More than 200 Minis left Westward Ho! Sunday morning for the annual North Devon tour.
Owners from across the country gathered for the popular rally which takes place over August Bank Holiday weekend.
Hundreds of Mini enthusiasts join together for the three day extravaganza. The tour takes the drivers across North Devon.
Today they are going to Hartland, Woolsery and Torrington.
Video: Mini drivers leaving Westward Ho!
The event raises funds for Children’s Hospice South West. Organiser, Terry Baker, estimates around £400,000 has been donated over the years.
Terry, who has been organising the event for 19 years, said the support people of North Devon give was incredible.
“The amount of people who fill up street corners to watch is fantastic.
“The motorbike marshals do a fantastic job keeping us all together and stop us from getting lost.”
Terry said all Mini drivers were welcome to join in the event. He said: “We don’t care what type of Mini you drive. As long as you are a nice person.”
Today the convoy will drive to Little Bridge House in Fremington to visit the children.
Terry said: “We are so privileged because we see a side of the children few people get to see.
“We see the children laughing and smiling. The response we get is incredible. It may only be a flag wave but it sticks with you forever.”
Journal writer, Graham Andrews, was getting ready for the start of the convoy this morning.
He said: “There has always been a terrific sense of camaraderie and friendship.
“We all come together from all parts of the county and Devon.”
Debs and Dave Floyde, otherwise known as Pips and Pops, are from Barnstaple.
They brought their Mini Cooper sport 1996 with them today.
They said: “It is nice to see the amount of people who turn out and support it.
“You smile and laugh so much you ache. It warms the heart to see so many people who give their time and energy.”