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Get your first glimpse of the new MINI Convertible this weekend at your local MINI Open Event.

Ready to see the back of winter? On March 5th and 6th, we're holding exclusive Open Events to get in to the summer spirit at every Stratstone MINI retail centre.

From Tyneside to Chesterfield, Harrogate to Hull, join in our summer party as we take the wraps off the most hotly anticipated convertible of 2016. So put your sunglasses on, turn up the radio and get ready to feel the open road…

From grass skirts to mocktails, every retailer will be celebrating with with an example of the new MINI Convertible to explore. It's a chance to get to grips with the newest addition to the MINI range before anyone else.

And that's not all, as we'll also be offering 5 years free servicing on every last new MINI - for this weekend only. In fact, there's never been a better time to visit!

Update - Thanks to everyone who joined us for our summer get-together! Check out what we got up to below:

MINI Chesterfield:

MINI Chesterfield's Open Season featured the all-new MINI Convertible in Moonwalk Grey. There were plenty of treats on hand as guests built their ideal open-top MINI convertible at the MINI HUB.

MINI Derby

The celebrations were in full swing at MINI Derby, with a Rat-Pack singer providing ample ambience to a day centred on indulgence. And with the Prosecco Parlour Bar serving a range of delightful mocktails, to the sweet shop out front there was plenty to indulge on!

MINI Doncaster

MINI Doncaster had not just one but two examples of the MINI Convertible on show, including the limited Open 150 edition. From the beautifully crafted interior to the Union Jack roof design, this exclusive MINI model has just 150 examples to its name. Defying the wintery weather, Doncaster also had a range of cocktails and shots (fruit juice and skittles) to get guests in the party spirit.

MINI Harrogate

The Convertible was snow joke at MINI Harrogate! Though even the weather couldn't stop guests coming to visit a tasty trio of MINI Convertible models. And if the sight of this year's hottest drop-top didn't warm everyone up, then the beach-themed backdrop with palm trees certainly did.


The beach was open at MINI Hull, with the showroom floor becoming the biggest seaside hangout this side of Yorkshire. Guests shared their favourite images on social media to be in with winning a prize - from their favourite treat to a MINI deposit contribution!

MINI Tyneside

MINI Tyneside was transformed in to little Hawaii - from grass skirts and leis to Hawaiian music - there was a real summery feel. The lure of the open road proved too tempting for some of our guests - someone even claimed the first of the MINI Open 150 editions!