This post oiginally appeared here, at hooniverse.com.
The guys over at Stick Figure Racing built one of the coolest Lemons cars of all time – The MRolla, which is the back half of a Toyota MR2 and the front half of a Toyota Corolla. It’s mid-engined, it’s front engined, it’s rear wheel drive, it’s front wheel drive, it’s an automatic trans, it’s a manual trans… In short, it’s everything I ever wanted in a car.
So what do you do if you have the only twin-engined, AWD car at the track? You build another one so it doesn’t get lonely.
That’s right, they are at it again, and I’m elbows deep in the madness. This time, it’s an MR2/FX mashup. Unlike the MRolla, this car will end up looking much more like the Cute little FX hatchback than the MR2. There is a clear plan on how we will accomplish this feat, but I have no idea what it is. Unlike builds of my own, I am mostly just cheap (ok, free…wait, I’m paying them…) labor.
We are still looking for a name for the car. Post your suggestions in the comments below. The best I’ve come up with is MFRX2, which is clearly weak.
Not the actual MR2, but a much nicer facsimile.
It’s refreshing to let someone else do the planning and just do what you are told sometimes.
Day 1 of the build netted a completely stripped, donated MR2 in two pieces. Luckily we got the George Carlin warranty: “If it breaks in half, you get to keep both halves!”
There will be much more to come on this build. It will come soon too, as the goal is to race this FrankenFX at Sonoma Raceway in late March. Now where are my crazy pills?