PHOTOS: Mini fans flock to Padiham

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Mini enthusiasts motored along to Padiham for a special “Cooper Mini Day”.

Mini Sport Ltd hosted the event which also featured special guest Michael John Cooper, and a host of different Mini cars.

Mini Cooper Day at Mini Sport in Padiham.'Pictured are the Mini Coopers on display with 6 year old Harry Stanley.

Mini Cooper Day at Mini Sport in Padiham.'Pictured are the Mini Coopers on display with 6 year old Harry Stanley.

Mr Cooper’s father John was the racing car maker and tuner responsible for the original Mini Cooper.

Casey Shaw, of Mini Sport, said: “The event was a celebration of all things Cooper and was launched following the conversions of three Cooper 500s we worked on earlier that week.

“The prospect of converting three 500s with the Cooper Car Company tuning kits was an exciting venture that both Mini Sport and Mike Cooper were proud to support – and so following this Mike Cooper agreed to attend the event and hand over the newly converted Coopers to their excited owners.”

Mini Sport managed director Chris Harper thanked everyone for attending including Mr Cooper who said: “I’m so happy to bring back the Cooper Car Company and the conversions. Dad would have been chuffed to know that the team that did the conversions in the 80s are still the original team at Mini Sport that are doing it all again – keeping the classic Mini name alive.”

Visitors on the day also helped to raise £500 for Pendleside Hospice.