Sherrie Savela is ready to go all the way — from coast to coast, that is, and then back again.
It’s a cool and crisp summer morning, the rising sun glinting off Lake Michigan as she grabs a quick breakfast before climbing back into her Mini Clubman. “I’m Going All the Way,” declares her T-shirt, marking her as one of more than 300 Mini owners who plan to travel from San Francisco to New York as part of the maker’s “Mini Takes the States” 15-day tour.
Actually, Savela and her husband will be going all the way twice, having headed out from her home in Connecticut to join in on the winding, 4,800-mile drive which began in the City by the Bay on July 28 and will which wrap up in Boston on August 9th. Along the way, the group has made more than a dozen stops, including this one at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, another planned for the evening at Cleveland’s Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.