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Colin McRae Tribute Convoy: 1,100 Subaru’s Stretch For 50km

colinmcrae3As some Malaysians raced in the local MME and celebrated independence day this past weekend, rally fans over at the UK celebrated the life of one of the greatest rally drivers of all time, Colin McRae. Over 1,100 Subaru’s formed a 50km convoy over to ProDrive’s test track at Warwickshire UK, the following is the official press release and video from the record smashing convoy:


More than 1000 Subaru owners and thousands more fans have celebrated the life of Colin McRae this weekend.

A convoy, which at its peak stretched 30 miles with an estimated 1100 Subaru cars, left Colin’s home town of Lanark on Saturday morning, led by his father Jimmy McRae. Nine hours and 300 miles later, it arrived at Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, having been cheered along the way by thousands of fans who stood on every available motorway bridge on route.

“Literally every bridge had people waving and cheering us along with many hanging the Saltire from the railings.” said Grant Hendry, who led the McRae Gathering convoy. “It turned what was an already memorable event into a truly amazing and emotional occasion.”

The convoy re-gathered at Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury on Sunday morning, before being led up the M40 by Colin McRae’s original 1996 Impreza rally car. In a fitting finale to the event, a sign almost half a mile long and made up of 1086 Subarus spelt out COLIN MCRAE and the Scottish Saltire in a new official Guinness World Record – smashing the previous record by more than 800 cars. The cars then broke a second Guinness World Record by creating the largest parade of cars as they left the Prodrive test track.

It is estimated that the event has raised nearly £40,000 for the McRae charities.


Source: AutoBlog

  • J
  • Sep 2, 2008
A great Loss....
RIP Colin McRae
  • G
  • Sep 2, 2008
a legend....
  • M
  • Sep 3, 2008
it made my eyes water lol
  • K
  • Sep 5, 2008
RIP Colin Mcrae...we miss you!!...

not forgetting Richard Burns and Posum Bourne (both deceased), Juha Kankunnen, in fact all the legendary Subaru rally drivers are my heroes!!
  • H
  • Sep 8, 2008
RIP to u Colin

what a sight
what a noise of so many boxer engines
  • H
  • Sep 8, 2008
in memory...