Classic endurance rallying pioneer Philip Young has died


Philip Young, founder of the Endurance Rally Association, has died following a motorcycle accident while on the Road to Mandalay Rally. He was 66.

The ERA has released the following statement.

"A prolific ambassador of the historic rally movement, Philip was a larger-than-life character who pushed motorsport boundaries, organising marathon and endurance rallies all over the globe. 

"A founder of the Historic Rally Car Register, Philip set a world record for driving from Cape Town to London in ten-and-a-half days, and is best known for one of his greatest achievements – the revival of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, one of the world’s most epic motoring adventures. His final milestone was gaining permission for 70 rally crews to be the first to cross the land border from Thailand into Burma."

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