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MINI Invasion takes Ottawa by storm

Published on September 18 2015

The MINI Invasion took the nation’s capital by storm on August 22nd as more than 300 MINIs and their proud owners enjoyed a fun-filled experience complete with special events and a host of awards including best-in-show.

We’ve all heard of the British invasion of the mid-1960s, but now people in Ottawa are talking about the MINI Invasion. A day-long rally that spanned six cities and two provinces, the MINI Invasion took the nation’s capital by storm on August 22nd as more than 300 MINIs and their proud owners enjoyed a fun-filled experience complete with special events and a host of awards including best-in-show.

“MINI Invasion is becoming a highly-anticipated event for legions of avid MINI enthusiasts,” said Adam Shaver, director, MINI Canada. “It is a unique way for us to show thanks to our customers. The success of this program is a direct reflection of the strength and pride of the MINI community in Canada. It is pretty amazing to see so many fans come together to celebrate the brand and share in the spirit of the MINI community. It’s truly a proud moment.”

From the moment Leonard Lord, then chair of British Motor Corporation, asked Alec Issigonis to design a fuel-efficient car in response to the 1956 Suez Crisis, to the rebirth of the Mini brand at the Paris Auto Show in 2001, MINI vehicles have always had very loyal and passionate owners and admirers.

Culminating with an evening celebration, the MINI Invasion was the perfect setting for owners to share their stories and their passion for MINI.

“It’s very exciting. This is an event I was not going to miss,” says Miguel Plano, who earned the Heritage Award for his MINI Moke. “I am a big MINI fan, and a proud MINI owner. We have a valuable community here, and I enjoy being a part of it.”

Throughout the event, participants shared their MINI Invasion highlights on social media, posting pictures on MINI Ottawa’s Facebook page. Here is a sample of all the fun they were having during this one-of-a-kind gathering.


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