Enter Carl Heideman and Eclectic Motorworks.

Apr 28, 2003 update to the MG Midget project car

We’ve enlisted the help of Carl Heideman, one of our contributing editors for this project. The lion’s share of work will happen at Eclectic Motorworks in Holland, Michigan. He’ll be giving us Web updates from this date forward.


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