Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 22, 2012…  MINI United has been confirmed for the weekend of May 11-13,  2012, and MINI USA welcomes owners from the US to join us as MINI  fans, owners and lovers from all over the world converge to Circuit  Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France for an unforgettable weekend. In  addition to the many festival activities, MINI United will serve as  the exclusive location for a new MINI model to make its world premiere.

MINI United

The three-day event comprises of an open-air festival, owner and fan  driving experiences on the track, motorsport activities, live music,  stunt shows and vehicle displays ranging from Mini classics to the  current lineup. During the MINI United 2012 weekend, two pro-series  races have been scheduled at Circuit Paul Ricard… the MINI  Trophy from Germany and the MINI RUSH HOUR from Italy.

The list of musical performers is being updated daily. For full  details about who’s been confirmed to perform during MINI United,  please visit or the MINI United facebook page (

While there is an international website, US guests who plan to attend  MINI United are encouraged to register at:  beginning Wednesday, February 22. By registering here, MINI owners in  the US will enjoy a slight discount on the registration fee for a  weekend pass ($50 USD at the link noted here, normally €40).

Additionally, they will have access to transfers to a welcome dinner  hosted by MINI USA executives, the MINI USA hospitality area during  the festival, shuttles to the festival each day, test-drive vehicles  for the track experience and an option to reserve a room at the  discounted rate in the MINI USA room block at the Dolce Fregate hotel.  This hotel is located in St Cyr sur Mer, France, which is a 15-minute  drive (approximate) from the festival,  45 minutes from  Marseilles Airport and 1 ½ hours from Nice airport. The hotel  can assist with coordinating airport transfers.

US media who need additional information or who are interested in  attending MINI United should contact the MINI USA Communications Team.