I bought the GreyLenz in 2008. It was one of the first 200 Factory JCW's off the line. I spent the first four years doing AutoX and some track time and over time built the Lenz into a pretty good performance machine. I did several threads in the AutoX forum the biggest one is here: http://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/autox/4091-scca-stx-class-build-experience.html#axzz39XjXHe4z I had a great deal of help from a really great guy, k-huevo. Several of his "Today's Job" posts, appreciated by many, were based on work he did on the Lenz. I've never worked on cars before and I learned a great deal from Keith in those days. Keith has not been active in quite awhile and I also took this last year off of really fun stuff for the sake of work. (I hate when that happens.) If you look at the mods on the Lenz you can see it was a pretty aggressive set up for AutoX STX class, at first, and then later moved to DSP, and it all worked well at the track. I also want to mention I got good support and help from Way at Way Motorworks as well. I always did pretty good locally but never had the chops or time to go to the nationals. At any rate, it was all great fun!! And I got a lot of great advice from you guys on MA. And, I'm a much better driver today than when I started. However, I'm looking to use the Lenz in a different capacity over the next few years. I've been planning a "North American Tour" for some time. Essentially, I'm going to start hooking up with more of the MINI events around the country as well as travel a bunch of the non-interstate roads from Barrow Alaska to Miami. My daughter gave me a book on those roads many years ago and I'm finally prepping to take the Lenz on all of them, eventually. So, I'm looking to reconfigure the Lenz as a quiet, fast, nimble, comfortable traveling machine. Right now it is a bit harsh and noisy for my wife. I'm thinking I can kick off the "Tour" with the next MTTS so that gives me a couple of years to transition. This thread may prove to be a bit mundane given the way cool projects currently in play. What I need to do to the Lenz is not that exciting. If so, I'll just fade it away. I'll give some particulars soon to get it started.