Articles tagged Cooper Car CO.

Page 40 of November 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1966

8th United States Grand Prix

A win for Clark Lotus and B.R.M. H16 Watkins Glen, N.Y., Sunday, October 2nd THE 8th United States Grand Prix and the sixth to be held on the 2.3 mile Upper New York State circuit at Watkins Glen attracted the best technical entry of the year. This year the organisers had broken with the tradition of paying starting money. Instead they had allocated prize money from first to last places, first...

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Letters from readers

Life in the fast lanes Sir, Mike Plant's letter about Masten Gregory in the May issue tweaked a forgotten memory. In the early 1960s, one of my drinking companions in our 'local' at Kingston-upon-Thames was Phil Brooks, an unseen and little-known director of Cooper Car Co. He told me that when Gregory signed up with Cooper for the 1959 season, John Cooper murmured about life insurance. "Hell, man...

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John Cooper: The unassuming pioneer

When John Cooper succumbed to cancer on Christmas Eve, he died not only as one of the most profoundly influential characters in motor racing history, but also one of the most widely popular. Here we celebrate the life of a genial, pipesmoking, warm-hearted, straight.as-a-gun barrel man through comments from those who knew him best. Sir Jack Brabham: "Without John, Cooper's would have petered out...

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German Grand Prix

Tenacity reaps the reward Nürburgring, Germany, August 6th. During the three weeks since the last Grand Prix most of the teams had been very busy, either stocking up with cars and engines, or carrying out test programmes at Goodwood, Silverstone, Zandvoort or the Nürburgring itself, and most teams arrived in good time for the first practice, on Friday morning. Brabham and Hume had the two 1967...

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Panther Prowls in the Shadow of Brooklands

If it is true that the old skills and pride have disappeared from the motor industry as the old craftsmen have retired and mass production has taken over, then the malaise has strangely avoided Panther West Winds, perhaps influenced by the ghost of the Byfleet Banking, decaying 100 yards or so from this young firm's recently-acquired factory in Canada Road, Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey. Most...

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XXVII Belgian Grand Prix

The Fastest Francorchamps, Belgium, June 9th. The "circus" started arriving in Spa, Stavelot, Francorchamps, and Malmedy on Thursday, but with practice from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, many travelled overnight. The enormous Gold Leaf Team Lotus transporter had only one car in it; that was 49/5, the one with which Hill had won at Monte Carlo. Oliver was ready to practise as the Lotus number two...

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Club News

We Hear A. F. Wright has acquired a 1928 Amilcar Grand Sport which he intends to keep as near to original condition as possible. Out in Johannesburg Jeffs Watson has a two-cylinder G.W.K. two-seater believed to be of 1911 vintage, which was apparently exported in 1912 and which survives in very good condition, taking part in a recent Safety Week Procession driven by Mrs. Watson. L. N. Borra hopes...

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Canadian Grand Prix

St. Jovite, 22nd September 1968. The first Canadian Grand Prix held last year at Mosport was sandwiched between the German Grand Prix and the Italian Grand Prix, which made travel arrangements rather difficult. This year the date of the race was moved to fall two weeks before the United States Grand Prix and the venue was changed to the 2.65-mile Mont Tremblant circuit, 60 miles north of...

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XXVI Monaco Grand Prix

A classic motor race again Monte Carlo, May 26th Quite often people ask the question "What is a classic motor race?" and one simple answer is "The Grand Prix race round the streets of Monte Carlo". Even though the starting grid is limited to sixteen cars and this year there were only two serious competitors running just after half distance, the twenty-sixth Monaco Grand Prix was as classic as all...

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Belgian Grand Prix

Scotland Forever Spa, Belgium June 13th. THE factory teams were out in force for the Belgian Grand Prix on the 14.1-kilometre Francorchamps circuit, through the wooded hills and valleys near Malmedy and Stavelot, and the Royal Automobile club of Belgium assured each team two starting grid positions, irrespective of the fact that three of the number-two drivers had never been to the Spa-...

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