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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent view of the best in the world
Colin McRae is still the best rally driver of the current generation and this book gives some inside into why. The format of having additional input from his family and colleagues helps to provide a different perspective to the usual biography and the external insights are particularly illuminating after his massive accident in Corsica in 2000.
The only complaint is...
Published on 7 Jan. 2002

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing
This book is more like a quickly scribbled diary than an in-depth look at a hugely popular sport and driver. There are some personal moments in here but they're rather guarded and I felt that at the end of the book I didn't know rallying or Colin McRae any better than before. The rallies themselves are mainly treated along the lines of "Corsica, broke down, it wasn't...
Published on 14 Jan. 2002


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent view of the best in the world, 7 Jan. 2002
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This review is from: The Real McRae (Hardcover)
Colin McRae is still the best rally driver of the current generation and this book gives some inside into why. The format of having additional input from his family and colleagues helps to provide a different perspective to the usual biography and the external insights are particularly illuminating after his massive accident in Corsica in 2000.
The only complaint is that the book ends before the World Championship final rounds. As it was such a nail biting event until Stage 4 of the RAC, the final round, Colin's insight on that is sorely missing.
If you want to know why he is the best read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the full flying scotsman, 3 July 2002
This review is from: The Real McRae (Hardcover)
This book opens with very kind words from one of Colin's biggest ravels. This is a great insite to one of scotlands best undervalued sportsman. In some ways he likes it that way, when he is out of the car and with his young family. It gives a real feel to the sport than the tv can't. it talks a bit about his school life and how he still lives where he was brought up even though he says it dose cost him a lot of mony to have such prialage to have a home in SCOTLAND he would not have it any other way
It is well writen and very easy book to pick up and very hard to put down kind of book. It has a great balance of hummer and stright talking from the Scotsman about how hard a life is in the sport especial when it gose badley wrong in the car. He talks about before he got his break in to the big time and onto the world rally stage and world champinship year. And why he left that team that give him that big break? and why had gone to Ford?.
Both of his parants have added there own thought of having a son that has acheved such sucess at such a young age. The book gose into the help and expectations of his father had to make it more in the sport than he had done in his life. Colin talks quite openly on how much his father has helped him and how he helps him today all over the world.
the book is great and even if you are not a WRC fan it is still a great book to reed.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb book, 26 Oct. 2001
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This book is a incredible and drmatic story
of legendery Colin McRae's life. explaining
about his childhood right through to half way through the 2001 season. A great buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent insight to the worlds best rally driver., 30 Dec. 2001
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As this type of motor sport is hardley televised on the BBC Sport programes,or any other TV channels, this book is a real eye opener as to what its like being the best british rally driver. Right from the start when he realised that all he was interested in was rallying to the ups and downs as discribed through the years to get to where he is today are well detailed and explained, and for most of the read quite humerous. Untill you read this book you will never realise and appreciate how much hard work Colin Mcrae has given, and the risks he has taken to get Britain up there with the best. A must for all die hard rally fans who support him, and feel they want to get to know him better.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing, 14 Jan. 2002
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This book is more like a quickly scribbled diary than an in-depth look at a hugely popular sport and driver. There are some personal moments in here but they're rather guarded and I felt that at the end of the book I didn't know rallying or Colin McRae any better than before. The rallies themselves are mainly treated along the lines of "Corsica, broke down, it wasn't my fault". It's an easy read but that's because there's nothing much in it and annoyingly finishes before the end of an exciting season, no doubt in order to be in the shops before Christmas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the real collin macrae, 15 Jan. 2012
This book is well worth it,gives an in-depth account of his rallying career and how he got into rallying.the only poor point to this book was the ending as there was no closure to the book and did not mention his move to Citroen or skoda but all in all a very interesting read for rally enthusiasts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Dec. 2014
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Had this book a few years ago but lost it somehow. Thanks for rekindling the old grey cells
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring, 5 Dec. 2001
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Despite its title this book gives the reader a poor insight into one of the world's greatest rally drivers. Its more of a diary that an autobiography and leaves you wanting more. Its quick and easy to read - but that's because there is little to think about on the way!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Colin McRae, 22 Jan. 2013
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I knew it was second hand but said good as new it was suppose to be a Xmas gift but couldn't give as a gift as the pages looked as if they had all been wet and left to dry which made them all yellow
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted, 12 Oct. 2010
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Wanted this book for my partner. Great price for the condition of the second hand hard back. Would order again as it came quickly with no problems.
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