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Name: Simon Cox Car: 1985 Mini Ritz Location: Didcot
My Mini Ritz has been in the family since 1994, firstly owned by my mum, then I took the car on from 2002 after passing my test. It still had a 998 fitted originally, but with the usual Stage 1 kit and the old rusty panels replaced. In 2007 I decided to take the old girl off the road for a full rebuild and was very keen to join my brother and dad hillclimbing. So an uprated 1380 engine was in order, with twin SUs. The car was finished in April 2013 for my first hillclimb event at Prescott. Now I’ve got the taste for competing, it’s undergoing some further winter upgrades, including a Quaife limitedslip diff, new clutch, lightened flywheel and a few more home improvements.
This Ritz now features a 1380 motor.