Motoring Extravaganza returns to Paisley town centre this summer!

St. Vincent’s Hospice is bringing its hugely popular CarFest into the town centre once again on Saturday 15th June and a fun day out for all the family is guaranteed!

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There will be classic, vintage and specialist custom cars on show, as well as muscle cars, supercars and emergency vehicles, not to mention motorbikes and Remote Control cars!

As well as treats for motor enthusiasts, there will be plenty of family-friendly fun with fairground rides, children’s entertainment, live music, stalls, tombola and a prize raffle…

This is the sixth year of St. Vincent’s CarFest and its third visit to the town centre with all funds raised on the day supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood.

The event is organised by MaxSafe and sponsored by Paisley First.

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The cars will be on show at locations including The Cenotaph, High Street, County Square and Gilmour Street from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday 15th June.

Chair of Paisley First, Colette Cardosi, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting the Hospice and the CarFest team in bringing this great event to Paisley town centre for the third year running.

“It’s now a firm favourite in our calendar of events and it’s great to see so many people in the town centre supporting CarFest, and joining in the fun, all in aid of such a worthy cause.”

Kate Lennon, Chief Executive of St. Vincent’s Hospice, said: “CarFest is one of the absolute highlights of our calendar, and we are always absolutely blown away by the amount of work and passion that people put in to making it happen.

“The last twelve months have been a celebration of the compassionate and skilled care we have offered to thousands of people and families across Renfrewshire and beyond over the last 30 years.

“This has only been possible thanks to events like CarFest and the amazing support we continue to receive from so many generous people throughout Renfrewshire and beyond.”

Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions said: “This will be the third year the event has been brought to Paisley town centre, after three years of being held in the hospice grounds.  It has been great to see so many people come to Paisley town centre supporting it and enjoying the cars.

“It has been fantastically received by both the car owners and the public alike with vehicles of all shapes, sizes and years.

The work that the hospice provides for the people of Renfrewshire is exceptional so what better way for a petrol head to have fun and also help raise some money for such a worthy cause. MaxSafe is really proud to be organising this great event.”

Visitors to this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival can get a taster of what’s to come at CarFest when the team officially launch this year’s event on Saturday 27th April on the town’s Gilmour Street from 10am until 3pm.


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