Stirling Moss in a 1959 Cooper Climax T51

Here’s a video from 1986 of Stirling Moss in a Cooper T51.¬†Cooper had the engine behind the driver and in front of the back axle, a Formula One design that hasn’t changed for over 50 years. It’s an historic¬†car that probably doesn’t get as much kudos as it deserves. Also, my dad knew Stirling Moss from his own racing days.


Sir Jack Brabham had his first win at the 1959 Monaco GP in the Cooper Climax T51, which was a big deal at the time as it was the first race of the season and everybody was watching. He went on to become the ’59 and ’60 World Driver’s Champion.