Of the eight Imps that were entered by Rootes Works, seven drove the 3, miles from the Oslo start and arrived safely in Monte Carlo. This car never actually ran in the event, as it was cancelled due to the foot and mouth epidemic, but in a TV special stage, put on in an unaffected area, it went very well. Based in Rugby, Warwickshire , it would evolve into Mitsubishi Ralliart Europe , and his cars took Tommi Makinen to four consecutive WRC Drivers’ titles to , as well as winning Mitsubishi their only manufacturers’ crown in After draining the sump I started to pour this gear oil, but it was so cold, it took half an hour to put the oil in. Previous winners were Niki Lauda and James Hunt What all was done to it to lighten it? The 2nd London to Sydney marathon which was the toughest, longest, most demanding rally up till then or maybe of all time , and Cowan won it convincingly in a Mercedes-Benz.

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Roy Fidler and Alan Taylor. Scottish Rally, June The works Imp’s last international event.

We went right through the event to the last special stage when a rotaflex coupling broke. While spectating the jim clark andrew cowan rally rally at the whitsome stage, i caught on film, Andrew Cowan crashing his hillman imp through a hedge!

Rallying experience since the early s.

Cowan had won the Scottish twice. What about the engine? We felt that the event was just about ‘on’ for us in terms of having a penalty free run and winning a Rally des Alpes is what everyone strives for. Tough rally – due to snow, andrew cowan rally, fog and pouring rain, only 62 out of participants finished.


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All was not lost however for a few weeks later I was approached officially by Rootes with the offer of andrew cowan rally co-drive on the Monte Carlo Rally. According to Cowan their lifestyles were a great help in their subsequent careers: Rally andrew cowan rally round again I still had my Rapier and again I had a factory engine.

Rally the previous year and had lost his licence, but unluckily for me, he got his licence back just in time to compete.

Over half andrew cowan rally field was put into the garage before the first 24 hours were over. He had been in the East African Rally. At one stage we stopped and realised one big end had gone completely, so I dashed into a garage and bought a gallon of thick gear oil. Both men were active in the Berwick and District Motor Club during the s, but while Clark gravitated to open-wheeled racing, Cowan ventured off-road, and took part in the RAC Rallyeventually finishing 43rd of over coqan in a Sunbeam Rapier.

By that time Lewis Garrad was assisting the Rootes ralky team and after my success I had considerable encouragement from him, but nothing concrete in the way of a drive, save the chance of competing on the Alpine Rally that year. They swopped their andrew cowan rally transaxle, without losing any road time, the next morning. My biggest disappointment with the car was on the Alpine Rally inwhen Brian and I had been very confident with the car after our recce.

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Andrew Cowan

The 2nd London to Sydney marathon which was the toughest, longest, most demanding rally up till andrew cowan rally or maybe of all timeand Cowan won it convincingly in a Mercedes-Benz. The navigator fractured his skull and the co-driver cracked his spine. What about the body shell? The Glasgow Herald quoted an unnamed worker:.


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Back in with the Monte over for another year, I was still without a full Rootes contract and it looked like I wouldn’t have a drive that year until the Andrew cowan rally Rally. The Glasgow Herald – Nov 30, Right from the beginning?

andrew cowan rally One of the greater rally drivers with a reputation for stamina and sustained pace. The Scot leaves for the Continent at the week-end for a reconnaissance of the Monte Carlo Rally route. I drove this car on the Circuit of Ireland Rally, but it was short lived, as I was collected by a drunken driver shortly after the start and the accident put me out of andrew cowan rally raly. He started in Sunbeam Rapiers but also successfully rallied the Imp. A dozen years before Sydney Page: How did changes happen?

Andrew Andrew cowan rally born 13 December is a Scottish former rally driverand andreq founder and senior director of Mitsubishi Ralliart until his retirement on 30 November And this power output was remarkable for an Imp at that time. Views Read Edit View history.