Footman James South West Mini Show wows fans at Royal Bath and West Showground
It was the little car with the big profile. It was a film star, style icon and rally hero, the Mini had it all.
And this weekend fans turned out in their thousands to see an eclectic mix of rare, unusual, standard and modified classic Minis.
The Footman James South West Mini Show boasted one of the rarest of Minis, an experimental gearless model that was owned and driven by the car’s designer Sir Alec Issigonis.
The ‘9X’ was a prototype from 1970 that never went into production.
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It was exhibited at the Royal Bath and West Showground event by Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum, and featured alongside 74 other classic Minis. The Atwell-Wilson Museum, which is based in Calne, Wiltshire, has more than 100 exhibits, most of which are cars from the 1920s onwards, as well as bikes and a reconstructed 1930s-style garage, complete with cars of the period.
The Mini show at Shepton Mallet ran alongside the Great Western Autojumble, which had around 100 stalls at which the crowds could hunt for the spare or tool that they needed to keep their own beloved veteran motor on the road.
Yesterday’s event also boasted an auction of classic cars run by Charterhouse auctioneers.