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Endurance Rally Association founder dies

Published 15 March 2015

The founder and rally director of the Endurance Rally Association has died.

Philip Young, 66, passed away following complications arising from a motorcycle accident in Burma.

A superb ambassador for 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.

Young died in hospital in Bangkok on Wednesday, 11 March.

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