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collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge

MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge
We continue with our series of MINI takes the States 2006 collectibles since the event was still taking place four years ago.

Today we have the MINI Takes the States 2006 grille badge.  This shiny metal grille badge is in the shape of an interstate sign.  In the middle blue field is “MINI TAKES THE STATES” with the year “2006” below the stars and stripes.   Along the outside edges the badge reads “The MINI TransAmerican Motortastic Road Trip to End All Road Trips Rally”.

The MTTS 2006 grille badge was sold at each event during the trip.


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2010 grille badge

MINI Takes the States 2010 grille badge
Today the main festival of MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010 is taking place in Denver, Colorado.  Again this time, MINI USA is offering a MINI TAKES THE STATES grille badge for sale at each of the events.

The shiny metal grille badge features the MTTS 2010 logo with the slogan “THE RALLY IS ON”.

The grille badge sold for $20.00.  The part number is 51 99 0 494 409.


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2008 grille badge

MINI Takes the States 2008 grille badge
The second of the four regional events for MINI Takes the States 2008 began two years ago today in Boston (it ran from June 20-22, 2008). So today we feature another collectible from MTTS 2008.

For sale at the festival was this MINI Takes the States 2008 grille badge.  The shiny metal grille badge in the design of the MTTS 2008 logo featured the names of the four hosting cities: Miami, Boston, Chicago, and LA.

The MTTS 2008 grille badge sold for $20.00.


collectible of the day: Carfun Footprint grille badge

Carfun Grille BadgeMINI USA has offered several grille badges over the years, either for sale or for free as a reward for volunteering time or making a donation to charity.  This CERTIFIED CARFUN CONSCIOUS grille badge from 2009 falls into the latter group. It is made from recycled products and features a footprint using the MINI shape along with the slogan: DRIVE LIKE THERE IS A TOMORROW.

One can earn it by making a $30 donation to the Carfun Offset Program through the MINI USA website.