BMW Mini Rally to visit Penn Yan Friday

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Some of minis at an earlier stop along their tour of the U.S.

The Penn Yan area will see a deluge of a different type Friday, Aug. 8 when 260 BMW Minis come to town on their way from San Francisco to Boston.

About 450 participants in the Mini Takes the States rally, which began July 26, will stop at the Yates County Fairgrounds from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as they make their way on Friday’s leg of the trip between Buffalo and Bethlehem, Pa. Their route will take them along State Rte. 14A through Penn Yan and Dundee to Watkins Glen (just in time for NASCAR weekend).

We’re reaching out for more details which we will post at our website ( and Facebook page as soon as we get them. In the meantime, you can learn more about the rally at