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CORGI VANGUARD VA11700 O SCALE Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, Group A, WRC 1989

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CORGI VANGUARD VA11700 O SCALE Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, Group A, WRC 1989

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.

Both Jimmy and Colin McRae ran RED Sierra Cosworths during 1989, Colin a Group N car and Jimmy a Group A. Despite a good result in New Zealand (using a Group A Sierra) Colin's season was peppered with crashes, mainly because the 'showroom' 300bhp Group N Cosworth lacked the brakes and chassis to handle its power.

A move into the even more powerful, but better handling, Group A car modelled here seemed perverse initially but produced three impressive drives that showed Colin had the pace and stability to be quicker than his Dad in identical machinery; Colin really had a future in top flight rallying.
The McRae/Ringer Sierra Cosworth is modelled as it started the 1989 RAC Rally. The pair used the same car on the Manx, retiring from third place when a differential casing cracked, and on the Audi Sport Rally where they finished third overall. Although hopes were high on starting the RAC, they rolled gently on SS13 then, in Keilder, crashed out of the rally into another parked Sierra which had been caught out by the same tricky bend.
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