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Andrew Cowan RIP
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Andrew Cowan passed away just a few days ago.
Andrew first came to my attention in winning the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon Rally.  His rally career produced successes as a driver and team manager. Andrew was a compatriot and contemporary of Jim Clark in the Duns area of Scotland.

WRC obituary here - https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/news/october-...2-12-.html

Rest In Peace

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His role setting up and developing Ralliart should be the stuff of motorsport legend. Rallying (including the Dakar) was pretty much all the motor racing I followed seriously in the 90s, so Cowan's achievements as a team manager do really stand out for me - especially Tommi Mäkinen's four successive championships at the end of the decade. Of course, Mäkinen isn't doing badly at the head of Toyota these days - he has much to thank Andrew Cowan for.

   
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Quote:His role setting up and developing Ralliart should be the stuff of motorsport legend.


Yes indeed, Andrew Cowan was very important for the rallysport.
His Ralliart-team won also the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers in 1998 for Mitsubishi, in front of Toyota and Subaru.
The Hillman Hunter winning London-Sydney Marathon 1968 was celibrated by Corgi Toys with a die-cast scale model, which is well-known.
RIP Andrew Cowan.

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