A 22 year old London Taxi which was awarded joint Best in Rally on the Keyline Monte Carlo Rally Challenge has been given a new job.
The taxi, christened Betsy by ACO Water Management, was one of 20 vehicles that completed the arduous round trip to the French Riviera in 96 hours, successfully raising over £70,000 for the Prostate Cancer Charity.
The fleet left Keyline’s Northfleet branch with the objective of making it to the glamorous French city and back to England in four days. As well as having to keep within local speed limits and highway laws, each team had the option of undertaking a number on ‘en-route’ challenges to earn extra points.
“It wasn’t exactly the best of starts for Betsy,” says Steve-Durdant-Hollamby, one of ACO’s four man driving team. “She suffered a major brake failure on her way to the starting line. We really didn’t think she would pass scrutineering let alone make it through France.”
Safely back in the UK Betsy’s future is now secure. She will be taking on chauffeuring duties for visitors to ACO’s Bedfordshire headquarters.
ACO Water Managements’ Rally Team 2010 were: