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Northwich mum has a need for speed
A HEALTH care worker from Castle has satisfied her need for speed after taking part in a stunt driving show in Birmingham.
Emma Cox, a 26-year-old mother-of-one, appeared as part of the James Bond tribute show at the live Autosport International 2013 show earlier this month.
“I have always loved cars and motorsport and have done whatever I can to maintain my participation,” said Emma.
“The Bond tribute at Autosport was put together very quickly – we literally had a couple of days to put it all together before we performed in front of a live audience of 3,500 people.”
Emma’s part in the show - dedicated to stunt driver Neil Cunningham, who was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease - came from her past experience as a rally driver.
She said: “I competed in a short rally stint to win a year’s rally sponsorship in 2006 and 2008 and I was selected to compete in the Land Rover G4 Challenge.
“I had previously met and worked with Neil and so I jumped at the chance to be able to show my respect for all his hard work in the industry.”
Emma was part of international stunt driver Terry Grant’s team, and was also joined by fellow driver Shelley Wakeling.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Emma. “I didn’t believe that we could achieve what we did in the space of a few hours, but I’m glad I kept my faith in Terry’s tuition.
“Opportunities don’t come around very often and as women are generally a minority in the stunt and motorsport world, the experience was to be grabbed by both hands.”
Away from her love of cars, Emma also enjoys horse riding, mountain biking and swimming with her eight-year-old daughter Scarlett.
She added: “I currently work full time but I plan to perform at more shows throughout 2013 and filming if it comes my way – I’ll have to wait and see.”