Alberto Ascari: Cooper Jap 1100…

Posted: March 1, 2015 in Obscurities
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Ascari Cooper Jap

Alberto Ascari looking dapper in shirt and tie but a little uncomfortable at the wheel of the new-fangled mid-engined Cooper…

Its rare to see the 1952/3 World Champion in anything other than an Italian car. The Cooper must have seemed tiny in comparison with his Grand Prix Lancia D50 but the opportunity to have a steer of Gilomens’ car during a Racing Driver School in Switzerland in 1954 was too good to miss…his critique of the car unrecorded.

See the article i wrote about these fabulous 500cc/F3 cars a while back.

https://primotipo.com/2014/12/08/cooper-mk-v-jap-penguin-hillclimb-tasmania-australia-1958/

Photo Credit…

Rodolfo Mailander

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