BBC Radio Oxford’s Mini adventure

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BBC Radio Oxford’s Mini adventure

BBC Radio Oxford is calling for Mini owners to come along to their Great Big Mini Cavalcade in honour of the UK’s most iconic car.

Exactly 60 years to the day since the beginning of the nation’s love affair with the little car, 60 Minis from across the years will come together for a very special cavalcade in their spiritual home of Oxford.

On Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August, Minis old and new will travel together from Plant Oxford in Cowley, around the city’s Northern Bypass to Cutteslowe Park. There, the birthday celebrations continue as they join other examples of Oxford’s proud history of car-making at the Cowley Classic Car Show.

BBC Radio Oxford would love to hear from anyone who has a Mini, old or new, who would like to be part of the parade. There are limited spaces available and participants need to be available from 8.30am until mid-afternoon on the August Bank Holiday. To apply, email mini60@bbc.co.uk explaining why you think your Mini should be one of our 60.

Will Banks, Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Oxford said, “It’s going to be a great spectacle – roads we’re all used to driving on are going to become the centre of a great celebration of an Oxford classic.  For 60 years, car lovers from the four corners of the globe have wanted to own their own little piece of this massive motoring institution and now, we’re bringing 60 of them home for a fantastic birthday bash.”

Tanya Field, co-organiser and Mini-enthusiast extraordinaire said, “I’m really looking forward to the Great Big Mini Cavalcade. It’s a great way to celebrate 60 years of the Mini, a car which means so much not just to Oxford but to people all over the world”.

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