Motorists from far and wide hit the road for Meldreth Mini meet

PUBLISHED: 16:48 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 08 August 2017

Rick Wyard of the Essex Mini Group is the proud owner of this 1981 Mini Clubman H.L. Picture: Clive Porter

Rick Wyard of the Essex Mini Group is the proud owner of this 1981 Mini Clubman H.L. Picture: Clive Porter

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Car enthusiasts from far and wide drove their Minis to Meldreth at the weekend for a rally that raised a whopping £2,600 for charity.

Phil and Deb Woolston from Lowestoft with their modified 1984 Silver Jubillee Anniversary model. Picture: Clive PorterPhil and Deb Woolston from Lowestoft with their modified 1984 Silver Jubillee Anniversary model. Picture: Clive Porter

Trevor Knowles organised the fifth Cambridge International Mini Chill – a festival celebrating the classic motor at Eternit Sports and Social Club in Whaddon Road.

Trevor told the Crow: “I’m a Mini enthusiast and with help from my family we run the entire event. Most Minis present are of the classic type although the BMW type are welcome too.

John Fisher from Lincolnshire with his 1967 Peel Sport car,  based on a 1964 Mini. Picture: Clive PorterJohn Fisher from Lincolnshire with his 1967 Peel Sport car, based on a 1964 Mini. Picture: Clive Porter

“The sudden downpour on Saturday didn’t dampen the Mini fans’ weekend and we raised more than £2,600 for local charities. The furthest travelled was two chaps from Berlin!”

The weekend was based around a relaxing atmosphere with most people camping. Day visitors were also welcome with or without a Mini and there was live music for everyone to enjoy.

There was lots to see at the Cambridge International Mini Chill. Picture: Clive PorterThere was lots to see at the Cambridge International Mini Chill. Picture: Clive Porter

Trevor was also delighted to beat last year’s fundraising total by £500.

Next year’s event will take place in the first week of August.

For more see www.cambsminichill.co.uk.

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