2016 MINI Takes the States

MINI is taking the United States by storm and to celebrate, the automaker is putting on an event that literally celebrates the idea. MINI Takes the States is a customer-based event that will depart from Atlanta, Georgia on July 9, 2016. By July 23, 2016, drivers will arrive in Palm Springs, California. The two-week event is sure to be an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience so if you own a MINI, be sure to attend!

Held once every two years, this year’s MINI Takes the States leaves from the Atlanta Motor Speedway and heads north to Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees will hit plenty of major cities along the way, including our very own Pittsburgh before heading to the furthest northern point on their trip, St. Ignace, Michigan.

In 2014, MINI Takes the States traversed 5,142 miles, starting in San Francisco and ending up at Boston. On that cross country adventure, drivers motored through Texas, the Rocky Mountains, and even Canada.

MINI owners from around the country are invited to attend but must drive a MINI vehicle in the rally. Rallies will be held in each designated city along the way. We hope that even if you don’t have the time to take two weeks getting to know your MINI and fellow motoring enthusiasts as you drive cross country that you will at least stop by the Pittsburgh, PA rally point on Tuesday, July 12th.

We here at MINI of Pittsburgh can’t wait to see all of the attendees at the 2016 MINI Takes the States and hope that you make it out there to take part in this awesome drive!


MINI Rally and Picnic September 3 at MINI of Pittsburgh (With a Surprise ending!)

Attention MINI drivers!  Mark your calendars for September 3 at 4pm for the MINI rally and picnic plus a surprise ending you can’t miss!  The rally will begin at the MINI of Pittsburgh dealership.

When consumers buy a MINI, they become a part of a fellowship of drivers.  MINI drivers love to meet up for events and motor around the city together to show off their passion for MINI.  The uniqueness of a MINI makes them special and drivers love to meet other drivers that share the same car love.

The rally and picnic event on September 3 gives MINI drivers a chance to come out and meet their fellow MINI owners.  The group will drive in style throughout Pittsburgh showing off the prestige of a MINI and enjoying a picnic together.

Drivers will take off from MINI of Pittsburgh after receiving a set of directions for the rally.  The rally will take drivers to five checkpoints in Pittsburgh along the way to the secret location of the picnic.  At each stop of the rally, drivers will pick a card from a deck.  Owners will then formulate their best poker hand at the end.  The winner with the best poker hand will receive a small prize.

The event is put on by the Motoring the ‘Burg and Pitt Stop MINI Club.  Registration for the event is $5 and can be done online at www.pittstopmini.org.  The groups also have membership as well.

Make sure to get registered for this event fast because you don’t want to miss this!  Come meet fellow MINI drivers, try to win some prizes, have some food and drinks and check out the awesome surprise ending!