Robin Henry Christie 1943-2015
One of Scottish rallying’s most colourful personalities passed away on December 14 when Robin Christie died after a short illness.
In the mid-1970s and 1980s he was one of Scotland’s top club rally drivers, achieving most of his success at the wheel of a Vauxhall Chevette HS and HSR.
He almost won the Scottish Rally Challenger’s Championship in 1980, but rolled the Chevette on the Arbroath Stages Rally, which ultimately cost him his first national title.
A lifelong member of Machars Car Club, he represented the club first at the West of Scotland Association meetings and latterly Scottish Car Club Association meetings and was always forthright in his views.
Folk like these are always hard to replace in any car club or sporting hierarchy and Robin’s passing will be a huge blow to the club and to the sport.
To his wife Rose, sons Rory and Gregor, daughters Kim and Judy, brothers Ian and Peter, and his wider family, our heartfelt sympathies go out to all of them.