We'll Miss You Colin!

Today, Spiff will be taking time off from his usual comedic character and dedicating this post to Colin McRae who passed away yesterday. Death comes so sudden at times.

Colin McRae, for those not in the know is the first Briton to win the World Rally Championship in 1995. And as far as I'm concerned one of the world's best rally driver. He died yesterday in a helicopter crash along with his 5 year old son and 2 other family friends.

I feel strongly about his death. I've actually had the opportunity to see him in person a few years ago, when he came to Malaysia for the Malaysian Rally Championships. It was a joy watching him drive.

I was home yesterday reading the newspaper during lunch and saw the article on his death and was stunned. I immediately text my other best buddy, who is a rally enthusiast himself and used to race once long ago to tell him the news. He felt the same way as I did about Colin's death.

And so, I take this time to send his family my condolences and may he rest in peace. The world of rallying will never be the same without this talented man who was fearless, flamboyant and blindingly quick in the car.

Rest in peace Colin.

8 weird comments:

J@n!ce said...

How sad to hear that a hero had passed away. May he rest in peace...

Janice Ng

Spiff said...

Hey Janice, thanx for the message. Yes, he is indeed one of my heroes :(

ethel said...

It's always heart-breaking to see famous people die. :(

May his soul rest in peace. :(

Spiff said...

Amen to that Ethel. Thanx for the comment.

sweetiepie said...

So sad... some more died with his son. Kesian the wife:(

Menopauseprincess said...

It's funny how people who we may never have met can still be so important in our lives, and make such an impact when they're gone.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Spiff said...

Sweetiepie, yeah kinda sad isn't it :( I guess when it comes to death, one can never say. Death doesn't discriminate, if it wants you, it'll get you. Life life to the fullest I say!

Spiff said...

Menopauseprincess, yes, it does seem strange, ya? I guess it all boils don to the fact that I've seen this guy in real life and he's not just a face in the papers on on TV and I guess that kinda makes him more real and the loss for profound, ya