A restored Chrysler New Yorker was the star from Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival at the recent Blackburn Heritage Festival.
The vehicle was originally discovered in a French farmyard in a dilapidated state still on its original USA registration plates. The family of owners Lowri and Tony Cope, saw the potential in the vehicle and set about bringing it to the NorthWest and restoring it to its former glory.
Lowri, who is also one of the organisers of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival, said, “The car was in such a sorry state when it was first found, but now it looks stunning and you can really imagine it driving along US boulevards in the 1960’s
“We even had to consult with the Chrysler Museum in America to establish the vehicle’s origin so that it could be correctly registered in the UK for its year of manufacture”
Tickets are now on sale for the Flower Festival at a special advance price. Thousands of blooms will fill Blackburn Cathedral with spectacular contemporary installations during the 2016 Festival.
The stunning light and open architecture will provide an ideal environment to showcase beautiful and imaginative floral displays designed by internationally renowned Bill Dixon, supported by Hans Haverkamp and interpreted by a team of experienced floral artists from across the Diocese and beyond.