Mini rally at tramway village

Fans of the humble Mini car will be descending on Derbyshire this weekend when Crich Tramway Village throws opens its gates to the annual Mini Meet.

More than 300 Minis will be at the event on Sunday July 20, with other attractions including club stands, trade stands and street entertainment. There will also be regular Mini Parades, with the iconic cars driving through the site's period street and weaving in and out of the vintage tram service.

Christine Brown, the event's organiser, said the Tramway Village created a "unique atmosphere" for vehicle rallies, with its recreated village street and rides on vintage trams.

"The events are always very well attended and much loved by vehicle owners," she said. "Our regulars thoroughly enjoy the day, but we would also like to extend a warm invitation to Mini owners who have perhaps never participated before."

Crich Tramway Village, which is also home to the National Tramway Museum, is situated near Matlock, overlooking the famous Derwent Valley.

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