Rally & Events

San Francisco
7/26

July 26 – San Francisco

 Overview: Ready for a preview of the fun that lies ahead? Tonight MINI owners are invited to gather for the MTTS Launch Party in SF, sponsored by MINI USA.
Evening Location: Sponsored by MINI USA
MINI of San Francisco
799 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Parking: Valet starting at 6:30 PM
Pets: Not allowed
 Evening Description: Bags packed? Check. Full tank of gas? Check. Calls from your boss forwarded? Check and check. It’s time to launch the party of the summer! MTTS 2014 starts now, here in beautiful San Francisco where the curves of Lombard and the climbs of Russian Hill were made for the MINI. Memories will be made tonight. And this…is just the beginning.
Hotel Partners:
  • InterContinental San Francisco
  • Rate: $299 + tax - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 415-616-6500 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets:  Not permitted
  • Parking: $53 + tax

  • Holiday Inn Civic Center
  • Rate: $210 + tax single/double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 415-626-6103 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Under 35 lbs. ok. $75 non refundable fee.
  • Parking: $37 + tax

 Other Hotels:
Reno
7/27

July 27 – San Francisco to Reno

Overview: One last look at the Emerald City in your rear view mirror, shift into high gear and get ready for the rolling hills and green valleys leading to the majestic Sierra Mountains, breathtaking Lake Tahoe, and the Biggest Little City in the World.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
302 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 5.5 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Hwy
Berkeley, CA  94710

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome
Rise and Shine Description: Take it all in. The glimmer of morning sunlight on the Bay competing with the gleam of hundreds of MINIs ready to take on the open road, energy building and motors revving. More than 4800 miles of adventure ahead. Wait for the signal…and…MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014 is on!
Pit Stop Location: Niello MINI
 3210 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95821  

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Parking: Free, at dealership
Pets:  Welcome, but outside only.
Pit Stop Description: Engine dragging from too much fun in the Bay Area? Get ready for some California love and a chance to refuel, during a mid-day stop in Sacramento. Check out Niello MINI's brand new location in 
the capital city, and grab a snack to-go. It smells like fresh paint, tastes like an afternoon pick-me-up, and is sure to be served with a side of sunshine!
Evening Location: National Bowling Stadium
300 N Center St
Reno, NV 89501

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Parking:  Free (space available).  Overflow parking available at Harrah's Reno. $10 between 5-7 PM.  Otherwise free.
Pets: Service animals only
Evening Description: Want to be a Kingpin in the Biggest Little City in the World? Then grab your best bowling shirt and head over to the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins,” the National Bowling Stadium.  Let’s roll ‘em like the big dogs.
Hotel Partners:
  • Siena Hotel Spa Casino
  • Rate: $86 + $9 resort fee + tax single/double, includes breakfast
  • Reservations: 1-877-743-6233  
  • Pets: Under 25 lbs. ok. $50 non refundable fee.
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Holiday Inn Reno Sparks
  • Rate: $89.99 + tax single/ $99.99 + tax double ($10 breakfast value)
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 775-358-6900 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: OK. $20/night + tax
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking
Additional Hotel Options:
(No negotiated rates or pet fees are applicable.
 Pet Policies vary by hotel)
  • Harrah’s
  • 219 N. Center Street, Reno, NV 89501
  • Reservations: 775-786-3232 or click here.
  • Contact the hotel for more information about pet policy and fees.

 Other Hotels:
Wendover
7/28

July 28 – Reno to Wendover 

Overview: Enjoy the solitude as our relaxing drive takes us through the wide-open spaces of Nevada to West Wendover, located at the edge of the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats and Wendover, Utah.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
458 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 6.5 Hours
Rise and

Atlantis Casino
3800 S. Virginia St
Reno, NV  89502

Time: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Parking: Free
Pets:  Allowed 

Rise and Shine Description:

The Atlantis Casino and Resort calls to mind ancient cities and endless oceans. Keep that vision firmly in mind as we head out to the High Desert of Nevada. 

Evening Location:

Historic Wendover Airfield
345 S Airport Apron
Wendover, UT 84083
(Event held in an airplane hangar)

Time:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Mountain Time). 
Note that the time changes to Mountain Time regardless of where you are in Wendover (you may notice your mobile device keeps changing time, but the official time is Mountain).
Parking:    Free
Pets:  Welcome

Evening Description:

Welcome to Wendover, Utah. Or is it West Wendover, Nevada? Or is it both? Stand in front of the Montego Bay Casino and you can literally have one foot in Utah and the other in Nevada! Freshen up after our dusty drive and join us at Historic Wendover Airfield for a special 30th Anniversary Celebration for our Partner, Best Friends Animal Society. Dress your pet for the occasion!  Active throughout World War II as a training and testing facility, the Wendover Airfield is more recently famous as the popular location for Hollywood productions like Con-Air and Independence Day. 

Hotel Partners:
  • Rainbow Hotel and Casino
  • Rate: $45 + tax & $6.96 resort fee single/double
  • Reservations: click here and use the code MINITTS to access the portal.
  • Pets: Not allowed
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking
 Other Hotels:
Grand Junction
7/29

July 29 – Wendover to Grand Junction

Overview: From the Great Salt Lake Desert to the Rocky Mountains, today’s drive from Wendover to Grand Junction will take us through vast salt plains to hauntingly beautiful canyons with some surprises along the way.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
403 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 6 Hours
Rise and Shine Location:

Parking Lot Behind McDonald's
1130  Wendover Blvd.
West Wendover, NV  89883

Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (Mountain Time). 
Note that the time changes to Mountain Time regardless of where you are in Wendover (you may notice your mobile device keeps changing time, but the official time is Mountain).
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome at the parking lot and are allowed at the Bonneville Salt Flats but it is recommended they remain inside the car due to the salt.  Pets must be on a 6' or shorter leash and cleaned up after.  

Rise and Shine Description:

We will gather together at the parking lot behind the McDonald's at 1130 Wendover Blvd.  for Rise & Shine breakfast and then rally to the Bonneville Salt Flats.  The legendary Bonneville Salt Flats is an otherworldly piece of land stretching for miles.  Today it belongs to us…like a giant dog run, but for MINIs.  We will make a run across a portion of the Salt Flats and head on to Grand Junction.  

Evening Location:

Allen Unique Autos
2285 River Rd.
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Time: 7:00 PM -8:30 PM
Parking: Free on site
Pets: Welcome outside, not in the museum. Must be leashed

Evening Description:

If you want to see fun, fierce and frolicsome cars, you join MINI TAKES THE STATES. But if you want to see gorgeous classic cars, beautifully restored vehicles, you go to Allen Unique Autos. Wander through the more than 80 automobiles, including  unique MINIs including a  pink limo MINI and a classic 1962 MINI while you enjoy snacks, drinks and dancing.

Hotel Partners:
  • Holiday Inn & Suites Airport
  • Rate: $95 / $105 dbl + tax, includes breakfast
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 970-424-5888 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Service animals only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Junction
  • Rate: $124 + tax single/double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 970-245-8164 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Service animals only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Hotel Name: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Grand Junction CO 
  • Rate: $129 sgl/dbl
  • Reservations: www.marriott.com/gjtfi
  • Online Booking Code Single: MTSMTSA
  • Online Booking Code Double: MTSMTSB
  • Hotel Reservations Phone Number: 970-242-2525
  • Pet Policy: Pets allowed, $25 non-refundable pet fee
  • Parking: $5.00 per night, per vehicle
 Other Hotels:
Albuquerque
7/30

July 30 – Grand Junction to Albuquerque

Overview: Heading south our trek takes us along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Bypass and the Million Dollar Highway. Look for steep cliffs, narrow lanes and hairpin turns as we make our way from Colorado to the deep southwest and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
386 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 7 Hours
Rise and Shine Location:

Allen Unique Autos
2285 River Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Time: 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Pets: Welcome outside, not in the museum. Must be leashed.
Parking: Free

Rise and Shine Description: One last look through the windows of the Allen Unique Auto Museum before we turn south to the scenic state of New Mexico.
Evening Location: Sandia MINI
6001 Pan American West Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109 

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Parking: Free at dealership
Pets: Welcome, outdoors only.
Evening Description: Rolling into the high desert like a speedy tumbleweed, you’ll welcome the opportunity to knock the dust off your boots and get your paws on something cold to drink courtesy of our host Sandia MINI of Albuquerque.
Hotel Partners:
  • Embassy Suites Albuquerque
  • Rate: $124 + tax single/ $134 + tax double. Includes breakfast.
  • Reservations: Phone 800-362-2779
  • web: Click here
  • Pets: Ok. $75 non refundable fee
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
  • Rate: $99 + tax single/ $119 + tax double Includes breakfast.
  • Reservations: Call the the hotel at 505-884-2500 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: OK. $50 non-refundable fee
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking
 Other Hotels:
Lubbock
7/31

July 31 – Albuquerque to Lubbock

Overview: Look out for “flying discs"! Today we leave Albuquerque heading southeast and right into the heart of the famous Roswell UFO Incident. Explore the mystery before continuing across the Texas South Plains farmland and into Lubbock.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
385 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 5.5 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Sandia MINI
6001 Pan American West Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109 

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 
Parking: Free, at the dealership
Pets: Welcome, outside only.
Rise and Shine Description: Fuel up with breakfast and grab a cold one for the road…water, that is. It’s only going to get warmer as we roll out of New Mexico and head for the Texas panhandle.
Evening Location: Lubbock - Night on own
Evening Description:

Welcome to “The Crossroads of Music in West Texas” and the home of Buddy Holly. Lubbock, once a sleepy little town, is now a thriving center of music, dining and sports. Explore Lubbock tonight at your leisure for your favorite slice of Texas hospitality.

Hotel Partners:
 Other Hotels:
Austin
8/1

August 1 – Lubbock to Austin

Overview: Cutting straight through the heart of Texas, we leave behind the plains for Hill Country and the hip Austin music scene.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
405 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 6 Hours
Rise and Shine Location:

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Parking lot
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

Time    7:00  AM -  8:30 AM
Parking:  Free
Pets:  Welcome. Must be on leash.

Rise and Shine Description:

Surrounded by 5 major Texas highways, Lubbock is known as "Hub City." We'll be taking the Eastern most spoke of this West Texas wheel and heading to the Capital city of Austin.

Evening Location: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Parking: Palmer Events Center Parking Garage, $7 self-parking
Pets: Welcome
Evening Description: What do you get when you mix Austin “keeping it weird” with several hundred MINIacs? A rollicking party under the stars! Enjoy live music and local food trucks overlooking the sparkling Austin skyline, courtesy of MINI of Austin.
Hotel Partners:
  • Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake
  • Rate: $139 + tax single/ double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 512-472-8211 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Not allowed
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

 Other Hotels:
Dallas
8/2

August 2 – Austin to Dallas

Overview: We will take our time and have fun exploring the area on the drive from the rolling hills of Austin to the big city lights of Dallas. Be prepared for a thrill!
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
289 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 4 Hours
Rise and Shine Location:

W 11th Street &  N Congress
Austin, TX  78701

Time:     7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Parking: Free
Pets:   Welcome on leash, owners responsible for clean up

Rise and Shine Description:

As the second largest state in the union, Texas is all about super-sizing it. The Capitol Building is no exception. At the time it was built it was known as the "Seventh Largest Building in the World." Let's show them how we MINI-size it. 

Evening Location: Gilley's Dallas
1135 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX  75215

Time:  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Parking:  Free at venue
Pets: Not allowed
Children welcome
Evening Description: Boot scoot boogie! Shake a leg, ride a bull, be the Urban Cowboy you've always wanted to be. Tonight we're at world famous Gilley's Dallas for an unforgettable evening of Texan hospitality, sponsored by Dallas MINI Dealers.
Hotel Partners:
  • Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown
  • Rate: $129 + tax single / double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 214-741-7700 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Ok. $75 non refundable fee.
  • Parking: $12

  • InterContinental Dallas
  • Rate: $109 + tax single/ double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 972-386-6000 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES or click here.
  • Pets: Service animals only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Holiday Inn Dallas Central - Park Cities
  • Rate: $99 + tax single/double. $10 additional person in room.
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 214-750-6060 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: $50 non-refundable deposit per pet.
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking
 Other Hotels:
Memphis
8/3

August 3 – Dallas to Memphis

Overview: Let’s leave the big city lights behind for the plains of Oklahoma and then to the “The Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Memphis, Tennessee.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
452 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 7 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Cotton Bowl Plaza
3750 Cotton Bowl Plaza
Dallas, TX  75215

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome
Rise and Shine Description:

Last night we two-stepped to "Cotton-Eyed Joe." This morning we Rise and Shine in "The House that Doak Built," home of the Cotton Bowl for 79 years.

Evening Location: Silky O'Sullivan's
183 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open to the public 10:00 PM - Midnight
Parking: $5 per car. Garage entrance is on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, closest to 4th St.
Pets: Not allowed
Evening Description:

Ready for some good ol' Southern fun? How about walkin' in Memphis with blues and BBQ on the famous Beale Street at Silky O'Sullivan’s brought to you by Roadshow MINI.  We’ll have Silky all to ourselves until 10:00 PM, then we have to allow the public in. But you’re welcome to stay and show them how MINI does it!

Hotel Partners:
  • Crowne Plaza Memphis
  • Rate: $139 + tax single/ double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 901-525-1800 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Service dogs only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

 Other Hotels:
St. Louis
8/4

August 4 – Memphis to St. Louis

Overview: A spirited drive leads us through the beautiful Ozark Mountains and ends in the city famous for the soaring majesty of the St. Louis Arch.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
313 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 5 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: FedEx Forum
At the heart of the city's Beale Street Entertainment District
(Main entrance off of 3rd and Beale Street)

Time:  7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Parking: Free.  Garage entrance is on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, closest to 4th St.
Pets: Welcome, outside only
Rise and Shine Description: Let out a mighty GROWL as we depart from the Home of the Memphis Grizzlies, FedEx Forum.
Evening Location:

Gateway Motorsports Park
700 Raceway Blvd
Madison, IL  62060


Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Parking: Free 
Pets: Welcome
Evening Description:

For your one and only stop in Missouri, MINI of St. Louis decided it was time to just have some good old fashioned fun at Gateway Motorsports. Try out St. Louis’s famous food trucks chock-full of delicious eats.  Take a ride on the course with a professional driver or challenge your co-pilot to a Kart race. To really get the fun going the NASCAR Garage will be converted into a living, breathing video arcade. Not only will it be a blast playing with new friends you meet on the MTTS route, but it will finally answer that hotly debated question within your household of who was better at Donkey Kong, you or your spouse?


Hotel Partners:
  • Crowne Plaza St. Louis Downtown
  • Rate: $109 + tax single/ double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 314-621-8200 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Allowed. No fee.
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Hotel: Westin St. Louis 
  • Rate: $199 + tax
  • Reservations: Call 1-800-WESTIN-1 or click here.
  • Pets: pet friendly, heavenly dog beds, no deposit
  • Parking: discounted at $12 per vehicle

Additional Hotel Options: (No negotiated rates or pet fees are applicable.
Pet Policies vary by hotel)
  • Residence Inn @ St. Louis Galleria
  • 8011 Galleria Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63117
  • Note: No negotiated rates or pet fees are applicable. Pet Policies vary by hotel.
  • Reservations: Contact the hotel for more information about pet policy and fees. 314-862-1900
Chicago
8/5

August 5 – St. Louis to Chicago

Overview: Get your kicks on the "Main Street of America", the "Mother Road" or as it is more commonly known and loved, Route 66. We’ll travel this legendary highway as part of our journey from the agricultural fields of Missouri to the shores of Lake Michigan.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
365 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 5 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Gateway Motorsports Park
700 Raceway Blvd
Madison, IL  62060

Time: 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Parking:  Free
Pets: Welcome
Rise and Shine Description:

Take a lap! Let's start the day at the track. Show us your skills as you motor the 1.25 mile NASCAR track at one of the up-and-coming motorsports facilities in the country. 

Evening Location:

U.S. Cellular Field
The Patio
333 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at The Patio.  First pitch 7:10 PM 
Parking: Self parking in Lot F & L on the south side of the park.  $20 per car.  MINI check in at Gate 2 near Will Call.
Pets: Pet Check available for a $3 fee, which benefits non-profit organizations that train service animals. Pet check is located between Gates 2 and 3. For reservations and details, call 312-674-1000, ext. 5503.

Evening Description:

Wanna play catch? Grab your glove, tonight we'll take you out to the ball game to see the Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers. We will gather at The Patio for some pre game grub before heading to our seats to watch the game. Play ball! 

Hotel Partners:
  • SOLD OUT - Hotel Indigo Chicago Gold Coast
  • Rate: $189 + tax single/double. $15 per additional person in room.
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 312-787-4980 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: $75 non-refundable fee per pet
  • Parking: Valet only $45

  • Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Downtown
  • Rate: $179 + tax single/double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 312-829-5000 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Under 30 lbs. ok. $50 non-refundable deposit per pet.
  • Parking: Valet only $25
Cleveland
8/6

August 6 – Chicago to Cleveland

Overview: Does Cleveland rock? We’ll find out today as we travel through lush farmland from the shores of Lake Michigan to the shores of Lake Erie and Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
349 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 5.5 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Museum of Science & Industry Chicago
1600 E 57th St 
Chicago, IL 60637
(outside access only for the event)

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome
Rise and Shine Description: Set in historic Hyde Park, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry boasts its own Boeing 727 hanging from the ceiling, a German U-Boat and a Pioneer Zephyr, but they’ve never seen anything like this! Let’s show ‘em what science and industry packed into a MINI can do as we roll on outta here!
Evening Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Parking: $7.00 Self Parking at Great Lakes Science Center Lot (next door to Rock Hall) 
Pets: Not allowed
Evening Description: Who really let the dogs out? Why is the cat in the cradle? Are we actually nothin’ but hound dogs? Find the answers to all your questions as we party like rock stars at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Hotel Partners:
  • InterContinental Cleveland
  • Rate: $190 + tax single/double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 216-707-4000 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Must advise hotel in advance. $75 non refundable fee.
  • Parking: $12 valet / 24 hours, $8 self-parking available

  • InterContinental Cleveland Suites
  • Rate: $169 + tax single/double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 216-707-4000 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Must advise hotel in advance. $75 non refundable fee.
  • Parking: $12 valet / 24 hours, $8 self-parking available
 Other Hotels:
Buffalo
8/7

August 7 – Cleveland to Buffalo

Overview: From the “Metropolis of the Western Reserve” to the Falls and Buffalo, for some hot wings and plenty of fun motoring in between.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
388 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 7 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Voinovich Bicentennial Park
E. 9th Street Pier
Cleveland, OH 44114
(behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome
Rise and Shine Description:

From the shore of Lake Erie we’ll leave behind the Midwest and head north to Buffalo, NY on the final leg of our adventure.

If the call of Canada is too strong to ignore, and you just have to head off the beaten path to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, remember you’ll need your passport to enter and exit the country.

Pit Stop Location: Hosted by MINI of Pittsburgh 
Highmark Stadium
510 W Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Parking: Free
Pets: Welcome
Pit Stop Description: After rocking Cleveland, get ready for a much-needed pit stop with lunch in The City of Bridges.  Hosted by MINI of Pittsburgh, trust us, they know how to have some fun. Plan to relax, enjoy, and refuel. See yinz there!
Evening Location:

RiverWorks, Buffalo NY
359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203


Time:  7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Parking: Free
Pets: Not allowed

Evening Description:

It’s A British Invasion….

This unique location is set amid Buffalo’s historic grain elevators. Once considered an eyesore, these architectural giants are now part of the redevelopment landscape of Buffalo's waterfront and skyline.  They are a symbol of Buffalo's industrial importance as “the Gateway to the West”--- Buffalo was once the largest supplier of grain in the world. You will be surrounded by these monsters as you listen to the British Invasion Band while sipping a nice cold bevvy, munching on some famous Buffalo wings and other delicious nosh and relaxing next to the river courtesy of MINI USA and Towne MINI.   It is not the Thames, but still a fine river.

 

Hotel Partners:
  • SOLD OUT - Holiday Inn Buffalo-Amherst
  • Rate: $124 + tax single/double
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 716-691-8181 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES
  • Pets: Service pets only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking

  • Hampton Inn Buffalo
  • Rate: $129 + tax
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 1-800-HAMPTON and mention code MTS. Group reservations contact Wendy B. Clubine.
  • Pets: Service pets only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking


  • Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown / Canalside
  • Rate: $149 sgl/dbl
  • Parking: $12 valet parking per vehicle, per night. Complimentary self parking
  • Pets: service pets only
  • Reservations: Use code MTS or call 1-888-236-2427 and contact Wendy B. Clubine.
Bethlehem
8/8

August 8 – Buffalo to Bethlehem

Overview: Travel through the Finger Lakes region known for its pristine lakes and up and coming wineries, through the heart of New York to Allentown, and end your journey in Bethlehem.
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
319 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 6 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: Towne MINI
8240 Main Street
Williamsville,  NY 14221

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Parking:  Free
Pets:  Welcome
Rise and Shine Description:

Cheers to Towne MINI for a jolly ol’ evening of British rock. This morning will join Towne MINI for a  bit o’ brekky before our scenic motor through New York’s wine country.

Evening Location: Musikfest
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015 

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
Parking:  Free MINI reserved area, limited space available 
Pets: Not allowed
Evening Description: Welcome to Musikfest, a 10-day celebration of music, food and arts in the heart of downtown Bethlehem. It’s so big you’ll want to check it out yourself at www.musikfest.org.  With 14 different stages there will be music for everyone’s taste. Spend the evening sampling from the free concert stages or if you’re a country music fan consider purchasing a ticket to the Steel Stage headliner, award winning Alan Jackson. This is a hot ticket, buy yours today to ensure your seats. Want to roll the dice? A few lucky names will be drawn for free tickets to the headline concert. Either way this will be a night to remember.
Hotel Partners:
  • SOLD OUT - Sands Bethlehem
  • Rate: $189 + tax single/double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call hotel 877-SANDS 77. Mention MINI TAKES THE STATES.
  • Pets: Not allowed
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking



 Other Hotels:
Boston
8/9

August 9 – Bethlehem to Boston

Overview: Speed up the Eastern Seaboard taking in the final leg of this epic journey. Squeal to a stop in Boston’s Back Bay and unleash with a triumphant howl...you made it!
Miles Estimate:
(Your Mileage May Vary)
328 miles
Drive Time Estimate: 6 Hours
Rise and Shine Location: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Time:  7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Parking:  Free
Pets:  Welcome, designated area only
Rise and Shine Description: It’s not a party without the chicks! How many sweet and fluffy PEEPS® do you think we can fit in a MINI?
Evening Location: ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Parking:

Off-site.  Public parking lot suggestions:

Seaport Place Parking Garage
1 Seaport Lane
Garage entrances are located on Seaport Boulevard, Congress Street, B and D Streets.
$25 up to 3 hours.

LAZ Parking Lots
390 Congress St
25 Northern Ave

  • $18 flat rate for up to 19 hours, Overnight parking available
    Pets: Not allowed
Evening Description: Take it all in. 15 days. Over 4800 miles. New friends, tall tales, hijinks and shenanigans by the bushel. Let’s Unleash one more time at tonight's event sponsored by the Greater Boston MINI Dealers and celebrate everything that was MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014.
Hotel Partners:
  • Revere Hotel Boston
  • Rate: $249 + tax single/double - limited availability
    Click here to book your room.
  • Reservations: Call the hotel at 617-457-2683
  • Pets: Allowed. Contact hotel
  • Parking: $40 self parking

  • Holiday Inn Bunker Hill
  • Rate: $174 + tax single/ $194 double - limited availability
  • Reservations: Call 617-628-1000 and mention MINI TAKES THE STATES or click here.
  • Pets: Service animals only
  • Parking: Complimentary self-parking
 Other Hotels:
Boston
8/10

August 10 – Boston

Overview: Not ready to leave your merry band of MINI mates yet? Let's gather once more before setting off for home at our very own MTTS-style Boston Tea Party drive off celebration.
Rise and Shine Location: Pier 4
130-140 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02127

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Parking: Free
Pets: Allowed
Rise and Shine Description: It’s the Boston Tea Party, MINI style. We, the MINI people, demand our right to Motor freely and with flair.  Rejoice in our freedom with MTTS 2014 sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance right here in the cradle of democracy.