I got an e mail from a friend who saw this on another rally forum.
Basically BBC do a sports star every year, its a public vote (Mc Rae might have won it one yr?) Normally a muppet like Nigel Mansell or Cederic the Cricket Wicket wins the award, but this yr how about nominating a true sports star.........Michael Park.
Now my mate knows how us "Rally Paddys" as he put it can vote so well on internet polls and push a result in a given way so how about we "keep it real and true" homies and go vote for a very deserving star and a rallyman to boot.
It would be a fitting tribute to the man and his family for him to be remembered this way and win a national award.
oh ok, but unless Im wrong (and correct me if I am) but did he not stand up and be counted almost with pride
(and I know pride is the wrong word here- perhaps without qualm or embarrasment or remorse) -??
anyway did he not in a public manner state that it was his albeit difficult position to run with a picture of a passing soul on the front cover of Autosport, did he not defend it from a journalistic stand point?
All I could think of when I saw it was M Parks kids- God forbid I was killed at a rally I would hate for my 2 kids to see my final moments in full colour on a magazine cover- I just hope the journalists concerned are proud of their acheivements and I hope none of their loved ones ever meet tragedy or misfortune and are treated by some gutter journalist in the same way.
Not to be argumentative but it makes my blood boil (sorry)