From Rod Davis:
"I knew a John Cooper in the mid to late
60s (he died in the early 70s, I believe). He had a sports car repair
shop in Compton, CA, on Alondra Blvd. (I think) and raced a BRG MG Midget
for his wife Bobby Cooper (Celebrity races at Long Beach Grand Prix, medium
level club racer, and I last talked to her in the 80s working for Daeco
Racing Fuels Wilmington, CA).
John had suffered an accident (racing?)
and was handicapped and no longer drove a race car, but in one corner of
the shop under an old tarp was a "Porsche looking" special of some sort.
As I recall (at 64, my memories are suspect), the car resembled that which
you have posted on your website. I was not "into" Porsche/VW stuff in those
days so I didn't look it over too closely."
(Note: I checked the
8-9, 1961 Pomona program on Frank Sheffield's site and the #121 John
Cooper Pignatelli entry lists Compton as hometown. TM)
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