The humble Mini, that enduring design icon, will be the centrepiece of a brand new event next week. On 15th July, Mini Magic, based in Tynagh, County Galway will offer Mini lovers a chance to display and take their cars on the track. Event director, William Neill, said: “Mini Magic will be more than a gathering. It will be time to enjoy Minis – and for those who want to – get them on track. Rally, road and race will gather to share the day of celebration together.”
The event is open to Minis, great and small. Retro rides, concours examples and even the modern reincarnation are welcome to attend. Show and Mini park entries can enter on the day, whilst track time can be booked in advance at enter.rallyscore.net and MiniMagicEvents.com.
If that’s not enough, some rather quick competition cars will also be taking to the tarmac. Historic champion and Mini icon Mervyn Johnston will unleash his mighty Mini Midas on the Pallas Karting track. Rally champion Ray Cunningham, who lifted the Mini Cup title last season and Irish Touring Car champion Eoghan Fogarty, will join Johnston’s Mini Midas kit car.
“The rally men have really got behind the event thanks to our track sponsor Galway Mini Centre,” said Event Director, William Neill. “But equally we have first timers entered so we don’t want owners thinking they too have to have anything more than a standard Mini.”
The track format is three laps per run of Europe’s largest karting centre to take in around 4km on each pass. Runs, starting at 10am, will be continually added to the day with the on track price at a value for money 95 euro.
So, if you want to enjoy the car that made the 60’s swing, re-live giant killing track antics and meet some like-minded Mini enthusiasts, Mini Magic is a must!
Show entries will be available on the day and priced at 10 euro with up to three passengers included.