My Mini life began aged 13 with a SEGTO Junior race Mini, followed by the usual path of learning to drive in a Mini, joining a local club and getting involved in the shows. 17 years later, I've driven, photographed and written about some of the best cars on the scene. I've now got two project cars – a stripped-out trackday warrior and a supercharged MINI Cooper S daily drive. Both have their merits, but only one works...
My project is a more traditional style Mini with a tuned 1330cc A-Series, whilst this latest build from my dad is anything but normal. It features a Vauxhall Astra VXR turbo engine, 5.5-inch roof chop and a ‘70s custom style. It’s a homebrew retirement project on a budget, built with a host of one-off mods and fabrication.
Austin Mini 1330 R53 MINI Cooper S