There’s a fabulous treat in store for fans of classic cars at Woodhorn, as the Northumberland museum hosts its first event celebrating the iconic mini motorcar.

Tynemouth Mini Club will be presenting The Geordie Job at Woodhorn on Sunday 7th August and minis of all kinds will be coming from far and wide to take part. Organisers are expecting everything from the original 1960 Mark 1 mini to mini vans, pick-ups and estates, 1980s and 1990s Mini Coopers and limited editions, even the Mini Moke.

It may almost 60 years since the first car rolled off the production line, but the car has a very special place in the hearts of most people and is in fact recognised as the world’s favourite small car. Visitors will be able to find out more about the history of this enduring British icon from the early days right up to today’s BMW versions.

One of the special things about the mini is the endless variety of vehicles with many cars customised or personalised. The cars heading to Woodhorn will of course include vehicles lovingly restored to pristine show room condition, but visitors will also be able to see those still needing a little tlc to bring them back to their former glory.

Visitors can see the vast array of minis at the museum from 11am – 5pm, but anyone wanting to take part in the event with their own mini should get in contact in advance with the event organisers, Tynemouth Mini Club. For more information visit