Stirling’s Cooper

I started out looking for a photograph of the Cooper team in 1958 & 59. Not just the drivers, mind you, but the entire team.

It seems like the kind of thing that must exist but I haven’t managed to dig one up. You see, I was playing in my mind the notion of Ferrari’s dreaded garagistas that were making his life difficult and I had this mental image of a dozen or so chaps in a garage piecing the Championship winning Cooper together. I wanted some visual representation of that; of this handful of hot-rodders coming together to compete on the international stage; and figured that there must be a group photo of the team. I still haven’t found one.

But you know how Googling goes… One link leads to another which leads to another and I ended up on this video of Sir Stirling Moss taking us through the paces in a ’59 Cooper Climax at Donnington. That’s worth passing along, right?

5 responses to “Stirling’s Cooper”

  1. Michae Bauer says:

    Doug Nye’s book, Cooper Cars, has some good phots of the garage, and there is a color photo of the team the day after the Monaco win in 1959. There are only six guys on the team, including Black Jack and McLaren!

  2. Captain Ned says:

    Donington Park. Can’t even count the laps I have on that track in GRID.

  3. Robert E. Richer says:

    Absolutely riveting! Amazing photography and editing.

  4. Edmund says:

    Yes! Thank you, one of my favorite videos of all time.

  5. Skeeters says:

    I am a new open wheel racer driving in vintage Club Ford. This was just wonderful. Glad you found this jewel. Skeeters

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