CarFest hat-trick success in Paisley town centre

Even the sun came out  for St. Vincent’s Hospice CarFest third visit to Paisley town centre!

Almost 100 classic, vintage and specialist custom cars were on show in Paisley town centre on Saturday 15th June, as well as muscle cars, supercars and emergency vehicles.

As well as treats for motor enthusiasts, there was plenty of family-friendly fun with fairground rides, children’s entertainment, live music, stalls, tombola and a prize raffle…

This was the sixth year of St. Vincent’s CarFest and its third visit to the town centre with all funds raised on the day supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood.

The event was organised by MaxSafe and sponsored by Paisley First.

The cars were on show at locations including The Cenotaph, High Street, County Square and Gilmour Street.

Chair of Paisley First, Colette Cardosi, said: “Weare always thrilled to be supporting the Hospice and the CarFest team in bringing this great event to Paisley town centre for the third year running.

“It’s a firm favourite in our calendar of events and it was great to see so many people in the town centre supporting CarFest, and joining in the fun, all in aid of such a worthy cause.”

Kate Lennon, Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, said: “CarFest is one of the absolute highlights of our calendar, and we are always absolutely blown away by the amount of work and passion that people put into making it happen.

“The last twelve months have been a celebration of the compassionate and skilled care we have offered to thousands of people and families across Renfrewshire and beyond over the last 30 years.

“This has only been possible thanks to events like CarFest and the amazing support we continue to receive from so many generous people throughout Renfrewshire and beyond.”

Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions said: “This was the third year the event has been brought to Paisley town centre, after three years of being held in the hospice grounds.  It has been great to see so many people come to Paisley town centre supporting it and enjoying the cars.

“It has been fantastically received by both the car owners and the public alike with vehicles of all shapes, sizes and years. The work that the hospice provides for the people of Renfrewshire is exceptional so what better way for a petrol head to have fun and also help raise some money for such a worthy cause. MaxSafe is really proud to organise this great event.”


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