Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

MINI Takes the States 2012 confirmed

MTTS 2012 announcementIn a recent email from MINI USA promoting the MINI Countryman, the last section dropped this piece of information about MINI Takes the States 2012:


Here’s a bold New Year’s resolution: attend the biggest MINI road rally in America. It’s called MINI TAKES THE STATES and it’s back again in 2012. More details will be available in late January, but we’ve been getting lots of questions about it so we wanted to let everyone know that we are indeed gearing up for another one of our epic cross-country road rallies. To get an idea of what MTTS is all about, picture a caravan of MINIs stretched as far as the eye can see, with food, music & miles of motoring fun. Or, just check out the highlights from 2010.


Based on that statement, it appears that MTTS 2012 will have a similar structure to MTTS 2006: a coast-to-coast rally.

collectibles: MINI Clubs International Office ornament

MINI Clubs International Office ornament box MINI Clubs International Office ornament

Some MINI enthusiasts from all around the world are getting surprise gifts on their doorsteps from the MINI Clubs International Office.  Those MINI Space members who submitted their local MINI clubs to the MINI Club Finder are on the gift list.  Included in the package was the following letter:

Dear MINI fan,

We can hardly believe it – there are currently


Mini and MINI fans of our MINI Facebook pages. That’s a huge number which literally shows just how great it is to be part of the MINI Community!

MINI is more than just lifestyle. MINI brings people together from all over the world, across all borders. Whether in Hong Kong, Rome, Buenos Aires, New York, Sydney or Hamburg – everywhere people love to meet, talk and have fun together.

This is mainly due to the work of the worldwide Mini and MINI Club and Community and we should like to express our personal thanks for this with a small gift.

The MINI Clubs International Office rocks your Christmas tree!

We look forward to every picture of our Christmas tree bauble that you post at www.facebook.com/MINI.

On this note, we wish you all Mini and MINI fans a Merry Christmas and a safe passage into the New Year.

Ulrich Arendts
Manager International Club Organisation

Thomas Würtenberger
Head of MINI Clubs International Office

Thanks, MINI!