Must Watch: MINI’s New John Cooper Documentary

John Cooper is the father of much of what we love about MINIs. He’s the man who almost literally invented the idea of taking small cars, tuning them up to 11 and hitting the track. But he was so much more than that. He became a car racing legend with his rear-engine chassis design that would eventually change the face of the sport at its highest levels, from Formula One to the Indianapolis 500.

Cooper was so interested in the idea that he took time away from his winning Formula 1 team to invent the first Mini Cooper and eventually the Mini Cooper S. These were cars that weren’t just the daily drivers of Formula 1 drivers but soon became champion touring and rally cars worldwide.

Produced by Sky Sports and brought to us by MINI USA, this is the story of John Cooper and how it all began. And it’s one hell of a story for those of us who love MINIs. If there’s one video you watch today, make this the one.

  • anchoright

    Is there a link to this video?

  • Andy Autobee

    I’m guessing it’s this one:

    • anchoright

      Thanks – when I loaded this page the first time it didn’t have the video posted – maybe something wrong with my laptop.

    • Nick Dawson

      Thanks for the link Andy – unfortunately when I clicked on it, it came up with the message, “This video is not available in your country”. Presumably it’s USA only?

      • Eric

        google it

        • Nick Dawson

          I have already, three days ago, but thanks all the same 🙂

  • Exciting video!!!!