The great meat pie race
Eric Jackson is a member of Ecurie Cod Fillet – an elite club composed of rally drivers from days gone by - or as he calls it ‘the old farts’ club’. Shortly after the success of the Corsair v Windsor Castle race, this was published in the Ecurie Cod Fillet Gazette.
The Great Meat Pie Race
To coincide with the opening of their new meat pie factory, Messrs. Warbuttons, the famous Chuckabutty manufacturers from Knotty Ash, decided to test the sales slogan of their rivals.
Warbutton’s competition comes from the Fidler Fish Finger emporium who boast that they can “shove a hot fish finger up your letterbox before it gets cold’.
The new meat pie factory is situated next to the fish finger catching area at New Brighton paddling pool. The pie van was to race the fish finger ferry from New Brighton to Liverpool.
Warbuuton’s engaged the veteran holder of many records, Eric Chamberpot, and he was to drive a van especially prepared by Peter East of Northtune.
Promptly at 10 o’clock one Monday morning the day’s catch of fish fingers was loaded onto the ferry and the day’s batch of pies was loaded onto the van. The photographs show some of the hazards encountered by Eric on his trip via Birkenhead and the Mersey Tunnel. Unfortunately the pubs open at 11.30am and this probably explains Eric’s disappearance at point X on the map.