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MINI Takes the States 2012 route

MINI Takes the States 2012 route (unofficial)
MINI USA is about to release the route for MINI Takes the States but we have the route for you today.  As previously reported, MTTS 2012 will run from July 4th to July 15th and the cross-country rally will go from the East Coast to West Coast.  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
7/5 Charlotte, NC
7/6 Nashville, TN
7/7 Louisville, KY
7/8 Chicago, IL
7/9 Omaha, NE
7/10 Denver, CO
7/11 Santa Fe, NM
7/12 Phoenix, AZ
7/13 San Diego, CA
7/14 – 7/15 Los Angeles, CA

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

Update: There’s word that the route is subject to change.  We’ll have updates if and when we get any.

Update 2: The official MINI Takes the States 2012 route announced.

 


MINI Takes the States 2012: early information

MINI Takes the States 2012
If you’re a MINI enthusiast—and you mostly like are since you’re reading this—then you have probably received the MINI Takes the States announcement email or the MINI USA News press release.

The previously leaked dates are confirmed: July 4 – 15, 2012.  Jim McDowell had already said MTTS 2012 would start on the East Coast.  The new piece of information is that MTTS will not end in Chicago (as rumored), but will end on the West Coast.  The specific route details are not yet available.  Registration begins in April.

Read the MINI USA News press release Go Forth. Go West. Go MINI.


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:

COMING NEXT SUMMER:
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.

> SEE PHOTOS FROM MTTS 2010
> WATCH VIDEOS FROM MTTS 2010

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


collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2010 tattoos

MINI Takes the States 2010 tattoos
Given away at during the rally was this sheet of MINI Takes the States 2010 tattoos.

IT’S A BIG COUNTRY. BE MINI.

Use these temporary tattoos to express yourself, whether you love the look of tire tread or have a thing for checkered flags.  It’s your skin, decorate it any darn way you please.  And if you see a fellow motorer with exquisite tattoo taste and placement, be sure to let him or her know.

See other MINI Takes the States 2010 collectibles.

See other tattoos.


collectible of the day: MINI Extended Motorer Protection button pins

MINI Extended Motorer Protection pins

This set of eight MINI Extended Motorer Protection button pins was just released and given away during MINI Takes the States 2010 events.  The eight button pins are:

  • COVER YOUR AXLE.
  • COVER YOUR STEERING RACK.
  • DON’T BREAK YOUR OIL SEAL.
  • KEEP YOUR CAMSHAFT IN MOTION.
  • KEEP YOUR SPROCKETS TURNING.
  • PROTECT YOUR CYLINDER HEAD.
  • PROTECT YOUR MASTER CYLINDER.
  • PROTECT YOUR MINI’S NUTS.

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collectible of the day: MINI Takes the States 2008 tattoos

MINI Takes the States 2008 tattoos
Given away at each of the festivals were these MINI Takes the States 2008 tattoos.

TAKE THE STATES IN STYLE.

Use these temporary tattoos to express yourself, whether you love the look of tire tread or have a thing for checkered flags.  It’s your skin, decorate it any darn way you please.  And if you see a fellow motorer with exquisite tattoo taste and placement, be sure to let him or her know.

See other MINI Takes the States 2008 collectibles.

See other tattoos.