MTTS is underway with the first weekend in Atlanta, GA behind us. When done the bi-annual event will travel across the US visiting 14 cities over 15 days with thousands of MINIs.

“Big things happen when the MINI community comes together, and this year is no different,” said Tom Noble, Department Head, MINI Brand Communications. “MINI TAKES THE STATES is the ultimate road trip and we’re as excited for the adventure as we are for our cause. The fight against hunger has many faces, it’s not always a lack of food but rather a lack of the right resources to avoid waste, maximize efficiencies and get the food where it’s needed most. Through our Feeding America partnership, we hope to raise money and awareness as we motor with purpose across America.”

From Atlanta, motorers headed north to Charlotte, NC, this weekend kicking off a 15-day adventure that will end in Palm Springs, CA on July 23rd.

The giving goal is to provide more than 800,000 meals to families in need, drivers, consumers and others can contribute in various ways. A portion of each MTTS participant’s registration fee is donated to Feeding America®, and MINI will collect food donations onsite each morning.

The other goal of course is to have fun and to explore the US. MotoringFile will be joining the fray in Michigan and taking it all the way to Palm Spring. Look for myself (Gabe) in either a Clubman or JCW Convertible from Michigan to Wisconsin and then Todd taking out his brand new JCW from Minnesota westward.

MINI owners looking to join up with the rally can still register at or on-site the day of the event in each city.