

Next stop was a look at the MINI Countryman which is being launched this week. This was the first time I had seen the car for real and I have to say I really liked it. I could definitely see us having one and with a good graphic job on it I think we could be smitten. Up to this point I had only seen pictures and I had not really been able to judge its real size. Yep it's a winner.

The making of a MINI

After seeing the Countryman we had a tour inside the factory and saw the MINIs on the track as they get built. Fascinating stuff and a must see for any MINI fan.

MINI Family Day Cowley 2010

All in all a great day out made all the better by some lovely sunshine.

Russ Swift doing Salsa in a MINI

Categories: Car Events 2010

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