Classic Car Road Trip

IMM 2019 Bristol

Classic Car Road Trip: A 1974 Mini Authi on a road trip from the Netherlands to England to attend the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Mini at the International Mini Meeting (IMM) 2019. The IMM took place at Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton, a small village situated about 15 km north of Bristol in Engeland. In a few hours, we drove from the Netherlands to Dunkirk in northern France. We crossed the English Channel by the Dunkirk to Dover ferry. From Dover, we drove along the south coast of England to the small village of West Lulworth to visit the Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door, one of the most iconic landmarks of Dorset. On our way from West Lulworth to Easter Comptone, we visited the City of Bath. The city is known for its Roman baths and well-preserved Georgian and Victorian houses. On eight August, we arrived at the IMM in Easter Compton and stayed there for a long weekend.

We will be adding more text and photos of the International Mini Meeting 2019 soon.

IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip: Our own Mini Authi on board the Dunkirk to Dover ferry, the Mini made the crossing on a steep slope on the car deck....

Classic Car Road Trip: Our own Mini Authi on board the Dunkirk to Dover ferry, the Mini made the crossing on a steep slope on the car deck. Fortunately, the parking brake of this 1974 Mini works great and also a set of wooden wheel chocks were used to keep the Mini in place.

  1. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip: Our own Mini Authi on board the Dunkirk to Dover ferry, the Mini made the crossing on a steep slope on the car deck....

    Classic Car Road Trip: Our own Mini Authi on board the Dunkirk to Dover ferry, the Mini made the crossing on a steep slope on the car deck. Fortunately, the parking brake of this 1974 Mini works great and also a set of wooden wheel chocks were used to keep the Mini in place.

  2. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip: Durdle Door is one of the most iconic landmarks of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. The natural limestone arch is situated...

    Classic Car Road Trip: Durdle Door is one of the most iconic landmarks of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. The natural limestone arch is situated near the village of West Lulworth. The Jurassic Coast streches from Exmoor in Devon to Swanage in Dorset. A graet number of fossils was found in this part of the coast.

  3. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip: We visited the City of Bath on our way road to Easter Compton, we drove in our own classic Mini across the famous...

    Classic Car Road Trip: We visited the City of Bath on our way road to Easter Compton, we drove in our own classic Mini across the famous Royal Crescent, one of the greatest examples of the Georgian architecture. The semi-circular row of terraced houses was built in 1767-1774.

  4. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The Mini of Mr. Bean and his teddy bear at the IMM in Bristol. Three Minis were used in...

    Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The Mini of Mr. Bean and his teddy bear at the IMM in Bristol. Three Minis were used in the TV series Mr. Bean, and another two for stunt work. The classic Minis were painted Austin Citron Green with a matte black bonnet.

  5. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The Mini of Mr. Bean exhibited at the IMM in Bristol, this 1977 Mini 1000 was used in the...

    Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The Mini of Mr. Bean exhibited at the IMM in Bristol, this 1977 Mini 1000 was used in the making of the TV series Mr. Bean, from the episode 'The Curse of Mr. Bean' until 'Back to School, Mr. Bean'.

  6. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The IMM took place at Washingpool Farm in the small village of Easter Compton, situated about 15 km...

    Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: The IMM took place at Washingpool Farm in the small village of Easter Compton, situated about 15 km north of Bristol in England. Thousands of Mini owners came to the IMM in their classic Mini or New MINI. 

  7. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: Paddy Hopkirk and his co-driver Henry Liddon won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Morris Mini Cooper S,...

    Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: Paddy Hopkirk and his co-driver Henry Liddon won the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Morris Mini Cooper S, known as 33 EJB, this Mini is an exact replica, it is owned by Paddy Hopkirk. The original 33 EJB is on display at the British Motor Museum.

  8. IMM 2019 Bristol - Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: After a severe storm and several heavy rain showers, the paths and some parts on the campsite were...

    Classic Car Road Trip, IMM Bristol 2019: After a severe storm and several heavy rain showers, the paths and some parts on the campsite were transformed into a muddy mess. We only could reach our campsite skidding through the mud.