Albert Zains

Albert Zains

Albert began racing a Cooper regularly from 1954 and continued through to 1960. He achieving creditable if unspectacular results and rarely travelling far from London. Here are some we know:

Brands Hatch 7th June 1954 Whit-Monday Meeting, 5th in Junior final

Brands Hatch 4th July 1954, 3rd in Junior heat,

Brands Hatch 5th September 1954, 2nd in Junior heat, 1st in final

Crystal Palace 18th September 1954 Redex Trophy, 4th in heat,

Brands Hatch 3rd October 1954, 5th in Open Challenge heat, 3rd in Junior heat, 5th in final,


Brands Hatch 12th June 1955, 6th in Senior heat, 5th in final,

Brands Hatch 10th July 1955 Sporting Record Trophy, 4th in heat,

Brands Hatch 1st August 1955 Daily Telegraph Trophy, 7th in heat,

Brands Hatch 4th September 1955 Francis Beart Trophy, 4th in Second final,


Crystal Palace 21st May 1956 Redex Trophy, 10th in heat, 3rd in Petit Prix,

Mallory Park 7th July 1956, 2nd in Second final,

At Brands in October 1954 Photo courtesy Robin Fairservice.

In 1957, Albert commissioned a widened and lengthened Cooper Mk XI, christened the Flash Special, which he used until 1960. Albert may have operated a number of dry cleaning establishments in the Shepherds Bush area of London, is this where the name derives from? 

Brands Hatch 9th June 1957 Sporting Record Trophy, 5th in Junior Drivers,

Brands Hatch 26th December 1957 Boxing Day Meeting, 3rd in Junior race,

Brands Hatch 7th April 1958, World Sports Trophy, 3rd

Brands Hatch 4th August 1958 World Sports Trophy, 8th in heat,

Silverstone 9th August 1958 Commander Yorke Trophy, 3rd in Petrol class,

Brands Hatch 28th March 1959 World Sports Trophy, 6th in heat,

Brands Hatch 12th July 1959, 7th in heat,

Crystal Palace 22nd August 1959, 12th,

Brands Hatch 18th April 1960, DNF

He seems to have quit racing around this time to set up the Azum Kart Company in Epsom. Please get in touch if you can tell us more of his life.