Andrew Cowan 1936-2019

Duns’ second-favourite son, two-times winner of the London to Sydney Marathon, Andrew Cowan forged a career in motorsport that eclipsed many bigger names.


As a youth the Scot even competed against close friend and neighbour Jim Clark, but the two aspiring drivers’ lives went in very different directions, Clark to the glamour of F1, Cowan to the mud-spattered glory of guiding a Hillman Hunter halfway around the globe for the Rootes Group in 1968. He repeated that winning feat for Mercedes in 1977. He also drove for Triumph and Rover before joining Mitsubishi, where he ended his driving career and took over as its motorsport director.

 Andrew Cowan 1936-2019

Andrew Cowan 1936-2019

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