Paisley-Monaco in wife’s honour
A retired police superintendent is driving 1300-miles from Paisley to Monaco in his Rover 100 to raise money for charity.
Gordon Best, along with friend David Hendrie, is making the trip in memory of late wife Moira, with whom he had planned to tackle the Rallye Monte Carlo Classique (see Out & About, p22).
When Gordon and Moira returned to the UK from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) they bought ‘Cuthbert’ – a 1960 Rover 100 that had spent 38 years in the African bush – with the intention of entering it this year’s event.
In 2013, however, Moira was diagnosed with a rare cancer gene. Following surgery and what Gordon describes as ‘incredible care and support’ from NHS staff, Moira’s condition appeared to be under control.
Tragically, her condition took a turn for the worse and she passed away on 20 October 2016, 50 years to the day since she and Gordon first met.
Best explains: ‘Moira and I shared a great love of classic cars. When we lived in Rhodesia we drove thousands of miles on bush roads in my 1959 Riley 2.6.’
Gordon is raising funds for the Strathcarron Hospice and Beatson Cancer Charity. David Milloy ❚ Donations via: www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/moira-best1 and www. ❚ justgiving.com /fundraising /moira-best2
Gordon Best (far left) and pal David Hendrie in front of Paisley Abbey at the start of the Rallye Monte Carlo Classique.