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David Cooper founded Cooper Technica in 1989. With studios in Chicago and Lyon, France he specializes in complete restorations of rare and valuable vintage automobiles with a focus on pre-war and early post-war European sports and touring cars. Meticulous research and historical documentation is completed with an emphasis on functionality. David apprenticed under a master craftsman for eleven years after a decade in engineering and marketing in the corporate world. He is a third generation trained fabricator, machinist, and machine designer. David is a frequent lecturer, radio guest, consultant, and concours judge. He writes columns for Sports Car Market, Veloce Today, he has authored several books.
“Stay true to the highest level of authenticity.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Restoring a 1937 Delage D8120 Aerosport Coupe.
Having the opportunity to be mentored by Lenny Morrison.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A Fiat 124 Spyder
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
The race is with the guy in front of you and the guy behind you, it’s not with the rest of the world.
Figoni & Delahaye by Jean-Paul Tissot
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
We as a group in the car world need to be committed to authenticity.
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