MINI Takes The States

A coast-to-coast drive organized by MINI USA:

Full route details, archived from MINI USA

It is hoped that local MINI clubs around the country will join in – see this MotoringFile post and this newer post which says:
All MINI clubs that are planning activities based around the MINI Takes the States event, please email MINI USA at with your club’s itinerary

MAXIM magazine models are joining the journey! Two female MAXIM models will drive along in a MINI awaiting MTTS motorists at the end of each day’s drive. They’ll be on hand to help MTTS participants relax and unwind with chair styled massages. Look for them throughout the trip.

WIRED MAGAZINE has officially joined the road rally! MINI USA and WIRED have hooked up to provide MINI Takes the States motorists with wireless Internet access throughout the entire journey. The MINI Takes the States WIRED branded tour bus will serve as the daily “check point” for participants, where event updates and information can be obtained in addition to accessing the internet.

2006/08/17 to 2006/08/21: West Coast GP delivery event at Monterey, CA
2006/08/21: Monterey, CA to Santa Barbara, CA (SCMM)
2006/08/22: Santa Barbara, CA to Las Vegas, NV (SCMM)
2006/08/23: Las Vegas, NV to Flagstaff, AZ (SCMM, Sin City MINI Club)
2006/08/24: Flagstaff, AZ to Albuquerque, NM
2006/08/25: Albuquerque, NM to Amarillo, TX
2006/08/26: Amarillo, TX to Dallas, TX (Metroplex MINI)
2006/08/27: Dallas, TX to Memphis, TN (Metroplex MINI)
2006/08/28: Memphis, TN to Nashville, TN (Sunshine MINIs)
2006/08/29: Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO (Chicago MINI Motoring Club)
2006/08/30: St. Louis, MO to Indianapolis, IN (MINICCI, Milwaukee MINIs, Chicago MINI Motoring Club)
2006/08/31: Indianapolis, IN to Charleston, WV (MINICCI, Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club)
2006/09/01: Charleston, WV to Charlottesville, VA (Tar Heel MINI Motoring Club)
2006/09/02: Charlottesville, VA to Washington, DC (DC Metro MINIs)
2006/09/03: Washington, DC to Jersey City, NJ
2006/09/04: Jersey City, NJ to Lakeville, CT (Ocean State MINI)
2006/09/02 – 2006/09/04: East Coast GP delivery event at Jersey City, NJ

6 thoughts on “MINI Takes The States

  1. A message from the organizers, via MC2 magazine:
    Just a reminder to you guys as I know you guys talk to a lot of MINI folks out there.
    I’m hearing “here and there” that a lot of people are planning on joining in the MTTS fun along the way but many who are only planning to join the rally in their home city or for one or two cities…didn’t realize they needed to register online.
    Somehow there is a perception out there that registration was only needed if doing large portions of the program or the entire coast to coast drive.

    We’re asking all participants, even those only coming out for one event to register online. This is so we can send the welcome packet out to everyone and not just some and so that we can get a better reading on the amount of event space, food and beverage and all other components to plan for. If they don’t register, we won’t know they are coming.
    We want everyone to receive the ID wristbands as well as the initial welcome correspondence from MINI USA. Those will be sent out sometime prior to the program start date.

    I’ve been talking to a lot of car clubs nationwide last week and this week and they are all spreading the word to their membership ranks as well.
    We’ve been posting updates to the MTTS website on a weekly basis now so if someone you know wants more info on a specific city’s events, tell them to check the site every Friday for more information on the specific cities and legs of the program that interest them most.

    Just keeping you guys in the loop.
    Motor on! =)

  2. Hi,
    What’s your GP number?? Sweet MINI!
    I’ll be doing the whole trip too, I’ll be coming down from Portland, OR.
    See you on the road,

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