25 years ago … Hollie McRae remembers her dad

Twenty-five years ago on November 22, Colin McRae climbed out of his iconic blue Subaru Impreza to wild adoration as he became the first British driver to be crowned World Rally Champion.

Adding further to rallying history, aged 27 years and 109 days McRae was also the sport’s youngest ever World Champion.

Life was never the same for the Scot, whose face was emblazoned across TV news bulletins and the front of national newspapers. He went on to become one of the most popular drivers the sport has known.

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