Car nuts making a pit stop at M&D’s

Participants are encouraged to decorate �500 vehicles for the challenge.
Participants are encouraged to decorate �500 vehicles for the challenge.

Car enthusiasts from across Europe will make a pit stop at M&D’s tomorrow (Thursday) during this summer’s Carbage Run.

The event, which is in its seventh year, sees around 550 cars travel from Gorinchem in the Netherlands to Aberdeen, stopping off London, Swansea, The Peak District and Strathclyde Park along the way.

The challenge of the race is to buy a car for under £500 and decorate it ahead of the event.

Matthew Taylor, managing director of M&D’s, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Carbage Run to M&D’s this summer. The people of Lanarkshire are in for a treat when they see the decorated cars making their way into the park.

“This will be the Carbage Run’s first visit to Scotland and we are delighted that the Carbage Run organisers chose M&D’s as its first Scottish pit-stop.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to come along from 3pm tomorrow to witness this spectacular event, it’s sure to be a sight for sore eyes!”

Tom Gallagher, assistant business manager at Strathclyde Park’s water sports centre, added: “We are delighted to be able to provide the teams taking part in the Carbage Run with showering facilities while they camp at M&D’s campsite.

“This is a real one-of-a-kind event and we will be delighted to welcome the race’s participants with a warm Scottish welcome.”