Café-Racer Classic Mini Custom parts

 

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

Hunter S. Thompson

 

I’ve always been in love with Classic Minis as far as I can remember. I drive a 1991 Mini Cooper  daily and I have been taking care of my little car for over 15 years now. I love the way she drives, the feeling you get while going through a curve, pedal to the metal...
She’s far from being the most powerful car in the world, uncomfortable, loud and let’s face it: she has a bad temper! But it’s fast and it’s light and it’s tons of fun! In a nutshell: it’s the closest thing to a Café-Racer on four wheels! And that’s why, I love this car.

 

Why Alps Café-Racers

When the time came to restore my Mini and make it my own, I have been frustrated by the poor quality of some parts available on-line, manufactured with poor standards with little to no care about the end-result, and borderline dangerous. And if you have been working on your mini, you know what I’m talking about…

I think our Minis deserve more than that. That's why I started making my very own parts, up to my quality standard

 

 

#BuiltnotBought Spirit 

As I shared my designs with the Classic Mini community, I realized that more and more owners were facing the same problems so I decided to start Alps Café-Racers: a brand that offers Café-Racers Classic Mini custom parts at the best possible quality level. All parts on my shop parts have been on my personal Café-Racer Mini. It’s as simple as that. 

I'm very proud of accompanying people who put time and effort in building the car of their dream and it's my personal hope that these parts will be part of your built for very long time.

 

Alps Café-Racers Core Values

  • Craftsmanship: We strongly believe that working with your hands is an Art and a tradition that should not have been forgotten. Any Mini Owner knows that. Alps Café Racers parts are designed, and assembled by hand right here, in the heart of the French Alps.

 

  • Community: We work with local craftsmen and industries, in France when possible, if not in Europe and UK. Supporting local know-how and art is paramount to Alps Café-Racer Spirit.

 

  • Quality: We use premium material. Stainless Steel, Aluminium from Eastern France, Chroming shop from the French Alps, European sourced leather... We don’t cut corners!

 

  • Respect: you don’t own a classic car. You just take care of it until it passes to its next owner. All mods proposed by Alps Café Racers are non-intrusive, reversible designs with respect to the original mini spirit.