September 28th and 29th, members of MidCal MINIs participated in the annual Clovis British Car Round Up. Sponsored by the Valley British Auto Club, this group celebrates the British car hobby in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Celebrating its 11th Anniversary, this event continued its tradition of offering car enthusiasts the opportunity to see up close and personal, British cars from around the state. Cars built in England like Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Healey, Range Rover, Austin, Morris, Sunbeam, Riley, Lotus and of course MINI/Mini Coopers were all out for a day of friendly competition. The car show was held in conjunction with the annual Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair and provided attendees with plenty to see and do.
The entry fee into in the British Car Roundup is also used to help support the construction of the ‘Nature Education and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Clovis, CA. The Nature Center will provide residents and students from all over the Valley with a unique nature experience within a suburban setting.
The two-day event started on Saturday September 28th with a group tour and Run through the Sierra Foothills. At noon a catered lunch was served with a short program about the Nature Center. One hundred percent of the luncheon event proceeds benefited the Clovis Valley Nature and Education Center. At 7:00 pm there was a “meet up” no-host dinner at Yosemite Falls Cafe in Clovis.
Sunday, September 29th, the Car Show kicked off at 9 am