The first Australian Coopers
Posted 15 October 2013 - 15:19
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:49
Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:56
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This photo is from the Graham Howard collection. Almost certainly Australian, the Mk V Cooper JAP twin is not yet positively identified, but I think i can narrow it down to two cars. Does anyone recognise this hill climb venue?
If I am correct about which two cars it may be, the Australian state will also be obvious, and the date will be in the range 1953-1957 but I would prefer to see what comes out before I pre-judge it.
Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:13
I have been pointed in the direction of this Tasmanian film compilation, which shows, at 1:13, for a few seconds in glorious colour the blue Cooper JAP Mk V /L5/51 after Alan Stephenson had his contratemps with the Quorn Hall airstrip central haybale barrier, in 1954. I have two B&W photos (photographer unknown) showing the Cooper during the accident and afterwards with damage wheel and broken front wishbone.
Some nice 7- mile beach racing as well, but OT here.