Nine days after departing the east and west coasts of America – from Portland, OR and from Orlando, FL – MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 drew to a successful conclusion in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado this weekend.
As MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 concluded with a huge end-of-rally party in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this weekend, MINI USA Head of Sales, Tom Salkowsky, took time to share his thoughts on the ongoing success of this epic event supported by the MINI community.
Participants in MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 had a chance to send written messages of thanks and support back to the people in England who were responsible for producing their MINIs.
After driving up to 2,515 miles in seven days on an epic, cross-country rally – keeping a close eye on their speedometers at all times! – MINI motorers had a chance to safely put the pedal to the metal and push their driving skills to the limit in a fun, end-of-rally driving challenge.
When Charlie Cooper, grandson of the legendary race car maker John Cooper, appeared as a special guest at the MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 end-of-rally party in Keystone, Colorado, he had the chance to swap motorsport stories with someone who had raced several of his grandfather’s original Mini Coopers back in the 1960s.
When Michelle Rosenberg’s husband Howie had to return to work early and was unable to continue driving with her on MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018, she was determined that he would stay with her on the Rally to the Rockies in some way.
Hundreds of MINI motorers had a chance to ‘get out of Dodge’ on day seven of MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018 as around 600 MINIs started the final leg of the eastern route on The Rally to the Rockies.
If there’s to be an award for the youngest driver on MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018, Gus Pope of Lincoln, Nebraska, is going to take some beating.
Proving that the MINI Clubman can provide more than enough interior space for a family of five on a long distance cross-country road trip are the Martenson family from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
There have been two very special guests from the MINI Plant Oxford riding alongside motorers between Florida and Colorado on the eastern route of MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018.