TWO Scottish motoring legends from completely different spheres of the industry have been inducted into the Scottish Motoring Hall of Fame.

The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), supported by Bridge of Weir Leather Company, have chosen Dumfries-born car designer, Moray Callum and posthumously, Colin McRae, a legendary rally ace as the latest to be inducted, with the latter award presented to his father, Jimmy.

Colin McRae brought world rally in to the living rooms and lives of millions all over the world and continues to do so through a hugely successful global franchise for the gaming generation. Born in Lanark, in 1968, he took an already famous rallying dynasty and made the name a global phenomenon.

He moved from the two wheels of trial bikes on to four wheels, going on to win two British rally championships before entering WRC at just 19, becoming the first Brit – or Scot – and the youngest ever to win the World Rally Championship drivers title in 1995, a record he still holds.

His famous Subaru team also triumphed in in 1996 and 1997, and he latterly raced for Ford and Citroen WRC teams. He competed in 146 rallies, recorded 25 wins and 42 podium finishes.

Car designer, Moray Callum, graduated in industrial design in Scotland before embarking on his path to automotive design stardom, starting in the early 1980s with Chrysler in the British Midlands, followed by a move to Peugeot Citroen’s advanced studio. A stint at Ghia followed, with the Via concept of 1989 and the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale.

In the mid-1990s, he managed the Ford studio in Dearborn, Michigan, before being promoted to lead Mazda design globally, with a redesign of the hugely successful MX-5 and almost every other Mazda model.

Later in the noughties, came further promotion across Ford’s north American brands where he designed a new generation of Lincoln cars and in 2014 became vice-president of design for Ford, with the responsibility for all concept and production vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands all over the world.

He started life wanting to be a vet, so this maybe is why his latest, greatest hits can be considered ‘beasts’ – the sixth generation Mustang and the 2017 Ford GT.