MINI TAKES THE STATES 2010 RALLY IS ON
This August, Mini USA has confirmed that Mini Takes the States (MTTS) will be back to celebrate all Mini owners. Thousands of enthusiasts will be caravanning across the US to Denver, CO where they will enjoy a weekend-long festival - all in the name of Mini. The official caravan will drive through 19 states, covering more than 8000 miles of road and is expected to bring together as many as 10000 participants.
Beginning May 18, Mini owners are invited to register at www.minitakesthestates.com and join the caravan in one of five kickoff cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco. Owners may also join the caravans as they make their way across the map; or they can spend a few hours at one of the many designated stops along the routes to mingle with drivers, enjoy parties and meet the newest addition to the Mini family - the Countryman.
On August 13, all of the caravans will arrive in Denver, where MTTS participants will enjoy three days of fun, including a music festival, driving challenges, a road rally in and around Denver, games for the family and a vendor village where participants can stock up on gear.
In addition to the cross-country drive and the festival in Denver, two key charitable efforts will be part of this year's program. First, blood drives for the American Red Cross will be hosted in Denver as well as each of the kickoff cities. Plus, a portion of every registration fee will be donated to the Leukemia Society.