Talk:Cooper Car Company

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Mid vs. Rear[edit]

Generally rear engine cars like the 911 have the engine behind the rear wheels, whereas mid-engine cars like the F430, F1, and Indy cars have the engine behind the driver but in front of the rear wheels (at least that's how it's thought of in the US). This article says "rear engine" quite a bit but I think it means mid-engine or mid-rear engine. I don't think there have ever been significant numbers of true rear-engine cars in any Formula racing, however, other than Panoz in GT, almost all Formula racing uses mid-engine cars. (talk) 15:06, 7 November 2008 (UTC)Me

Certainly, your point is technically correct. The standard usage in racing, however, seems to me to be "rear-engine," including by John Cooper himself in his autobiography, The Grand Prix Carpetbaggers. And the changeover in chassis type at Indianapolis is invariably described as the "rear-engined revolution," no?
Rdikeman (talk) 03:56, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Make the first one a fast one[edit]

After coming across this, I was wondering if anybody could translate it? The machine translation I tried was scant help... TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 01:55, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Ivor who?[edit]

I notice the inclusion of Ivor Bueb on the list of drivers for the '500. Any particular reason? He's not as well known as the others. Number774 (talk) 21:55, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

"Ivor The Driver" won Le Mans twice which in my book makes him a lot more notable as a driver than, say, Bernie €cc£e$tone. Mr Larrington (talk) 23:36, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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I would like to see this merged with Charles Cooper (motor manufacturer)[edit]

As stated in Subject I and many others would like to see how Charley Cooper started the company and handed it to his son John Cooper since I worked for both Many thanks Frank Boyles — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:30, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't think the perceived absence of some information in this article necessarily requires the two articles to be merged; the missing information can simply be added to this article - it's perfectly acceptable to have the same information in multiple articles. DH85868993 (talk) 05:05, 21 February 2018 (UTC)