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MINI Takes the States 2012 galleries

MINI Takes the States 2012 gallaries

Now that MINI Takes the States 2012 has begun, photos are appearing all over the Internet.  So we’ve collected links to some galleries where you can view photos as they are posted.

The Tail of the Dragon (7/6/2012)

We will keep adding to the list as we find new galleries.


MINI Takes the States 2012 begins

MINI Takes the States 2012

MINI Takes the States 2012 has begun!  After a pre-party at Prestige MINI last night, the official event began this morning at MINI USA headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.  From the press release:

The MINI TAKES THE STATES organisers are expecting several thousand registered participants. Some will be driving individual stages only in their MINI, others undertaking the full 3,903-mile (6,281-kilometre) distance. In store for them is not only an automotive adventure over an extremely attractive route, but also an extraordinary shared experience both on the road and when the day’s driving is done. After New York and Washington, the convoy will pass through Charlotte and Nashville, Chicago, Des Moines, Boulder, Albuquerque and Phoenix, among other places, before crossing California on their way to Los Angeles, the Pacific coast and, most importantly, the venue for the end-of-rally party. A richly varied programme looking at every aspect of MINI will be spread over the stop-off points along the route. Activities include sporting competitions and slalom tests held on closed roads, free from the shackles of the otherwise strictly observed speed limits.

MINI TAKES THE STATES has been held every other year since 2006. As in all previous editions of the rally, a portion of the proceeds from each 30 US dollars participant registration fee will be donated to charity. To this end, a minimum of 10,000 US dollars will be presented to an organisation supported by MINI USA – regardless of the number of participants in the rally.

If you can’t attend the event, the next best thing is to follow along online.  Several social media sites will help:

Facebook | MINI TAKES THE STATES 2012 – Official MTTS 2012 Facebook event page.

Google+ – Hashtag for all MTTS 2012 posts.

Twitter #MTTS2012 – Hashtag for all MTTS 2012 tweets.

And follow the Library of Motoring as we will be attending some events and reporting on others.

 


MINI Takes the States 2012 events full in three cities

MINI Takes the States 2012 Activities screen

With the start of MINI Takes the States about six weeks away, Evening Events in three cities are already full.  People registering today were surprised to learn that Evening Events in Charlotte, Louisville, and Des Moines are already at capacity and further registration is blocked (see image, above).  Never before in the three previous editions of MINI Takes the States did any events have attendance capped.

We will bring you more information on event registration when we get it.


MINI Takes the States 2012 route and itinerary

MINI Takes the States final map

Here is the final MINI Takes the States 2012 route map and itinerary.  Coast-to-coast total driving distance is 3,903 miles!

DATE LOCATIONS MILES
Wednesday, July 4 MINI Headquarters – Woodcliff Lake, NJ to Washington D.C. (via Philadelphia)
Autocross: Philadelphia
270 miles
Thursday, July 5 Washington D.C. to Charlotte, NC 413 miles
Friday, July 6 Charlotte, NC to Nashville, TN 450 miles
Saturday, July 7 Nashville, TN to Louisville, KY
Autocross: Nashville
190 miles
Sunday, July 8 Louisville, KY to Chicago, IL
Autocross: Chicago
325 miles
Monday, July 9 Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA 325 miles
Tuesday, July 10 Des Moines, IA to Lincoln, NE 204 miles
Wednesday, July 11 Lincoln, NE to Boulder, CO 486 miles
Thursday, July 12 Boulder, CO to Albuquerque, NM 447 miles
Friday, July 13 Albuquerque, NM to Phoenix, AZ 418 miles
Saturday, July 14 Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA
Autocross: Los Angeles
375 miles
Sunday, July 15 Los Angeles to home

See the complete MINI Takes the States 2012 Route Itinerary and Details.


MINI Takes the States 2012 registration now open

MINI Takes the States 2012 registration

MINI USA has opened registration for MINI Takes the States 2012 at minitakesthestates.com.  The registration page lets you sign up using your Facebook account or by entering your information and choosing from three options:

  • I would like to attend MINI Takes the States 2012
  • I would like to attend MINIcross only
  • I cannot attend either events but would like to participate online.

Select the MINIcross-only option if you just plan to participate in one of the four events in Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Participating online includes several MINI Games, including a regular MINI quiz game:

Can’t attend MTTS2012 or MINIcross but still want to join the community? Register today and play along from your arm chair with the MINI Motorhead game. New quizzes will be posted each week and then daily during the event, enabling you to earn points and declare your MINI mastery.

Note:  As of 9:00am, the Facebook registration method doesn’t seem to work.

 


MINI Takes the States 2012 route and registration updates

We gave you MINI Takes the States early information, a sneak-peek and then the official MTTS 2012 route, and even the MTTS 2012 postcards.

MINI USA has released the final MINI Takes the States 2012 schedule (see below) and route.  The only change from the previous route is the change of city from Denver to Boulder, CO on 7/11.

Don’t forget, MTTS 2012 registration starts tomorrow at minitakesthestates.com.

MINI Takes the States 2012

Date City
7/4 New York, NY
7/4 Washington, DC (Autocross in Philadelphia, PA)
7/5 Charlotte, NC
7/6 Nashville, TN (Autocross)
7/7 Louisville, KY
7/8 Chicago, IL (Autocross)
7/9 Des Moines, IA
7/10 Lincoln, NE
7/11 Boulder, CO
7/12 Albuquerque, NM
7/13 Phoenix, AZ
7/14 – 7/15 Los Angeles, CA (Autocross)

Watch for the official details on the MINI Takes the States website.


MTTS 2012 postcards arrive

MINI Takes the States 2012 postcard (front)

To get the word out about this summer’s MINI Takes the States 2012 cross-country rally, MINI USA has enlisted the help of MINI enthusiasts.  For those people who registered a MINI club on MINI Space’s MINI Club Finder, MINI USA recently sent an email asking for help distributing promotional “save the date” postcards to fellow enthusiasts and MINI motorers.  A package of 400 postcards (pictured) arrived today.

So if you didn’t register your club but want to help, ask the person who did if you can help pass out postcards.  Or download and print the MINI Takes the States 2012 postcard (PDF).

MINI Takes the States 2012 postcard (back)


MINI Takes the States 2012 route announced

MINI Takes the States 2012 route

MINI USA just released the official MINI Takes the States 2012 route.  Here are the specific dates and cities along the route:

MINI Takes the States 2012

Date City
7/4 New York, NY
7/4 Washington, DC (Autocross in Philadelphia, PA)
7/5 Charlotte, NC
7/6 Nashville, TN (Autocross)
7/7 Louisville, KY
7/8 Chicago, IL (Autocross)
7/9 Des Moines, IA
7/10 Lincoln, NE
7/11 Denver, CO
7/12 Albuquerque, NM
7/13 Phoenix, AZ
7/14 – 7/15 Los Angeles, CA (Autocross)

Watch for the official details on the MINI Takes the States website.


MINI Takes the States 2012 update

MINI Takes the States 2012 update

MINI USA has added a bit more information to the MINI Takes the States 2012 webpage.

July 4th is the kickoff of our cross-country road rally, MINI TAKES THE STATES 2012 (MTTS, for short). From July 4-15, a caravan of MINIs will traverse the country, stopping to eat, sleep and have a blast at stops along the way. With special events such as MINI Autocross courses in Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago and Los Angeles, this will be no ordinary road trip.

Visit the official MINI Takes the States 2012 website.