Taff still living life in fast lane -- at age of 74

Still living life in the fast lane, at the age of 74, is motorsport enthusiast Taff Jones, a resident at Sutton's newest care home, Kingfisher Court.

Friday, 11th August 2017, 5:39 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:41 pm
Taff Jones next to a Ferrari 250 GTO during his tour of Silverstone.

For Taff was treated to a thrilling day out at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, and even toured the track in a Porsche Spyder for the drive of his life.

“It’s something dad has always been keen to do,” said his son, Morgan Barker. And his daughter, Cheryl Pitchford, added: “He is one lucky dad and grandad! A big thankyou to the wonderful staff at Kingfisher Court.”

Taff and his wife Irene moved into the Kingfisher Way home a few weeks ago. And when he mentioned his love for motorsport, fast cars and track events, staff liased with his family to arrange the trip to the famous Northamptonshire circuit.

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Intrepid Taff about to head on to the track at Silverstone in a Porsche Spyder.

He was accompanied by Andrew Long and Chris Babington, co-founders of the Oakdale Care Group, which runs the home. Chris even turned up in his Ginetta G40 race car, and the trio enjoyed a fantastic day, which also included lunch and visits to the race pits and race control.

Paul Quirk, manager at the 66-room Kingfisher Court, said: “We always have our residents’ interests at heart. We take the time to get to know our residents.”

Intrepid Taff about to head on to the track at Silverstone in a Porsche Spyder.