Though he’d already built and raced his own cars, Serrurier drove this Cooper T45-Climax to victory in the Transvaal Autumn Handicap in January of 1960, then used it for a “blueprint.”
Only four names come to mind when one recalls which drivers have driven their self-constructed cars in World Championship Grands Prix. Jack Brabham, Dan Gurney and Bruce McLaren, of course, and they won with them too, but the other was a lesser-known man hailing from the southern tip of Africa.
Louis Douglas Serrurier, the creator of LDS racing cars, had a huge involvement with, and impact on, motor racing in his native South Africa and his contribution to the sport as a participant, constructor, patron, organizer and mentor was immense.
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