So, my son Enzo, who is now 14, wanted for us to build a gasser. We were running a Flathead front engine dragster out in Colorado with the VDRA before moving to North Carolina last year, and had sold it prior to leaving. I guess I did something right because he has an huge appreciation for vintage cars and vintage drag cars in particular. After seeing the amount of drag strips out here we got to talking about building a gasser to take out once in a while to some of the vintage events in this region. I knew about the Southeast Gasser Association and loved what they were doing. I looked up the rules and thought we could surely fit in there somewhere. I searched the internet for a likely candidate to base our build on, and came across a recent build just for the SEGA, but it was offered as a roller or turnkey. My son wanted us to build an engine together so I thought this might just work out. The car I was looking at was a 1958 Morris Minor built by HAMBer (SouthCross2631) Mike Coger out of Tennessee. He had built an awesome little chassis for this car and I knew at first glance, this was it! He and I stuck a deal for the car as a roller and made plans to pick it up. Of course the weather was shitty and raining, but we had a mission. We arrived at Mike's house in the pouring rain and got a sneak peak at the front end of the Minor poking out from the one car garage. Enzo screamed, Oh YES, I LOVE IT! Mike and his wife Cathy are the nicest of people, real genuine people. He talked me through what he had done to the car and all the important stuff I should know. We talked about his past racing experiences, old cars and the like. We loaded up the Minor on our U haul trailer and bid farewell. I stopped a few miles down the road to check the tie downs and also get another look at our new project. It really was a great moment for my boy and I to be bringing home such a cool machine.