RE: PistonHeads Sunday Service: 30/01/11

RE: PistonHeads Sunday Service: 30/01/11

Friday 7th January 2011

PistonHeads Sunday Service: 30/01/11

New Year, new venue. Join us at the MINI plant in Oxford for the biggest Sunday Service yet.


Sunny, in January?
Sunny, in January?
Last year the PistonHeads Sunday Service reached new heights of attendance, coupled with some stunning locations too. Needless to say, we needed to start on a high for 2011 and the good people at MINI have helped us to do just that.

So mark 30th January in your diary, as this date marks the start of the 2011 Sunday Service season as we head to the MINI plant in Oxford. This venue has a capacity of 800 cars, making it our biggest Sunday Service yet. As usual the gates will open at 09.00 and we will close the event at 13.00.

For those new to the SS format, it's a great opportunity to see 799 (yours will be the 800th) other PH cars, buy yourself some breakfast and have a good look over a few manufacturer-supplied cars too. At MINI you'll be able to see all of the current line-up along with a few models from the heritage collection - including some true Mini icons - all displayed undercover in what they call the 'T- Building'.

The building itself can hold up to 800 people, so just as we did at Porsche Silverstone we will have to start a 'one out - one in' door policy once we reach capacity, but as people come and go we can't see this being an issue.

The T-Building, and some MINIs
The T-Building, and some MINIs
Parking is strictly limited to 800 cars and we will have to operate a 'no name on the list, no space' policy at this venue as we imagine it will be rather popular. To ensure you are guaranteed a space please add your name to the calendar.

Once the 800 spaces have been filled you will be added to the reserve list; if this happens to you please do not arrive at the venue until your name appears on the guaranteed space list. As people remove themselves from the list, the reserves will move up accordingly.

See here for a map of how to find the MINI plant and the T Building.

See here for the calendar entry list and to add your details.

Thanks to everyone at MINI UK for making this happen and we look forward to seeing you there in a few weeks time.

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ollie854

Original Poster:

418 posts

109 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Im there smile and its only down the road too.

Bahnstormer

890 posts

193 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Good stuff, this should cure the post-Christmas Winter blues !

ChipsAndCheese

1,606 posts

111 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Gutted, would love to attend this as the last 2 SSs have been brilliant, but I am at a conference that week. If only it was the weekend before! frown

Hope February's venue is equally good. wink

Rochester TVR

3,305 posts

153 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Wasn't expecting a SS this soon into the new year!
Off to google maps now to find a nice route to the T-building.



Edited by Rochester TVR on Friday 7th January 12:41

RenesisEvo

3,087 posts

166 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Would love to attend, just down the road too. Only thing is, my car is pathetic by comparison to the rest of the entries - a diesel Focus. Hmm.

dandarez

10,583 posts

230 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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How appropriate!
My son has attended quite a few PH SSs. This will be my first - and of course has to be in our MINI JCW.
Just going into 3rd year of owning this twin-scroll turbo mental car, but will be selling it this year, which will be a real wrench.

What will replace this mental Mini?


I can't wait! The same little power unit in this (launching at Geneva in March I hear?).
Apparently nobody likes it... just as bloody well, cos I want one!



Hope it's there at the SS to look at closely (methinks it will be).

Edited by dandarez on Friday 7th January 12:45

The NSX man

140 posts

144 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Sounds like a fun event, and just up the A34 from me...count me in please!

ollie854

Original Poster:

418 posts

109 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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RenesisEvo said:
Would love to attend, just down the road too. Only thing is, my car is pathetic by comparison to the rest of the entries - a diesel Focus. Hmm.
im taking a 1.2 clio im sure your focus will be finesmile

C2james

4,685 posts

112 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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I may aswell be the first to ask "whats the postcode"?

MiniMadMike

780 posts

145 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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C2james said:
I may aswell be the first to ask "whats the postcode"?
OX4 6NL thumbup

Pops

17 posts

137 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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The postcode and directions are linked in the body of the article.

xPOW

1,014 posts

110 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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MiniMadMike said:
C2james said:
I may aswell be the first to ask "whats the postcode"?
OX4 6NL thumbup
yes, and it indeed says [if using sat nav] "Please enter Horspath Road, Oxford OX4, Risinghurst and not OX4 6NL". wink

BerksJack

1,155 posts

113 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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is anyone else having trouble opening the calendar link or is it just my ste phone?

chrisg_s2k

317 posts

127 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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BerksJack said:
is anyone else having trouble opening the calendar link or is it just my ste phone?
If your phone is viewing the website in 'mobile view' it won't work. View it in full mode and that should help. Link is at the bottom of the page. Worked for me at least on iphone.

BerksJack

1,155 posts

113 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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chrisg_s2k said:
BerksJack said:
is anyone else having trouble opening the calendar link or is it just my ste phone?
If your phone is viewing the website in 'mobile view' it won't work. View it in full mode and that should help. Link is at the bottom of the page. Worked for me at least on iphone.
oh ok cheers! I'll wait till i get home and do it later. Thanks

Accelebrate

4,348 posts

162 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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10 mins from my front door... Hopefully nothing will keep me away this time. smile

BMWill

447 posts

126 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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sub 5 mile round trip for me. Would be rude not to. There and back with the fuel light on = P

iandews

2,831 posts

118 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Another 5 hour round trip for me, but what the hell biggrin

Garlick, any plans on the horizon for one closer to me (North) wink

S7Paul

2,037 posts

181 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Wasn't expecting one so early, so this is a nice surprise - should be good. Incidentally, from Streetmap it looks like the nearest postcode to the correct entrance is actually OX4 2RP.

steveinoxford

11 posts

230 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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2 miles for me, really should make the effort smile