20/1/2004, Alan Everest Brown dies.
Alan Brown was the first man to score points for the Cooper Car Company in a Formula 1 World Championship event by finishing 5th in the 1952 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten driving a Cooper-Bristol F2 car. Later he would be an early test driver for the Vanwall and debuted the first Vanwall at the International Trophy in 1954. A couple of years on he established the Alan Brown Formula 2 team giving young drivers like Ken Tyrrell, Masten Gregory and Bruce McLaren a go. Brown then bought Connaught Cars and began to run it as a garage business, building the Connaught C-Type. After a short-lived involvement with the Emeryson Cars F1 project Brown faded from the F1 scene.
Born: 20th of November 1919, Malton, UK;
Died: 20th of January 2004, Cranleigh, UK, aged 84.