Bikers and drivers from across the country joined a funeral procession after answering a call to give an 18-year-old a send off to be proud of.
Nathan Pallister died suddenly earlier this month.
The Murton teenager, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of three and used a wheelchair from the age of nine, was a fan of Grand Theft Auto as well as modified cars and fast bikes.
Family friend Kat Pearce launched an appeal urging fellow petrol heads to take part in today’s procession, which left his mother Pat’s home in Darcy Square, along Claude Terrace, the New Road to Church Lane and on to Holy Trinity Church, where he was buried in is grounds.
An armoured vehicle, a speedboat car and a trike were also among the parade of vehicles, with many decorated with black and red ribbons at the request of Nathan’s family.
His loved ones have sent their thanks to Kat, as well as Marsha Dolan from Spanner Monkeys in Washington, Andy ‘Hoggy’ Bridger, Lambs funeral directors and Sunderland-based Carol Finn, who donated the use of a bike hearse,
A massive thanks to all the petrol heads for coming through and a thank you to all the family friends who have helped and supported us this past week.Ian Jones
His brother Ian Jones said: “A massive thanks to all the petrol heads for coming through and a thank you to all the family friends who have helped and supported us this past week.”
Villagers lined the streets to watch the vehicle convoy.