Subaru tribute planned ahead of father-of-three's funeral

Baz Carmon
Baz Carmon

A touching tribute is to be paid to a car-loving father-of-three ahead of his funeral on Saturday.

Barry Carmon, known as Baz, from Belford, was killed on the A1 at Newton on the Moor on the evening of Saturday, April 8. Police believe that a Ford Transit van was travelling south on the northbound carriageway and the Subaru Impreza, driven by 30-year-old Baz, was travelling north on the northbound carriageway when the head-on crash occurred. The van’s two occupants were injured.

Baz Carmon

Baz Carmon

The devoted father leaves behind three young children, as well as parents Carol and Willie, and brother Stephen. His family has set up an online fund-raising campaign in aid of the Make-A-Wish charity, which grants magical wishes to seriously-ill children.

One of Baz's biggest passions was cars, particularly Subarus. And on Saturday, fellow motor enthusiasts are planning to pay their respects ahead of his funeral, with a gathering of Subarus in Berwick, which will then follow the hearse to Belford.

In a message on Facebook, Robin Foulis, who is involved in the tribute, said: 'We will be meeting at 11.30am at Morrison's car park in Berwick, leaving at noon to head over to Asda, which is across from the funeral directors. The hearse will leave at 12.30pm where all Subarus will follow onto Belford. We need as many Subarus as possible.'

The upcoming tribute comes on the back of a previous one which was paid to Baz last month. A car meet and drive-out was organised by his close friend Aaron Watson, attracting hundreds of vehicles, including many Subarus which passed through Belford and revved their engines.

Baz fell in love with cars from a young age and he used to go to rallying events. His hero was the legendary driver Colin McRae, who produced memorable performances for the Subaru World Rally Team.

He also loved online computer gaming and was part of the United Kingdom Elite Gentleman’s Gaming Club (UKE), which would build games and share them online. Following his death, the club changed its cover photo on its Facebook page, showing a picture of the father-of-three and bearing the words: 'dedicated to our fallen brother UKE Baz'.

Baz also adored his one-year-old Labrador Sky and had recently taken up clay-pigeon shooting. He was a delivery driver for Trotters Family Bakers, in Seahouses, and his parents said that he was enjoying the job.