The Field of Dreams...


On site yesterday and the day before, with an automotive industry firm. One of their offices overlooks the BMW Cowley plant in Oxford - where the Mini is manufactured:

Of course, without a fisheye lens, its difficult to get an idea of scale. Put it this way. This area in the picture is something like a sixth of the holding area beside the factory. My contact stated that this entire field filled up last week, and is emptied on an houry basis. If you zoom into this picture, you can see minis being loaded onto trains - the long blue sheds at the back.

Perhaps this movie will give an idea of scale (3.1mb MPEG). The pity is that there appeared to be no visitor facilities to take a wander round the place. Perhaps next time.