Remembering Michael “Beef” Park

In two short years, Britain has had to endure the loss of its greatest rallying heroes. The first of the untimely losses was that of codriver Michael “Beef” Park, claimed by a side impact at his home rally on September 19 18, 2005. A man with arguably the best sense of humor in the WRC, he made everyone smile with his on-camera antics. But Beef definitely wouldn’t want anyone to mourn over his memory. Here’s a great tribute video from AXN’s Shakedown that includes the absolute classic moments (“Did you watch football last night?”)

Also, on the anniversary of his death, Rally Radio produced a tribute program, including a revealing interview with driver Markko Martin recalling their most spectacular moments. He talks about Beef bringing the wrong pacenotes on the Safari Rally, meeting Beef, and even Beef’s hidden Japanese accent skills. You can download it here.


September 20, 2007. Appreciation, Rally, Rally Radio, Rallying, WRC.


  1. DoN replied:

    It says “now file to download” when trying to dl the rally radio tribute to beef 😦

  2. DoN replied:

    sry, i meant “No file to download”

  3. amberie replied:

    I’m trying a new file hosting site that even puts the audio file in a gazillion formats. Just let me know if there are any problems with it. 🙂

  4. DoN replied:

    Thanks, works perfect now!

  5. kirsty park replied:

    uncle beef died on the 18 not the 19!!

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