Moon Eyes The John Cooper Story

Nigel Devereux
July 16, 2019

At long last the overdue story of one of the UK’s most popular racers, John ‘Moon Eyes’ Cooper, has been published by Classic Racer’s parent company Mortons Media.

John Cooper raced through perhaps the hardest-fought period of short circuit racing – the 1960s and 70s, and beat the best along the way.

He will always be remembered for his giant killing act when he beat world champion Giacomo Agostini around the circuit he made his own, Mallory Park, but in a long career he achieved much more.

Moon Eyes tells the story of a down to earth racer in his own words who still has the same enthusiasm for the sport as he did when racing at the very top level.

Moon Eyes – The John Cooper Story costs £6.99 and is available in major UK newsagents or direct from or by calling 01507 529529.

Read more News and Features in the July/August 2019 issue of CR –on sale now!

About the Author

Nigel Devereux

Nigel Devereux is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, working in the School of English and Journalism. He has worked within the print publishing industry for 38 years. Nigel was editor of his hometown newspaper - The Horncastle News - from 1998-2001. Nigel is currently the Production Editor on The Railway Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling magazine for railway enthusiasts. He is also responsible for maintaining and updating several websites across the Mortons portfolio. 01507 529529 |

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