Weird record set in Colin McRae tribute

Published: 01 September 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

An extraordinary 30-mile convoy of Subarus smashed into the record books this weekend – all in honour of rally ace Colin McRae, who died in September 2007. An estimated 1100 Subarus drove from his home town of Lanark in Scotland to Prodrive’s HQ in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Colin’s dad, Jimmy McRae led the Scooby convoy on its nine-hour and 300-mile pilgrimage. At Prodrive, 1086 cars spelled out Colin McRae to qualify the event for a new Guinness World Record. The previous record for cars spelling something out was 800 cars.

Just goes to show there are some pretty weird world records out there… But it’s hard not to be impressed by an event that raised nearly £40,000 for charities supported by Britain’s first world rally champion.

By Tim Pollard

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