What happens when you turn up to a classic car meet in a VTEC Mini?

The MCM guys have entered the Type R-engined Mini into a concours competition

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The guys at Mighty Car Mods are well-known in the online car modification community and have produced some truly epic builds over the years, the quirkiest of which being their Rover Mini JDM conversion.

The A-Series four-cylinder engine was removed to be replaced by a Honda B16 engine from a Civic Type R, giving the '98 Mini the power and performance it has always craved. Mini enthusiasts may turn their noses up at this switcheroo but there's no questioning how good a job Marty and Moog did on the little British icon.

After a hiatus from the YouTube channel, the JDM Mini is back, although the guys are taking it to a place you'd least expect. Turning up and entering a Mini concours competition, Moog puts his 1.6-litre pocket rocket up against some of the best original Minis in the local area, with every spec of dirt and splurge of oil being analysed.

The MCM crew manage to take home second place in the Rover/JDM category of the Mini competition, albeit 2nd place out of a total of two entries.

The greatest part of the video however comes from an event organiser, who - addressing the controversial art of restomodding - says "Minis are historically a modified car, they've been raced right from the day they brought the Mini out. People found a great car and they started modifying it. You shut the bonnet, it's still a Mini. I think it's great".

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Comments (8)

  • We had a Mini. And saw at least 10 Minis with a vtech engine and a flip bonnet. And that has been over 7 years now.

      4 years ago
  • I absolutely love this! There's work and creativity and effort. Classic Minis are gorgeous and awesome machines, and this engine gave it a a new soul. Love it.

      4 years ago
  • Anyone else notice at 03:41

    Turns paper, writes vertically.

    (As if that's how he prefers to write)

    Is that even a thing?

      4 years ago
    • It is for a lot of left handed people so they can see what they have written and don't smudge ink everywhere.

        4 years ago
    • Lefty's tend to write differently so as not to smudge the ink.

        4 years ago
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      3 years ago
  • Loved the comment from an old guy " don't like a Honda conversion until I saw yours ,now I'm going to do it "

      4 years ago
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