ACCRINGTON’S Steve and Hazel Johnson met up with former Boyzone star Shane Lynch during the Autosport International motor show in Birmingham.

Steve and daughter Hazel were among those from the Under 17 Motor Club at the event at the NEC, where they took part in autosolo demonstrations.

In total an incredible 2,500 free passenger rides were given.

Among those who took up the opportunity were rally star Matthew Wilson – son of M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson – and Matt Parry, who recently earned a test with the McLaren F1 team.

Singer and driving enthusiast Lynch was also at the show and spent time talking to the Johnsons about motor sport.

“We had a 10-minute chat with him and we gave out 2,500 passenger rides during the four days,” said Steve Johnson.

“It was a fantastic weekend.”