Helicopter belonging to Colin McRae crashes!!!

Discussion in 'IN MEMORY OF......' started by daztomo, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. wd40

    wd40 Member

    Only just heard...

    One of those goose pimple moments (like when Senna died, and Steve Irwin actually).

    What a damned shame!
  2. Greyscale

    Greyscale 2011 Focus 1.6 Ecoboost Estate Titanium X

    Proper gutted. Can't believe this happened on the same day that I picked up my new scoob from Scotland. Weird.
  3. sukiscooby

    sukiscooby New Member


    Speechless :( :( :( All our thoughts and condolences to Colins family, and the other 2 victims-a really great loss
  4. Tarzan !!

    Tarzan !! Well-Known Member

    My one and only sporting hero, quite simply the most exciting rally driver I have ever seen.
    He always gave 100% no matter what he did and that is how I will remember him.
    Great driver but more importantly a great man.

    Can't start to think how the two families must feel our thoughts are with his family and the family of his friend.

    Ian & Audrey
  5. mcscoobydoo

    mcscoobydoo New Member

    Deeply saddened by this news

    Our sincere condolences to Colin's family and the others involved

    as all other posts have said - Colin was an inspirational person and driver

    He will be missed

    :( :( :(
  6. thatscoobyrocks

    thatscoobyrocks Well-Known Member

    I was gutted when I saw Sky News last night. :(

    Colin inspired us with his driving style, to our love of rallying and most all of to ownership of a Subaru and the marque that we enjoy every day.

    We all have our memories of him on the stages. I remember the cheers from his fans when he arrived at the start of a stage to get in his car the most. He was fearless, the best all round motorsport driver we have seen in our time.

    Every scoob, every 555 logo is part of the legacy he left us. Gone but our lives were richer for him.

    My thoughts and condolancies are with both families for their tragic loss yesterday.

  7. lordharding

    lordharding Member

    A great miss for the scooby community

    My subaru flag is at half mast at NBO hq :(

    My thoughs are with his family after this tragic event

    Discussion are starting allready on scoobynet for a national memorial run

    (of which im sure the LADS will liase with us up in CS as per the RB memorial run )

    comments and suggestions please on the McRae Respect Convoy thread

    http://bbs.scoobynet.com/scoobynet-gene ... ost7257759

    A sad day for us all and a great loss to the community
  8. mr roo

    mr roo New Member

    Rallying will never be the same ! sad loss ! unbelievable that Dave Richads also crashed :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry:
  9. Gilly

    Gilly New Member

    RIP to a Great Rally Great.

    He is up there now along with another Legend ( Richard Burns )


    3PEAKESLEGACY New Member

    Only just read all of this and I have to say my condolences go out to Colin's family for both Colin and his son.It is a very tragic day for motorsport as they have now lost another truely skilled gentleman of the sport.(I personally believe he was the only man to get the Subaru rally car to perform as it should,(whether down to driving skill or no fear I can't make my mind up)
    He will be sorely missed.......
  11. pitcha44

    pitcha44 New Member

    R.I.P colin he will be sadly missed :cry:
  12. daztomo

    daztomo New Member

    A poem from another site, I don’t know who wrote it but it sums it up for me and why we had him as our hero......

    Up at five and really so keen,
    To see the bond of man and machine

    3 hours to drive to get to the start
    We all have a laugh and so full of heart

    We know it is early, the weather is damp
    But we need to see cars come off the ramp

    Through fog and rain we push on with style
    We know the main man is due in a while

    Then comes a whistle, the marshal says time
    A car is now coming through forests of pine

    Its howl is so frightening, like a banshee on heat
    There is no escape, as we shuffle our feet

    And suddenly now it’s why we are here
    McRae over crest of course in top gear!

    It’s been worth the wait, the weather, the toil,
    To see the brave Scot here on home soil

    But now there is silence, and it’s deafening too
    Cos you and the wee man have bid us adieu.

    So rest in peace Colin you and your lad
    You gave us your best, John be proud of your dad.

    The memories you left us are all just the best
    You shone like a star, just simply the best.

    Colin you"re a mate and thats what we all thought
    It made you our hero and that just cant be bought.

    Now your in heaven with your boy and at rest
    But you left us the true meaning of FLAT OVER CREST!.
  13. Velmadoo

    Velmadoo New Member

    An extremely sad time.

    that poem really does say it all. It gave me goose bumps.

    I agree we need to do something as a club as a mark of respect. :cry: :cry:
  14. Parky

    Parky New Member

    Do we know if any stickers will be produced like those for Richard...

    Be nice if we could have something like that and donate the funds to a charity of the familys choice?
  15. mufcdamo

    mufcdamo New Member

    wow realy nice poem stickers would be a great idea
  16. daztomo

    daztomo New Member

    For a sticker how about half the cross of St Andrew and half the Union Jack with a 95 in the background to indicate the year of his world championship win and the Colin McRae signature with his birth date and the date of his untimely death.

    Just an idea.

  17. mufcdamo

    mufcdamo New Member

    how about something like the roger clark head with 1968-2007 underneath

    3PEAKESLEGACY New Member

    wow, that poem says it perfectly.
  19. KK3960

    KK3960 Active Member

    Very sad news, as Tony Wilson was to Manchester, Colin was to Subaru!

    May he RIP
  20. daztomo

    daztomo New Member

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