Tag Archives : MTTS 2006


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 antenna flag


MINI Takes the States 2006 wrapped up on this day four years ago.

So today we feature the final MTTS 2006 collectible, the MINI Takes the States 2006 antenna flag.  The antenna flag promoted the then-new MINI credit card and was given away to people who applied for one during any of the events.

The antenna flag features the MINI Takes the States 2006 logo.  Below that is the MINI PLATINUM VISA® CARD website address “www.4MyMINICard.com” and “MINI Financial Services”.

See the MINI credit card.

See all of the MINI Takes the States 2006 collectibles.


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 Road Atlas

MINI Takes the States 2006 Road Atlas
MINI TAKES THE STATES ROAD ATLAS

Today we have another item in our MINI Takes the States 2006 collectibles series.  The two week-long MTTS 2006 rally was still going on four years ago today.

This over-sized MINI Takes the States Road Atlas was given out during events of MTTS 2006.  The Road Atlas is a re-branded MapQuest atlas.  The stapled book has 144 pages full of places of interest and maps covering the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 wristband


We continue with our MINI Takes the States 2006 items today.

When you registered for MINI Takes the States 2006, MINI USA sent you a welcome package in the mail.  Inside were two rubber wristbands with “MINI Takes the States” written in them.  The wristband was your entry into the MTTS 2006 events.

See the other featured MINI Takes the States 2006 collectibles.


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 2006 CD

During MINI Takes the States 2006, MINI USA distributed these free music CDs to listen to while motoring.  They were sponsored by SPIN magazine.  The CD featured bands local to each of the cities of the rally.

The MINI Takes the States 2006 CD track listing is:

01 Oranger – Crooked in the Weird of the Catacombs
02 The Adored – We Don’t Want You Around
03 The Small Stars – Otra Vez
04 The Format – Time Bomb
05 Gingerbread Patriots – Eye Bear
06 Ester Drang – Come Back Alive
07 The Paper Chase – We Know Where You Sleep
08 Lucero – I Can Get Us out of Here
09 Lylas – Tiny Echoes
10 Adair – Folding and Unfolding
11 Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – Quiet as a Mouse
12 Pucker – Hey Hey Hey
13 MoneyPenny – Go on, Jaime
14 Ambulette – Seconds until Midnight
15 The Upswelling – American Night
16 The Finals – They’ll Never Know
17 RANE – Live in Style


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2006 Travelogue

MINI Takes the States 2006 Travelogue
Four years ago today, MINI Takes the States 2006 began in Monterey, California.

Each registered attendee was given this MINI TAKES THE STATES TRAVELOGUE.  The spiral-bound book was part guide and part scrapbook.  There are pages to collect names and information from friends you met.  Journal pages are designed for attaching photos and recording fun events.  There is a pocket inside for holding souvenirs.

Two pages are set up for collecting stamps from each city you visited.

MINI Takes the States 2006 Travelogue (page 2)MINI Takes the States 2006 Travelogue (page 3)
MINI Takes the States 2006 ran from August 21 to September 4, 2006.

We will be featuring more MTTS 2006 items over the next few weeks.


collectible of the day: MINI QUARANTINE KIT

MINI QUARANTINE KIT

MINI QUARANTINE  KIT letter

MINI  QUARANTINE KIT sticker

MINI QUARANTINE  KIT (back)

A HUNDRED MILES A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

When you feel like life’s going nowhere, go somewhere. Join MINI owners from around the country on an epic road trip across America. It’s called MINI Takes the States. Don’t worry about taking time off. Who needs vacation days when you’ve got sick days? LET’S MOTOR.®

For MINI Takes the States 2006, MINI USA created this MINI QUARANTINE KIT.  It was included in the registration package but also inserted into several magazines as an ad.  The MINI QUARANTINE KIT was sealed in a plastic bag and contained a MINI QUARANTINE LETTER, MINI QUARANTINE STICKER, and MINI QUARANTINE INSTRUCTIONS.

Magazine issues containing the MINI QUARANTINE KIT ad:

  • ESPN The Magazine. July 31, 2006. (between pages 50 & 51)
  • Wired. July 2006.

MINI QUARANTINE KIT instructions