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by George Skentzos

Update: Aerial image added.

In honour of the late great Colin McRae, a convoy of almost 1,100 Subaru’s stretching for more than 30kms has completed a landmark drive from McRae’s home town Lanarkshire to Prodrive in Banbury.

 Subaru parade honours McRae legend

The convoy was led by Jimmy McRae driving one of Colin’s original 1996 Impreza 555 rally cars; with the event raising over $50,000 for the McRae family’s officially nominated charities.

Subaru parade honours McRae legend

Having just set a record for the largest gathering of Subaru’s, the group also created another two official Guinness World Records.

Subaru parade honours McRae legend

These were for creating the largest parade of Subaru’s in the world and by writing out ‘COLIN MCRAE’ with their cars in a sign nearly half a mile long, visible to anyone flying into nearby Birmingham International airport.

Subaru parade honours McRae legend

“We had Subarus joining us from all over Europe, from Poland and the Ukraine to France and Spain, while some fans are flying in especially from Australia and Argentina to be part of this memorable occasion.”

The event was sponsored by the Subaru World Rally Team who donated items for auction such as Petter Solberg’s 2008 rally overalls signed by the man himself.

Prodrive also supported the event, arranging for many of McRae’s original rally cars to make an appearance at the event as well as a number of current generation Subaru world rally cars.

For more information visit the McRae Gathering website.




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