The new Autosport mag arrives in the post for my Dad. I wait patiently for him to hand over the free poster and I run excitedly to my room to add it to my wall of 90s race cars.
One such event gifted me a “double pager” of the eye-melting MG Metro 6R4.
This simple memory of a poster on a bedroom wall inspired me to build a bike in the spirit of the MG GroupB beast (without the 3L Williams engine and without the 410bhp and without a roll cage etc but we’re splitting hairs).
The brief was simple, build something:
With 6R4 livery
That was as light as possible
With mixed wheel sizes
Custom Ohlins suspension
This wasn't as straight forward as bolting a bike together. There were some extra mods that we needed to make this bike exceptional.
Notable drivers: Harri Toivonen, Malcom Wilson, Jimmy McRae, Mat Clark
Design: TheEndInFrench (AKA Big Fin) / Velofique designs
Paint: Velofique designs
Build: ‘Sticky’ Micky Boswell
Photos: Dean Smith
Car: Dave Jonson
We are proud to be able to offer this bike alongside some amazing original artwork from @snideart for you to hang in the garage. The perfect compliment to the coolest bike we've ever built!