Ju­bilee clip seals rally duo’s dream

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

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!”

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