I hope someone can share some insider info, as I’m not quite sure, but it seems the replica Jan Hettema Rally CanAm that was built in the UK by Mick Strafford in 2009, is still alive and well, now running in Dealer Team Vauxhall Castrol colours.
When Mick isn’t showing the car, non other than rally legend Jimmy McRae, father of Alister and the late Colin McRae took the hot seat, and has taken such a liking to it, that he has been piloting the car in the British Historic Rally Championship since 2014, battling BDA Escorts, and mixing it with all manner of historic rally car, including the group B monsters in historic rally shows.
Unfortunately I’ve been struggling to get good footage, as it seems most videographers don’t know what it is and gives precedence to the European specials in videos.
But here is links to some clips:
2013 Race Retro event
Testing for Wales Rally GB 2014
Mick Strafford on the Festival of Speed 2015 Rally Stage
Jimmy McRae, Pirelli Carlisle Rally 2015
Harry Flatters 2014 Historic Rally Top 5
In some of the videos I’ve come across you can distinctly hear that 302 V8 bellowing in the background over the 4 or turbo 5 cylinders barking and spitting in the foreground.