Jubilee clip seals rally duo’s dream
Mike Tomkinson says that proposing marriage to his co-driver Shaun Whitehurst on the finish ramp of the national section of Rally GB was the perfect moment.
The couple have been together for 32 years and have only ever rallied together and Tomkinson decided that if they finished the rally he would pop the question, using a borrowed jubilee clip as an interim ring.
“She wasn’t expecting it at that moment,” said the Ford Escort Mk2 driver. “I couldn’t think of a better place to propose and we already had a lot of family and friends there for a party on Sunday night.
“It was planned, so long as we got to the finish!”