Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PALS' Car Tribute to Ian ; Convoy Makes Its Way to Funeral as Family and Friends Say Their Final Farewell to Motor Enthusiast Who Died Following Road Collision. Convoy Makes Its Way to Funeral as Family and Friends Say Their Final Farewell to Motor Enthusiast Who Died Following Road Collision

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PALS' Car Tribute to Ian ; Convoy Makes Its Way to Funeral as Family and Friends Say Their Final Farewell to Motor Enthusiast Who Died Following Road Collision. Convoy Makes Its Way to Funeral as Family and Friends Say Their Final Farewell to Motor Enthusiast Who Died Following Road Collision

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FRIENDS of a popular young motor enthusiast drove his beloved car hundreds of miles to his funeral in Chorlton in his honour.

Hundreds of mourners turned out to the funeral of Ian Wemyss, who tragically died after a road accident, at St Clement's Church yesterday.

Among them were dozens of Ian's friends, including one from Australia, who had driven in convoy from his home in Hereford for the occasion.

Many of the cars bore the words 'In memory of Ian' and a group of vehicles revved their engines in tribute to the 24-year-old as they drove in convoy down Barlow Moor Road.

Ian's beloved Peugeot 106 - which had been revamped by his friends especially for the occasion - was driven behind the funeral car.

During a service in memory of Ian, his dad Bruce said he was 'forever indebted' to the friends who had supported them after his son's tragic death.

He said: "In a matter of days Ian's car disappeared and about 10 days later reappeared with various bits and pieces and a respray. …

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