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#1 Fred.R

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:23

I was recently saw a photo of a car captioned Jack Myer Special, the car looks to be a Cooper 500 and is fitted with Two pre unit Triumph motorcycle engines side by side and what looks like a single Marshal cabin blower feeding both motors , would any one know any more about it ? does it still exist ?

 



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#2 Steve L

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:45

Sounds interesting! Never heard of it but when was it built? Could you post the photo?

#3 Wirra

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:17

A couple of images here.

 

https://aussieroadra...-Myers-P-3.html



#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:56

I doubt that it's still around...

 

Jack Myers was killed in it at Catalina Park in 1961.



#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:09

21st January 1962, according to Motorsport Memorial:

http://www.motorspor...hp?db=ct&n=4448

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:48

The Myers Cooper still survives, according to these posts in the Motorbike-powered race cars in Australia 1950 - 1980 thread:

Just to stir up the mind cells what is the history of the Jack Myers Cooper & where is it now, thanks to all for your inputs keep it going.

It is now with Andrew Halliday in Sydney, currently has a 500 JAP but he is building up a 1000 V twin for it, it certainly has had a chequered history originally being the car Jack Saywell raced in the early fifties and since then has had a multitude of owners including of course, Jack Myers.

Andrew Halliday and his family also have the ex Jack Brabham midget no. 28 and the Waye 500 which I think was mentioned earlier in this thread.

The Jack Myers Cooper was originally the Jack Saywell Mk 4. The line of ownership then went (I think) Bill Reynolds, Ron Williams. Jack Myers, Bob Joass, Peter McLeay, then Tony Caldersmith who did a big rebuild then sold it to Matt Segafredo who I think still has the car -- perhaps in Western Australia?

Edit: Oops! Dick beat me to it, and with better info.



#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:18

Not in the twin-engined form, however...

 

Sorry about the year, it was before my time but I knew it was very early in Catalina history.



#8 Fred.R

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:53

Ray according the this page https://aussieroadra...-Myers-P-3.html Myers died in an accident driving a  Ralt not the Cooper



#9 Catalina Park

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:56

Jack Myers had two different twin engined "Thunderbird" specials.
From what I gather he was killed in the Ralt.