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!
Hello from MTTS2014: Day 1
HELLO FROM MTTS!
Day one is now behind us and it’s been an epic day! We’re told that there were 1,400 MINI enthusiasts gathered at Golden Gate Fields this morning driving over 750 MINIs! Last night Todd and I attended the kick-off party at MINI of San Francisco, which was amazing! We walked around and talked to a few people that were there, listen in below.
Last show before #mtts2014 starts this coming Saturday and we are excited! First we have to do news from MotoringFile.com, I provide an update with the broken things on my MINI and the car we will be driving for the next 2 weeks. Sound off in the comments if you have already built your Lego Mini! High five if you got it as a gift and didn’t have to pay ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for it. Good grief.
For after MTTS, I’m thinking about starting a pool for when Roxy hits 300K miles. I think I can narrow it down to a 2 week period. Any takers?
Don’t forget to come find us this weekend in San Fransisco! MINI Takes the States 2014 is ON. East bound and down baby.
Recorded live last week and it actually worked! For those of you that missed it, the link will sort you out, or listen along at home! We are getting really excited for MTTS and have some great updates for that, cover news from MotoringFile.com and talk about Mazda’s again.
If you missed ordering your MTTS badges and door magnets, tomorrow is the last day! Get over to page 10 without delay!