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Colin McRae is a personal hero of mine. I love watching him drive and the only place you can do that now is on YouTube. This post is meant to assemble all the footage of Colin Rallying over the years. The first section covers the documentaries then comes in-car footage followed by Best of or Tribute style videos. If I missed something good, please let me know and I’ll add it.
Colin Steele McRae was born August 5, 1968 and lived his life flat out till the terrible helicopter crash on September 15, 2007). He was a Scottish rally driver born in Lanark as the son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and brother of rally driver Alister McRae. Colin McRae went to win the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion and, in 1995, became the first Briton and the youngest ever to win the World Rally Championship Drivers’ title.
Racing Legends: Colin McRae 50 minutes. Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy tells the story of Britain’s first-ever World Rally Champion, Colin McRae. Along with Colin’s father, Jimmy, himself a five-time British Rally Champion, Sir Chris visits the scenes of Colin’s greatest rally driving triumphs.
From exploring Colin’s roots as a Scottish trials bikes champ to driving the route of the Dakar rally over the dunes of the Sahara desert, Sir Chris will re-live McRae’s career and be trained to drive sideways by another big fan – American Rally Superstar Ken Block. Sir Hoy’s final challenge will be to swap his push bike for a monster Subaru Impreza world rally car on a rough and ready stage of the RAC Rally, the home of Colin’s famous 1995 victory.
Greatest Racing Drivers: Colin McRae
Pedal to the Metal
Scottish Rally 1992:
Tour De Course 1993:
WRC Portugal 1994:
WRC 1997 Subaru on Board:
Argentina 2001 SS19
San Remo SS7 2001.
Finland 2002 SS20. Finland rules and Colin is really pushing. Plus we get to hear Nicky Grist call notes. But the real fun is at the end when the car catches fire!
WRC Wales 2005 SS14 in a Skoda
Colin McRae, Donegal Rally, Metro 6R4: Colin has a huge moment on the Carnhill Stage at the Donegal Rally in 2006 while driving a Metro 6R4!
Caragh Lake in a mkII Escort:
BEST OF & TRIBUTES:
Colin McRae’s Best WRC Moments:
Colin’s Personal Garage:
Test drive: Prodrive 911, WRC STI, and Street STI:
Goodwood Festival of Speed: Colin’s final drive in the works Subaru and his own R4.
Footage includes Carlos Sainz arriving at the rally stage in his Celica GT4 and the Group S Toyota MR2 running.
Colin On Top Gear Racing Clarkson, and an F1 Car. who is fastest? colin mcrae in a 300 bhp 4wd group A ford focus or Johnny Herbert in a v10 800 bhp stewert f1 car,maybe its jeremy clarkson in a 170 bhp ford cougar! whatever the outcome its worth watching this to see colin drifting the focus around the silverstone circuit,and johnny herbert’s attacking lap on cold tyres in the wet is also impressive.
XGames Vs Travis Pastrana: After tieing on the dirt rally stage Travis and Colin face off in the stadium on pavement. And Colin rolls his car. Does he still win it? Watch to find out!
Roll and Keep Racing: Colin rolls but with the crowds help, he flips the car over and back onto the road and keeps racing.
The Best of Colin McRae:
1998 External Footage:
Colin in his McRae R4 at Goodwood:
Colin hits a spectator:
WRC Craziest Moments: Colin McRae Crashes
Jimmy McRae talking about the final crash: