Festive Mini To Tour Britain

Wed 24th Nov 2021

As the festive season looms large on the horizon there’s usually one neighbour down the street who always goes overboard with their Christmas lights. But one guy from Bracknell in Berkshire will be driving all Christmas humbugs around the bend with a 2,000 bulb lightshow wrapped around his Mini Electric.

Nico Martin has wrapped his car in festive lights for the past three years and this year, he is touring the country thanks to Mini, who have loaned him a Mini Electric to help him raise £50,000 for three charities, the MS Trust, Duchenne UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Nico started his tradition in 2017 by wrapping his car in fairy lights and showing it off to the local neighbourhood, and then last year, to raise morale during Christmas lockdown, he took the car door-to-door to raise £5,000 for charity.

This year, Nico is going the extra mile, with a light display that can change colour and he will be taking the specially adapted Mini on tour across England, and will even get to drive it around the Silverstone race track.

“I can’t wait to get out on the road to spread some festive Mini spirit and raise lots of money for the three charities,” Mr Martin said.

Mini UK’s director David George said: “We’re extremely humbled to be a part of Nico’s fundraising project with the Festive Mini Electric.

“It’s a wonderful idea that will bring people together, make them smile, and also raise funds for some amazing charities.”