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Vortz

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Vortz

Postby Nick » 09 Feb 2017, 11:03

Any Vortz fans or owners on here ?

Nick :)



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Re: Vortz

Postby MAB » 29 Mar 2017, 22:18

1989 Beaulieu (Photos: Kees)
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I wonder what John Cooper is saying and thinking in these photos..Nick (Vortz) is in the armless sweatshirt.......based on what is reported to have happened soon after in the interesting book 'The Wild Card' which has the full story of what actually happened in the dispute between Vortz, Rover and John Cooper before the re-launch of the 'official' 1990's Rover Cooper:-
https://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/i ... s_id=15514

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Re: Vortz

Postby MAB » 27 Mar 2017, 22:39

Cooper Miglia (1977) 81000 Miles 998cc - £10,750
"A rare car indeed, and even more so because this example has the name of Nick Vrotsos (the founder of Vortz and the Cooper Car Co ’84) as a previous owner and on the V5 registration document."
http://www.cambridge-miniworks.co.uk/li ... ry-rare-2/

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Re: Vortz

Postby Nick » 09 Feb 2017, 20:02

Thanks MAB, some really great photos and information there.
Here's my Cooper Car Co (84) Ltd Formula R.
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Re: Vortz

Postby MAB » 09 Feb 2017, 19:24


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Re: Vortz

Postby MAB » 09 Feb 2017, 19:22

They soon started to appear on the early Rover Coopers and even a few Mk1's......
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Re: Vortz

Postby MAB » 09 Feb 2017, 19:11

I found the Vortz book 'The Wild Card' very interesting especially the full story of what happened in the dispute between Vortz, Rover and John Cooper before the re-launch of the 1990's Rover Cooper.
Lots of photos of these amazing quality built cars here:-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vortz-Ra ... fref=photo

Found this photo I took of probably one of the first road going Mini's (brand new on trade plates) fitted with 13" wheels and modern 175/50 low profile Pirelli P7 tyres as seen on the Vortz 'Cooper Car Company' stand at the Beaulieu Cooper Day in the late 1980's/early 90's. I went straight home and bought a set but have long since gone back to 10's....

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Another Mini with 13" wheels and modern 175 low profile tyres seen on the Vortz stand at the Beaulieu Cooper day in the 1980's. (not sure who took this photo)


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