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MINI MAKES TRIPLE MODEL DEBUT AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2019
02.07.2019 Press Release
• UK premiere of the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306 HP and MINI Clubman. • 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP also powering up the hill climb. • MINI Owners Lounge offering complimentary refreshments and phone charging, plus David Bowie Mini on display. • MINI ambassador Paddy Hopkirk available on the MINI stand on Saturday 6th July for autographs.
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Setting hearts racing on the performance end of the brand’s range,
and inspired by the carmakers motorsport heritage, the MINI John
Cooper Works GP will make its UK debut at the Festival, following its
world premiere at the Nürburgring 24 hour race last month. The new
model will be in the First Glance Paddock for the full duration of the
Festival, as well as powering up Goodwood’s infamous hill climb.
The full model line-up will be showcased on the MINI stand, including; MINI 3-Door John Cooper Works and 5-Door Hatch, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman. Featuring a distinctive silhouette and infamous split rear doors, the refreshed MINI Clubman will also be on display for the first time in the UK. The four individual models will sit within their own mood worlds, demonstrating their own personalities and characteristics for visitors to explore.
MINI owners will be treated to rest and relaxation in the MINI Owners Lounge with free tea, coffee and water as well as mobile phone charging stations. To gain access, MINI owners simply show their MINI key fob to gain entry to the top floor of the MINI stand. The iconic David Bowie Classic Mini will also be on display for owners to enjoy.
Continuing the MINI brand’s 60th anniversary celebrations, a selection of the lifestyle collection will be available to purchase on the stand. A UK exclusive, limited edition t-shirt will be on offer, with only 2,000 units available.
MINI as once again partnered with Murdock London for the second year running to offer complimentary male grooming experiences. The London-based barbers are expert groomers and will be on the MINI stand across the duration of the festival.
Joining the action on the stand will be MINI UK ambassador and racing legend Paddy Hopkirk, who will be available on Saturday 6th July to meet the public and sign autographs. His iconic 1964 Monte Carlo Rally car will also be on display.
Goodwood Festival of Speeds runs from Thursday 4th July to Sunday 7th July 2019.
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