Colin McRae was an icon in the world of rally driving, his untimely death in a helicopter crash in 2007 left much of the international motor racing community in mourning, he’s remembered as an inspirational figure by many of the young rally drivers working their way up through the ranks today.

McRae was the first Brit and the youngest ever driver to win the World Rally Championship (a record he holds to this day). Though known mostly for his rally work McRae also saw significant success racing in other motor racing events, he raced in Ascar (UK version of NASCAR), the 24 Hours of Le Mans and The Paris – Dakar Rally.

Famous for his on-the-limit driving style, Colin was always a blast to watch, if you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare hit play on the video above and hold on.

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Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - Onboard With Colin McRae
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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