The Endurance Rally Association has announced 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 a Bangkok hospital on Wednesday March 11th.
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Hi , I hope you don`t mind me asking , , but I`m Phillip Young`s sister , and would very much like a copy , of your magazine with the article about him in ….Emails are fine , but would like the real thing , as a lasting keepsake , thank you.
With Kind Regards Fran
Met and drove with him during a route recce for London Kathmandu (rally could not be organised due to Pakistan closing borders with India). Great Guy. RIP Dear Philip.
I ‘m terribly distressed to hear of the death of my old sparring partner, Philip Young. I worked with him on many of the Pirelli Classic Marathons, as well as his 1988 Alpine Cup event. I have an Alpine Cup sitting on my desk in front of me at this very moment, presented to me by Philip. He and I may have clashed a few times, but we always came out of it as mates in the end. I’m deeply sorry he’s no longer with us.