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International Mini Meet 2025 – August 21-24, 2025

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The International Mini Meet 2025

Is to be held at Laughton Showground, Lewes, East Sussex, UK in August 2025

Representatives of the Mini Car Club of NSW will again be attending this 3 day event along with about 6-7000 other Mini owners and enthusiasts from all over the world.

For 2025 I have provisionally booked all the rooms (6) in a nearby hotel which is 5 minutes drive from the event and we also have secured 5 x 2 bedroom cabins at a separate location which is also within 5 minutes from Laughton Showground, East Sussex.

Note: Both accomodation is booked for 4 nights, Thursday – Sunday with checkout on Monday morning

To continue with the booking process we require details from each interested person or couple so we can forward this information onto the accommodation and hold the rooms or cabins for you.

For the cabins you will be required to pay a 150gbp (approx $300aud) holding deposit.

Note: All prices are subject to exchange rate and hotel confirmation at time of booking.

If you would like to register your interest and hold one of the accomodation options then >>

Please fill in the Google Entry Form >> IMM 2025 Entry Form

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Michael Benton 0411 019 112 or Rob Weir 0418 161 918 .



What is an IMM

The International Mini Meet is a gathering of Mini owners and enthusiasts which started in Germany in 1978 as a small 3 day camp event. The Meet is organised by a collection of Mini clubs and its goal is to bring together Mini enthusiasts from around the world.

Every year the event takes place in a different country, usually in Europe and around the Whitsun weekend. The club’s rules provide also that every 5 years since 1989 (counting from 1959), the event be celebrated in England, the birthplace of the Mini car. These gatherings usually take place in August with the last English event held at Bristol in 2019 but due to Covid this 5 year rule has been interrupted.

The event caters to the interests of Mini and MINI owners and enthusiasts, as well as those looking to purchase a car or those must have Mini parts. Participants can display their Mini in Show n Shine, including Concourse, treasure hunts, slalom races, and other Mini-themed events. Basically, an IMM is all about checking out the thousands of amazing Minis on display, wandering amongst the many Mini trade stands looking for that special Mini part, socialising, meeting lots of other Mini enthusiasts, relaxing and having fun.

Most people camp at an IMM, which our Club did in 2019 at Birmingham, but since then we have stayed in nearby hotels.

The Meet starts on a Thursday afternoon when entrants arrive to pick up their tickets, merchandise bags and setup their tents. An official welcome gathering occurs that evening, which includes a presentation of all participating clubs.

On Saturday evening there is usually a themed party and the numerous Mini Clubs’ presidents’ meet. During this meeting, individual clubs make a presentation in hopes of winning the right to host a future event.

On Sunday, a form of cavalcade, featuring various Minis, is held. On Sunday evening, the event is closed by a formal handover of “the event key” to the club organizing it the following year.