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Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Maryport men support soldiers through rally efforts

A classic Maryport rally car is being used to advertise a forces’ charity.

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FORCES’ CAR: Maryport rally driver David Mitchinson, left, and co-driver Ryan Winthrop, right also from Maryport, with their Ford Escort Mexico in the Support Our Soldiers colours

A Ford Escort Mexico, driven by David Mitchinson, 43, of Ewanrigg, and navigated by Ryan Winthrop, 43, of Netherton, has been painted with the logo and colours of Support Our Soldiers.

Mr Winthrop is the Cumbrian co-ordinator of the charity, which sends care packages to servicemen and women in war zones.

He has been rallying with Mr Mitchinson for about 20 years and was delighted he had agreed to paint the car.

Both are members of West Cumbria Motorsport Club, which organises the annual Greystoke Rally, which will take place on Sunday.

Mr Winthrop added: “We decided that it was time to take the car for its first outing.”

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