We’re not boy racers, so don’t put us all in the same category

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I AM writing in support of all the car enthusiasts who were labelled “boy racers” by your article in the Lincolnshire Free Press, August 21.

For one we are not “boy racers, we are car enthusiasts. Also I’m female, I’m 36 and I spend time and money on my car making it look good.

This meet was organised and publicised on Facebook well before it happened.

The police had spoken to the organiser and okayed the event.

It was a ‘static car meet’ not a ‘boy racer takeover’.

I arrived at 8pm and left at 11pm. In that time, there was no racing at all. Yes, there was music, yes, a little exhaust and engine noise, but to be fair, I could also hear the music from Bentley’s Bar too.

The police presence was small although they did bring the CCTV unit and they were all very friendly.

We spend a lot of time and money on our cars making them look good and sound good too.

The majority of us ‘car enthusiasts’ obey the law, tax our cars, MOT and insure them and stick to the speed limits. There will always be a few who don’t.

Please don’t put us all in the same category.

Did anyone stop to ask the opinions of us ‘car enthusiasts’? I don’t think so.

Anyway, here’s to the next ‘static car meet’ in Spalding. I shall be there.

PATRICIA ELDING

Angell Lane

Holbeach

l Editor: ‘Boy racer’ was a term used by one of the complainants.