Mini 1275cc modified to Cooper spec - West of Scotland Autotest Championship 1984, Colin McRae
Product Code: VA02529
Colin McRae was Britain’s most successful rally driver, winning the World Championship in 1995 and taking victory in 25 World Championship events. Colin’s flamboyant, sideways driving style, whether on the snows of Sweden, the rocky unforgiving roads of the Acropolis or on the ultimate challenge through the Sahara on the Dakar, endeared him to fans and rivals around the world.
Colin McRae Motorsport Ltd & Corgi have teamed up to produce a collection of 1:43 scale die-cast replica models as a lasting memorial to Colin McRae MBE. The full collection of 14 models will be released between 2009 and the end of 2011.
Colin McRae began his competitive career riding trial bikes, but by the age of 14 he and his friends were already experimenting with four wheeled vehicles, on disused land, using cars from a local scrapyard. Then, at age16, Colin discovered autotesting through the Coltness Car Club and soon traded his bike in for a Mini, bought for him by his father, five-time British Rally Champion, Jimmy McRae.
In 1984, Colin won the West of Scotland Autotest Championship in 707 LHT. Autotesting requires very accurate car control and is a good place to learn the deftness of touch with the throttle, brakes and steering that is needed in rallying.
The Corgi range of Vanguards die-cast models represents vehicles that shaped the lives of people living in Britain from the post-war period to the present day.
Don’t forget to check out the Colin McRae collection of 1:43 scale die-cast models which celebrate the career of the rally legend.
- Scale: 1:43
- Era: Modern Classics
- Age Suitability: 14+
A detailed die-cast scale model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.