minifest tasmania 2017
minifest tasmania 2017

Minis, minis, minis and more minis – minis are far as the eye could see! On a bright sunny Spring day, Minifest 2017 was held today on the Village Green at Claremont. Attracting almost 100 cars of all descriptions, including the iconic Mini Moke, proud owners exhibited their pride and joy while lovers of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) brand (and subsequent brand names) and car lovers alike inspected the wide array of minis on display. Mini Car Club Tasmania

minifest 2017 tasmania craig bennett mini cooper s
minifest 2017 tasmania craig bennett mini cooper s

Tasmania has a long and proud motorsport history, both through car racing and with our love affair of cars and automobiles more generally. Minis race today at both Baskerville and Symmons Plains Raceways and also tore around the historically significant Longford Circuit in the late 60s. It’s great to see cars that are in some cars 50+ years old, so lovingly cared for and admired. And not just old minis, the newer mini resurrected by BMW in the early 2000s in Australia were also on show, including the awesome John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S which pumps out over 150 kilowatts of power (that’s over 200 hp in old terms) and handle like a go-kart on rails!

If you have an old mini or are thinking of buying one or simply love the Mini, get in touch with the Mini Car Club of Tasmania – new members are always welcome.