The Mini Cooper is one of the most enduring symbols of the 1960s, but before his vehicles became fashionable, John Cooper had dominated Formula 1 racing and inspired many motor sport greats. Nye looks at the humble origins of the family company that became Cooper cars. Signed by John Cooper who was the son of Charles Cooper of the Cooper Car Company. John became an auto racing legend with a rear-engined chassis design that would help change the face of the motor racing sports. He set multiple records at Montlhery at the end of 1953. Many notable driver’s chose Cooper’s Cars: Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant, and Bruce McLaren.