Coronavirus: Controversial Doncaster motor park owner vows to stay open

The outspoken owner of a Doncaster motor park has vowed to stay open during the coronavirus crisis, despite a virtual UK wide lockdown.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 9:45 am
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 9:46 am

Eddie Todd, owner of Uncle Eddie’s Motor Track at Carcroft has said he will be open ‘all week’ – even though Government guidelines are encouraging social distancing and staying away from others in a bid to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic spreading further.

He also announced that visitors to the track in Bentley Moor Lane were being ‘disinfected.’

In a post on Facebook describing how the park had been open over the weekend, he said: “Great day at Uncle Eddie’s – everyone got disinfected, the two metre rule was enforced, only takeaway food provided – no accidents all stayed safe.

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Eddie Todd

“We are open Tuesday and all week.”

The colourful character has previously stood for Parliament and as Mayor of Doncaster – with a range of ‘unusual’ policies.

Standing at last year’s General Election, he said he would solve Brexit – by forcing Ireland to leave the EU as well with the UK paying the funding it would lose instead.

At the 2017 Doncaster Mayoral election, he finished fourth and blamed his defeat on a police "set-up" after video of him being spoken to by officers over an "ambulance" he was using as a campaign vehicle went viral

In the immediate aftermath of his defeat, he called for the election to be re-run, saying the clip had wrecked his entire campaign and lost him thousands of votes.

A previous election pledge included building a Disneyland theme park in Doncaster.