Preparations for Mini road rally across U.S. in July underway

(March 28, 2014) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Pack your bags and get ready to Motor!  Registration for Mini Takes the States (MTTS) 2014 is now officially open for the legendary cross-country road rally. Mini owners looking to participate can now register by clicking here. The registration fee for adults is $45. Pets and kids under 12 are free.

MTTS, the biggest official Mini road rally for owners held every other year, will kick off on Saturday, July 26, in San Francisco and will make a cross-country journey through 18 states and 15 cities over 14 days, finishing the epic Motoring adventure in Boston on Sunday, Aug. 10.

“We’ve seen so much excitement and anticipation from the Mini community online and on our social channels that we really hope this year’s MTTS sets a new record,” said David Duncan, Vice President Mini of the Americas.  “This will be my third Mini Takes the States and I’m calling on all owners to come out and Motor with us. You won’t be sorry!”

Along the way, Mini USA will provide its loyal owners and enthusiasts with genuine, once-in-a-lifetime motoring experiences including daily activities. The web site now also includes a sneak peak of some of the activities planned for owners at the stops along the way.

Earlier this year, Mini USA announced Best Friends Animal Society as the charitable partner for MTTS 2014, meaning that a portion of the proceeds from the event registration fees will be donated to Best Friends.  The partnership puts Mini owners and MTTS participants in the driver’s seat helping Best Friends in their endeavor to Save Them All. Pets are welcome on this year’s tour as we mark our territory across the country.