W. W. Brown

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William Wayne Brown
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Born (1886-02-27)February 27, 1886
Dodge City, Kansas
Died June 14, 1958(1958-06-14) (aged 72)
Kansas City, Missouri
Other names W. W. Brown
William W. Brown
Cockeyed Brown

William Wayne Brown (27 February 1886 – 14 June 1958) was an American racecar driver who participated in the 1919 Indianapolis 500.


He was born on February 27, 1886 in Dodge City, Kansas.

On July 17, 1913 he went hillclimbing in his car, the Bear Cat, twenty miles to the summit of Pikes Peak in a .[1][2] The ascent took 5 hours and 28 minutes.

He participated in the 1919 Indianapolis 500.[3]

He died on June 14, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri.


  1. ^ "Up Pikes Peak by Auto". Technical world magazine (Armour Institute of Technology). 1913. Retrieved 2012-10-04. "... has safely withstood the assaults of automobiles, until July 17, 1913, when W. W. Brown, a racing driver from Kansas City, drove a machine, termed by himself the "Bear Cat", up the slopes of the Peak, a distance of twenty miles." 
  2. ^ "William Wayne "W. W." Brown a.k.a. "Cockeyed" Brown (1886-1958)". Retrieved 2012-10-04. "This photograph of W. W. Brown was taken on July 17, 1913 as he drove his Model 10 Buick “Bearcat” up Pikes Peak in Colorado. He had raced the car in Winfield, Kansas just 13 days earlier." 
  3. ^ "Indy 500 Career Stats - William Wayne Brown". Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 

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