I'll try to keep
the babble to a minimum, but if you know me, you know that will be
hard to do. So, here's the short version... Two couples, Rhonnie
and I, and Rob and Gail flew to Scotland, in a plane. We stayed
with Mini friends, Jim and Jane, south of Glasgow, then spent
a day with more good Mini friends, Hamish and Nicola, near Perth.
Jim set us up with a motorhome and a Mini for the rest of the 2
week trip. We then headed south for the big show! We arrived on
Wednesday to beat the crowds. Then they started to come, and come
The event was in a HUGE park with rolling hills.
In Florida, these would be called mountains.
From any view you would see hundreds and
hundreds of Minis and tents on the hillsides.
|Mini clubs from around the world
created small villages everywhere you looked,
proudly displaying their flags. It was a lot of fun
to walk around and meet so many people that we
If you're wondering how
big the IMM was? Here are some approximate numbers
from the man himself, the man that took on and
pulled off the biggest Mini event in history, Mike
8,500 people camping
472 clubs represented
48 countries represented
Over 12,000 people attended!
A small staff of about 20 people and their
friends are to thank for this huge success! (more
As you can see in the pictures above, the weather
was beautiful! It rained heavy the day before we arrived so there
was some entertainment watching Minis trying to climb the steep
hills on the wet grass. The classic Mini gods once again (also our
CMU Mini 50) held
the rain back for the next 4 days!.