A student from Tring School won a MINI Roof Design Competition with her creative design.
In October, Mr. Dobberson, one of Tring School’s design and technology professors, introduced his Grade 10 GCSE students to the MINI Roof Design Competition.
This is an annual project that Mr. Dobberson has offered to his students for many years – designing a sticker for the roof of a MINI, with the promise that the winning design will be applied to a real MINI with the support of Specialist Cars MINI Tring. .
Last week, Tony Reeves, MINI Brand Manager, came with a colleague at Tring School to help unveil the winning design in front of the students.
The design of 10th grade student Madison took first place, she said: “Inspired by the Monte Carlo Rally (which MINI first won in 1964), I wanted my design to reflect the history of the MINI and how it has become such an iconic car today.
“The decision to design a roulette wheel was therefore influenced by Monte Carlo’s second most famous thing, the casino.
“However, this roulette wheel has a twist because there are only three numbers on it: 59, 37 and 64.
“The only green slot has the number 59 because that represents the year the first MINI was manufactured in 1959.
“The black spaces are numbered 64 because it was the first year that MINI won the Monte-Carlo Rally before winning in 1965 and 1967 as well.
“Finally, the red slots are numbered 37 because that was Paddy Hopkirk’s race number on the original red MINI that won the rally in 1964.
“I would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Dobberson for organizing the MINI competition for our class, it was an incredibly enjoyable project that we all had a lot of fun researching and then developing our ideas.
“I would also like to thank Tony and all of Specialist Cars Tring who judged the competition and were generous enough to put the winning design on the roof of one of their MINIs.”