MINI USA has confirmed the locations and sponsors for the Take the States 2022, cruising from July 9th-17th.

MINI Take the States (MTTS) is a biennial road rally for MINI owners and enthusiasts, returning this year for its 8th outing. While any MINI from anywhere can partake, the event kicks off in Burlington, Vermont, and ends in Spartanburg, South Carolina-- not before stopping in our local destination of Frederick, Maryland.

Since 2013, MINI has partnered with the animal charity organization Best Friends, which aims to help homeless pets in America. Having been a MTTS charity partner in 2014, Best Friends is back to raise money for their cause. MINI is looking to raise $75,000 from participating individuals, teams, and fans. Sponsors include the MINI Value Service, the “MINI Card” credit card, and now SIRIUSXM satellite radio.

We expect MINI Coopers of all eras to pass through our region, including a few brand new ones driven by eager fans. We recently put a 2022 MINI Cooper S Hardtop through our Road Test paces, and we concur that it would make for an engaging driving experience. Sure, the S picked up some of the bumps off the road with a little more stiffness than other Coopers might, but the tradeoff came with exceptional handling-- something you’ll likely enjoy far more on the Take the States’ many scenic roads.

Registration is still open as of today, July 7th, so anyone looking to get in on the action still has a chance. And if the MTTS is stopping by your area, why not check out one of the meets for yourself?