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Garrie Clifford Cooper
(22 December 1935 - 25 April 1982) was the founder of the highly successful Elfin Sports Cars and a competitive racing driver in his own right, winning the 1968 Australian 1½ Litre Championship
The Australian 1½ Litre Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title contested annually from 1964 to 1968. It was open to drivers of cars complying with the Australian 1½ Litre Formula which specified open wheel racing cars fitted with unsupercharged engines using commercially...
and the 1975 Australian Sports Car Championship
The 1975 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Group A Sports Cars and Group D Production Sports Cars. The championship was contested over a single race staged at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria on 30 November 1975. The race was...
. He suffered a broken leg in a high speed crash while driving his own Elfin MR8 during the 1978 Australian Grand Prix
The 1978 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula 5000 race held on 10 September at the Sandown International Raceway.It was the forty third Australian Grand Prix held and it was the Golden Anniversary AGP with the first being run in 1928...
at Sandown International Raceway. He also won the Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is a motor race, currently in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held in the Marina Bay area of Singapore...
in the year 1968.