The British Motor Museum will enable visitors to celebrate two of Britain’s best-loved small cars when it hosts the ‘National Metro & Mini Show’ on Sunday 4 June. This popular show is regarded as the main event of the year for owners of Metros, classic Minis, and modern MINIs to unite to celebrate their cars. Hundreds of these iconic vehicles can be found on display outside the Museum for visitors to admire and reminisce over.
The Museum is delighted to announce that the Concours competition is returning this year, offering visitors the opportunity to see the judges assess the cars against their Concours criteria. The competition is free to enter for vehicle exhibitors, and entry forms are available from the British Motor Museum website. Metro classes include Austin Metros, MG Metros and Rover Metros/100s. Mini classes include 59 & 79, 80 & 2000 (including 2000 Mini classics, not BMW Minis), 2000 Onwards (BMWs) and Custom Minis. There will also be a single "Show and Shine" class that anyone can sign up for on the day.
Hot meals, sweet treats and refreshments are available at the Junction 12 Café, or ice creams and burgers are available outside.
Tickets for the show include entry to the Museum and Collections Centre, giving visitors the chance to see over 400 cars from the collection, including the last Rover 100 produced, which is signed by 1200 people involved in the Metro production, along with the very first Mini ‘621 AOK', the very last classic Mini produced at Longbridge ‘X411 JOP' and the Monte Carlo Rally winning Minis of 1964, 1965 and 1967.
Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum, stated, “The show boasts hundreds of cars, from everyday classics to the weird and wonderful designs and special editions, no matter their age or condition! Popular with enthusiasts, this show is also a great hit with families with plenty of entertainment for our younger visitors!"
Camping is also available on Saturday 3 June for those that want to make a weekend of it. Advance show tickets cost £14.50 per adult, £9 per child, £12.50 per concession and £40 for a family. Anyone wishing to enter their Mini or Metro into the show can do so online for just £9. This includes entry to the show for the driver and one passenger. Additional tickets are available to purchase if extra passengers are required.