Urchfab has built some fun and cool cars for both the street and the track, with our favorite being the Mongrel which is an old British Ford 100 on a Miata body. But that car is really nice and is designed for street and track duty, but not to be torn up in wheel-to-wheel action on the track. So Matt decided that he needed a dedicated race-only car and that a Mini would be something fun to build and race in one of the many series that cater to Mini’s of all kinds. And so the new project begins.
Matt found a cool Mini roller project that already had a Honda engine and trans swap done and some other improvements, but what he really cared about was how rust and damage-free the car was. Because that engine swap would make the Mini have to compete in a much higher dollar class, Matt is going to sell it and get a traditional Mini engine setup in the car instead. Of course, some other fabrication and strengthening of the body shell will be needed, along with a roll cage, suspension, and more. It’s going to be a fun little project to follow along and you guys will dig it. I mean who doesn’t like a Mini?