Lex Beels was a Dutchman who raced regularly across Europe. In 1949, Coopers were very expensive to purchase overseas so Lex built a series of Cooper derived cars in his own name using JAP engines. Lex drove regularly himself in his Orange car, often partnered by countryman Pim Richardson. By early 1953, Lex had to accept that the world had moved on, acquiring a Cooper Mk VI
If anyone has any more details or photos of Lex or his cars, please get in touch.