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CORGI VANGUARD VA11800 O SCALE Subaru Legacy 2000cc Turbo British Rally Champ

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CORGI VANGUARD VA11800 O SCALE Subaru Legacy 2000cc Turbo - Group A, British Rally Champion, 1991/92

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.

McRae and Ringer's first season as works Subaru drivers, 1991, produced a British Rally Championship victory for the Legacy but 1992 was a transitional year. The pair repeated their triumph on the British Championship, winning all 6 events, but also contested 6 World Rally Championship events, most notably finishing 2nd in Sweden.

In the car modelled here, McRae and Ringer led the opening Welsh loop of their home event, the RAC. However, the need to take avoiding action during a road section, after encountering a Range Rover coming towards them on their side of the road, led to damage that ultimately saw the pair slip to a disappointing 6th place. In 1992 long time RAC Rally Sponsors Lombard put up a prize of £100,000 for any British driver who could win the event outright and for a while it looked as if McRae might be able to claim that prize…
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