To an entire generation of rally fans, Colin McRae was rallying. The flamboyant Scotsman, who became the first British driver to win the World Rally Championship title 25 years ago this weekend, burst onto the scene with a Talbot Sunbeam in the Scottish Rally Championship and quickly made a name for himself as a man in a hurry.
He signed his first professional contract with Prodrive in 1991 and rewarded David Richards' faith by winning two British Rally Championship titles - including a clean sweep of every round in 1992 - before moving up to the WRC full-time for 1993.
There were plenty of shunts, but the moments in between were magic and within three years had conquered the world with Subaru, having forged a reputation built on the solid foundation of awe-inspiring car control. McRae had the inherent ability to make a car dance to his tune, and drove the car on the throttle via the seat of his pants. He couldn't really explain what he did or how he did it, he just cracked on and stopped the clocks quicker than the rest.