Monday, 4 April 2011
No trip along a British or European motorway is complete without seeing one of an immaculate fleet of Eddie Stobart trucks.
Eddie Stobart (Snr) founded an agricultural business in the 1950's and his son Eddie Stobart (Jnr) built the company into one of the best known haulage companies in Europe over a period of 30 years.
Eddie (Jnr) sold the company to his brother William and business partner Andrew Tinkler in 2004. It is sad to record that Eddie (Jnr) predeceased his father aged just 56 last week.
This Ford Escort MKII RS1800 Replica appears to have started life as a 1972 Ford Escort MK 1 1100L and been reshelled with a post 1975 style body.
This Eddie Stobart sponsored car was successfully campaigned in 2006 and 2007 in selected historic rallies by 5 time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae, father of World Rally Champion Colin McRae.
Most recently this Escort has been run by Whelan Historic Motorsport in historic rally events for Jim Whelan and co driver John Atherton.
Slightly off topic congratulations to Kevin Harvick who made it two Sprint Cup wins in a row yesterday when he won the traditional Grandfather Clock at Martinsville last night. This was the first time I have ever seen my man win a Cup Race on TV. I hope you'll join me again for another edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres'. Don't forget to come back now !
Stop press ! It is with a heavy heart that I have to report Mr Ed Arnaudin contributor of many fabulous photo's to 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' passed away during the red flag period of the Martinsville race.
A proper appreciation of Ed will follow in due course, in the meantime I hope you join me in honouring and celebrating his life by typing his name in the 'Search psycho on tyres box', in death as in life Ed has much to share. Condolences to the best friend I have never met, Steve Arnaudin and his family.