The Musketeers have decided to run a competition to raise more funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The competition is to guess the combined mileage that the three minis will cover during the challenge of driving round the UK coastline from 9th -18th June. Entries are £2 a go or three for £5, contact us for more details on how to enter.
There are some great prizes of a meal for two at the White Hart, Lymington, a baby mini racer kindly donated by Partridge Mini in Eastleigh and a Hand made Model Mini, photos are below.
Whilst on the trial run last weekend we were stopped by a youtuber who noticed our shirts with the Mini Mayhem logo. She asked if we would do an interview with her, so we said, why not, anything for publicity!, the link below is the result. Shame about the spelling but it all helps raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital!
So, yesterday the musketeers took their trusty Minis on a trial run down to Devon and back to see how the cars run, how we all interact with each other and get a feel for what the challenge driving might be like.
The result was a really good day, sort of! Lee’s Mini, Athos, turned up with a new sound system; half of his exhaust had fallen off on the way to the start line. We decided to carry on, even though it sounded like a Lancaster bomber, and got under way just after 7am from The White Hart, Pennington. We drove along the coast road to Brixham, Devon, stopping for a couple of breaks along the way. After a quick stop at Brixham we made our way back, albeit on a slightly more direct route. All in all the cars went very well and got lots of attention along the way. We covered just under 300 miles in total which took us 11 hours. We covered straight, bendy, twisty, uphill, downhill, traffic, , busy, narrow, slow and fast roads giving the minis a proper test.
Some pics of the day are below and will be on our facebook page and group as well as twitter etc.
Please welcome D’Artagnan to ‘The Musketeers’ he is joining us for our Mini Mayhem challenge in June for Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is actually Godfrey the giraffe and if you have a look at our previous challenges you may see him in other guises, he was donated to us on our first challenge in 2010 by Pennington Infants School, the pupils followed him round the country, hopefully kids will follow him again this year.