A fitting tribute
That Colin McRae would have approved of the rally run in his memory, there can be no doubt. Right from the competition on offer last Saturday to the plentiful supply of Stella on the tables at the supper which followed a day's sport in the Perthshire woods.
All those connected with the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally should take a bow. The efforts which went into getting five world champions to sign up to the event (even though Stig Blomqvist failed to make the starters' list after his co-driver was unable to make the trip) were immense. Having found the drivers, period-ish cars were also unearthed to give the Perth-based rally the genuine feel of a classic days-gone-by event.
Arriving at the end of the second stage, Colin's father Jim McRae could scarcely believe what he'd seen. Nudging his Porsche 911 into neutral on the stop line of the Errochty test, the five-time British champion grinned from ear to ear.