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MINI Takes the States 2010 events and times

MINI Takes the States 2010
MINI Takes the States 2010 registration is now open and MINI USA has given some more details about the events and times at each of the launch parties and the main festival in Denver.

From the West

San Francisco:

Friday, August 06, 2010
San Francisco MINIcross    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
San Francisco Launch Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, August 07, 2010
San Francisco Rise & Shine Rally    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Los Angeles:

Saturday, August 07, 2010
Los Angeles MINIcross    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Los Angeles Launch Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Los Angeles Rise & Shine Rally    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

From the East

New York:

Thursday, August 05, 2010
New York Launch Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday, August 06, 2010
New York Rise & Shine Rally    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 07, 2010
Washington DC MINIcross    8:00 AM – 12:05 PM

Atlanta:

Saturday, August 07, 2010
Atlanta MINIcross    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Atlanta Launch Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Atlanta Rise & Shine Rally    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Chicago:

Sunday, August 08, 2010
Chicago MINIcross    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Chicago Launch Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monday, August 09, 2010
Chicago Rise & Shine Rally    9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Main Festival in Denver:

What should participants expect to take place once in Denver?
Once in Denver, MTTS participants will be treated to an Owner Lounge & MINI Countryman Preview Party, Music concert and Festival, MINIcross, a Scenic Rally Drive, Fun and much more.

Friday, August 13, 2010
Denver MINI Owners Garage Party    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Denver Rise & Shine Rally    8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Denver Festival    1:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 15, 2010
Denver Farewell Continental Breakfast    7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

MINI Takes the States 2010 map and dates


collectible of the day: MINI wears BISAZZA postcards

MINI wears BISAZZA postcard (Zebra)MINI wears BISAZZA postcard (Fifth)

MINI wears BISAZZA (Summer Flowers)MINI wears BISAZZA (Tartan Plaid)MINI wears BISAZZA (Dama)

Bisazza is one of the top luxury brands in the design sector and the industry’s leading producer of glass mosaic for interior and outdoor decoration. Established in 1956 in Alte Vicenza, Northern Italy, the company has become a trailblazer, marked by a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, a mastery of modern technologies with an ability to read and anticipate the needs of the global market.

Bisazza worked with MINI/BMW to create the “MINI wears Bisazza”, project, which led to five personalised cars wearing custom made “dresses”. First showcased in 2005 at the Milan Design Week, the cars have been on tour ever since to the design and fashion hot spots of the world.

The quote above is from the Bisazza website.  Although BMW Press mentions only four Bisazza MINIs, Bisazza created five and there are five MINI wears BISAZZA postcards.  From the top, left to right:

  • Zebra
  • Pied de Poule [Houndstooth]
  • Summer Flowers
  • Tartan
  • Dama

Read more and see photos of the MINIs at Bisazza Blog, Cartype, Serious Wheels,