Mini’s 50th Birthday – competition
Back in 1957, Alex Issigonis put together the first sketches for the Austin Se7en, the car that was to become that British motoring classic, The Mini. (Read all about the history of the car in the Mini Wikipedia page.)
The little car launched in 1959, so this year it's 50 years old, and Mini (well, BMW, who make the New Mini) are having a whole stack of celebrations.
Their PR kids got in touch, and have given us a set of three tickets to the Mini United Festival at Silverstone Race Circuit, which runs from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May. They've got load of Mini related stuff going on: stunt driving shows, Mini Se7en racing on the Silverstone circuit, track drives, test drives and so on. On top of that, Calvin Harris is doing a set on the Friday night, and Paul Weller's doing a two hour set on the Saturday, with support from Twisted Wheel and Raygun.
If you'd like to get your hands on all three tickets, all you've got to do is create a picture on the theme of Mini 50. (You can download a pdf of the outlined Mini using the link above). Then email us your picture by the end of Sunday 17 May. Make sure to include your name, contact number, and a mailing address for the tickets. We'll put a Flickr set together with the entries (if we get more than a few) and choose a winner on Monday 18 May, and mail the tickets out to you.*
*It's probably sensible to have some Terms and Conditions: UK residents only (sorry everyone else), you can't exchange or refund the tickets, the judges decision is final.
posted: 13 May 2009