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Colin Mcrae Tribute - Web Exclusive

30-Mile Mcrae Convoy Smashes World Record

Sep 2, 2008
Eurp_0809_01_z+colin_mcrae_tribute+1996_subaru_impreza_rally_car Photo 1/4   |   Colin Mcrae Tribute - Web Exclusive

Being dedicated to the coverage of European vehicles, we don't normally mention Japanese vehicles here at www.eurotuner.com but on this occasion we wanted to make an exception. That's because the gathering of more than 1000 Subaru owners and thousands more fans was organized to celebrate the life of World Rally Champion, Colin McRae who sadly passed away in a helicopter crash almost a year ago (http://blogs.eurotuner.com/6216941/editorials/colin-mcrae/index.html)

A convoy, which at its peak stretched 30 miles with an estimated 1100 Subarus, left Colin's home town of Lanark, Scotland on Saturday morning August 30, led by his father Jimmy McRae. Nine hours and 300 miles later, the procession arrived at the Prodrive headquarters in Banbury - the team that prepared Colin's WRC Impreza.

All along the route, the convoy was cheered by thousands of fans who stood on every available freeway bridge. "Literally every bridge had people waving and cheering us along, with many hanging the Saltire (Scottish Cross of St Andrew flag) from the railings." said Grant Hendry, who led the McRae Gathering convoy. "It turned what was a memorable event into a truly amazing and emotional occasion."

The convoy gathered again at Prodrive 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, 1086 Subarus spelt out COLIN MCRAE and the Scottish Saltire in a display that was almost half a mile long and was an 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 $80,000 for the McRae charities.

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