The township of Hay, located in the Riverina area on the Murrumbidgee River in NSW, half way between Sydney and Adelaide plays host to the Australian Hay Mini Nationals held every year on the June long weekend.
Individuals and families, some being 2nd and even 3rd generation Mini enthusiasts, bring their vehicles from all over Australia to attend this event and Say “G’day” to Hay in our own special way as we fill the town with hundreds of Minis
The event consists of a welcome party on the Friday night, a Parade down the main street on Saturday morning followed by one of the most spectacular show and shines in the country. Then on the Saturday night the action really starts with adrenaline charged side by side Hay Heros under stadium lights.
Sunday morning, the main event kicks off with the Hay Mini Nationals Motorkhana. At one end of the field, some of the finest drivers in the country will be vying for hundredths of seconds, and at the other end, juniors as young as 12 will competing for their own bragging rights in Australia's biggest and most competitive motorkhana.
This is all capped off with a massive fancy dress Presentation Party held at the Hay Memorial Hall on the Sunday evening. Each club attends in their own fancy dress theme with a DJ keeping the crowd jumping.
Awards are presented for the winners of all the weekend's events, and then the party moves into full swing with some of the die hards kicking on til well into the next day. Hay is an event that must be attended at least once in a Mini enthusiasts lifetime!!
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