The Rally Tally is updated. Who's counting the bugs?
The MINI5280.org-tagged rear end of the MINI bus.
MINI5280.org intends to ride this one out to the end.
The drag-prepared MINI is inside this trailer.
The Fireballed trailer is also MINI5280.org tagged, of course.
The super-modified MINI emerges.
The interior of the Fireballed crib.
Sponsored by MINI USA, this MINI is hard to miss (loud).
This MINI claims over 400 horsepower!
A little extra plumbing under the bonnet.
Looks like the inside of a fighter jet.
The Fireballed team. See Fireball Tim's website: http://fireballtim.com/
A mirror image, without the mirror.
Not to worry about any mechanicals along the route, MINI Mobile Assistance is there to help.
A sag wagon for spare tires and wheels.
Part of the entrepid Colorado group at the hotel in Amarillo in the morning.
This photo captured from the MINIUSA website for MINI Takes The States. Jonathan is checking the Google Map and probably his email, before we hit the road.
Greg from Longmont, Colorado.
Greg's plate. Ask him to explain.
The action, early Saturday morning, was behind the hotel.
Hint: Star Trek
Most MINIs are just about ready to hit the road for the next stop: Dallas. Not us, though, we have to head back home to Colorado.
First, we'll drive a piece and stop in the town of Claude.
After a photo and a little watching the MINIs drive by, we'll make u-turns and head home (damn!).
A MINI, now and then, heading toward Dallas for more fun and who knows what.
It's a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.
Another MINI heading south.
Did he see the MINIs drive by?
Okay. One more. Now we can leave Claude.
Heading north, into the storm.
A MINI heading south. Lucky guy.
We manage one more stop in Amarillo before really heading home. This is the famous Big Texan Steak Ranch -- home of the free 72 oz. steak.
The nearby old western town (hotel rooms).
Rick tries to rein it in.
Just checking. See www.BigTexan.com for more information about that free steak.
Rick and cousin Rose -- a transplanted local from nearby Canyon, TX.
Hood ornaments, Texas-style.
The MINI team of 5.
Rick, Andy, Jonathan, Jim, Kendall for the team.
Jim is such a cowboy!
Time to head 'em out!
The trip, so far is about to turn 1000 miles somewhere north of Amarillo on highway 287.
The trip odometer now at exactly 1000 miles, including laps around the track in Albuquerque.