Clint Eastwood at Mach1 Stages, or maybe not. On closer inspection the imposing figure striding purposefully and menacingly across the Machrihanish tarmac prairie towards the circle of service wagons turned out to be the Laird of Tobermory Tablet himself - the man who doesn't understand the term 'Tobermory single malt', much preferring 'Tobermory double malt', or a treble at a wee push!
Anyway, he re-affirmed that plans are well underway for a motoring/motor sporting themed weekend on Mull in the middle of October. And whilst it is hoped that there will be a resumption of closed road rallying on the island in 2018 there are many rallying folks who would like to maintain the continuity of a love affair which commenced way back in 1969 when school trousers were short and school skirts were long, and when the graceful, sweeping lines of the MV Claymore ferry graced the pier at Tobermory long before the bulk of the MV Isle of Mull blotted out the horizon.
I digress, the most likely choice at the moment is a Targa Rally for normal road cars, but a limit would have to be placed on the number of cars which could enter. A number of tantalising locations have been sourced for use as 'tests' including a stretch of road which may or not be familiar to regular visitors! Other thoughts include a tarmac time trial or a gravel time trial, but final decisions have yet to be made with Duncan Brown sifting through the good, the bad and the downright ugly ideas. It's also good to note that Beatson's Building Supplies are continuing to support the club and the event - so you know where you need to buy your bricks and hardware.
As for the social side, that will take care of itself with a little help from the 'friends of Mull'.
Otherwise keep your eyes on the Mull Rally website or here when plans are confirmed.