Racing fanatic’s hearse complete lap of honour before funeral |

Posted on 20-03-2009 by Vlad Balan

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Racing fanatic Michael Owen (no, not the soccer player) has been a regular spectator at Brands Hatch race track for almost 50 years and he even decided to move home in 1986 to be closer to the circuit and qualify for a free ticket offered to home owners living close to the track. However, the 60 year old lost his battle with kidney cancer and had one final wish, for his hearse to complete a lap of honour before the funeral. Foskers, a Ferrari dealership at Brands Hatch, donated a red Ferrari 360 Spider to the line-up as a gesture to Mr Owen, who was a big Ferrari fan.

And that’s not all, because his family is planning on scattering his ashes in Church Wood, next to the circuit, so Michael can still be close to what he really loved when he was alive. His daughter, Sharna Peyto, said: “He was a massive motoring fan and he’s always been mad on Brands Hatch. When he was 12 he used to listen to tapes of engine noises. He just loved the smell and the thrill of it.”

First, this might look a little too much for anyone else, but I have to say I kinda admire what the family did for him, because, after all, that’s what the man’s biggest passion was. Rest in peace!

Source: KentOnline (Via CarDomain)

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