Fer­rari to rev up cash for char­ity

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - NEWS -

AN ABERDEEN bar is to wel­come an un­usual visi­tor this month – a tar­tan Fer­rari 599.

The car was driven across 10 coun­tries by busi­ness­man Gar­reth Wood in aid of char­ity.

Life-long friends Gar­reth and co-driver Matthew Hays took part in the world fa­mous Gum­ball 3000 rally in May, cov­er­ing 3,000 miles from Lon­don to Is­tan­bul in just eight days.

The cus­tomised car, which has a chrome and tar­tan fin­ish, will be parked in­side Gar­reth’s Para­mount bar on Bon Ac­cord Street on Au­gust 27.

The bar is host­ing a Gum­ballthemed fun day from 3pm to 1am to raise more money for the pair’s cho­sen char­ity, the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion. All tak­ings from Para­mount on the day will be added to the pot.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion was cho­sen as the ben­e­fi­ciary af­ter Matthew’s fa­ther was hos­pi­talised with coro­nary heart disease last year.

The Scots on the Gum­ball team won a spe­cial award for im­press­ing spec­ta­tors with their kilts.

RAL­LY­ING CALL: Gar­reth Wood with his Fer­rari 599.

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