Car show in a cul-de-sac
A classic car show organised in secret for an ill enthusiast has been so well received by locals that they have asked for it to become an annual event.
The event was organised by Alan Webb-Moore for his father Roy Webb. It attracted more than 40 classics to a residential street in Crawley, West Sussex.
‘In 2016 Dad’s health deteriorated. He has a lung disease for which he has to be on oxygen and is unable to walk far. It was heart-breaking to see such an active man become virtually housebound, so we brought his hobby to him,’ says Alan.
‘I was blown away by the support I had from friends and family, and from all the neighbours who parked in surrounding streets to leave my father’s cul-de-sac free for classics. They enjoyed it as well – in fact, I’ve been asked if I’ll organise a similar event for next year too!’
Classics in attendance included a Rover 820 Turbo, a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, a Ford Zodiac, a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and a number of Morris Minors. Attendee Adrian Reed says: ‘What a wonderful and great get together today. Great atmosphere and such a positive turnout.’
Roy Webb, 71, adds: ‘It was such a big surprise and even the weather was kind. It was great to see so many friends and people who I hope will become friends. I am overwhelmed by everybody’s kindness – thank you.’ Sam Skelton
Enthusiast Roy Webb was too ill to go to his local car show. So his son brought it to him.