Bart Martin's Cooper-Chevy
Bart Martin drove the ex-Jack
Weiss, ex-George Grinzewitsch
(???) Cooper Monaco to a string of victories in Northern California
events in 1964. Jim Herlinger, a friend & associate of Martin,
restored the car to this configuration. This photo shows Herlinger
behind the wheel at the "Wine Country Classic" event at Sears Point Raceway
in 1988. I don't remember the Martin car having fins in 1964.
(Note: I recall hearing "back in
the day" that the Grinzewitsch car was the ex-Weiss car and that
Grinzewitsch was Weiss's mechanic. The story continued that Grinzewitsch
resurrected the car as a tribute to Weiss. I have no proof of this.
Another memory from "back in the day":
I heard that the Martin car was the ex-Grinzewitwsch car. Again I
have no proof.
Another possibility: The Leon
Robertson Cooper Monaco. This 2-liter Cooper Monaco also raced
out of Sacramento, CA in 1961. I have no idea what became of it after
the 1961 season. In 1962 Robertson raced a "Bobtail" Cooper with
2-liter Ferrari power.
The Robertson car appears to have a stubbier
nose than the Weiss-Grinzewitsch car.)