Friday, 22 August 2008

Convoy to celebrate the life of Colin McRae

A total of nearly 1300 Subarus will congregate on Sunday the 31st of August at Prodrive in Banbury. McRae’s 1996 Impreza 555 rally car will lead the convoy on the M4 which will stretch nearly 20 miles long. Two official Guinness World Record attempts will be made. The first being the total of 1300 Subarus on parade, and secondly, the cars will write out ‘COLIN MCRAE’ in a sign nearly half a mile long and visible to passengers landing at Birmingham airport. Subarus will be participating from all over Europe, from Poland and the Ukraine to France and Spain, while some fans are flying in especially from Australia and Argentina to be part of this occasion.
For more information on the event visit www.mcrae-gathering.co.uk For more info on the convoy route visit www.prodrive.com
Colin McRae features heavily in the Veloce book Subaru Impreza (Rally Giants Series) By Graham Robson. This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the turbocharged, four-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza in the 1990s and early 2000s, providing a compact and authoritative history of where, when and how it became so important to the sport.