It took an hour for the procession and the prizegiving to be concluded with a huge crowd in attendance.
Calum Duffy also said a few words, thanking not only the organising team, but the dozens of Marshals who braved the elements in what Calum reckoned was the worst weather he had encountered on Mull rallies.
And you know what? The sun shone throughout. It was warm, dry and not a hint of the wet stuff - apart from the champagne.