What could be more exciting and satisfying than joining in a cross-country rally in a 2016 MINI Cooper or 2016 MINI Cooper S from MINI of Peabody? How about helping hunger-relief organizations feed America along the way!


The makers of the 2016 MINI Cooper and 2016 MINI Cooper S and the whole exciting lineup of MINI cars recently announced the official opening of the registration period for this year’s MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 cross-country rally. This year’s rally marks the 10th anniversary of the event. Adults can participate in a variety of ways with single-city or multi-city rally tickets available. Children younger than 12 years can participate for free. The rally begins on July 9 and travels through 15 states.

But perhaps the even more exciting news is that MINI has designated the hunger-relief organization Feeding America® as the Official Charity Partner of the rally. The organization is the largest of its type in America, and works with food banks throughout the country to help fight domestic hunger. Some of the registration fee proceeds will contribute towards the organization’s efforts. Participants in the MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 rally can help in additional ways as well including raising funds, bringing donations, or volunteering at local food banks.

“MINI TAKES THE STATES is the most anticipated event in the MINI community and we couldn’t be happier to have Feeding America on board as our charity partner… The rally will give the MINI community a chance to motor with purpose through our #DefyHunger campaign while raising the visibility of the charity and helping to defy the labels that are placed on people facing hunger in America,” said David Duncan, Vice President of MINI of the Americas.

It’s great to know that when you come in to our MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S dealership near Salem to check out an awesome car that the folks who make them are interested in helping feed people as well as giving them a luxurious and exciting car to drive! So if you’d like to learn more about MINI TAKES THE STATES 2016 cross-country rally as well as the Official Charity Partner of the rally, Feeding America, and the awesome MINI models we offer, be sure to come in today for more information!