Brooklands tribute for endurance rally pioneer
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.’ email@example.com www.endurorally.com