Sir Colin McRae , August 5, 1968 ~ September 15, 2007
A year ago today, the racing world lost one of its greatest drivers. World Rally Champion Colin McRae perished in a helicopter crash with his son, Johnny and two family friends.
At the time, there were many, many tributes to Colin. My two favorites are this video and this string of photos from the X-Games. Then, of course, there is Travis Pastrana's tribute from this year's X-Games to his hero and friend.
If you are interested in Colin's racing history, I highly recommend the Colin McRae, Rally Legend DVD. There are some great clips throughout his career and commentary from Colin himself that was filmed a month before his untimely death. We watched it this weekend. It's truly wonderful.