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1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:47 pm
by SMOKE GREY
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.

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:22 pm
by jay weinstein
The 850 races were called Operation 850.
There should be photos somewhere on this site as it's been discussed before.

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:43 am
by TECH396
Not sure of the promo, but in 1962 this was the poster for races in Oregon USA

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:54 am
by Johnny
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

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:31 am
by Pete
There’s a set of images on the Revs website Steve. I’ll message you.

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:55 am
by SMOKE GREY
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!

Re: 1962 850 AND COOPER CELEB RACES USA

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:12 pm
by SMOKE GREY
Related, does anyone have a better copy of this advert they could send me?
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