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Posted on Sep 2nd, 2008 by Vlad Balan

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It’s been almost a year since the auto world was stunned when legendary rally driver Colin McRae died in a helicopter accident, with three more persons including his 4 year old son. To honor him, approximately 1100 Subaru cars gathered in front of Colin’s residence in Scotland on Saturday August 30. The convoy, that stretched 30 miles drove for nine hours (300 miles) to Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, with thousands of fans cheering along the way. “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.”

After that, on Sunday morning, the 1086 Subaru’s, led by Colin McRae’s original 1996 Impreza rally car syncronized and formed a sign almost half a mile long that spelled out COLIN MCRAE along with the Scottish flag. The event, besides raising nearly £40,000 for the McRae charities, broke two Guiness World Records, one for the largest sign made out of cars and the second for the largest parade of cars.

Check out more photos after the jump. Read More: “Almost 1,100 Subaru’s honored Colin McRae”

Posted on Sep 16th, 2007 by Vlad Balan

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This is some really sad news. Saturday, former British rally champion Colin McRae crashed while flying his helicopter, close to his residence in Scotland. Besides the driver, in the helicopter there where three more persons, among which there was Colin’s 4 year old son. Nobody survived.

Colin McRae was the first British driver to become world rally champion, in 1995, with Subaru. He was one of Britain’s best rally drivers, winning 25 rallies and 42 podium finishes in his career. And for those of you who haven’t seen him race, you’ve probably heard of the very popular video game, Colin McRae Rally, I sure did played it with my friends for hours. Again, this is a sad day, because, at only 39 years old, motorsport loses one of the best and most loved pilots. Rest In Peace, Colin! View some of Colin McRae’s career stats after the jump.

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