Deja Vu Tralee latest – Cork rally legend Dick O’Brien – a poem by Bones – let’s hope it will rhyme

This weekend sees the Tralee Deja Vu

Craig Breen is top seed, Kris Meeke is there too

Some drivers will tour, some more will be trying

The oldest man there is the great Dick O’Brien

He’s 88 now, so Dick is no pup

But one thing for sure is he never gives up

He started out in the fifties, he’s sat in with them all

And on every event, Dick always had a ball

When navigating for Billy it was foot to the floor

His first rally with Bones was in seventy four

It was a night rally run by Kerry MC

Which started and finished in the town of Tralee.

His long time driver was the late Demi Fitz

When they finished the Scottish, their Twin Cam was in bits

He did many Circuits and one RAC, 

On the Welsh Rally with Bones, their entry was free.

He Clerked many events including Corks Twenty Hour

His self-built Firbog Special had Ford side valve power

In Vernon Mount he helped out with the Motorbike Scrambles

With wife Catherine, Dick lives in a house called The Shambles.

Dick has been called Grandad for forty five years

Amongst rally navigators Dick had very few peers

It no exaggeration to call him a Great

This weekend Dick and Bones are Number Twenty Eight.


 

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