We interview an owner that joined us in Cleveland, our girl Eileen (one of the people behind the awesome #mtts2014 photos in the Instagram feed and our prize maven) at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The tables are turned on us, kinda, by Des, the voice of MTTS. Finally, moving on to the last night at Boston Harbor wrap party with Gabe and the newest member of the team, Yelp savant Alex!
I’ll be sharing some videos with you guys this week to keep that #mtts2014 buzz going just a little bit longer. Otherwise, normal service resumes next week. You know we will be talking about the F56 (Cooper and Cooper S AND JCW), the JCW Coupe and more about our experience from MTTS2014. Watch for it.
Q&A with MINIUSA Product Manager Chris Potgieter
During #mtts2014, we were able to speak with Chris Potgieter, MINIUSA Product Manager about questions that were submitted to Motoringfile as well as a few we had. As always, Chris was very forthcoming with details that he knew about and could speak about.
- Details on the forthcoming JCW exterior package (and the return of Chili Red)
- Other JCW accessories and even info on the new tuning kit
- A mention of touch-screens in future MINIs? It’s in there – not sure what it really means
- Hints at forthcoming CarPlay integration
- Update on new options available for 2015
- Diesel updates
- Timing on the F55 four door in the US
MTTS2014 Update: Day 9
Catching you up on our adventures from #MTTS2014! We are meeting some great people and have a fantastic time. If you are here, you already know how awesome it is. If you aren’t, we are happy to let you live vicariously through us!
For those of you that are on the road with us, let’s all remember to be safe out there and keep it shiny side up! Don’t forget to play the home game with White Roof Radio on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Hot Weather MINI Testing
Taking a break from #mtts2014 to share this video shot by an eagle eye’d White Roof Radio Listener in Las Vegas. Looks like the F56 convertible and New Clubman are out for some hot weather testing in the Nevada desert.
MTTS Day 4: Day 2 & 3 Wrap Up
Todd and I are joined by WRR Intern Alex Sitbon in the F56 today as we drove on The Million Dollar Highway from Grand Junction, Colorado to ABQ, New Mexico as we wrap up the last couple of days from MINI Takes the States 2014. We let Alex talk about the JCW Coupe he drove today as well as more about the F56.
Tonight we are at Sandia MINI in New Mexico, tomorrow we are east bound and down to Lubbock, Texas! If you are here, come find us and say hi!
#mtts2014: Day 3
Wendover to Grand Junction today. Once gathered, close to 700 MINI enthusiasts were gathered next to a McDonalds, entertained by the local high school cheerleading squad, followed by your pals db & Todd. Once mounted up, we again led the convoy of hundreds of MINIs out of town to our first stop, the Bonneville Salt Flats.
We were supposed to get the chance to drive the salt today, but due to monsoon-type storms for the past few days, the salt was too loose and clumpy for us to drive on it. That didn’t stop us from at least getting as many MINIs as possible over to a very dry spot on the salt for photo ops.
From there, there was a small contingent that got an exclusive service visit from MINI of Murray for minor and not-so minor repairs. Of course, the rest of us left them behind like they were James May and headed to a surprise and delight stop at Papa Joe’s for a nice break sponsored by MINIUSA!
Tonight’s event starts shortly. Everyone is having a great time so far and every stop has been fantastic! Stay tuned for even more from #mtts2014!
#mtts2014: Day 1 Wrap-Up
Day 1 of #mtts2014 is complete! We had the chance to talk to Caryn Grun and our old pal Vinnie at the launch event from Golden Gate Fields in San Fransisco. Also, a quick update about the start from Reno and we drive across the Nevada desert, including some initial thoughts about the F56 now that I’ve had 400 miles behind the wheel.
Stay tuned! Lots more from WRR to come!