Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally 2010
Well, I guess it was an "ill-favoured cow" day!
The Holy Socks crew at the start of the Border Counties - right beside the
ruins of Jedburgh Abbey.
The designated Holy Sock of the Brick and Steel Border Counties was
"Pharaoh's well and ill-favoured Cows," with fat cows on one leg and thin cows
on the other.
But it didn't turn out to be a well favoured day for the
Earsman/Rallying with Holy Socks car on the Border Counties Rally.
After finishing every rally last year and winning the opening round of the
season, it had to happen at some point.
Three miles into the first stage, the gear box went and that was the end of the
day for Jock and Kirsty.
I will confess to being tempted to send the cows to the slaughter house but
that might be a bit too much like the reaction of the crowd on Good Friday so
I withdrew that proposal.
The car had been going well, and it was a disappointment to have a non-finish
but the fact that it was the first non-finish in more than a year of rallying,
is a remarkable achievement in itself. On the positive side, no one was injured,
the car wasn't pranged and we'll be ready for the Aberdeenshire based Mitsubishi
Station Garage Granite City Rally in April.
Click on the photo above for a few more photos.