Briggs’s Silver Fern bid saved by child
Ford Mustang driver Warren Briggs was aided in last week’s New Zealand Silver Fern Rally by a 12-year-old stand-in co-driver.
When the 1965 Mustang rolled on day five of the week-long rally, Briggs thought his rally was over with regular co-driver Gerry Bashford unable to continue.
However, local 12-year-old Jared Hudson was following the event with his father and took over for the final two days. While the service crew repaired the Mustang, Hudson fetched his licence, helmet and overalls. In New Zealand, youngsters can start co-driving from a much earlier age than in the UK.
“It is a fantastic event,” said Uk-based Kiwi Briggs, who is best known for racing another Mustang in Historic Touring Cars.