The mother of a man killed on the A1 has thanked car enthusiasts who took part in a poignant tribute to mark the first anniversary of his death, saying the commemoration did him proud.
Father-of-three Barry Carmon, known as Baz, from Belford, died in a crash at Newton on the Moor on Saturday. April 8, last year.
Police said that a Ford Transit van was travelling south on the northbound carriageway and a Subaru Impreza, driven by 30-year-old Baz, was travelling north on the northbound carriageway when the accident occurred.
To mark the anniversary, a group of his friends from Alnwick – who knew Baz through the motor scene – organised and staged a car-meet and drive out on Saturday.
The tribute was well attended and a fitting memorial for Baz. And following the event, his mother Carol praised everyone who took part. She said: “Thanks everyone for Saturday. It was amazing and Baz would have loved it. You all did him proud in your tribute to him.”
Cars gathered at Blyth Beach car park on Saturday evening, before leaving to join the A1. Cars in the convoy were encouraged to do 50mph and flash lights or beep horns as they passed the crash site. The vehicles then went through Belford and on to Berwick, heading to the Ramparts, where a balloon release was staged.
One of the organisers, Sam Robinson, said: “It was such a good turnout for Baz and we sure did him proud.
“More cars than expected turned up, so thank you to every one who came and made it a brilliant night.”
She thanked Ramparts Grill ‘n’ Go for supplying food and photographers GTP Images and Chris Gould for capturing the tribute.
A similar tribute is being organised by Baz’s cousin, Robin Foulis. It will take place on Sunday. Subaru drivers are encouraged to meet on the day at Purdy Lodge at about 9am. They will then head to Belford Classic Car show, before going through Belford at about 2pm.