Brook­lands trib­ute for en­durance rally pi­o­neer

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Clas­sic own­ers are be­ing asked to bring cars to Brook­lands Mu­seum to pay trib­ute to En­durance Rally As­so­ci­a­tion founder Philip Young.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is hold­ing a me­mo­rial ser­vice for Philip at the mu­seum on 9 March and is invit­ing friends, col­leagues and any­one with an in­ter­est in the en­durance ral­lies he was in­volved in to at­tend. It is also en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to bring a vin­tage, clas­sic and en­durance rally cars to form part of a com­mem­o­ra­tive dis­play – but the me­mo­rial is in­vi­teonly, so you’ll need to get in touch be­fore­hand.

Pro­ceed­ings will start at 11am with a film about Philip, fol­lowed by a photo pre­sen­ta­tion. Speeches will start at noon from Lord David Steele, Dr Paul Rees, ERA rally di­rec­tor Fred Gal­lagher, and ERA com­peti­tors Nel­lie Bishop, Wil­liam Med­calf, Jonathan Turner, as well as close friend Jim Gavin.

Phillip is best known for re­viv­ing the Pek­ing to Paris Mo­tor Chal­lenge. He also set a world record for driv­ing from Cape Town to Lon­don in 10½ days. He died in Bangkok on 11 March 2015 fol­low­ing com­pli­ca­tions from

a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent in Burma.

The En­durance Rally As­so­ci­a­tion says Brook­lands Mu­seum in Wey­bridge, Sur­rey, is a fit­ting lo­ca­tion for ‘a glo­ri­ous trib­ute’ to its founder.

‘We want to hon­our and cel­e­brate the amaz­ing char­ac­ter that Philip Young was in a way that we know he would love, which is sur­rounded by fam­ily, friends, and cars,’ says rally di­rec­tor Fred Gal­lagher. Philip had a huge im­pact on so many lives as well as his­toric mo­tor­sport.’ nikki@en­duro­rally.com www.en­duro­rally.com

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