[imgr]http://www.motoringalliance.com/gallery/data/585/medium/SSPX0058.jpg[/imgr]1. Please tell us about your MINI when it was delivered. Option Packages along with the Year, Model and Color. When I picked it up, it was beat up red with a black roof. No options, but it DID have a rusted out rear subframe, which made the drive home from Cleveland to Vegas epic. 2. Why did you choose a MINI? I learned to drive on a Mini, had 5 of them growing up. When I heard BMW was re-imagining the MINI, I told my wife â€œIf they donâ€™t screw it up, thatâ€™s my next car.â€ They didnâ€™t, and it was. The Wee Beastie came to me after Iâ€™d been looking for a cheap, running classic and spotted him on eBay. 3. Please tell us about the various phases your MINI has taken as your mods progressed. When he came home, he was red and had a bit of rust throughout, from those salty Ohio roads. I replaced the rusted out rear sub-frame, holey exhaust and beaten up rear suspension and got him back on the road. Then I stripped him down most of the way, had the body rust taken care of and repainted to Mustang Grabber Orange/Black and reassembled him myself. Iâ€™ve added a boxing Kangaroo roof graphic, and upgraded the cooling system for those Las Vegas summers and thatâ€™s about it.[imgr]http://www.motoringalliance.com/gallery/data/585/medium/roofgraphic.jpg[/imgr] 5. What has been the most difficult mod completed to date? Why? Rear suspension replacement. I did it myself with a little assistance from a mate, but Iâ€™d never done anything that major on a car myself before. 6. Where do you research and source your modifications; materials, parts, etc? My Haynes manual is invaluable, I check the boards on NAM, M/A and MiniMania for info. For parts, I check a whole slew of classic Mini parts sites and have bought bits from several, even some from the UK and Australia. eBay is also a surprisingly valuable parts store. 7. Have other Motoring Alliance members assisted you? If so, give them a shout out. Nathan of course has helped with support and friendship, canâ€™t count all the people Iâ€™ve become friends with over the past 7 years of MINI ownership and club and AMVIV activity. I have over 400 Facebook friends and over Â¾ of them are MINI/Mini people. 8. How did Motoring Alliance help you as a resource in your modifications? Not a huge amount really. The Classic forums on here arenâ€™t THAT active [yet (ed.)], and the Mini really isnâ€™t very modified from stock, other than the paint. 9. What are you planning next? What remains to be done? What are your goals? Gotta finish up the interior, and fabricate or buy some boot interior panels. 10. Please list all current mods. Grabber orange paint Orange aftermarket steering wheel Upgraded (though still original Mini) radiator Radiator fan and hoses Boxing kangaroo roof graphic Other than that, still stock, even running the stock â€œdual coneâ€ suspension.