Cars driven by Colin McRae on show at Knockhill

Scottish rally driver Colin McRae during the Neste Rally Finland, the 9th round of the FIA World Rally Championships in August 2001.
Scottish rally driver Colin McRae during the Neste Rally Finland, the 9th round of the FIA World Rally Championships in August 2001.

CARS driven by late Lanark rally legend Colin McRae in competition will be on display during next month’s McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

Among the featured cars will be examples of the Subaru Legacy and Impreza which brought the 1995 world champion so much success on the national and world stage, plus the Ford Sierra Cosworth and Focus which highlighted his fearsome talent and endeared him to fans right across the globe.

Of particular interest will be Colin’s fully restored BL Mini, the first competition car he drove as a 16-year-old in autotests.

That came after a successful career on two wheels, when Colin switched from junior motor cycle trials to four wheels, campaigning his autotest Mini at events throughout Scotland and Ireland. A year later and the precocious youngster entered his first rally just days after his 17th birthday. His first ‘proper’ car was a 1600cc Talbot Sunbeam and this has now been fully restored and added to the collection.

Another recent addition to the collection is Colin’s original Vauxhall Nova which brought him to world attention when he contested his first WRC event in Sweden in 1987.