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Signage: Lionel Leonard was an MG tuner of some renown in England. He purchased a Cooper MG chassis from John Cooper. A highly modified MG engine was fitted to the chassis. He then copied Touring's coachwork on the Ferrari 166 chassis. This car was given the British road registration "Joy 500." Upon completion the car was sold to Cliff Davis and he then began its unbelievable competition history. His race record for 1952 and 1953 was: 23-1st place finishes; 24-2nd place finishes; 3-3rd place finishes; 3-4th place finishes. It is believed that the Joy 500 is the most successful British race car ever built.