People in Cornwall want this overturned Vauxhall Corsa to be given Unesco World Heritage status

Louis Dor
Tuesday 22 December 2015 12:30
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Residents in Penzance, Cornwall are campaigning for an overturned car to be given World Heritage status by Unesco.

A Facebook page has been set up to campaign for the upside-down white Vauxhall Corsa to receive the award of recognition from the UN’s cultural organisation.

The criteria to be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be:

of outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria.

The criteria are further defined on Unesco's website.

The Facebook page argues that because the car has remained there for a matter of weeks, it has become part of the cultural landscape and should be recognised as such, putting it under the same protections as Stonehenge or the Colosseum.

The page has received over 1,800 likes already and is getting into the festive spirit with its latest updates:

Not long now till the upside down car Christmas lights switch on - going to be the biggest year ever

Posted by Get World Heritage status for the upside down car at Ludgvan Leaze on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Getting into the festive spirit with a Christmas jumper

Posted by Get World Heritage status for the upside down car at Ludgvan Leaze on Monday, 21 December 2015

Finally getting some celebrity endorsement from respected public figures

Posted by Get World Heritage status for the upside down car at Ludgvan Leaze on Saturday, 19 December 2015

The founder of the page told i100.co.uk:

I'm a school bus driver who goes past it a few times a day, just had a conversation with someone where neither of us could remember how long it'd been there (I think it's five or six weeks actually) and it somehow led to me setting the page up - just as an in-joke for my friends and locals who go past it. I never expected it to get as popular as it is.

Regarding the World Heritage status, I think it would make an excellent attraction, we've seen over the last few days how popular upside down cars are with the public, it's something we can all relate to - something of a common bond. Also the transport links are already in place, and there's a large lay-by near it with ample parking.

It's a no-brainer.

The United Kingdom boasts 29 Unesco World Heritage sites at present.

(H/T Western Morning News)

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