1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

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SMOKE GREY
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1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

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Wondering if any members, particularly in the US have any info, pics or info. BMC did a big PR drive in 62 to sell 850 and Cooper in the USA which included races with the top Grand Prix drivers of the day competing similar to what they did in the UK. Can find only scant info on the web, and some stuff in Austin magazine and Autosport, Thanks in advance.
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The 850 races were called Operation 850.
There should be photos somewhere on this site as it's been discussed before.
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Not sure of the promo, but in 1962 this was the poster for races in Oregon USA
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The original owner of my old race Mini, John Colgate gave me his press release for the Lime Rock event. He was one of the seven participants.
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Link to the video of the event.
https://youtu.be/1xNU5_iZH7A
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There’s a set of images on the Revs website Steve. I’ll message you.
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Pete wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:31 am There’s a set of images on the Revs website Steve. I’ll message you.
Cheers Pete!
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Related, does anyone have a better copy of this advert they could send me?
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