Derick Allsop

The Real McRae
  • The Real McRae

  • Colin McRae is a legendary name in rally driving. He was born in 1968, the son of Rally King Jimmy McRae. This is the full, personal story of the sport's greatest talent, and highest paid driver (-3million a year). It has been a dramatic and dangerous climb to the pinnacle of success and his fearless driving style and fierce determination have turned him into a hero of the sport. And it was this charisma, and his inimitable driving style, that led Playstation to call their bestselling driving game Colin McRae Rally. This is a gripping and passionate life story that takes us from his close family upbringing, through his early success with Subaru, through to his wins with Ford, the much hyped competition with Richard Burns and his current incredible lifestyle. It's all in here - the skill, the speed, the danger, the friendships, the rivalries and the adrenalin - The Real McRae: The Autobiography.

Colin McRae was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1968. He won the British Rally Championship for the first time in 1991, became World Champion in 1997 and Safari Rally Champion in 1999. Derick Alsopp has joined forces with his friend Colin McRae to document this incredible sporting story. Derick is the country's foremost motorsport journalist and has written books with many iconic figures in the past.

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