The open road was calling, and I thought too much time had passed, so I had to head back to the USA to do another Big MINI Adventure! MINI USA planned another MINI TAKES THE STATES, so it was only right that I packed my bags and head over for my 2nd MTTS. This year’s event started in Burlington and finished in Greenville-Spartanburg, covering 1,700 miles of memories, laughs and MINI fun.
Over the next five days, over 2,000 MINI owners with over 600 MINI Cooper vehicles from across the model range will explore a total of nine states and eight cities, raising money for Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the euthanizing of dogs and cats in American animal shelters by 2025. Making its return after four years, the biennial MTTS trek will cover more than 1,700 miles in total. MINI owners will be travelling down an inland route from Vermont to South Carolina on state and county roads, stopping in eight cities along the way, with more than 80 pets and their owners coming for the ride. The MMCA will be present at the morning Rise & Rally events in all eight cities where MTTS stops during the week-long road trip. MINI enthusiasts in attendance can learn more about the club and sign up for more information as the club prepares to launch its official membership. More information on the club can be found at minimotoringclub.org
MINI TAKES THE STATES 2022 – July 9th to 17th – Enjoy my MINI Adventure across the Pond to Re-Unite & Rally
Day 1 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – Sign Up & Drive from Burlington Vt to Vernon, Nt
Day 2 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We travel from Vernon, NY to Pocono PA
Day 3 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We drive from Pocono PA to Frederick ML
Day 4 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We drive from Frederick, MD to Roanoke, and I get to drive GP3 Number 1 owned by Nick, aka The MINI Vlog
Day 5 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We drive from Roanoke, VA to Bristol, VA. This time I ride with Nick, aka The MINI Vlog in his MINI GP3
Day 6 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We drive from Bristol, VA to Ashville, RR I ride with Nick, aka The MINI Vlog again in his MINI GP3 and get behind the wheel myself
Day 7 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We drive from Asheville, NC to Spartanburg, SC in Mike’s F54 Clubman Cooper S ALL4
Day 8 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – We stay in drive Spartanburg, SC for some track action in MINIs at the BMW Performance Centre
Day 9 – MINI TAKES THE STATES – MTTS 2022 is now over, so it’s time for goodbye and taking pictures
That’s a wrap for another MINI TAKES THE STATES
Thank you, MINI USA, for everything & Memories
Briana, Mike & Nick for making it MTTS 2022 special
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MiniWorks – mini-works.co.uk
RSI C6 – rsic6.com
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