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Subaru Impreza convoy pays tribute to McRae

A Prodrive organised Subaru Impreza drive event has beaten two world records in tribute to the late Colin McRae.

Over 1,000 Imprezas gathered to honour the memory of Colin McRae this weekend. The convoy, which at its peak stretched 30 miles with an estimated 1100 Subaru cars, left McRae’s home town of Lanark on Saturday morning, led by his father Jimmy McRae.

Nine hours and 300 miles later, it arrived at Prodrive's headquarters in Banbury.

The convoy re-gathered at Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury on Sunday morning, before being led up the M40 by Colin McRae’s original 1996 Impreza rally car.

In a finale to the event, a sign almost half a mile long and made up of 1086 Subarus spelt out COLIN MCRAE and the Scottish Saltire to break the Guinness World Record, smashing the previous record by more than 800 cars.

The cars then broke a second Guinness World Record by creating the largest parade of cars as they left the Prodrive test track.

It is estimated that the event has raised nearly £40,000 for the McRae charities.

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