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!
MTTS excitement is really starting to set in. Todd and I are booked the whole way and are getting excited about driving an F56 from San Fransisco to Boston. We also speculate about what MINIs we might see during the event, and dream about riding on a trailer. Finally, get your MTTS Decals and badges over at page 10 of motoringbadges.com, including the limited edition badge while supplies last.
From there, news from MotoringFile.com. We talk about the new JCW body kit and MINI Sales and the 5 door and I rant, slightly, about automotive journalist writing styles. Comments are open, let us know your thoughts about anything we talked about!
Starting off with a PSA from the boys under the White Roof before we move on to talking about pants, like we like to do. Then some sunroof/sunscreen talk before jumping into news from MotoringFile.com, including Gabe’s review of the F56 Cooper. He used the word smitten so you have to read it.
2 epic things are happening in less than 30 days time, at the same time. #mtts2014 and White Roof Radio celebrates our 9th anniversary. That’s right, 9 years of White Roof Radio and we will be celebrating in Austin Texas on August 1st! Hope to see you all there!
#mtts2014: Only 30 More Days
In 30 days time, on July 26th, 2014, a very large number of MINI Cooper enthusiasts will be driving from San Fransisco, CA, to Boston, MA for the 5th running of MINI Takes the States. Large number in this case being more than 300 that are driving all the way and, from what I have read on the internet, over 2,000 have been registered! That’s a lot of MINIs!
For those of you that aren’t familiar, MINI Takes the States (MTTS) is an event put on by MINIUSA to celebrate the MINI. Since 2006 it has run every other year celebrating such mile stones as both JCW GPs (1st and 2nd gen), the Countryman, the Clubvan (diesel, on a trailer) and the R56 that we all know and love. This year we are expecting the F56 to take center stage and I’m secretly hoping that the Superlaggera concept makes an appearance along the way.
If you are going, even if for a few legs, even if for only 1 leg, take the few minutes (and $45) to get registered so you can take advantage of everything that is MINI Takes the States! Registration lets them know to expect you, to have a swag bag for you and any other benefits/parties/really cool things available when you arrive. It’s the hottest ticket of the summer!
Team White Roof Radio will be going all the way, interviewing owners, taking pictures and making sure everyone gets their route map for the day during the morning meeting. Todd and I, along with the White Roof Radio Road Crew, will be providing non-stop coverage of #mtts2014 in photos, blog posts and maybe a little bit of video.
It’s going to be a great time and we hope to see all y’all out on the road!
On tonight’s episode, db tries to make an echo, MINI factory runs out of paint, Todd drives a MINI with the autopark feature and Chad answers questions. And T-Shirts! For the record, my new favorite size is AWESOME! Of course we do news from MotoringFile.com. Also check out Bigblogg on Facebook for the Thunder Gray/White MINI we were talking about.
From the dept. of corrections, Todd mentioned the issues with having to spend $1,000 to get the back-up camera. There is a memo and the Configurator will be updated in short time most likely. As always, check with your dealer for more details.
If you are looking for #mtts2014 badges, MotoringBadges is the place. Including the 17″ door magnet. If you want the big magnet, order soon! Cut off will be about July 15th if you want it before MTTS. If you would like to help support White Roof Radio, you can click over to our Patreon page. Any amount is greatly appreciated and helps a ton!