Car-fanatic's dream comes true at Pride of Longbridge car show - The Solihull Observer

Car-fanatic's dream comes true at Pride of Longbridge car show

Solihull Editorial 29th Apr, 2023   0

A LIFELONG car enthusiast’s dream came true when he went on a surprise visit to the Pride of Longbridge car show.

Bob Guest got up close to cars he once owned including an Austin A30, a Morris Minor, and an Austin Allegro at the Cofton Park show thanks to Blossomfield Grange care home staff.

The 97-year-old said: “I had a fantastic day at the Pride of Longbridge Car Show.

“The nostalgia that it brought back was incredible.”

Residents at the Worcester Way care home are encouraged to submit wishes no matter how big or small, whether they’re related to something they’ve never been able to do, or something they’d like to do again as part of the home’s wishing tree initiative.

Jo Bennett, general manager at Blossomfield Grange, said: “We had a wonderful time at the Pride of Longbridge event, and Bob loved every minute of it.

“Bob is a car-fanatic and always shares fond memories of the classic cars he had in his younger years.

“We’re delighted we were able to take him to see the cars and create a memorable afternoon full of reminiscence – the joy in his eyes when he saw the exact same models he once owned said it all.”


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