International Mini Meeting '99 / Mini 40th
'Become, Be or Acquire'

In 1999 the IMM was held the weekend of the 13th to the 15th of august 1999 in Gaydon, UK, organized by the Mini Moke Club.
As an extra bonus Rover was celebrating the 40th year of production of the Mini (no, it never has been out of production !) at Silverstone circuit the weekend after the IMM. The week in between was filled with various Mini-events, just to keep those who came over for both events occupied.

As a member of M.I.N.I the International Mini List (IL) as well as the Dutch Mini List (DL) the fun started long before the events actually took off.
Planning of where to meet, what to go to, who to travel with etc...
Getting reservations for tickets and camping on Silverstone sorted proved to be a pain.
In the end I made a dozen calls/faxes and only got it partly sorted before I left.

Steve Dix's impression

In the weeks before I gathered all the stuff I thought I needed to bring, made some stickers to put on the car and even made my own T-shirt just to be sure other could easily recognize me. I also got a heavy raincoat and sunglasses, since you never know what the weather will be like in the UK that time of year. (Or any other time of year for that matter :)

Below are the links to the (sequential) days of this brilliant 'Mini-week' (11 days actually :).
If you want to see the short version, there's an Miniweek99 AVI available.

Friday 13th Saturday 14th Sunday 15th Monday 16th Tuesday 17th Wednesday 18th Thursday 19th Friday 20th Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd Monday 23rd Epilogue
Pictures courtesy of:
Andy in Belgium, Andy Smith, Boris Shapiro, Carl Thompson, Christiaan Bouwman, Gaby, Ian Houghton, Jukka Harkola,
MTB, Roald Rakers,Scott Beavis, Steve Dix, Theo van den Boogaardmyself and a couple of other sites..
(c) 1999