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MINI Takes the States is a giant, bi-annual, road trip put on by MINIUSA. It started in 2006 as a way to celebrate the MINI Cooper S JCW GP.

MINI Takes the States 2006Edit

A 15 day cross-country road trip covering 19 states and over 4000 miles.

MINI Takes the States 2006


  • Monterrey, CA: August 21
  • Santa Barbara, CA: August 21
  • Las Vegas, CA: August 22
  • Flagstaff, AZ: August 23
  • Albuquerque, NM: August 24
  • Amarillo, TX: August 25
  • Dallas, TX: August 26
  • Memphis, TN: August 27
  • Nashville, TN: August 28
  • St Louis, MO: August 29
  • Indianapolis, IN: August 30
  • Charleston, WV: August 31
  • Charlottesville, VA: September 1
  • Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD: September 2
  • Jersey City, NJ: September 3
  • Lakeville, CT: September 4


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MINI Takes the States 2008Edit

Combining motoring and merry making this featured four separate blowout weekends throughout the summer:

  • Miami: June 13-15
  • Boston: June 20-22
  • Chicago: July 25-27
  • Los Angeles: August 1-3


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MINI Takes the States 2010Edit

Massive road rallies from one of five kickoff cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco) to a weekend long motoring festival in Denver.

MINI Takes the States 2010

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MINI Takes the States 2012Edit



MINI Takes the States 2012

Official route and destination dates:

  • Day 1 – July 4 – NY to DC (via Philadelphia)
  • Day 2 – July 5 – DC to Charlotte
  • Day 3 – July 6 – Charlotte to Nashville
  • Day 4 – July 7 – Nashville to Louisville
  • Day 5 – July 8 – Louisville to Chicago
  • Day 6 – July 9 – Chicago to Des Moines
  • Day 7 – July 10 – Des Moines to Lincoln
  • Day 8 – July 11 – Lincoln to Denver
  • Day 9 – July 12 – Denver to Albuquerque
  • Day 10 – July 13 – Albuquerque to Phoenix
  • Day 11 – July 14 – Phoenix to Los Angeles
  • Day 12 – July 15 – Los Angeles

During the trip, motorers can test their mettle (and skill) on MINIcross courses in Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago and the trip’s ultimate destination – Los Angeles.

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