The National Metro & Mini Show 2020, celebrating 40 years of the Metro

A one day celebration of the two iconic British small car marques at the British Motor Museum. 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the Austin Metro and 30th anniversary of the Rover Metro. Due to Covid-19 the BMC & Leyland show will also be taking place on the same day, providing even more cars to see at the show!

What is the National Metro and Mini show?

The National Metro and Mini show is a one day show for all Metro, Mini and MINI ( BMW ) owners and all the variants that go with these iconic British cars. Both Metropower and Metro Owners Club will be in attendance which should see a great variety of cars, from the earliest 1980's A-Series right up to the modified performance Metros and Rover 100s.

metro pizza delivery muleInside the museum's buildings you will find some of the historically important milestone vehicles such as the last Rover 100 produced, signed by almost 1200 people involved in Metro production. Also there will be the very first Mini ‘621 AOK’, the very last classic Mini produced at Longbridge ‘X411 JOP’ and the Monte Carlo Rally winning Mini’s of 1964, 1965 and 1967 for you to see.

If you’re bringing your Metro, Mini or MINI to the show, we will have competitions and awards for you to enter including Concours and a Show’n’Shine.

To celebrate the Metro anniversaries, BMM are offering FREE vehicle entry for Metros and Rover 100s


The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras.

bmmgreyborder258pxSituated in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The Museum building is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, whilst the Collections Centre building is a modern contrast. Together they stand proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.

The Museum and Collections Centre at the British Motor Museum house the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust which cares for the largest collection of historic British cars in the world, along with an archive containing more than one million objects, from photographs and film, to publicity material and technical records.

For Metro fans sights on display include:

  • Metro-based MGF "pizza delivery" mule
  • Metro notchback saloon prototype
  • 6-cylinder Metro prototype
  • the last ever Rover 100
  • Metro 6R4


Camping is available on the evening of Saturday 5 September.

Advance cost per person - £10
On the day cost per person - £15

This applies to anyone who wishes to stay overnight within display vehicles, tents, caravans and motorhomes.

Camping tickets can be booked in advance with your show entry tickets.

Conditions of entry

The show opens at 10am and tickets are available on the day, but FREE tickets are available in advance online. Tickets to the show also include entry to the Museum and the Collections Centre.

Vehicle entry for Metros is FREE and includes a ticket for the driver and passenger to the show and Museum. You will need to book tickets using the link below:

Competitions and Awards

There are various competitions for vehicle entrants to get involved in and plenty of awards to be won.


  • Classic Mini 1959 - 1969
  • Classic Mini 1970 - 1979
  • Classic Mini 1980 - 1989
  • Classic Mini 1990 onwards
  • Classic Mini modified
  • MINI 2001 - 2009
  • MINI 2010 onwards
  • Austin Metro
  • Rover Metro & Rover 100
  • MG Metro
  • Modified & Custom
  • Best Novice


  • Classic Mini (1959 to 1969)
  • Classic Mini (1970 to 1979)
  • Classic Mini (1980 to 1989)
  • Classic Mini (1990 onwards)
  • MINI (2001 to 2009)
  • MINI (2010 onwards)
  • Austin Metro
  • Rover Metro & Rover 100
  • MG Metro


For more information and details on the National Motor Museum click the link below:

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:42

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