Really good to see the Andersen Cub at Donington last weekend and of course, the car’s creator, Charles Andersen.

Charles Andersen with his re-launched Cub at Donington last weekend

Charles ceased production first time around, after some 400 sales, in 1997 and went off to do some industrial scale engineering although proving beyond doubt that once kitcars get into your blood they stay there forever, he couldn’t leave it alone and hatched plans to re-launch the Cub.

Being a very thorough sort of chap, Charles set about gaining IVA compliance before re-launching the project this summer and made his (second-time around) debut at Donington and met with extremely encouraging public response.

Inspired by the Mini Moke, the Cub was intended as an updated replacement when it was unveiled in 1985 and is now back in production in Liverpool, once more. Available in two or four seats guises the car is based on Classic Mini suspension, brakes and running gear with the recommended engine being the A-series 1.3-litre. Talking to Charles about donor parts, he told me: “All parts are available off the shelf from a Mini specialist such as Mini Spares and no Mini should be destroyed to build one of my cars.”

Underpinned by a sturdy steel spaceframe chassis with galvanised panels the Cub can be ordered in one of thirty available colours, is IVA and German TUV compliant and bodykit prices start at £3980, with a comprehensive package priced at £8975 or fully built Cubs from £11,720.

More information is available from 07903 573 050 or via www.amcgb.com ENDS.