A 'Royal visitor' was seen waving to MINI fans at the Rise and Shine gathering ahead of the drive from Boulder, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday morning.
Among the many special vanity plates seen on MINI TAKES THE STATES, the most appropriate plate of them all surely has to be the one that sits on the 2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe owned by Justin Dupont.
The many highly creative customization projects seen on MINI TAKES THE STATES aren't just restricted to the vehicles.
MINI TAKES THE STATES participants were able to give something back to one of the "host" communities as the MTTS rally passed through the city of Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday.
If you think it's hard keeping control of four kids in your car, spare a thought for Gretchen Dirks who joined MINI TAKES THE STATES in Des Moines, Iowa with four very special passengers on board.
It's not just the cars that are turning heads as they drive from coast to coast on MINI TAKES THE STATES.
The Windy City skyline provides a dramatic backdrop to the Rise and Shine gathering for the Chicago to Des Moines leg of MINI TAKES THE STATES.
MINI TAKES THE STATES gathered momentum as the journey west continued through the mid West, and Leah Ingram was delighted as the rally passed through her home city of Chicago.
MINI TAKES THE STATES has received the enthusiastic support and participation of many MINI clubs as the rally has threaded its way from coast to coast - and it was no different in Iowa.
The drive back to their home state on MINI TAKES THE STATES was particularly sweet for Mike and Diane Etzel, of Marion, Iowa