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Old 02-18-2014, 08:01 AM
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Mini Takes the States 2014

Official site is up, but sign up's aren't until late March . Who's planning on going? Anyone planning on going the whole way?

My wife and I are planning on catching the group in Colorado and driving with them through Austin or Dallas. Any knowledge to pass down for our first ride?
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:59 AM
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I will be there from San Fran to New Mexico, should be fun
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:28 AM
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My wife and I are planning on dropping in from either Grand Junction or Albuquerque to Memphis. In the past I've only attended the MTTS events in Denver and Boulder.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
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I plan on doing it for the 3rd time. Cross country once again.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:49 PM
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Thinking about heading to Bethlehem, Pa and heading to Boston for the finale. Would make for a great long weekend and could visit some friends and family along the way.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:12 AM
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Thinking about catching the St Louis to northern Ohio leg. Just dipping my toes in this year, possibly do the whole thing one of these years. Sounds like a blast.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:20 PM
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Feeder Route - from So CA to SF

Join the southern route
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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Looks like registration is now active.
http://www.minitakesthestates.com/registration

Buffalo to Boston... Can't go as far as last time but still looking forward to it!
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:21 PM
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See everyone there

I am coming from the UK
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Swag Bag

So, if you pre-register and join the drive for one or two legs only in the middle of the route, do you still get the infamous swag bag?
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:07 PM
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Heading from Michigan to Chicago then Cleveland. It should be a good time!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:09 PM
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Mtts 2014

Sacramento to Boston
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:19 PM
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The Mrs. And I will be joining in @ Chicago and making the full trek to Boston.
Looking forward to the trip and the MINI sightings.
Now to decide which car to take!
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So, if you pre-register and join the drive for one or two legs only in the middle of the route, do you still get the infamous swag bag?
I've gone the past two MTTS for varying lengths and there has been a registration tent with attendees joining the fun and receiving their goodie bags at each stop along the way. I don't see why this time should be any different.
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If I could take time off work, I would totally want to go. I've already planned to use most of my vacation in December to visit my wife's family in India. Perhaps in 2015 we will join.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:01 PM
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I'm driving to Memphis and staying until Buffalo. I got all my rooms booked and already registered. Can't wait!
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:57 PM
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I live out in the Utah west desert, so I plan on meeting up with the group in West Wendover, Nevada, and riding along across the Utah desert to Salt Lake City. Hopefully we can race on the Bonneville Salt Flats while we are out there. Looks like fun!
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:53 PM
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Registered but still need to book lodging. We'll be picking up in Chicago and going through to Boston. Looking forward to it!
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i will be starting in Reno and stopping in Austin. hotels booked and mini needs a bit of work but i will be ready to go.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:23 PM
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What's in the goodie bag??
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:45 PM
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A bunch of us from the Southern Ontario Mini Club (SOMC) and the Quebec club are joining Mini Canada's "Invasion" and crossing over into Buffalo on Thursday.

Happy Motoring!
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Wife.gov and I will be joining MTTS in Buffalo. How do we determine when and where to meet up and sign in? We are already registered.

Update. Found the agenda on MTTS site

Last edited by Tio Barry; 08-03-2014 at 06:51 AM. Reason: Found my answer
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:25 AM
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has anyone found or created a good 'road trip checklist? i started one a bit late.

[ ]Check Fluid Levels
[ ]Oil
[ ]Washer Fluid
[ ]Transmission Fluid
[ ]
[ ]Check Tire Pressure


[ ]Extra Windshield Washer Fluid

[ ]Windshield Washing Gear (Microfiber rags…)

[ ]Extra Quart of Oil
* Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE0W-30
* Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
* Penzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
* Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30

[ ]Extra Phone Chargers/Cables

Last edited by SuperC00per_2014; 08-03-2014 at 08:31 AM.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:41 AM
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This is one I put together for the Blue Ridge Parkway Tour (looks better in Google Docs, but I just copied and pasted):

BRP Tour 2014

Tips & Tricks

Things to bring:
some cash in case we run into a cash only place or to buy THMMC stuff
FRS/GMRS radios tuned to channel 20/20
radio charger
extra batteries
smartphone charging cables
a spare tire if you have one
an air pump if you have one
a tire patch kit (especially if you do not have runflat tires)
jacket/sweatshirt for cool mornings
rain gear
cleaning/detailing supplies
a spare towel (always have your towel)
sunscreen
hat
walking/hiking shoes if not worn when driving
motion sickness medicine for passengers
Chapstick
folding lawn chair
bug spray/repellent
cameras cause we love photos and video
cooler full of drinks and snacks (cheaper than stores and easy to grab a fresh one when we stop at an overlook)

To do before you depart:
check tire pressures
check oil level
check coolant level
attend to any maintenance that will be due (the BRPT will rack up a good 500 miles plus whatever it takes for you to get there and get home - could easily be 1,000 miles)
charge batteries
make sure SD cards for cameras are not full
wash your MINI (ok, not necessary, but if you are doing this event you probably suffer from Obssessive Compulsive MINI Disorder - OCMD - and will do this anyway)

To do during the event:
HAVE FUN!
Make friends!
Enjoy motoring!
Get lots of pictures and video
Despite the rush at times, take time to enjoy the beauty of the BRP
Look out for wildlife
Clean your MINI at every opportunity OR refuse to clean your MINI the whole trip
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:42 AM
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Here is the list that MINIs on the Dragon has posted on their web site:

http://minisonthedragon.com/what_to_bring.php
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