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Micey’s Escort up for sale


Trevor Thorpe

Micey’s Escort up for sale

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No?immediate plans for 2012.
That’s the word from daredevil driver Trevor “Electric Micey”Manning, who has also cautioned fans about rumours circulating in motoring circles that he is buying new machinery.
“Totally untrue,” was how Manning dismissed it.
Manning told MIDWEEK?SPORT his Ford Escort is up for sale and if sold, he would then be more positive about his short-term future in motorsport.
Pointing out that it has been difficult performing at the top end of motorsport successfully, Manning said securing sponsorship is his greatest challenge and it would be better for him to sell the Escort and prepare his Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo for the coming season.
“Getting the kind of sponsorship when you are M8-WRC is difficult and if I am not able to get substantial sponsorship, and should the car not be sold, I would have to choose the events in which I am going to compete,” he explained.
But he denied reports, linking him to a new Ford Focus or Citreon noting that he is doing is looking for a buyer for his Ford Escort.
According to Manning, the Lancer needs rebuilding but it would be to his father’s delight, to see the Lancer back in competition. It is one of the options being actively considered by him.
Manning said he is also considerating moving into another group which is not as costly as M8-WRC, and could be eying a place in Supermodified 10 or 11, but all this he said, is still up in the air, as his first objective is to sell the Escort.
However, he admited that the 2012 motoring calendar looks good and he is impressed with the high number of overseas entries already entered for the upcoming Sol Rally Barbados later this year.

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