The Queensland Mini Car Club [QMCC] Townsville branch held a Show & Shine event at Bayswater Road Radiators on Saturday 27th July 2013.
Just under 20 cars turned up and made quite an impressive display. Very obvious was the considerable variety in the models of Mini on display, including:
- Mini Deluxe
- Morris Cooper S
- Clubman S
- Clubman LS 1275
- Clubman 1275 GT
- Mini Moke
- Rover Mini Cooper
- Mini 25 [UK]
- Plus others that I couldn’t specifically identify.
There were also a few other ‘related’ cars including a green MG, a red Spridget, a MINI Cooper S, and an award winning absolutely original 1965 Austin 1800.
Chatting to Kerry, owner of the Austin 1800, there are around 30 members in QMCC’s Townsville branch, so the turnout of cars was excellent. Kerry also explained that the majority of members had more than one Mini – he had four himself – and often the difficulty in a show such as this was deciding which car to bring along.
A quick glance highlighted than many of the cars had been modified in one way or another. Wider wheels and wheel flares were popular, with several owners glassing in the flares rather than simply screwing them on. The metal flake Deluxe was a great example of smooth bodywork additions. Marks’ green 1989 Rover Cooper flaunted 13” wheels, a shedload of driving lights and a very full dashboard. The hot pink Clubman S, named PINCH, with it’s pink and white interior, was clearly a tribute to the breast cancer cause.
It was great to see so many great Minis in one place and to chat to so many enthusiastic Mini owners.
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