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Corgi Models - New - The Richard Burns Collection

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England’s one and only World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, was born to drive; long before he was old enough to drive on the public roads, he was learning to handle rally cars on private land and at his

local motor club. By the age of 17, Richard started competing in club rallies and two years later, he claimed his first series title in the Peugeot Challenge. His win propelled him into national competition and by 1993, only five years after his first rally, the young progeny from Reading was on his way to a British Championship title with the support of Subaru and Prodrive, one of the leading partnerships in the sport. Subaru took Burns to the Asia Pacific series, before the Briton switched teams to Mitsubishi as his evident talent matured, confirmed by his first World Rally win in 1998 on the gruelling Safari Rally. The win in

 

Africa was a portend of many wins to come at the World Championship level - ten in the space of three short seasons, and that talent was sealed in 2001 as Richard was crowned as England’s first ever World Rally Champion. The Richard Burns Foundation and Corgi have teamed up to create a series of six highly detailed 1:43 scale quality die-cast collectable models representing the most memorable rally cars in Richard’s illustrious career. Each model is presented in a display case and comes complete with a collector card listing the story of that particular car. Every model sold will provide a contribution to the Richard Burns Foundation to help support its continuing charitable work in the 2001 champion’s name.

 

Four years after claiming the sport’s ultimate accolade, Richard lost his life at the age of 34 to an aggressive brain cancer. A typically brave approach to fighting his illness inspired his friends and family to establish the Richard Burns Foundation as a lasting tribute to the motorsport legend.

 

The Foundation exists to help others affected by serious neurological illness or injury and recognises people who display the same fortitude as Richard during their individual ordeals giving them the means to face the future with confidence.

 

 

 

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Where do we get these from? Found it.

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Tried to offer corgi something that i thought would really benefit this, (free of charge ofcourse) being these for all the richard burns collection:

 

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They didn't even bother to call me back after saying they would. Just wanted to do something that could help RBF out.

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