FIVE decades of the 'marvellous Maxi' will be celebrated at the latest Drive it Day in Oxford's Mini plant on Sunday.

The sixth edition of the annual event, which encourages people to drive their classic cars, will run at the visitor centre from 10am until 4pm.

Joining a host of other classic vehicles will be a rally Maxi affectionately known as 'Puff the Magic Wagon', owned by Bron Burrell who drove it in the Mexico World Cup rally in 1970.

The first Maxis left the assembly line in Cowley in 1969.

A Mini signed by members of the public at the Templars Square Shopping Centre in February will also go on display.

Everyone is welcome to drop by at the event, especially classic car owners and past and present Cowley workers.

The event description says: "Classic car owners are very welcome to drop by as part of Drive It Day and have a cuppa.

"There will be free refreshments for all, and there will be a donation box for Mini Plant Oxford's chosen charity, for those who would like to make a small donation.

"As we are celebrating 50 years of the Maxi (and also 60 years of the Mini), we will be having cake at 1pm on the day."

Drive It Day commemorates the Royal Automobile Club Thousand Mile Trial, held on the 23rd April 1900.

Organiser Tanya Field can be contacted on 07929 868284.