Largest car mosaic-world record set by Subaru
BANBURY, England -- 1086 Subaru owners have celebrated
the life of Colin McRae by creating a sign almost half
a mile long and made up of 1086 Subarus spelling out COLIN
MCRAE and setting the world record for the Largest
car mosaic. Photo: At the Prodrive headquarters,
1,086 Subarus were arranged to spell McRae's name and form
the Scottish flag, stretching more than half a mile in length
and setting a world record. Photo courtesy of ProDrive (enlarge
A second world record was set for the largest
parade of cars as the Subarus left from the Prodrive test
McRae was the first Briton to win the World Rally
Championship Driver's title and helped the Prodrive-led Subaru
factory rally team win three straight WRC Constructors' titles.
He was killed in a helicopter crash in September 2007.
Photo: A convoy, which at its peak stretched
30 miles with an estimated 1100 Subaru cars, left Colin’s
home town of Lanark on Saturday morning, led by his father
Jimmy McRae. (enlarge
hours and 300 miles later, it arrived at Prodrive’s headquarters
in Banbury, having been cheered along the way by thousands
of fans who stood on every available motorway bridge on route.
“Literally every bridge had people waving
and cheering us along with many hanging the Saltire from the
railings.” said Grant Hendry, who led the McRae
Gathering convoy. “It turned what was an already memorable
event into a truly amazing and emotional occasion.
In a fitting 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 in a new official World
Record for the Largest car mosaic– smashing the previous
record by more than 800 cars.
The cars then broke a second 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 ($103,000) for the McRae charities.