Swindon175 in association with MINI Plant Swindon staged a unique event on Saturday 9 July when an impressive collection of 60 classic cars, paraded around the town’s world famous Magic Roundabout.
All the cars in the Magic Wheels of Steam day contained body panels pressed at the BMW Group MINI Plant in Swindon, formerly known as Pressed Steel, which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary in 2016.
More than 100 people were up early to watch the choreographed cavalcade of Minis, Rovers, Triumphs, Rolls Royce, Morris, Austins, Rileys, an AC, Jaguars and Land Rovers from 7am, before the multiple mini-roundabouts that make the Magic Roundabout so unique reopened to the public after overnight maintenance work.
After traversing the roundabout several times, the vehicles set off in convoy with a police escort for STEAM Museum at Churchward where the drivers lined the cars up for a static display. To get involved or for more details about events visit Swindon175.com or contact Caroline@Swindon175.com
Swindon175 marks the anniversary of the birth of new Swindon when construction began on the Great Western Railway’s locomotive repair shed. Throughout 2016 a range of events, supported by sponsors and Swindon Borough Council and managed by Business West, are involving Swindon people and businesses are celebrating the town’s rich heritage and achievements.
Watch a video of the day by www.aair.biz See how many types of vehicles you can identify