Press release


The drive back to their home state on MINI TAKES THE STATES was particularly sweet for Mike and Diane Etzel, of Marion, Iowa.

Just before they hit the road on the Chicago to Iowa leg of the rally, their 2011 MINI Countryman was presented with the "MINI of the Day" award by MINI Chief Motorer, Jim McDowell, at the early morning Rise and Shine gathering at Soldier Field in the city.

Their Countryman, called BIG MINI, was one of the first 24 to arrive in the USA after the launch of the vehicle.