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Guy Mayers
12-03-2015, 13:19
Many of will know Philip who passed away yesterday - he organised many historic rallies and some us of were lucky enough to have been allowed along with our Stratos replicas in the early years. He was a close friend of Gerry's and will be sadly missed.


Endurance Rally Association
Philip Young, Founder and Rally Director

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, 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 competitors to be the first to cross the land border from Thailand into Burma.
Philip died in hospital in Bangkok on Wednesday 11th March. Details of a memorial service will be offered in due course

13-03-2015, 14:11
Agreed, that is very sad news indeed, I have very happy memories of my time on the Pirelli Classic Marathon thanks to Philip and Gerry.


Philip (yellow jumper) can be seen in this photo with myself, Gerry (co-driving), Paddy Hopkirk and the Cold Stream Guard - 1992.


14-03-2015, 12:49
A great shame but a great life, led to the full and leading from the front, with Philip virtually inventing classic/historic rallying.
Very sad to hear of his death.