Monaco Winner – Cooper MkIV-J.A.P. 500-cc chassis T12
The tiny turquoise car represents a very minimalist approach, as there is nothing superfluous about it.
Photo: Pete Austin
Initially, motor racing in Great Britain was, in the main, a rich man’s sport, entertainment for the aristocracy and directly related to the “Sport of Kings,” horse racing. The Brooklands slogan, “The Right Crowd and No Crowding,” substantiates this idea that motor racing was the preserve of the wealthy amateur. However, the industrial revolution, two World Wars and the Depression did a great deal to evaporate the class system and its resultant social structure, not only in the UK, but mainland Europe as well.
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