The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
1/15/20 8:31 a.m.

Story by Bradley Brownell • Photography as Credited

Building a Mod-class car for Solo Nationals is little more than an experiment in how an addiction to speed affects your bank account. And Mark Sawatsky is an automotive mad scientist. A project that was once a passing thought has since consumed his mind, and he’s spent the better part of a decade tearing apart and reassembling various automotive appendages. The result is an eye-searing and nationally competitive E Modified MGB that he calls the Pink Panther.

A species must adapt to survive, and Mark’s car has undergone a kind of forced evolution. The MG in question had already lived a long and difficult life when it entered his garage as a bedraggled $500 shell. Today, it stands as a towering example of mechanical strength and fortitude for all MGs to aspire toward.

The saga begins three engines and two chassis ago, and involves a Jaguar V12 as well as a vision of grander things.

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