Alan Cowley

Alan Cowley

Alan Cowley's first recorded result was a third in his heat at Brands Hatch, May 1953 in a Martin. Thereafter, he switched to Cooper and continued, possibly in the same car, through to 1958, with a brief period driving the Petty starting on Boxing Day 1955.

Perhaps not top draw, Alan achieved some very respectable results, mostly in an older car, even beating the great Don Parker on Boxing Day 1957.

Unfortunately, his career came to an unfortunate end after a collision at Brands Hatch with Don resulting in a reprimand for Parker and an indefinite ban for Cowley after he was deemed to have deliberately rammed his opponent.

Brands Hatch, October 1954

Some results for Alan:

Brands Hatch 24th May 1953 Coronation Trophy, 3rd in junior heat

Snetterton 25th July 1953, DNF

Crystal Palace 19th September 1953 Redex Trophy, 2nd in consolation race

Brands Hatch 4th October 1953, 2nd in heat


Castle Combe 3rd April 1954, 5th in heat, 7th in final

Brands Hatch 19th April 1954 Easter Monday, 1st in junior heat, 1st in junior final

Brands Hatch 1st May 1954, DNF in Whitsun invitation

Brands Hatch 7th June 1954 Whit-Monday Meeting, 5th in open challenge heat

Crystal Palace 18th June 1954, 2nd in race 2

Silverstone 17th July 1954 British Grand Prix, 12th

Brands Hatch 2nd August 1954 Daily Telegraph Meeting, 2nd in open challenge heat, 1st in invitation heat

Brands Hatch 5th September 1954, 3rd in open challenge heat, 4th in final, 3rd in senior race

Crystal Palace 18th September 1954 Redex Trophy, 5th in heat

Goodwood 25th September 1954, 2nd in race 2

Brands Hatch 3rd October 1954, 2nd in open challenge heat, 2nd in final, 1st in senior race


Brands Hatch 11th April 1955, 2nd in senior heat

Brands Hatch 1st May 1955, 2nd in heat, 4th in first final

Brands Hatch 29th May 1955 Sporting Record Trophy, 4th in heat

Crystal Palace 30th May 1955 Redex Trophy, 2nd in petit prix

Brands Hatch 12th June 1955, 1st in senior heat, 3rd in final

Brands Hatch 10th July 1955 Sporting Record Trophy, 1st in second final

Brands Hatch 1st August 1955 Daily Telegraph Trophy, 3rd in heat

Brands Hatch 26th December 1955 Yuletide Trophy, DNF in heat


Goodwood 2nd April 1956 Earl of March Trophy, 5th

Brands Hatch 29th April 1956, 3rd in heat

Brands Hatch 20th May 1956 Sporting Record Trophy, 1st in second final

Crystal Palace 21st May 1956 Redex Trophy, 6th in heat

Silverstone 14th July 1956 British Grand Prix, 14th

Brands Hatch 6th August 1956 Daily Telegraph Trophy, 6th in heat

Brands Hatch 9th September 1956 Rochester Cup, 3rd in heat, DNF in final

Brands Hatch 14th October 1956, 1st in second final


Brands Hatch 22nd April 1957 Sporting Record Trophy, 1st in Sporting Record Trophy,

Brands Hatch 19th May 1957, 3rd in expert drivers

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

Crystal Palace 10th June 1957 Redex Trophy, 2nd in heat, DNF in final

Brands Hatch 5th August 1957, 3rd in Daily Telegraph Trophy

Crystal Palace 5th August 1957, DNF

Brands Hatch 6th October 1957 Sporting Record Trophy, 3rd in Sporting Record Trophy

Brands Hatch 26th December 1957 Boxing Day Meeting, 1st in Yuletide Trophy


Brands Hatch 7th April 1958, DNF in World Sports Trophy

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