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  Cooper Car Company - Wikicars
The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1947 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper.
Called the Cooper 500, this car's success on the track instantly created a demand from other drivers (including, over the years, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Bernie Ecclestone) and led to the establishment of the Cooper Car Company to build more.
It was with a modified Cooper 500 chassis, a T12 model, that Cooper had its first taste of top-tier racing when Harry Schell retired on the first lap of the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix.
wikicars.org /ja/Cooper   (926 words)

  
 F1 News - Grandprix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Constructors > Cooper Car Company
The first Cooper to race in Grand Prix was at Monaco in 1950 when Harry Schell ran one of the tiny cars.
In 1951 Cooper built a Formula 2 car and these were run in European events by Harry Schell's Ecurie Bleue.
The Cooper factory was moved from Surbiton to Byfleet and in 1966 the Derrick White-designed cars were fitted with Maserati engines for the new 3-liter formula.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/con-coope.html   (845 words)

  
 Car Insurance Quotes - Asking the right insurance questions will ensure you get the best car quote.
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 Rental Cars Information - Budget, National, Insurance
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 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Cooper Car Compnay featured - MINI2
Cooper Car Company will be part of a larger celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, featuring the racecars and champions that have competed there.
By the 1950s and 1960s the Cooper Car Company reached its peak as their rear-engine, single seat cars found multiple successes in Formula One events and altered the face of the Indianapolis 500.
Cooper and Brabham shocked the racing establishment at the Indianapolis 500 when they appeared in 1961 with the revolutionary, rear-engine Kimberly-Cooper-Climax.
www.mini2.com /forum/mini-media/98762-2006-monterey-historic-automobile-races-cooper-car-compnay-featured.html   (687 words)

  
 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca | CLASSIC CARS CONVERGING ON MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
As the cornerstone of the world’s largest celebration of classic cars held annually in August on the Monterey Peninsula, this year’s Historic will celebrate the automotive legacy of the Cooper Car Company (the event’s featured marque) and will honor the achievements of racing great, Sir Jack Brabham, who will be in attendance.
By the 1960s the Cooper Car Company reached its peak as their rear-engine, single seat cars found multiple successes in Formula One and set the trend for the future at Indianapolis 500 events.
As a member of the Cooper Car Company team, Brabham drove a Cooper engined Coventry-Climax to World Championship victories in 1959 and 1960 and revolutionized the Indianapolis 500 in 1961 when he successfully raced a rear-engine Kimberly-Cooper-Climax against a field of front-engined roadsters.
www.laguna-seca.com /pressreleases/index.cfm?ID=254   (1035 words)

  
 Cooper Car - Great UK Deals
car dealers offering a wide range of used cars from Minis to Vauxhalls, Finance and motor plan warranty available.
Cooper It seems that a high price is placed on frugality in the Mini world, the cc diesel-engined
Cooper Cars, by Doug Nye, 1983, Osprey Publishing, 2003, Motorbooks International...
www.findspot.com /cooper-car.htm   (172 words)

  
 Classic Automobiles: Classic Car Information, Classic Car News from Business Week Online
While NSX devotees continue to explain why their car should be accepted as a "real" supercar, Toyota 2000GT owners need make no such excuses
One of the most beautiful cars ever made, this classic 1950 XK 120, Jaguar's first post-war sports car, is for sale in London
Thanks to wealthy baby boomers trying to regain a piece of their long-lost youth, aspirational cars are selling for increasingly high sums
www.businessweek.com /autos/classic_cars   (1304 words)

  
 Cooper Car Company - Definition, explanation
's 1961 Cooper-Climax, the car that began the rear-engine revolution at the Indianapolis 500 The Cooper Car Company was founded in 1947 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper.
Called the Cooper 500, this car's success on the track instantly created a demand from other drivers (including, over the years, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Bernie Ecclestone) and led to the establishment of the Cooper Car Company to build more.
The front-engined Formula 2 Cooper Bristol was driven by a number of legendary drivers -- among them Juan Manuel Fangio and Mike Hawthorn -- and furthered the company's growing reputation by appearing in Grand Prix races beginning in 1950.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/cooper_car_company.php   (755 words)

  
 The Minicooper
In the late 1980s, John Cooper Garages was supplying Cooper conversion kits to a new generation of Mini enthusiasts, especially in Japan.
The Company consolidated and built upon its early successes with Formula III, going on to be successful in Formula II and sports car racing before ultimately reaching the pinnacle of racing in Formula I. With Jack Brabham driving, Cooper Cars won the World Championship twice - in 1959 and 1960.
The era of the rear-engined racing car, pioneered by John Cooper, and the pedigree of the Cooper name, was established and here to stay.
www.geocities.com /robert_cuschieri/cooper.html   (406 words)

  
 CyberSnippets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cooper Car Company was founded by Charles Cooper, as a result of being asked to make replicas of the successful 500cc Formula racing cars he built for his son John and Eric Brandon.
The Cooper frame was not strictly a space frame because it used four curved main tubes with struts in between and lugs to act as pick up points for the various components.
The first of the rear engined sports cars arrived in 1955 with tubular chassis and retained the transverse leaf spring held between rollers, so that the position of them could be altered to modify the anti-roll effect.
www.motorsnippets.com /cars/cooper   (1588 words)

  
 Cooper is Featured Marque at 33rd Rolex Monterey Historic Auto Races
The Cooper Car Company, perhaps best well known by Mini enthusiasts, was founded in 1947 by Charles and John Cooper and left an indelible mark on the racing world.
The Cooper Car Company started in a small garage in Surrey, England, and by the1960s the Cooper Car Company reached its peak as their rear-engine, single seat cars found multiple successes in Formula One events.
In 1961, John Cooper turned his attention to the Mini, which was being sold by BMC as an urban runabout.
www.mwerks.com /artman/publish/mini_news/printer_1113.shtml   (508 words)

  
 John Cooper: The Man Who Beat Italia
However, although the Coopers may have introduced the rear-engined concept to F1 racing, it was Colin Chapman at Lotus that went on to perfect it.
The Cooper's team decline was no doubt accelerated by the serious injuries suffered by John Cooper in a road accident in 1963, whilst testing out a twin-engined version of a Mini Cooper he had been developing, and by the death of Charles Cooper in 1964.
Overall, perhaps, the biggest impact that the Cooper Car Company made on the world of single seater racing was its role in the development of a vibrant British racing industry, sections of which survive to this day.
www.atlasf1.com /2001/jan10/horton.html   (1228 words)

  
 New Page 1
The Cooper Car Company became the world's first and largest post-war, specialist racing car manufacturer for private customer sale, or 'privateers' as they were known in the motorsport world.
John Cooper was instrumental in persuading circuits like Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Goodwood to persevere with motor racing as a sport and the success of the 500cc car also led the Cooper Car Company into new markets.
On difficult, winding circuits with their superior balance, the agile Coopers were now beginning to challenge the supremacy of the front-engined Formula 1 cars of Ferrari, Maserati, Vanwall and BRM.
www.henleycol.ac.uk /henleycollege/studentpages/bndict/Munday/john_cooper.htm   (447 words)

  
 MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Package - RSportsCars.com
The Cooper name is forever entwined with MINI, originating with the 1961 MINI Cooper, which was developed by John Cooper.
The Cooper company continues to produce aftermarket parts for the classic MINI and played an active part in the development of the new generation MINI Cooper.
John Cooper passed away just as the new car came to market and the company is now run by his son.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/articles/mini_cooper_works.asp   (473 words)

  
 History
It proved to be an outstanding success, encouraging Charles and John to found the Cooper Car Company.
This front-engined Formula 2 car, which was driven by many famous racers, including Mike Hawthorn and Fangio, helped strengthen the company's reputation as a pioneering force in motor racing.
The Cooper Car Company became the world's first and largest post-war, specialist racing car manufacturer for private customer sale, or 'privateers' as they were known in the motorsport world.
www.coopercars.org /html/history.html   (442 words)

  
 Grand Prix Cars - Cooper-Climax T51
Charles Cooper was a between the wars racing mechanic who lately started producing lower-class racecars with his enthusiastic son John.
Cooper cars dominated 500cc F3 class for years and gradually the Cooper company made its way up to forefront of motorsport, Formula 1.
More and more sophisticated cars followed and they overcame Cooper’s simple ‘flsmithery’ cars but Cooper will always be revered by racing fans as the marque to re-introduce a successful rear-engined F1 car who's success in fact relied on the engine layout.
www.ddavid.com /formula1/cooper.htm   (1048 words)

  
 Mini One D (2003) - page 4
Adding a supercharger to the Cooper S model required that the battery be relocated into the rear of the car — leaving no room for a spare tyre.
Whilst the car has been criticized for its poor space-efficiency compared with the original Mini (despite its significantly larger size), its faithfulness to the original's razor sharp handling characteristics and its unique styling has seen the MINI become a sales success in Europe and (from 2002) in the U.S..
BMW has received a significant backlog of orders throughout the life of the car and the Cowley factory is currently expanding to reach a capacity of around 240,000 cars per year; all of this with little conventional advertising.
www.netcarshow.com /mini/2003-one_d/04.htm   (1241 words)

  
 The Mini Evolution
The Mini Cooper was introduced in 1961 to rave reviews, and overnight the only sedans capable of keeping up with them were the hot Fiat Abarths from Italy.
The Cooper models were the first to go (1971), although the Italian company Innocenti briefly built them.
The MINI Cooper is powered by a 1598 cc, 115 hp 4-cylinder engine, while the supercharged Cooper S features 163 hp allied with a 6-speed gearbox.
www.valvoline.com /carcare/articleviewer.asp?pg=res20040501me&cccid=5&scccid=1   (1216 words)

  
 From the Rear: a Brief History of Cooper
For the British Grand Prix of 1955 the Cooper Car Company wheeled out their first Formula One car, a the Bristol-powered T40, wrapped in an aerodynamic body reminiscent of the previous year's Mercedes W196 'slipstreamers', with the young Australian Jack Brabham driving.
For 1959, Cooper was a serious factory effort, and the combination of Jack Brabham and the Cooper T51 Climax took on the might of Ferrari and a resurgent BRM to take the World Championship.
Cooper did pick up a win with John Surtees in Mexico, and Pedro Rodriguez at South Africa in 1967, but by 1968, Cooper were reduced to using customer BRM engines at a time when BRM themselves were starting to slip from the front rank of teams.
www.atlasf1.com /2001/jan10/jones.html   (1105 words)

  
 CNN.com - Mini Cooper designer dies - December 24, 2000
Cooper got an early start in the racing business as the son of designer and driver Charles Cooper.
Doubts that the layout could work with larger cars were put to rest in 1958 when Stirling Moss piloted a Cooper to victory in the Grand Prix of Argentina -- the first World Championship win for a rear-engine car.
Cooper cars went on to win the Formula One constructors' title in 1959 and 1960, with Australian Jack Brabham taking the drivers' championship for the team in both years.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/UK/12/24/mini.cooper.ap/index.html   (491 words)

  
 John Cooper Dies
Mr Cooper, who lived at Worthing, West Sussex, was awarded a CBE for services to the motor industry in the New Year's honours list last year.
The Cooper Car Company was the first British motor racing manufacturer to win the Formula One constructors' championship, which it achieved two years running.
But the car was an immediate success and the more powerful Cooper S, which followed in 1963, was an even bigger hit.
www.roblightbody.com /mini/news/john_cooper_dies.htm   (456 words)

  
 Vintage Racing News
Cooper Car Company will be part of a larger celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, featuring the racecars and champions that have competed there.
By the 1950s and 1960s the Cooper Car Company reached its peak as their rear-engine, single seat cars found multiple successes in Formula One events and altered the face of the Indianapolis 500.
Cooper and Brabham shocked the racing establishment at the Indianapolis 500 when they appeared in 1961 with the revolutionary, rear-engine Kimberly-Cooper-Climax.
www.vintageracingnews.com /vintageracingnm/templates/?a=32&z=1   (406 words)

  
 Cooper Car featured marque at 33rd Monterey Automobile Races
The Cooper Car Company, perhaps best well known by Mini enthusiasts, was founded in 1947 by Charles and John Cooper and left an indelible mark on the racing world.
The Cooper Car Company started in a small garage in Surrey, England, and by the1960s the Cooper Car Company reached its peak as their rear-engine, single seat cars found multiple successes in Formula One events.
In 1961, John Cooper turned his attention to the Mini, which was being sold by BMC as an urban runabout.
www.carbuyersnotebook.com /archives/2006/08/cooper_car_feat.htm   (609 words)

  
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