The Mini Car Festival

Thrilled with your cheap new Mini?  Want to spread the love?  Mini drivers and wannabes alike flocked to the world

And, proving the ever enduring popularity of the new Mini, the Mini festival is not just for the grey brigade - far from it, most of the people who turned up were trendy somethings in their twenties and thirties.

Mini drivers came in from all quarters of the globe, too, with fans from as diverse places as the Middle East and St Petersburg.

The event culminated in the world final of the Mini Challenge, at which the Mini club sport series World Champion was crowned, following a four-event competition.