Colin McRae was a Scottish rally driver famed for winning the British Rally Champion in 1992 and the 1995 World Rally Championship. His career and life came to a tragic end in 2007 when he died in a helicopter crash. He was 39. For his contributions to motorsport, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1996. He also received a posthumous induction into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
He was the son of Margaret McRae and renowned rally driver Jimmy McRae. He grew up with a younger brother, Alister McRae, who also became a renowned racing driver. He was married to Alison McRae, with whom he had two children: Johnny and Hollie.
In 2011, a judicial investigation concluded that the helicopter crash that killed him in 2007 occurred because he flew the helicopter recklessly. The crash also killed his five-year-old son Johnny and two family friends.
was a famous Scottish race car driver,
who was born on
August 5, 1968. As a person born on this date, Colin McRae is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 5) and the 85th most popular for the year (1968).
People born on August 5
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Colin McRae is the 409th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Colin McRae's birthday, Colin McRae is the 38th most famous Scottish and ranks 3rd in famous people born in Lanark, Scotland.
In general, Colin McRae ranks as the 4834th
most popular famous person, and the 12th most popular race driver of all time.
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