Going to the IMM - READ THIS!

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Peter Laidler
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Surely, he answer for the next UK sponsored IMM must be to hold it at Bicester Heritage site. Concrete parking, grassed camping, showers, water and latrines etc etc already there, centrally sited, close to the A34/M40 for the Europeans and Southerners.......... What NOT to like?

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I’ve another centrally located venue in mind which would be ideal, how does IMM work commercially as tbh I’m baffled. Hats off to those putting it on as it looks a right mare with the weather

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Bicester Heritage as Peter says is the most logical site and copes with the wet weather.

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I think Bicester would be a good venue for all sorts of events, including the MCR day, as Beaulieu is so far for many people.

A consideration will always be cost. When I enquired for one of the Scramble days, exclusive use of that big hanger was £5k per day.........

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BMW used to organise a similar MINI event in Europe/UK every couple of years which were very efficiently run in a typically German way, even the food and beer stalls and staff were shipped over from Germany! The last UK 'MINI United' event was at Silverstone for the Mini 50th and classic Minis were invited but most sadly stayed away for what was a superb event. BMW also later got involved in limited sponsorship of the original IMM's in the UK and Europe but not sure if they still do.....always thought it was a shame this did not lead to more joint events with BMW financial support in the long term but I think even BMW found the overhead costs too high to justify the return in the end.

MINI and Friends celebrate 50 year anniversary at the MINI United Festival 2009 at Silverstone. A unique combination of cars, stars and lifestyle (2009).
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I agree. Anyone who is prepared to take the chance on an event as big as this deserves nothing but praise.

Something this big must be a nightmare even for a big events company.
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If your are going to the Bicester Scramble in on 6th October get your ticket now at £5.82 inc booking fee before the price goes up to £10. plenty of time to book but these events do sell out.

Woody are you sorting us all out again as this Forum organ grinder..you got us a good spot last event .. yes please ?

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Polarsilver wrote:If your are going to the Bicester Scramble in on 6th October get your ticket now at £5.82 inc booking fee before the price goes up to £10. plenty of time to book but these events do sell out.

Woody are you sorting us all out again as this Forum organ grinder..you got us a good spot last event .. yes please ?
Probably best to repost this as a new thread. It is likely to get lost here as the thread is specifically about the IMM.
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Got a Muddy Car after IMM in Bristol??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7077XG4QFng

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mab01uk wrote:Got a Muddy Car after IMM in Bristol??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7077XG4QFng
I got muddy pushing out JR’s van!
The campsite was not set out in an ideal way with very unhelpful staff!
The show was well attended and some very nice cars to see, shame they didn’t put the traders vans outside and more minis on hard standing in the centre.
Nice to see that mini spares, mini sport & somerfords put on impressive trade stands and cars.
I also was impressed with the mk1 heritage shell it may not be the first choice to reshell your original cooper S but it is an ideal motorsport tool.
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