Posted Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 9:42pm

Engineer Phil Keed has enjoyed a career spanning two decades in Supercars, but his story in rallying both in Australia and overseas is relatively unknown.

Keed appears on the latest episode of the V8 Sleuth Podcast and explains his story from Ralliart Australia to the Subaru World Rally Team.

Fresh from University, Keed was picked up by Ralliart Australia full-time, and several typical sliding doors moments meant he was soon on a flight to England ready to work at Prodrive.

It was some years before when that seed had been planted in his head, though, aided by one of the most famous moments in World Rally Championship history.

“I think it was 1997 … we were at the Bunnings stage south of Perth and we were all hanging out because our car was miles down the list,” Keed explained on the podcast.

“We were sitting on a rock with everyone else and down came Colin (McRae) and he put it so high in the air on that jump in a really iconic moment.