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Cooper 70th Anniversary & Members Meeting

30th July 2016

A celebration of Coopers 70th Anniversary & the Members’ competition day.

Image below is John Cooper at Prescott in 1948.

 2016 Marks the 70th Anniversary of the Cooper Car Company, founded in 1946. To celebrate this significant anniversary The Cooper Car Club has joined forces with the Bugatti Owners’ Cub to organise a celebration of Cooper Cars. The event takes place on Saturday the 30th July 2016, almost exactly 70 years to the day when John Cooper and friend Eric Brandon competed with their self built Fiat Topolino based, JAP engined prototype Cooper Mk1, at Prescott's inaugural Post War meeting.
 
Cooper never looked back and within 12 years Cooper were Grand Prix World Champions with Jack Brabham at the wheel, in the process having completely transformed the design of the Grand Prix car in leading the rear engine revolution.

Having cut their teeth with motorcycle based 500cc Formula 3 cars, Cooper went on to dominate in constructing a diverse range of Formula and Sports Cars. At their peak Cooper were the world’s largest dedicated manufacturers of racing cars. They dominated in Formula 1 in 1959 and 1960 with two world championship titles. Production included Formula 2, Formula 3 with 500’s in the 1950’s to Formula Junior and again with 1000cc screamers in the mid 1960’s. Racing sports cars ranged from sublime Cooper-Jaguars to compact 1100cc Cooper Bobtails, 2.5 litre Cooper Monaco’s and of course not forgetting the iconic Mini Cooper.

In July we aim to celebrate this success with a range of Coopers from across the years at Prescott both as static displays and competing on the hill. Confirmed entries already include John Coopers son, Michael in his ex Works Jackie Stewart Cooper T72.

Additionally the day will also feature classes for Bugatti Owners' Club Members. Competing cars will include saloons, sports cars and racing cars.

July 30th A National ‘B’ meeting for the members of the Bugatti Owners Club and the 500 Owners Association, BARC, the Cooper Car Club.

To download the entry list for this event please click here.