RALLY co-driver Andy Marchbank is gearing up for this Saturday's Promenade Stages Rally in New Brighton - and it will be a real family day out.
While the 45-year-old from Little Sutton will be competing in the annual rally, his wife and daughter will be busy making sure it runs smoothly as they are its chief organisers.
Andy said: 'Pat, my wife, is clerk of the course at New Brighton, while my daughter Anna is the entry secretary. 'People think I have something to do with it because of my name and ask me to get them entry into the rally, but I just point them in the girls' direction.
'This week has been what I call PRT - Pre-Rally Tension - in our house!'
Andy is returning to the rally - which is held on the closed roads that form King's Parade at New Brighton Promenade - after a couple of years out and has been reunited with his former driver Mike Oates.
The businessman and Andy, a professional co-driver, won the rally together in Colin McRae's former Pro-drive Subaru Legacy in 1994.
Now they are teaming up again for another assault on the event.
'It will be great driving with Mike again,' said Andy. 'This time we are using Petter Solberg's last Subaru Impreza WRC S11.
'It has just won the Ulster International, will be transported to Builth Wells this week for Mike to test before being taken up to New Brighton for the scrutineering at Fort Perch Rock on Friday.'
Andy's regular driver, Hugh Hunter, will also be competing in New Brighton, driving a Nissan.
Andy said: 'It will be interesting to take him on.
'I will be riding with him next season in our new Colin McRae Focus. I am also trying to convince Mike to return to racing for a season and to buy a Focus, because I believe they are the best rally car of the moment.
'They are not cheap, around £560,000, but all rally cars at that level cost telephone numbers anyway.
'Now word has spread that I am back in the game, I have another offer of a drive too. Macclesfield driver Dave Patterson is racing in the Isle of Man in November and wants me to co-drive his Mitsubishi Evo VIII, so I am going to be pretty busy.
'But I am glad I have time to compete in the Promenade Stages. It is a bit of a family affair for us and I have missed competing in it. I just hope I can win it!'
* For further information on the Promenade Stages Rally, visit: www.wallaseymc.com/