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by Doug Nye

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Author: Doug Nye
ISBN: 0850454883
ISBN13: 978-0850454888
Language: English
Publisher: Sole distributors for the USA, Motorbooks International (1983)
Pages: 376
Fb2 eBook: 1360 kb
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Doug Nye is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on classic and historic international motor racing. Definitely not a coffee table book

Doug Nye is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on classic and historic international motor racing. His expertise is widely sought by car owners, restorers and racers and his accuracy and attention to detail is renowned throughout the book publishing world. Definitely not a coffee table book. Cooper Cars (the constructor) started off after world war 2 in a minor 500cc formula by welding together the wrecked rear ends of two Fiats, fabricating the bodywork and ended up with a superbly fast race car. From a small garage operation, Cooper expanded and by the late fifties was a major player in Formula 1 racing and also branched out into sports car and rallying.

The Cooper Car Company is a British car manufacturer founded in December 1947 by Charles Cooper and his son John Cooper. Together with John's boyhood friend, Eric Brandon, they began by building racing cars in Charles's small garage in Surbiton, Surrey, England, in 1946. Through the 1950s and early 1960s they reached motor racing's highest levels as their rear-engined, single-seat cars competed in both Formula One and the Indianapolis 500, and their Mini Cooper dominated rally racing.

Doug Nye is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on classic and historic international motor racing. The Powered By Jaguar(and on the rear of book Sometimes Chevvy-misspelled)The Cooper,HWM,Tojeiro and Lister Sports-Racing Cars Book is an Small hardcover(Doesn't come with Dust Jacket)yet it is an Exhaustive Read,With the majority of photos in Black and White and an Color gallery section. I got this because I am quite partial to The.

Doug Nye. Cooper Cars. Written by Doug Nye Published by Osprey Publishing in 1983 ISBN: 0850454883. COOPER CARS Written by Doug Nye. Published by Osprey Publishing.

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This incredibly comprehensive work includes many items from John Cooper's personal records and photo albums, the company's chassis books, as well as 300-plus black-and-white photos and 16 color images. Further unique archival material comes from many of those involved in building the cars and the cars' subsequent owners.

In ‘Powered by Jaguar’ Doug Nye delves deeply into the racing history of the Jaguar XK engine . This book is in excellent condition throughout.

In ‘Powered by Jaguar’ Doug Nye delves deeply into the racing history of the Jaguar XK engine powering other sports car makes then Jaguar.

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No stone was left unturned in researching this book. This incredibly comprehensive work includes many items from John Cooper's personal records and photo albums, the company's chassis books, as well as 300-plus black-and-white photos and 16 color images. Further unique archival material comes from many of those involved in building the cars and the cars' subsequent owners. Unquestionably regarded as the benchmark work on Cooper, the cars so significant in the development of postwar racing car design.Originally published in 1983 ISBN 1-85532-919-0 Winner of the Montagu Trophy and the Pierre Dreyfus Award
Comments to eBook Cooper cars
Foiuost
This would have to be considered the definite work on the history of Cooper, as a constructor and also as a race team. It is a very sizable book and while it is well illustrated it also is quite detailed. Definitely not a coffee table book. Cooper Cars (the constructor) started off after world war 2 in a minor 500cc formula by welding together the wrecked rear ends of two Fiats, fabricating the bodywork and ended up with a superbly fast race car. From a small garage operation, Cooper expanded and by the late fifties was a major player in Formula 1 racing and also branched out into sports car and rallying. After the death of founder and owner Charles Cooper in 1964, son John struggled to manage the factory and the works team but eventually sold the business. In less than two decades Cooper had gone from a corner garage to one of the most revered marques in auto racing.

The author, Doug Nye, is one of the best automotive writers and this is one of his best works. The book touches upon the people and events, but also delves substantially into the design and construction of the cars. The photographs are excellent, including many candid shots of obscure but interesting events. The book not only deals in great depth with the grand prix and lesser formula race cars but also thoroughly explores Cooper's other efforts, including several sports cars, some of which developed into successful race entries. Nye also relates the story of Cooper's entry into top rung of American motorsports, the Indy 500. Additionally there is a chapter devoted to Cooper's association with the British Motor Corporation's Mini, which turned a small economy sedan into an iconic symbol known all over the world.

Nye's writing style is informal and he obviously enjoys relating the small personal anecdotes he gathered over dozens of interviews. At times the relating of the events of each racing season become somewhat laborious, but Nye's intend is to give a thorough history of Cooper and so he includes all of the details of things Cooper.

Most heartily recommended for those with an interest in motor racing. Other may find the book a bit too challenging, but perhaps might be worth giving a try.
Hiclerlsi
The amount of information in this book is massive. It could easily be called the "Encyclopedia of Cooper Cars". But it is not all dry technical and historical information. It contains many interesting quotes from famous drivers, telling stories of their more memorable experiences.

It does however leave a little to be desired in the engineering department. Little is mentioned of why different chassis designs and configurations were tried. Cooper revolutionized F1 with their rear/mid engined cars and I can't find any mention of why/how they decided to configured that way (yes I know the advantages of a mid engined car, but what led to them discovering that).
catterpillar
excellent
Gravelblade
If you have an interest in vintage cooper racing or the Cooper family behind the cars this book is a "must".
monotronik
I ordered this item, but never received it. So why would i be expected to 'review' it?
Balladolbine
Nye's Cooper Cars marries exhaustive research and scholarship of the marque with an eminently readable style. A must-have for fans of Formula One's bygone years--and an excellent introduction for race-watchers who don't believe World Champion cars could ever come from the garage down on the corner.
Jeb
Doug Nye has created the Bible of Cooper cars. Very good read.
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