Cooper history

  • 1946
  • 1949
  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1961
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1985
  • 1990
  • 1994
  • 1999
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  • 2014

1946

The birth of the Cooper car

John left school at the age of 15 to become an apprentice toolmaker. After RAF service as an instrument maker during the latter stages of the Second World War, John was eager to pursue his passion for cars. Determined to enter motor racing, he teamed up with his old friend Eric Brandon, to embark on a project that would change the course of his life.

 

A passion for cars

John Cooper hill climbing
John Cooper in the machine shop
Charles Cooper



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