A classic MINI adventure

A classic MINI adventure

by Steve Simpson

Illustrator Steve Simpson travelled to International Mini Meet 2017 as part of a team of five, covering 5 countries, 12 european cities and a total of 2,452km, all with a pure white classic MINI. Along the way Steve took 27 Sharpies to the car and illustrated the journey with each panel telling the story of an owners club and the city. The result is a brilliant piece of art and a document of a trip of a lifetime.

All the panel designs were printed out and laminated. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Each panel was pre-planned in Steve’s studio before they set off

BMW Group Classic Museum and a few cars from Mini Club München 1980 e.V. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

To speed things up Steve roped in the rest of the crew to fill in the black bits. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Great shot of the vinyl roof sticker. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Once at the International Mini Meetup, Steve had 3.5 days to complete the car. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

The car is now back in the BMW Group Classic Museum where it was given a clear coat and will form part of their permanent collection. Photography: #AmyShawPhotography

Ade Mills