The secret is out and the British media are starting to pick up the story on the John Cooper Garage closure. Nothing new that wasn’t reported earlier this week on MF but I suppose it’s confirmation for those who just couldn’t believe it the first time around. Here’s an excerpt from a recent article on Channel4.com.
>Cooper will keep a head office, but much of the engineering work on future JCW kits for the Mini will now be sub-contracted; he will not keep a permanent workshop. But although he wouldn’t give details, it’s safe to assume that Mike Cooper is working on a number of JCW tuning kits and modifications for the upcoming Mk2 Mini and its variants. The John Cooper Works brand, far from dying out as some Mini enthusiasts have suggested, is now likely to gain further international recognition via the partnership with BMW. However, it’s a shame that the Works garage, which has become a bit of a Mecca for enthusiasts of Minis old and new, will be closing its doors.
You can read more below:
[ John Cooper Works Garage to Close ] Channel4.com
[ John Cooper Garage Closes Shop ] MotoringFile