IMM and Mini 60th birthday were held at Washpool Farm, Easter Compton, near Bristol in the UK, from the 8th to 12th of August.
Bristol is known for the Severn Bridge to Wales, the iron steam ship Great Britain, the Clifton Suspension bridge, the first Concord aircraft that flew (50 years ago) and the large international yearly balloon festival, which was on over the IMM weekend.
I turned up on the first morning, when the campsite opened, to the sight of over a thousand Minis queued up in a paddock to pay the £100 to enter theMini Meet. Many of the Minis were towing small caravans. Great to wander around and watch the muddy Minis driving in and out of the Farm.
Minis were well represented at the food outlets, as ice cream vans, barbecues, pizza ovens and food stalls
There was an Italian Job display, bus, police car, even a van with its doors still on ! and the three Coopers. Many clubs had displays, the Mokes, the Clubmans 50th and even Mr Bean wandering around in his Mini with his little puppy doll. Many clubs had camped together in the various fields and had displays there.
This was the 4th Mini 60 celebration I attended in the UK. Unfortunately it was disrupted a bit by the squally weather over the weekend, which even closed one side of the nearby Severn Bridge.