Thursday 3 October 2013

Rally - Book Signing

Tomorrow, Friday night Oct 4th, the Colin McRae Forest Rally will host the Scottish launch of a new book about their late club member and World Rally Champion, Colin McRae.

Produced by photographer Colin McMaster and writer David Evans, the book is titled simply ‘McRae, just Colin’ and copies will be on sale at Rally HQ in Breadalbane Community Campus in the centre of Aberfeldy from late afternoon.

The book is priced at £39.99 and only cash payments can be accepted as the club will have no facility for credit cards at the rally.

The organisers are also delighted to announce that a number of rather special guests have agreed to be at Rally HQ on the Friday evening and will be available for signing autographs, or even book signing.

The guests will be available from:
5 pm – 6 pm
Four times Scottish Rally Champion, David Bogie and top title contender Euan Thorburn

6 pm – 7 pm
Skeleton Gold winning Olympian Amy Williams and Sky TV F1 reporter Tony Jardine (and he's Scottish!)

7 pm – 8 pm
Scotland’s most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and five times British Rally Champion Jim McRae

Derek Ringer will also be attending, but as yet, his ETA is unknown – well, he is a Co-driver after all! Derek was Colin’s co-driver in their 1995 World Championship title winning year.

Other rally merchandise will be on sale within Breadalbane Community Campus, so folks can come and browse at their leisure and meet the stars.

And as a rather more poignant tribute, outside the campus building on display will be Colin’s first competition car, his autotest Mini, and also the Vauxhall Nova which pitched him on to the world stage. It was his flamboyant antics in this Nova which first caught the attention of rally fans the world over, endeared him to a generation and from which a legend grew.

Amy Williams will actually be competing on the rally as she strives to gain her International Co-driver’s licence ahead of Wales Rally GB in November and she will co-drive for Tony Jardine.

Sir Chris Hoy will share Course Car duties with Jim McRae as they run ahead of the competitive field.
A long time fan of motor sport, and rallying in particular, Sir Chris was also a great fan of Britain’s first outright World Rally Champion in 1995. He hosted the recent BBC Television tribute to the late Colin McRae which was part of the company’s ‘Racing Legends’ series.

Phew! What a line-up.

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