MC2 issue #49 is our very first studio photo shoot in our 9 years of publishing, so we had to feature our project Alter-Ego in part 1 of our 2-part feature, talk about how it all started, the parts, the styling and how and with whom Murray designed this award-winning 2002 MINI. (yes, we've won some MAJOR national awards thanks to our Murray Pfaff) This issue we expound on MINI's Adventure concept Paceman pick-up, as well as update you on our own projects that are about to start. Yes, we're going to tackle a major styling change to a MINI very soon! We then feature two really well-appointed MINIs, talk about camber and its cures, have a bright idea about bulbs and DIY, and announce two nifty editorial projects for this summer's issues as we travel the globe and enter the Mongol Rally with two Aussies and their 2002 MINI. In the event pages, We visit the first Southwest MINIfest, ride along on the 50th Monte carlo Rallye, and celeberate such with Paddy Hopkirk at his 50th anniverssary.