Car show in a cul-de-sac

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

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.

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