One of our favourite events is usually especially poignant This particular year, as This particular marks the 10th anniversary of the passing one of our favourite fellas as well as much-missed friend, the rally super-hero which was Colin McRae.
as well as today the Castle Combe based event are calling for event features cars that has a link to the great motorsport man to make themselves known.
They say: “2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of Colin McRae, as well as Castle Combe has opted to pull out all the stops in order to mark the occasion in a manner which the great man would likely no doubt have approved of. Rallyday is usually seeking as many cars that has a connection to McRae’s rallying career as possible, with the eventual aim of conducting a circuit parade to remember Colin as well as the others lost on which dreadful day back in 2007.”
In addition to plethora of Colin’s cars, 2017 Rallyday will boast a bumper crop of production based Group A legends, a fitting way to mark the 30th anniversary of the category’s ascension to the top of the WRC ladder inside wake of Group B’s cancellation. Warner Lewis’ favorite Toyota Celica GT4 ST185 will return Yet again, a car which will no doubt pair wonderfully with the Ford Sierra Cosworth of Leslie Parrott, resplendent inside Shell livery so closely associated with the McRae rally clan, as well as the ex-Ari Vatanen Subaru Legacy of Danielle Furzeland.
Organisers say: “There’s little which can touch the drama as well as pace of modern WRC machinery, as well as there will be more than a few examples of rallying’s premier class blatting their way through the Rallyday feature stage come September 23rd. Charlie Barlow’s Hyundai Accent WRC Evo 3.5 isn’t merely rapid as well as beautifully presented, This particular was once piloted by both Juha Kankkunen as well as Armin Schwarz, two of the finest WRC pilots of the modern era. We can’t wait to see This particular dicing that has a whole host of contemporary WRC cars, including the ex-Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza S12, another car owned by Danielle Furzeland.
“Last year saw Rallyday mark the final year of Group B with an all out celebration of all things loud, brutal as well as banned, yet which doesn’t mean which the maddest WRC cars of all time will be missing This particular time around – far via This particular. ’80s honors will be upheld by the frankly amazing ex-Fabrizio Tabaton Lancia 037 of Robert Whitehouse, one of the most spectacular cars on the historic rallying circuit as well as one driven inside manner its maker intended, sideways! This particular will no doubt pair well with Nick Barrington’s Group 4 Quattro, a contemporary rival of the Lancia, a four-wheel drive icon as well as a car used to not bad effect by Hannu Mikkola in 1982 RAC Rally.
“Those of a certain age will agree which the sound of a manic, high-revving BDA Ford Escort came to symbolise British rallying inside ’70s as well as ’80s, as well as This particular’s one which will be present as well as correct at Rallyday This particular year. We could fill a fairly large book detailing the various Mk1 as well as Mk2 Escorts slated to bark their way around Combe This particular September, yet we’ll highlight one of the best known as well as most beloved, which of Peter Clarke. His RS1800 was built by a Ford satellite team for one of the sport’s tragically unfulfilled talents, Henri Toivonen, as well as This particular’s therefore a suitable addition to an already packed roster of rally cars.”
The cars covered above are just a tiny sample of the vast array of rally machinery already confirmed for Rallyday 2017. For a full list, please visit here.