So­cial me­dia ‘yobs’ force end of meets

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

A se­ries of well-known re­gional clas­sic car meets has been can­celled due to the anti-so­cial be­hav­iour of lo­cal boy rac­ers.

Clas­sic car show or­gan­iser An­drew Lyn­don has been ar­rang­ing get-to­geth­ers in the Mid­lands for more than 20 years – but has had to axe all of this year’s planned South Mid­lands Clas­sic Car Meets at two vil­lage pubs in the re­gion due to young mo­torists and their friends in­fil­trat­ing them via so­cial me­dia.

He says yobs mes­saged the times, dates and venues of his meets mainly via

Face­book. ‘ They’d turn up in mod­i­fied mo­tors and on mo­tor­cy­cles, and en­gage in ap­palling be­hav­iour, much to the hor­ror of the land­lords, lo­cal res­i­dents, and clas­sic car own­ers,’ says An­drew.

‘As well as block­ing drive­ways and yelling ob­scen­i­ties, they’ve also been post­ing videos on Face­book show­ing chicken run an­tics with lo­cal mo­torists. It’s not fair on all the gen­uine clas­sic en­thu­si­asts who at­tend, but I’ve had no op­tion but to can­cel all our meets.’

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