Prolific Ambassador of the Historic Rally Movement
The Endurance Rally Association is deeply saddened to announce that Philip Young, Rally Director and founder of the ERA has died following complications arising from a motorcycle accident in Burma. He was 67 years old. A prolific ambassador of the historic rally movement, Philip was a larger-than-life character who pushed motorsport boundaries, organizing 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. Philip died in hospital in Bangkok on Wednesday March 11. Details of a memorial service will be offered in due course.