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MC2 at Zandvoort MINI Bash

Zandvoort MINI Bash Huge Success! MC2 was There.

Mini Challenge Winner(12:01 PM, Tuesday, 26 June, 2007)
-- Well, it's all over for another year. MINI United 2007, held at Zandvoort Circuit Park, Netherlands was packed with MINI fans, great racing, fun events and lots of rain. Rob Marshall and Neil Jefferies, our men on the scene in Europe, attended this year's bash and have been supplying regular updates since Friday, 22 June.

MC2 had a pavilion at the event, made lots of new friends and received a lot of street cred. Rob and Neil worked their proverbial asses off, holding down the fort at the MC2 pavilion and reporting on the events going on all around them. The life of a motoring journalist may be fun, but it is a tough job sometimes. This past weekend was a perfect example. Two MC2 correspondents took a 12-hour journey each way from England's West Midlands to Zandvoort, Netherlands, then set up the pavilion, took photos and videos, wrote web updates and met countless MINI fans and MC2 readers. They subsisted on cold pizza and Snickers bars, orange sodas and very little sleep -- all to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of the biggest MINI bash of the year. They did a fine job and we here at MC2 World Headquarters are damn proud of them.
Thanks, mates you did us proud!

Even though MINI United 2007 is now just a memory, we've left the blog posts on site for you to read. Start with the copy below and then click on the MINI United logo at the top right of this post. It's almost as much fun as being there. You'll be able to read in-depth coverage of the event in issue #10 and see even more photos.

MC2 Arrives at Zandvoort, Netherlands for MINI UNITED!

(10:00 AM, Friday, 22 June, 2007)
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After a harried day of preparations and a 500 Kilometer jaunt from the West Midlands of England to Zandvoort, Netherlands, our two erstwhile reporters Rob Marshall and Neil Jefferies have arrived at MINI United. Over the next couple of days they will bring you all the latest at the event from the onsite MC2 marquee. This spectacular MINI event regularly attracts 8,000 –10,000 MINI enthusiasts from all over the world. Read all about it on the MC2 Does MINI United page.


See the cool Mini United promotional video on You Tube:

MC2 Pavilion 2
The MC2 pavilion at Mini United with a few of the many visitors from all across Europe.
MC2 at Zandvoort MINI Bash

MC2 had a pavilion at the event, made lots of new friends and received a lot of street cred. Rob and Neil worked their proverbial asses off, holding down the fort at the MC2 pavilion and reporting on the events going on all around them. The life of a motoring journalist may be fun, but it is a tough job sometimes....

MC2 Magazine Does MINI UNITED

Unlike most the other aficionados at MINI United, Neil and I have finally benefited from a good night’s sleep. Now that we are both fully refreshed from the fun, had our first decent breakfast in days and are ready for the 12-hour trip back home to England's West Midlands. Yes, a long drive back to MC2’s UK base awaits but, as we drive, we will have ample time to reflect upon the event. For the first leg, Neil takes the wheel of our MINI Cooper Diesel and as we head out home, the authorities in Amsterdam, Belgium and France are preparing themselves for severe violations of their road-traffic laws…

MINI United Friday Blog

With DJ Stephen Quarré providing the acoustic entertainment, visitors to MINI United were keen to get-behind-the wheel and book themselves into as many driving activities as they could. Naturally, it would be a pity to miss driving around this famous racing circuit and the length of the booking queues, whether driving one’s own MINI, test-driving a new car and even taking a MINI Driver’s training course, confirmed the public’s determination...

MINI United Saturday Blog

This afternoon, MC2 reader and MINI Nut, Rob Apon, was been given a big surprise by MINI. He was born in Holland, though he now lives in the States, and today is his birthday. Rob is also a hard core car nut and MINI fan, so to celebrate his birthday MINI-style, he arranged to have his own MINI transported from his home in Los Angeles to MINI United. Although the process was not entirely trouble-free, Rob did manage to get himself and his MINI to Zandvoort Circuit in time for the year's biggest MINI bash

MINI United Sunday Blog

This is the main event here at MINI United and the crowds have proven their loyalty by sticking it out despite the downpours. Thankfully, the storms broke long enough for a a full 30-minutes of exciting and action-packed racing. Although a few cars were damaged in the spirit of the event, the commentators praised the drivers for their gentlemanly conduct on the track...

MINI United Sunday Blog Part 2

After having had a thoroughly good time enjoying last night's entertainment, it is not surprising that Neil and I are suffering this morning; not due to any excess, mind you, but a shortage – of course, I refer to sleep. But who wants to rest while MINI United is on? Well, quite a few actually...