Car park surprise is a festive treat for Adam Gough

York Press: Adam Gough during his stay at the Days Inn Motel, at Wetherby, Adam Gough during his stay at the Days Inn Motel, at Wetherby,

IT was a surprise Christmas present few would dream of – and even fewer would want.

But a night at a service station motel on the A1, with a clear view of the car park, was nothing less than bliss for Adam Gough.

The Press reported earlier this month that Adam, 24, of Holgate and who is autistic, has such a passion for Christmas carols that he plays them all year round.

But he has an equal love of cars and his uncle, Graham Bell, secretly decided to organise the ultimate Christmas treat at the Days Inn motel at Wetherby.

After he had explained the situation to the Days Inn manager, a complimentary room near the car park was offered for Adam in the run-up to the festive season.

As the two walked into the room, Adam believed it was simply so his uncle could view it, prior to booking it for a day at the races with Adam’s aunt, Helen Graham, a teacher from Halifax, said that when Adam found out the room was for him, for the night, he was beside himself with excitement.

“Plasma screen, big shower, personal kettle... and cars by the dozen,” he said.

“There can’t be many people whose idea of bliss is to watch vehicles moving in and out of a service station, but my nephew is one of them.

“It was nice for my sister Sarah to have some respite from the 24-hours-a-day Christmas carol CDs, but I got no sleep as he was up at the window every twenty minutes reporting on various makes and models.

“Some may see our sense of humour and outlook on life as strange or odd, but anyone close to Adam realises how we can all benefit from seeing life in an abstract way – however crazy a Christmas treat it may seem.”

He added that the family was already planning another secret gift with a twist for next Christmas.

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2:20pm Sat 28 Dec 13

seharris says...

What a wonderful story so pleased that Adam had such fun
What a wonderful story so pleased that Adam had such fun seharris

4:34am Sun 29 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Possibly the next generation of Top Gear presenter....
Possibly the next generation of Top Gear presenter.... Magicman!

9:42am Sun 29 Dec 13

trailblazer says...

so nice to read good news fantastic family
so nice to read good news fantastic family trailblazer

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