Colin McRae was Britain’s most successful rally driver, winning the World Championship in 1995 and taking victory in 25 World Championship events. Colin’s flamboyant, sideways driving style, whether on the snows of Sweden, the rocky unforgiving roads of the Acropolis or on the ultimate challenge through the Sahara on the Dakar, endeared him to fans and rivals around the world.
Colin McRae Motorsport Ltd & Corgi have teamed up to produce a collection of 1:43 scale die-cast replica models as a lasting memorial to Colin McRae MBE. The full collection of 14 models will be released between 2009 and the end of 2011.
Colin McRae began his competitive career riding trial bikes, but by the age of 14 he and his friends were already experimenting with four wheeled vehicles, on disused land, using cars from a local scrapyard. Then, at age16, Colin discovered autotesting through the Coltness Car Club and soon traded his bike in for a Mini, bought for him by his father, five-time British Rally Champion, Jimmy McRae.