Well known Fermanagh business man and rally aficionado Roy Cathcart died peacefully on February 25 following a long illness.
In the early 1970s Roy purchased Roger Clark’s Rac-winning Ford Escort ‘LVX 942J’ and thus began a long association with rally Fords, a collection of which was one of Roy’s passions.
He was a handy driver too, and in ’78 was fourth on the Ulster Rally in an ex-bertie Fisher Escort. Over the following years he figured highly in events all over Britain and built up a great association with Malcolm Wilson. Along with co-driver Harold Montgomery, Roy won events as varied as the ’79 Hellfire, the ’82 Boreen Rally, the ’83 Trossachs Rally and in ’86 the Malcolm Wilson Rally.
Roy was a rally man through and through, and great and enthusiastic company. He was 69 years old when he died. Roy was the father to Richard and Matthew, brother of Ian and uncle of the late Timothy Cathcart. To all his family and friends we offer our deepest condolences.