MINI Takes the States Rally Visits Lubbock

Published 08/01 2014 02:45PM

Updated 08/01 2014 03:08PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- Lubbock was invaded by a fleet of MINI Coopers Thursday night as part of a cross country rally driving from California to Massachusetts. The annual MINI Takes the States tour rolled into Lubbock after leaving Albuquerque earlier in the day.

Drivers were invited to take the night off and explore Lubbock with friends old and new. They were invited to check out the free concert at the Buddy Holly Center or to head over to the Stars & Stripes Drive-in.

The tour left the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Friday morning. The next stop on the tour scheduled in Austin. The tour then heads to Dallas on Saturday.  

“MTTS is a unique motoring experience and a celebration of the MINI community that everyone, including myself, eagerly anticipates,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President MINI USA. “The most enjoyable part of MTTS is the opportunity to personally engage with our owner community and their families out on the open road and in cities across the U.S.”

MTTS will make the now legendary cross-country trip for the fifth time in 2014, with thousands of MINI owners and enthusiasts expected to join the rally, or a leg of it, as the caravan of MINIs motor from west to east. The not normal route leaves San Francisco, dips through the South, and maneuvers up through the Midwest before turning toward the Northeast for its final destination in Boston.

Along the way, MINI USA will provide its loyal owners and enthusiasts with genuine, once-in-a-lifetime motoring experiences including daily activities. During the event, media will have the opportunity for:
  • Sneak peeks and early test drives of all-new MINI vehicles and technologies
  • Interviews with MINI executives and owners for unique feature stories
  • Autocross experiences demonstrating MINI’s performance and handling

Owners and enthusiasts can sign up to receive updates from MINI USA on MTTS 2014. Media with questions about the event or interested in participating should contact the MINI USA Communications Team directly through the contacts below.

Unique rallying experiences are nothing new to MINI owners and members of the MINI USA Team. Earlier this year, 848.5 MINIs crossed the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges, in an event called MINI on the Mack. Although they did not break the Guinness Book record for longest parade of MINIs, the group of enthusiastic motorists set a new Guinness record for the largest ensemble of car horns. Some MINI owners motored from as far away as California, Nevada, Texas, Florida, the Carolinas, and Montana to participate in the event.

(Information from MINI Takes the States)

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.