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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.

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