A man on a bike stopped, retrieved his telephone from his pocket and took a photograph. Seeing two chaps dressed like the Toyota he'd just taken a picture of, he pedalled in their direction.
"Is this one gonna be racing then?" he questioned, nodding in the direction of the Yaris WRC parked outside Liverpool's famous Liver Building.
"It's not exactly a race," the Toyota-shirted response began. "The cars are here for the ceremonial start..." Bike man had heard enough. Phone in pocket, he was off.