The British International Motor Show (BIMS) 2000 in Birmingham could be something of a let down to the 700,000 visitors expected to attend. BMW's launch of the new mini was originally planned for "Brum", but took place instead earlier this month at the Paris show, leaving a big gap in UK events. And Rover's decision not to take a stand at the prestigious event on its home ground is poor judgement on its part. These are the opinions of leading automotive knowledge-provider,