This Nov. 24, Mini’s heading to the North Pole with a Christmas mission. According to a recent BMW Group press release, a convoy of Minis will travel from the BMW Group headquarters in Munich, Germany, to Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland. The fleet of Minis, including the Clubman, Countryman, Hatchback, Coupe, Roadster and Cabrio, will all be carrying letters written by children from around the world.
“At the same time, Mini will be competing for the Official Guinness World Records attempt by trying to assemble the longest wishlist to Santa Claus,” the BMW Group editors explained. “In order to set this world record, Mini has involved a total of 16 markets, spanning enough countries to amaze even Santa Claus himself, who certainly knows a lot about world tours.”
In past blog postings here at Mini of Ontario, we’ve highlighted a handful of Guinness World Records set by the already world-famous line of Mini vehicles. And today’s is no different – except for the nearly 2,000 miles Mini will cover on its Christmas journey, of course.
Multiple countries, including Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, the United States and Singapore, will participate in the holiday event.