Newly-released is a fascinating bookazine on the legend that is John Cooper, conducted in a question and answer fashion by journalist Chris Carter, who is a lifelong friend of John’s, the two having grown up together near Derby.
With his easily recognisable ‘Moon Eyes’ crash helmet deal, bespectacled John was a regular winner throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, famously beating Agostini and the MV at Mallory Park in 1971, Cooper riding the roadster engine-based ohv three-cylinder BSA triple (admittedly 750cc), with Ago on his usually unbeatable, full GP dohc 500cc MV triple.
Dedications are spread throughout by all manner of well-known names, with lots of lovely period illustrations too.
Priced at £6.99, it’s available in newsagents and direct from Mortons on 01507 529529 or at www.classicmagazines.co.uk
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