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Greg Miles, Twitter: greg_KOS_sport
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
First ever festival of Mini cars to take place at Kent circuit in June.
A festival celebrating the good and great of the Mini car will take place at Brands Hatch in June.
There is a whole host of action for Mini enthusiasts to watch of the two days on June 16th and 17th.
There will be racing from the MINI Challenge, Mini Miglia, Mini Se7en and Pre-66 Minis series featuring both modern and classic cars alike.
There will also be a chance to settle the old score of which is better with a unique All-Comers race featuring both new and classic models. An overall winner will be crowned in the ‘Champion of the Mini Festival’ race, which will bring the event at the Kent circuit to a close.
Support race action will be provided from the supercars of the GT Cup Championship and the Le Mans-style sportscars of the Radical UK Cup. The track will also play host to a series of parades from more than 30 Mini car clubs, demonstrations of world famous ‘iconic’ Minis and a stunt show from the legendary Russ Swift. One of the world’s most famous stunt drivers and a multiple world record holder, Russ will be performing an array of impressive manoeuvres behind the wheel of different Minis.
Away from the circuit a live action area will see further shows from Russ, plus ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ TV star John Evans - who will balance a genuine Mini on his head! Show and Shine competitions, live music events plus much more will be held in the live action area behind Pit Straight grandstand, whilst there will be a spectacular aerobatic air display on the Sunday too.
A live music stage featuring highly rated acts The Higher State, Maker and Kent-based Groovy Uncle featuring Suzi Chunk will entertain long into the night on the Saturday.
Mini car clubs from across Europe will be displaying their finest vehicles all around the venue across the two days, whilst historic rally cars will be performing on the rally course at the circuit too.
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