About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. the most important thing is that you had fun. and I believe most of the greatest cars are the most modifiable ones, as you can easily customize them to how you want them.

    and that moment you think you are fast. aka there is always a bigger fish

  2. And here in Britian, the minis home they are a very rare sight nowadays. Our weather and being a small island means that the majority have been turned to rust (old British build quality didnt help either!) Such a shame as they are great cars. I was glad to be in a Mini one day. My mate had just fitted new front brakes to his beautiful black Mini (wide wheels, arches, bucket seats, cool steering wheel etc) it was only a 1.0 but he thrashed the living daylights out of it down a sliproad off the motorway. As the roundabout loomed into view, the Mini still doing around 60-70 MPH, he then states "the brakes have failed" (or words to that effect!) I took that to be a joke, as we then flew round the tight roundabout quicker than I've ever been before!!! It was only after we screeched round and I saw the look on his face that I realised he'd been serious, very nearly deadly serious!!! It was only down to the Minis incredible handling that we made that corner at that speed (must have been over 50 MPH!) If we'd been in any other car we would have ended up wrapped round the lamppost!!!

  3. respect for the work you did and performance you got out of it – absolutely no doubt. but it was not nice to hear you mock the judging like that; It demeans the other contestants for sure. they bothered to read the entrance criteria. I doubt very much it is only about having a clean car. You have an inflated view of yourself. thought you'd alk in their and get an award. You deserve an award for sure just for doing what you did. spoilt a good vid for me.

  4. I have a 74 moke , joined one of the moke forums, got berrated from the " must be OEM crowd " they didn't like it for the fact it was not original …i left then site and let the old fuddy duddy crew do their thing … im into me bikes buggys dirt bikes , there is nothing i own that is not modded 😁

  5. Got medal for placing second, is two people in the competition ROFLMAOooo only Moog and my grandpa does that 🤣🤣🤣

  6. Wow holy shit bro, that motor turns heads and drops panties from left to right. Man the motor sounds so refined. Wow what a great idea. TypeR mini all the way.

  7. is it more bhp than the 360 turbocharged one off livinglifefast? cos that 1 is fuckin rapid thats got a honda civic type r engine in it aswell

  8. If I was going to go as far as you've gone with your Mini one of the first things I would've done is de-seam it, de-seamed Mini's really do make the stand out from the pack, it takes off all of the rough edges and really is the most beautiful thing you can do to it's appearance, it shows just how beautiful it's original designers had in mind before it went into production. The Mini will always be one of my all time favourite cars.

    I'd love to see you fit a turbo and double the HP again although where you would put it is a mystery to someone like me who looked at the size of the VTEC when it arrived and just thought that you may have bitten off more than you chose but it was nice to be so pleasantly surprised. Pretty sure you obviously knew it would fit before starting the project but it was still an interesting project to follow along.

    I wish we had seen a more detailed overview of the sheet metal mods especially to the fire wall and seen the bay after all the chops had been done. Hopefully in the not too distant future I will have all the tools I need to attempt such a project. Not sure exactly what project I would like to undertake but turning something fairly unobtrusive into something spectacular has a lot of appeal. One of the first things that I really need to do is get myself something practical so a Hilux is probably going to be the first thing I decide to purchase, whether that becomes my project build only time will tell.

  9. The onley to things i would is rip that ugley dash board and put the round speedometer and change them ugley back light. To the earley ones much beter looking . Nice job on sticking that Honda in there that takes know how and skill to do that sort of thing . UK.

  10. I think you went to this show trying to prove a point and be idiots, like when you knocked the mat onto the judge… However, they embraced you and proved that the majority aren't elitists. It was nice to hear how passionate the other judge was at 9:44 I loved that. ❤

  11. I saw one at 5 may 2019 in zandvoort circuit at japfest see it on my ig: @ sabcarspotting.inc or go to www.instagram.com/sabcarspotting.inc

  12. 日本の車検ステッカーが貼ってある、日本から逆輸入された車体ですね

  13. No love for the VTEC. Judging purely on how clean it is? Ridiculously naive to the art of motorsports!

  14. A Google search for 'what is a JDM Mini' gives many but vague results.
    I can see that JDM is likely to be Japanese Domestic Market.
    Did Minis intended for the JDM have distinct features?
    Any info would be appreciated, thanks.

  15. Damn, this car is a dream for me. Someday I will do this mod then drive my kid to school like "hey son buckle up, we're gonna zip to school in style."

  16. Either way its one badass mini with that LOVELY type R motor! I'll have it here in Minneapolis minnesota and ill take care of it for ya. Great video!

  17. Marty is great. "That was frightening. You weren't even going over the speed limit…" "…I've never been so frightened at 68 kph in my life." Hahaha.

  18. powned by the blue mini at the end , and that was running a 1275 , what can you say , it takes more than a big engine to go fast

  19. Fuck that you've spent hours and hours of time effort and sweat altering adjusting and modifying your unique Mini, there's a bit of polish down yer seams!

  20. "If you didn't [have reverse] that'd be embarrassing …"

    It's a Mini. There are three of you, just pick it up and put it where you want it.

  21. So, kooky handwriting aside, are there any performance numbers on this car yet? It looks damned fast but it’s tough to tell on the video. Would love to know how it stacks up

  22. Well, next yr, just remove the vtec engine, slot in a lawn mover engine n just take care of the paintwork, polishing, interior etc n u will win.

  23. My dad used to work at rover and he said the steel they used in making THESE cars is one of the best and the engine can be tuned to 1200bhp with twin turbo's because it's has cast iron head AND bottom end.. your car is bad ass mate, if it was mine I would make a small version of the Audi quattro s1, side intake scoops ,snow plough in front ,2 Honda engines front and back .

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