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Rare Colin McRae Footage from Ireland


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#1 SpaceKadett

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:52

The recent documentary prompted me to have a look for this footage I took. Colin McRae in his Mk2 Escort and Metro 6R4 on the Killarney International Rally of the lakes 2005 and the Donegal International Rally 2006 featuring some of the best stages Ireland has to offer, Molls Gap, Ballaughbeama, Atlantic drive and Knockalla amongst others.


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#2 d246

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:46

Fantastic! The Gilles Villeneuve of rallying.

Must say, I am a circuit racing fan, but whenever I watch the likes of this it makes me think that the best rally drivers are the most accomplished drivers on the go.

#3 Boing 2

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:11

Nice one, I don't know who's the maddest between the rally boys and the road racing bikers :eek:

Cool hearing the crowd applaud him for getting a bit sideways, that's what it's all about at the end of the day isn't it?

#4 d246

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 17:21

A bit off topic, but worth a watch:




Ari Vatanen's "dear God" moment on the Isle of Man rally

#5 gm914

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 17:36

Great footage! Thanks for that. :up:

Man I miss my Mk 2's.

#6 sterling49

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 17:41

Colin was just so fast, how sad that we lost both our World Champions ( Richard Burns) way too early.

#7 BoschKurve

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 18:12

Thanks for sharing.

What a talent Colin was....holy god, he made it look so easy.

#8 dgsg

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:18

Colin is the one who got this American interested in Rally.

#9 windtravels

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:37

The Mk2 Escort looks amazing being driven like that.

#10 chrisblades85

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:09

There was a great programme on the BBC the other week with Sir Chris Hoy. Really worth a watch. Loved watching McRae driving. Even when going in a straight line, he had a slide on.

#11 sterling49

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:18

The Mk2 Escort looks amazing being driven like that.


RS1800 rally cars usually did lok good, probably one of the best rally cars ever.