1963 Zandvoort Grand Prix
Jack Brabham — Brabham BT7
Tony Maggs — Cooper T66
Richie Ginther — BRM P57
John Surtees — Ferrari 156
Ron Flockhart and his Cooper T53 at Silverstone, 1961.
Chris Amon / Jochen Rindt (1967)
I love this moment, with all my heart. I love the way Amon looks at Rindt in a tough battle for the position, in the 1967 British GP.
A young Jochen Rindt at Monaco, 1965, in the Cooper T77. He would not qualify.
Mini Cooper S (1968)
At the Monte Carlo rally, where it feels more at home.
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Mini Cooper at Monte Carlo Rally (1968)
This is such a fine photograph, so sharp, so still. And watching the Mini racing at Monte Carlo can put a smile on your face, thinking about the rough terrain this little guy had to overcome (which it did very well).
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”Formula 3, Blandford, August 1949: Major Peter Braid was the man in command in this famous accident when competing in his F3 Cooper. You’d have thought that his military intelligence would have helped him know where he was going, especially as the circuit was laid out around an army camp.
As it was, he got it wrong, very wrong running over the crest at Engineers bend, the fastest corner on the circuit, ending up with his Cooper perched atop the roof of the guardroom, having hit a bus stop and a small tree between leaving the track and reaching his unintended destination.”
— via asaucerfulofwheels
The Cooper T-52 Formula Junior was the only open-wheel car Steve McQueen ever drove, and he managed to compete with it (and winning some races) until 1962. Unfortunately no one knows exactly where this Cooper is today.
The beautiful cockpit of the Cooper Type 53, spotted at the Classic Days event in 2008.
The Mini Cooper, at the Historic Monte Carlo Rally, 2011.