It was with great sadness that I read Motorsport News’s report that our Mick Jones had passed away (August 10).
It was a reminder that we are witnessing the gradual demise of a generation that were at the birth of a rallying era that will sadly never be repeated, one that created great cars from multiple manufacturers, and heroes, many of which were Brits.
Rallying was a national pastime, the best from abroad migrated to the British Isles for the rallies and the championships. The country responded in their hundreds of thousands to face the long treks into the forests, young and old, and the media couldn’t get enough of them and the RAC Rally.
From the generation that lived through those great times, to watch those great Fords. RIP Mick, you’re a legend, and tell Roger Clark and Peter Ashcroft we’re asking after them too. Jeff Ledger Via email