Robin Henry Christie 1943-2015

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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.

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