'Boy racers' want a safe place to meet

CAR fans in Weston are desperately looking for a spot to meet without being moved on by the police. They currently descend on car parks outside Blockbuster, Pizza Hut and McDonald's at Weston Links but are often moved on by store owners or police. The you

CAR fans in Weston are desperately looking for a spot to meet without being moved on by the police.They currently descend on car parks outside Blockbuster, Pizza Hut and McDonald's at Weston Links but are often moved on by store owners or police.The youngsters claim they have nowhere to go and are appealing for help to find somewhere safe to race their cars and hang out and chat about their motors.Ben Griffin, aged 22, said: "We're trying to find places where boy racers can hang out. Everywhere we go we get told off or moved on."We just want somewhere to sit and chat about cars. We'd also like to be able to drive our cars on tracks. They've got skate parks for the younger children but there's nothing for us to do."We hang out in car parks and at the weekend they're packed."Boy racers from all over the South West used to congregate on Weston's seafront and the car fans attracted the attention of national magazines such as Max Power, but barriers now prevent the youngsters from gathering there. The popular Weston Wheels event, held on the former airfield, also drew in car fans from across the country but the festival was cancelled for good last year due to spiralling insurance costs.


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