Together with John’s boyhood friend, Eric Brandon, they began by building racing cars in Charles’s small garage in Surbiton, Surrey, England, in 1946. Through the 1950s and early 1960s they reached motor racing’s highest levels as their rear-engined, single-seat cars altered the face of Formula One and the Indianapolis 500, and their Mini Cooper dominated rally racing.
Due in part to Cooper’s legacy, Great Britain remains the home of a thriving racing industry, and the Cooper name lives on in the Cooper versions of the Mini production cars that are still built in England, but are now owned and marketed by BMW. Coopers did not only make cars; they also made drivers. Charles Cooper was responsible for discovering the talents of Stirling Moss (who provides a foreword to this book), Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins and many more.
Hardback in good condition for age. Cover also good with some minor scuffs/tears to corners.