Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:13 PM
Personnally I'm kind of permanently work in progress. I'm quite inspired by 2 things:
The café racer spirit from the 60s ans 70s in UK. I like the clean, light, lean and fast minis.
And another source of inspiration is definitly the "outlaw" movement from the Porsche fellows with works like the ones of Magnus Walker.
If you look at his work it's kinda inline with the café racer spirit. Apparently simple and lean with a strong attention to details.
That's what I am going for in my mini. It's a 91 Cooper 1380cc that was "Sportpacked" by the previous owner. It was 13y ago and i did not know much si I bought it anyway. Now I can't revert to 10'' but that's ok. My commitment to this car did not change.
Currently i am modifiying my car lightly to "add lightness" and with bits and pieces of Home made, hopefully high quality unique parts. Such as drilled bits and pieces here and there, custom light Weight doors, etc. I did share on the forum how I do those parts. Look for "Café Racer" on the forum.
I have some parts in that spirit from DSN Retrosport and Steveston MotorCo.
I will also add fiber and carbon bonnet if I find one that has sufficient quality. But it won't ne showing weave. It will be painted stock british red. :)
Anyway, not saying that's what Should be done. I like the diversity in minis! It's just m'y humble contribution :)