Signature at Banstead resident Joe Bell celebrated his 90th birthday in style with the help of his favourite classic car.
Fulfilling a long-held dream, Joe was given the perfect present, where he was surprised with a chauffeur to take him on a scenic drive to the RAC club in Epsom, in a Jaguar XK120, his favourite car.
It paid homage to a long relationship Joe has enjoyed with Jaguar where he took an apprenticeship at the age of 14. His career at Jaguar continued, where he eventually progressed to running a garage in Exeter.
As part of his birthday celebration, he later returned to the luxury care home where he lives with his wife Dorothy to continue celebrations over lunch and a champagne party with the help of friends and family on February 22nd.
Tamara Juckes, Activities Co-ordinator at Signature at Banstead, said: “Joe has been living here since September, and it was lovely to make his first birthday with us a special memory for him and his family.”