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Elfin Heritage Centre

Submitted by on August 8, 2009

Its been over 50 years since Garie Cooper designed and built his first Elfin racing car in a small workshop near Adelaide, South Australia. Now enthusiasts have a place to visit  and celebrate the heritage of the marque at the Elfin Heritage Centre.

Elfin Heritage Centre owner Bill Hemming has down a magnificent job in displaying 20 Elfin race and road cars, historic photos and memorabilia. The centre also acts to supoort owners with spare parts.

“Garrie Cooper was Australia’s Colin Chapman” according to Hemming. “Elfin in the early 1960s Elfin was the worlds second  largest racing car manufacturer, but Garrie’s cars were lighter and even faster than the equivalent Lotus models. He was a true Australian legend, but largely unappreciated today”

Cooper built 248 cars in 27 different models. The Elfins won 29 national championships and major titles including the New Zealand, Singapore and Malayasian Grand Prix. Famous names to have piloted Elfins to victory include Fank Matich, Larry Perkins and 70s Formula 5000 racer John McCormack.

You can visit the Centre as an individual or book a trip with your car club.

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