Jackie Stewart in double gong cock up

Posted in News by Sniff Petrol on Monday, December 31st, 2012

Some tartan, yesterday

There was New Year Honours List embarrassment today as it emerged that an administrative error has accidentally given British motorsport legend Sir Jackie Stewart another knighthood.

To make matters worse, the newly anointed Sir Sir Jackie Stewart says he fully intends to keep the second honour and use it with abandon. A close friend told Sniff Petrol that the diminutive safety enthusiast likes the added buffer provided by the extra Sir, giving greater front end impact protection to his actual name. However, our source also intimated that Sir Sir Jackie may decide to use one knighthood as his ‘everyday Sir’ and keep the other ‘for best’ to avoid wearing it out.

Sources say that Buckingham Palace hoped Sir Sir Jackie would return the duplicate gong but that their hopes were dashed when the microscopic double knight ordered a new and especially lurid tartan suit for the occasion and began preparing some toadying things to say to The Queen.

‘This is a great honour for me and for Scotland,’ said Sir Sir Jackie, speaking from his mansion in Buckinghamshire.

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