This book is about a unique car in sports car racing history. It was designed by Peter Brock, famous for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coup and the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The Lang Cooper was entered in the American USRRC, United States Road Racing Championship, by no less a person than Carroll Shelby.
Underneath the modern, slick bodywork is a British-built Cooper Monaco fitted with a powerful Ford V8 engine. The car, which took its name from the sponsor Craig Lang, heir to the Olympia brewery fortune, was driven by Ed Leslie in 1964. It was later sold to Charlie Hayes in 1965 before being used in club racing and finally ending up in a scrap yard in South Carolina.
After several restorations, the car is now in the N-Anadol Collection in Switzerland and, since it is in both pristine and race-worthy condition, is currently being entered in historic events by its current owner.
This book not only tells the history of the first Lang Cooper built for Dave MacDonald, but also follows the second car’s life from the USRRC right up until today, it also features chapters on the Cooper Car Company and tells the story of the creation of Shelby’s own V8-powered sports car, the King Cobra.
Limited edition, 999 copies, with slipcover
Size: 11.4 X 11.4 (inches)
Illustrations: 168 b/w, 91 color
Publisher: McKlein Distribution