Our Barons Bedford MINI Brand Manager, Matthew Wood, took part in a special MINI 60th Anniversary Celebration at Plant Oxford.
In August, to coincide with the original MINIs initial unveiling on the 11th August, Our MINI Brand Manager was invited to Plant Oxford as part of their ’60 Years, 60 Stories’ campaign. Matthew & his partner Joanne took part in a photoshoot with one MINI from each year of production, including the very first and the 10 Millionth MINI.
Matthew occupied 1997 with his Classic and 2005 with his MINI R53 for the line up within the grounds of Plant Oxford before being taken on a factory tour.
The lucky attendees then travelled in convoy to the International MINI Meeting in Bristol, to meet up with around 6,000 MINI owners from around the world – some had even shipped in their MINIs from as far afield Chile and Hong Kong!
August bank holiday weekend also saw them take part in ‘MINIs at Goodwood’, raising money for the Italian Job before Monday’s Official MINI birthday where they took part in a Convoy of 60 MINIs from Plant Oxford to the Cowley Classic Car show. They recreated the first road test of the MINI in 1959, up to the Headington Roundabout in Oxford. The local council closed the roads so that they could remain together before arriving at the Park.
Keep an eye on Matthews journey on their Facebook page.