Fatboy(R) USA packs their bags and gets ready to Motor with MINI USA!

DALLAS, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fatboy® USA announced today they are part of MINI USA's largest official road rally! MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS), the MINI road rally for owners held every other year, will kick off on Saturday, July 26, in San Francisco and will make a cross-country journey through 18 states and 15 cities over 14 days, finishing the epic Motoring adventure in Boston on Sunday, August 10.

Throughout the journey, Fatboy is providing an imaginative and energizing environment for all the motorist's furry friends who were invited this year with an array of fashionable Fatboy® Doggielounges at the MINI Bulldog Bar during the daily Rise & Shine events. In addition, motorists will have the opportunity to win their very own Fatboy® Doggielounge during the Best Friends 30th Anniversary event in Wendover, UT. Along the way, MINI USA will provide its loyal owners and enthusiasts with genuine, once-in-a-lifetime motoring experiences including daily activities.

Registration for MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014 is now officially open for the legendary cross-country road rally. MINI owners looking to participate can now register at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com.

Best Friends Animal Society was selected as the charitable partner for MTTS 2014, meaning that a portion of the proceeds from the event registration fees will be donated to Best Friends. The partnership puts MINI owners and MTTS participants in the driver's seat helping Best Friends in their endeavor to Save Them All®. Pets are welcome on this year's tour as we mark our territory across the country.

Additional MTTS 2014 details including a route map with stops/dates and partner hotels can be found at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com.

About Fatboy®

Fatboy® is an imaginative lifestyle brand that excels in thinking outside the box. Fatboy has been challenging the concepts of lifestyle product since 2002, when it set out to create the perfect lounge chair— designed for fashion, for comfort, and tailored for an unmatched lounging experience. Today, Fatboy brings energizing comfort and smiles to people in over sixty countries worldwide with a growing line of lifestyle products. Their identity is anchored in iconic European design mixed with a creative spirit and a sense of humor that extends into all of their product offerings. Fatboy is known for creating iconic products with a simple yet compelling idea reflected in their tagline, "Deleting Dull". Their tagline aligns with what has remained the core of the Fatboy brand philosophy from birth, which is to design captivating product to evoke an authentic change in people's minds for the better through the experience they have with their lifestyle product.

If you'd like more information about Fatboy USA and its products, please visit fatboyusa.com and facebook.com/FatboyUSA or e-mail info@fatboyusa.com

About MINI in the US

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 119 MINI passenger car dealers in 38 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of seven unique vehicles.


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