MINI USA Releases Detailed MTTS Plans

MINI USA has just released detailed plans for MINI Takes the States events throughout the US and they’ve completely outdone themselves this time. Everything from Maxim models to concerts to baseballs games, MTTS will have it all.

Furthermore, they’ve created an email address for MINI clubs to contact them directly about their own MTTS related plans. All MINI clubs that are planning activities based around the MINI Takes the States event, please email MINI USA at MTTS@miniusa.com with your club’s itinerary. This will allow MINI USA to work your plans into the official MTTS itinerary.

Now, onto the trip details.

SPECIAL EVENTS

AT EVERY STOP

MAXIM magazine models are joining the journey! Two female MAXIM models will drive along in a MINI awaiting MTTS motorists at the end of each day’s drive. They’ll be on hand to help MTTS participants relax and unwind with chair styled massages. Look for them throughout the trip.

Day 1 – Monday, August 21
Start: Monterey, CA
End: Santa Barbara, CA

Western Regional Event Kickoff Beach Party: The Western Region of MINI USA kicks off MINI Takes the States with the “Let’s Get Up and Go” Beach Party event at Pirate’s Cove Beach House at Monterey Beach. This early morning event will combine music, food, beach bonfires and a special guest appearance to wave the start flag for the MINI Takes the States cross country adventure. This event follows the Rolex Monterey Historics Automobile Races at Laguna Seca Raceway. California welcomes the entire Western Region for MINI USA and what a better location than right on the beach.

Famous designer Shepard Fairey will create a special custom designed limited edition poster for MINI Takes the States. It’s a must have, one of kind offering which will be distributed to registered MTTS participants at all four regional events courtesy of Swindle Magazine.

Day 2 – Tuesday, August 22
Start: Santa Barbara, CA
End: Las Vegas, NV

MINI rocks the house… The House of Blues that is! MINI USA will take over The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for night of dancing, live music and much more, courtesy of Real Networks. Real Networks will provide admission to this very popular music venue for more than 1,000 registered MTTS participants.

Day 3 – Wednesday, August 23
Start: Las Vegas, NV
End: Flagstaff, AZ

The New Yorker Car Wash. Motoring is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it… and to reward you The New Yorker and students from a local area high school in Flagstaff will be hosting a car wash.

In the spirit of our Motoring Hearts program this will be a great way to give back to the community we’re motoring through compliments of The New Yorker magazine.

Day 5 – Friday, August 25
Start: Albuquerque, NM
End: Amarillo, TX

It doesn’t get much bigger than this! Giant magazine invites MTTS participants to join us for movie night at Pioneer Amphitheater in breathtaking Palo Duro Canyon State Park for 500 MINI’s. Yeh! Yeh! I’m sure you want to know what movie, but we’re still ironing out the details so stay tuned.

Day 6 – Saturday, August 26
Start: Amarillo, TX
End: Dallas, TX

The power combo of Rolling Stone magazine and Men’s Journal have partnered with MINI USA to throw a Texas style party (that’s BIG!). More than 1,200 MTTS participants are expected to motor with us into Dallas for an evening of laughs, dancing, food & more. We’re still working to finalize the location, so don’t to forget to check back for updates.

Day 8 – Monday, August 28
Start: Memphis, TN
End: Nashville, TN

Southern Region Event, MINI Music Festival: Make sure you pack your lawn chairs and blankets for the ‘MINI Music Festival’ at Centennial Park adjacent to the Parthenon in the heart of Nashville. Join over 1,000 MINI motorist and their guests for a spectacular festival featuring street fair style booths, Southern culinary food and drink as well as musical talent brought to you courtesy of Spin magazine!

Famous designer Shepard Fairey will create a special custom designed limited edition poster for MINI Takes the States. It’s a must have, one of kind offering which will be distributed to registered MTTS participants at all four regional events courtesy of Swindle Magazine.

Day 9 – Tuesday, August 29
Start: Nashville, TN
End: St Louis, MO

Central Region Event, MINI Tailgate Party — Cardinals vs. Marlins: We can’t go across the USA without participating in one of America’s greatest pastimes – Baseball! So MINI USA, Fast Company & ESPN Magazine have teamed up for one of the hottest tailgate parties to beat all tailgates parties! All MTTS participants are invited to join us in St. Louis for the Cardinals vs. Marlins Fast Company pre-tailgate party adjacent to Busch Stadium. Be on hand to the catch the skybox ticket raffle being brought to you by ESPN Magazine.

Famous designer Shepard Fairey will create a special custom designed limited edition poster for MINI Takes the States. It’s a must have, one of kind offering which will be distributed to registered MTTS participants at all four regional events courtesy of Swindle Magazine.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CARDINALS VS. MARLINS BASEBALL TICKETS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 7:10PM: The St. Louis Cardinals christened the new Busch Stadium on opening day April 10, 2006. Since then tickets have been selling very quickly as with all baseball franchises who unveil a new stadium. If you plan to attend the game in person, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment and sold out status. The game most likely will sell out.

The entire game will be broadcast live via satellite during the Cardinals vs. Marlins tailgate party. If you prefer to watch the game from inside the stadium, please purchase your individual tickets via the St. Louis Cardinals official ticket site or charge by phone at (314) 345-9000 from 9am – 9pm CST, 7 days per week. If you live in the St. Louis metropolitan area, tickets may be purchased in person at Busch Stadium box office during normal business hours or at the following Cardinals Clubhouse Stores: St. Louis Galleria, Union Station and St. Clair Square. Tickets are also available through Schnucks Video Clubs.

Tickets may also be purchased from regular season ticket holders by searching available offers at the Prime Seat Club

Day 10 – Wednesday, August 30
Start: St Louis, MO
End: Indianapolis, IN

Got a need for speed? Join MINI USA and more than 250 motoring MINI owners and enthusiast for a phenomenal experience at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Hall of Fame Museum. MTTS participants are invited to a unique behind the scenes tour of the track, full access to the museum and a private reception all courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

Day 11 – Thursday, August 31
Start: Indianapolis, IN
End: Charleston, WV

Hurry up the show’s about to start… MINI USA courtesy of Men’s Health magazine will create an open air drive-in theater for 500 MTTS motorists and their guest. Enjoy a new feature film release, popcorn, candy and soft drinks – just like the good ‘ole days.

Day 13 – Saturday, September 2
Start: Charlottesville, VA
End: Washington, DC

Pretend you’re part of the chase, enjoy intense curves and rapid acceleration by joining MINI USA and Business 2.0 for a day of thrills and excitement at Paramount’s Kings Dominion. 500 admission tickets for MTTS motorist are being provided courtesy of Business 2.0 magazine. Tickets are limited so plan to arrive early! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the coolest coaster in the Mid-Atlantic – The Italian Job Turbo Coaster!

Day 14 – Sunday, September 3
Start: Washington, DC
End: Jersey City, NJ

Eastern Regional Event — Wrap Party: Get unleashed at the MTTS Animal Wrap Party in Jersey City! MINI USA and Animal magazine invite all MINI motorist to join the fun and celebrate the completion of a truly motortastic journey! What a way to end the trip… Live music, DJ’s, food, fireworks and the most spectacular views of the New York City skyline along the Hudson River!

Famous designer Shepard Fairey will create a special custom designed limited edition poster for MINI Takes the States. It’s a must have, one of kind offering which will be distributed to registered MTTS participants at all four regional events courtesy of Swindle Magazine.

Following this event on Monday, September 4th will drive to Lakeville, CT for the Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Parkway.

Of course there’s much more at MINITakestheStates.com

Wow, MTTS just turned into the worlds biggest MINI party. Hope to see you there!