Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cooper T51 Stirling Moss 1959

Ugo Capeto, Cooper T51 Stirling Moss 1959. Colored pencil on paper, 7"x9". ©2012.

British driver Stirling Moss driving a Cooper T51 at the 1959 Monza Italian Grand Prix, a Formula One motor race that he ultimately won for the privateer Rob Walker Racing Team. This is an original colored pencil drawing from a photograph in the book "Formula 1, In Camera, 1950-59" by Paul Parker. The artwork is on Stonehenge archival paper.

The Cooper T51 was powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder inline engine (240 bhp at 6,750 rpm) made by Coventry Climax. It was rear-engined, an engine position the Cooper Car Company introduced in Formula One in 1955. Stirling Moss' win in Argentina in 1958 with a Vanwall Cooper T45 was the first win for a rear-engined car in Formula One history.

The Rob Walker Racing Team was founded by Rob Walker, heir to the Johnnie Walker whisky family.

Surprisingly, Stirling Moss, despite all his successes, never won a Formula One World Championship.

Prints are available at Cooper T51 Stirling Moss 1959 on

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