Unfortunately I wasn't able to bring Bertie along to Beaulieu to sit alongside the Mk1, but while I was there, I did manage to find a Corgi model of a Mini Neon which was pretty cool!
I did have a good wander round but didn't see any actual Neons parked at the show, so I kind-of wish I'd brought mine along now - while my NZ-registered Mk1 is unique in its own way, there wasn't exactly a shortage of Almond Green Mk1s with OEW roofs!
Along with the model, I did also manage to get hold of some Innocenti door pockets at the show, which I've not snapped a photo of yet. The plan for the interior includes fitting the centre console and retro audio gear, as well as acquiring new Monte Carlo door cards in black, along with new carpets, nicer door furniture, and some bits to tidy-up of the dash area (which I might change from grey to black, not 100% sure on that at the moment!). So the Innocenti door pockets should match that "theme" really nicely I think. The exterior of the car looks really smart now, so it's time to turn some attention to the interior