Here are answers to some of the questions we are asked most frequently. Please click on each question to see the answer.
Vintage cars (manufactured 1919 - 1930) are well known for their individuality and style. American cars of this era are renowned for their quality and dependability. Our cars are the genuine thing and relate back to the 1920’s.Copies of these types of cars do not have the originality, for example ours still have the original wooden spoke wheels and mohair interiors, not bad for something that was built in 1929.
Yes, and at your convenience, all we need is a phone call in advance to ensure there is somebody there to show you the cars.
We like to think we treat the cars as part of our family and have named them appropriately. “Hup” for Hupmobile and “Flo” for Hudson Essex as she belonged to the niece of Florence Nightingale.
Read more on the Meet the cars page.
Every effort has been made to keep our cars as authentic and original as practically possible, including the registration plates. DVLA granted this as part of the heritage for the Hudson Essex.
Yes. In the 1920’s the passenger came first in formal cars. Access to the rear is through tall, wide, hinged doors (ideal for wedding dresses as you can see on the right).
Yes. To ensure reliability, our cars are maintained and looked after by ourselves. Two of our chauffeurs have more than 70 year's mechanical experience between them.
Motoring, when these cars were new, was a very expensive pastime. Both cars cost in the region of 1000 American Dollars.
Each car can carry up to 4 passengers.
All cars are decorated with ribbons and bows of your choice. Silk flowers are included on the rear window.
In wedding photographs, a white wedding dress shows better definition against a darker car.
Yes. Our chauffeurs are dressed in grey matching uniforms and caps.
Yes. This is something we advise everybody to do.
Yes. This is included in the price. Normally we have the Champagne set up in a chilled ice bucket for you to enjoy after the wedding service.
We only use our cars for on one occasion per day. We stop with you until you are satisfied the cars are no longer required.
No, but there is a £50 booking deposit per car with the balance paid 2 weeks prior to the wedding service.
All routes to the service are timed the week previously and you are notified of your departure times.
Whilst we are based in Poulton-le-Fylde we do operate in Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Cleveleys and Over Wyre. On occasions we have performed services in Kirkham, Wesham, Preston and Lancaster.
Should you be further a field we are happy to provide a service but please remember it will take us that little bit longer to get there as these cars don’t like to travel fast.
Please note our insurance policy precludes smoking in all of our vehicles.