THE distraught parents of a 22-year-old car fanatic have paid tribute to their "perfect son" after he was killed in a road smash just days before his birthday.
Jason Adam Muhsen died after his pride-and-joy Mercedes skidded off the A59 at Blubberhouses between Harrogate and Skipton in the early hours of Sunday.
Jason, who worked as a gas service engineer for Manchester-based Deltec, was driving home alone after seeing his girlfriend Debbi, who lives in York.
His parents Muhsen and Susan and brother Zeki, 16, paid tribute to him at the family's home on Allsprings Close, Great Harwood.
Mrs Muhsen said: "He was the perfect son, we never had any trouble from him at all. He was well-loved by everyone and really popular.
"We have had so many people coming to see us since he died and we have received lots of cards. He had loads of friends, who are all devastated. He loved his job and was very well-thought of by the people there."
Mr Muhsen said: "He was a lovely lad and so full of life. He was always busy and there was never a spare moment in his day. Cars were his passion and he was always doing them up.
"He had a Mazda MX5, which he renovated, but his pride and joy was his Mercedes. He loved cars and he often exhibited them at shows including the Max Power Show in Birmingham and the Modified Cars National Show."
Jason, a former pupil of Rishton Methodist Primary School and Accrington Moorhead High School, was also a keen body-builder and attended a gym in Blackburn before becoming a member at the JJB centre in Bolton.
He owned a Kawasaki Ninja motorbike and was looking to gain his bike licence. He also loved going on holiday with his family to Turkey, Florida, Cyprus, Tunisia, Spain and Greece.
His funeral will take place today, with a service at St Bartholemew's Church, Great Harwood, followed by burial at Great Harwood Cemetery.