inspired by Chris's thread about his rally Mini build i decided to bite a bullet and build a Mini S stage rally car. the goal was to build 2WD Production class car and to be compatible by the rules if it's forced induction it had to be 1.6L so Mini was a second choice after Fiesta ST but I have yet to see one being auctioned by insurance company where i buy cars. a bit of history: I've been rallying like all my life since 78 (or 79? lol) and had built a few stage rally cars. from 91 till 2011 i had a brake in rallying for like what? 20 years. In Canada since 2012 I was rallying 2000 Impreza n/a and had to compete against all turbo charged AWD cars because in Canada we don't have a separate class for n/a AWD cars. anyway i sold my beloved 2.5RS to some nice kid from Oregon. it was a nice car and a good build. all was done by myself so a few months ago 05 Mini JCW popped up on Insurance company's yard. it had some damage and i bought it somewhat cheap brought it home and whatdoyaknow: next week MCS with the perfectly good front end showed up there! i had to buy that one too! for parts! fast forward: after selling all the unneeded parts from both cars covered the cost of the second one and even partially the first Mini.