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MINI Goes to Santa Claus

Official Release: MINI presents “MINI Goes to Santa Claus”, an international project that perfectly embodies its unconventional nature, and for the first time, it will be competing for the Official Guinness World Records challenge.

MINI and Guinness World Records.

A convoy of MINIs will be travelling to Rovaniemi located at the Arctic Circle to bring Santa Claus Christmas letters written by children and adults from all over the world. At the same time, MINI will be competing for the Official Guinness World Records attempt by trying to assemble the longest wish list to Santa Claus. In order to set this world record, MINI has involved a total of 16 markets, spanning enough countries to amaze even Santa Claus himself, who certainly knows a lot about world tours.

The EU markets participating in this project are Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Outside Europe, Russia, the United States of America and Singapore will be joining the event.

On the road to the Arctic Circle.

On Saturday 24th November, the MINI family will leave BMW Group Headquarters in Munich and drive “one way” to Rovaniemi. The journey will cover more than 3000 km, passing through some of the most beautiful European cities such as Copenhagen and Stockholm.

The MINI family.

The MINIs participating in this road trip are the MINI Clubman with its typically generous cargo capacity, the MINI Countryman with its excellent off-road qualities, the MINI Hatchback, the master of go-kart feeling, the MINI Coupe with its superior driving dynamics, the MINI Roadster for maximum driving fun and the MINI Cabrio, which offers that genuine topless experience.

The new MINI Paceman.

The new MINI Paceman, the latest addition to the MINI family will welcome the MINIs as they arrive at Rovaniemi. With its strong personality, the MINI Paceman offers an innovative combination of sporty and extroverted design. It is the first Sports Activity Coupe in the compact premium segment and boasts an unmistakable character. The MINI Paceman is the seventh model in the MINI family.

A very special guest at the event: Rauno Aaltonen.

Another very special guest will be awaiting the MINIs when they arrive: Rauno Aaltonen, the winner of the history-making 1967 Monte Carlo Rally aboard a classic Mini. At the Arctic Circle, Rauno will demonstrate his unequalled talent behind the wheel of a new MINI Paceman.

Written By: MF Staff

  • http://twitter.com/matthewwanderer matthew

    Fun. I know what I’d ask Santa for.

    BTW, this trip brings to mind David Bayliss’ Countryman adventure. He took is newly minted Countryman to the Arctic in 2010 for charity:

    http://www.totalmini.com/forum/11-mini-news-general-media/15640-mini-2-arctic.html

  • VanMINI

    Can I go? I’ve been good….

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.nolan.31 James Nolan

    Dear santa, I want a mini coupe jcw. anyway to get that sent?

  • lilcoopr

    AWESOME POSSUM!! I wish Canada was participating so I could write a letter… Anyone know who I could send it to?


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