Colin McRae was one of the greatest rally drivers to have ever lived. The Ford Escort Mk. II was one of the greatest rally cars to have ever raced. Put them together on the most famous stage in Ireland and you get nothing short of sheer brilliance.

McRae passed away in 2007 in a helicopter crash, but the small, rear-wheel-drive Escort remains a contender in vintage and amateur rallies all over the world. Few, however, will pilot one with quite the mastery of McRae.

Hat tip to: Chris Harris Steve Sutcliffe!