On the outside, it looks like a lightly-customized '78 MG Midget. Reader "wgregoryw" removed the little green roadster's horrendous rubber bumpers and made his own new grille to cover the holes left behind. Without the front bumper, the car's flat nose and large openings give it a racy look, but as much as we like that aspect, that's not what made it today's RR of the Day.
The hidden feature that clinched that is the late-80s Mazda RX-7 rotary sitting under the MG's bonnet. The engine dynos at 200 horsepower, and when you consider that the Midget only weighs around 1600 lbs by the owner's estimate, that's enough juice to give the car some real zip. The owner bought the it from an auto broker friend who, along with some other guys, had been buying rotary engines from Japan and putting them into various cars. This is the one "wgregoryw" wound up buying.
Cool car. Cool story. It's this week's final RR of the Day.
If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for the RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.
How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!