1933 Cooper Marmon V16 Indy Car Replica
In 2008, John Hollansworth—a lifelong car enthusiast and racecar driver—decided to bring the car back to life. He had come across an incomplete V16 engine in Colorado and, after doing a little research, discovered its history was rooted in the 1933 Cooper Marmon Indy Car. He then commissioned Missouri-based Vintage Fabrications and Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Parts to work on the body and chassis respectively. At the same time, Paul’s Rod and Bearing and Built Right Engines put the V16 back together.
Hollansworth drove the replica for the first time at the Vanderbilt Cup Centennials at the Millers at Milwaukee Meet in July 2012, boasting that it “drove like a champ.” Hagerty acquired the racer shortly after that.