The MINCOMP MINI has been in continual development since 1982. Owner and driver Bill Gilcrease searched high and low for the right car as a starting point to convert into a full race Mini. After an extensive search Bill found the donor Mini right in his own back yard...an original 1966 'S' model. Not wanting to cut up an original 'S' he decided that he would trade the collectable for a more suitable car. As the deadline to start the project had already come and gone, and with no other prospects coming forward, the decision was made to begin transforming the 'S' into a purpose built race car. As a result Bill has developed the car into one of the fastest FWD Minis in the world.
Bill's Mini is what is referred to as a "silhoutte" car...it started life as a Mini and still has the heart of a Mini, but with a full tube chassis and removable fiberglass body panels it's more of a track car than anything else.
Bill and his "greenish" MINCOMP MINI are a familiar sight at the SCCA Runoffs having earned an invitation to the "Big Show" every year since 1986, and since 1990 MiniMania has sponsored both car and driver.