Her son’s desperate call for a vintage car to lead the funeral procession of his ‘hero’ father



A son has made an emotional appeal to trace a vintage car to lead his father’s funeral procession next week.

John Muncie is desperate to find a red MK1 escort to take his “ hero ” father on his final trip on Wednesday May 12.

His father, Bill Muncie, owned the car when he met John’s mother and dreamed of getting inside a car before he died at 63 on Monday.

Sadly, Bill, from Hamilton, couldn’t make it and now John is desperate to honor his last wish.

John told the Record: “We are extremely touched by the overwhelming support.

“We were offered so many cars to accompany my father on his last trip, but we haven’t been able to get a Red MK1 Escort yet.

“Any help in making this wish come true would be greatly appreciated.”

In an attempt to trace the car, he posted a call for help on Facebook.

Bill Muncie passed away on May 3

He said: “URGENT CALL for RED MK1 escort to lead the funeral procession.

“My dad owned a red mk1 with a black roof when he met my mom and one thing he wanted to do was run in one before he passed but unfortunately we never got a chance to get there.

“With all the gas heads, someone knows someone must have or know someone with an mk1 who can give me a ride and lead my father’s funeral procession on Wednesday May 12th.

“From ML3 to G72 0TT”

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Before posting the appeal, John included a touching tribute to his late father and described him as a hero.

He wrote: “Bill Muncie 08/01/1957 – 05/03/2021

“A son, a husband, a father, a brother. OUR HERO!

“My dad never looked for praise, never someone to brag to, quietly working for those he loved the most.

“Moms best friend, her rock, a man who has desires were very few, with concerns that are not expressed.

“Our Protector & Sat Nav through the storms of life, no matter the conflicts.

“Always there for his wife.

“Until our next adventure. Stay Easy Big Guy Forever in our hearts.”

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