John Cooper - David Vizard Interview 1982 (MTN)

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John Cooper - David Vizard Interview 1982 (MTN)

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David Vizard Interviews John Cooper in 1982 for his monthly newsletter 'Mini Tech News'.
MTN was published by DV from Jan 1980 to Dec 1983 and in the days before any monthly Mini magazines was an essential read for Mini tuning enthusiasts, Triple C by then was reducing its coverage of the Mini as other far more modern cars were by now taking its place in the world of small competition and performance saloon cars. I was a subscriber and MTN Roving Editor at the time!

I have scanned the interview pages and hope they are readable on the forum below, if not I can email a pdf file (pm me).
(Note: Any missing page numbers are adverts omitted from my scanned copy).

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Where's the like button when you need one :D
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Now, who has a Metro Monaco stashed away?
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Fascinating - but reading it has made me realise that I REALLY need some new glasses :lol:
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thanks for sharing - great stuff!
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That’s really interesting, thanks for posting.
I put ‘Carmona’ 12” Minilites on my 1.3S Metro, took them off a non arched late 1275GT, they did look really good, I’ll try and find a photo.
Great memories...

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Gem of an article that one, both being quite open and frank. It doesn't surprise me how they got things done in the BMC days - pre-internet and pre-fax! - they just had a teledex with everyone's number, including the bosses ! These days, we're battling to communicate with a damn communication's company. Then when Leyland stepped in, the 'network' was shutdown and no one knew each other.

Martin, many thanks for sharing and posting, I really enjoyed that.
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