The Scottish Motorsport Show '08 has been cancelled as a mark of respect for Scottish rallying legend Colin McRae, who died earlier this year.

Colin, along with his younger brother Alister and father Jimmy, had a huge hand in the success of the inaugural show held at Lanark Agricultural Centre last February, and the organisers have decided it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the 2008 event following his tragic death along with his son Johnny and two family friends in a helicopter accident in September.

"It is with great regret we have to announce the cancellation of the Scottish Motorsport Show '08," commented show organiser Robbie Allan. "However, with the McRae family having played such a large part in the tremendous success of the 2007 show, we felt it would be better to cancel this year's event as a mark of our respect. We are however looking at the possibility of organising a live motorsport event in Lanark during next summer to pay tribute to Colin's outstanding career."

The Scottish Motorsport Show '07 featured the very best of two and four-wheeled action side-by-side, with top names from all categories of motorsport displaying their skills in two live action areas in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

Rally royalty Jimmy, Colin and Alister McRae, motorcycling great Allan, sportscar star Allan McNish and Isle of Man TT winner Jim Moodie were just a selection of the famous names to appear, whilst hundreds of trade stands gave motorsport fans the opportunity to get their hands on the very best equipment and merchandise.

It is anticipated show will return again in 2009.

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