Why not bring your vintage vehicle to the Recreation Ground, Seaburn on August Bank Holiday Monday?
This event will feature a selection of historic vehicles on display, trade stands, amusements for all and a free bus service around the local area.
The first bus will depart at 11:00 and departures will be every 30 minutes thereafter, until the last bus at 16:00.
Admission Charges Adult £3; Concessions/Child £2.
There is no charge for those who have entered a vehicle in the event.
To travel to the event by public transport catch Stagecoach North East services E1 or E2 or NexusBus service 558 which stop next to the site, or Stagecoach North East service E6 which stops close to the site.
For additional information on the location of Seaburn Recreation Ground, click here
Monday 25th August 2014
Time 10:00 AM
Durham Mini Club
Selection of classic minis from threw the years
Lea-Francis 12/40 P type sports tourer
Bodywork by Avon. We have run this car for 40 years. It's been everywhere & done everything. One of 7 vintage Leas in the family. This is one of 1096 made. Lea-Francis is Britains oldest maker still in existance
Lea Francis O Type
A very sporty vintage car indeed
Bedford WLB Duple C20F
North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd
Originally a demonstrator for the coachbuilder, Duple, this vehicle passed to Howard of West Byfleet, and later to Teesdale of Lincoln for preservation. Purchased by Gerald Cox of Durham and eventually to the late Chris Moyes of Durham. Now in the care of NEBPT.
Austin 12/6 2 seater Gordon bodied coupe
Ford Model Y
Austin 7 Ruby
Morris 8 Tourer
Never has the hood up! Owned for many years, very reliable car.
Morris 8 series E 4 door in black
Been off the road for many years but restored by a previous owner.
Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.
The bus was new to United in the summer of 1947, with fleet number BLO 202. It was allocated to subsidiary company Bell's Services of Westerhope, Newcastle carrying the standard red and cream livery. Next, in 1951, it was returned to the main United fleet as BG 216. In 1959, the bus was transferred from United to subsidiary company Durham District Services, with whom it ran in green and cream livery, numbered DB 216. It was sold for preservation in 1968.
This car has been owned since 1966 and preserved since 1984. It has won many awards since then.
Bristol L5G ECW B35F
Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society
Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks 35-seat single-deck saloon body.
This vehicle entered service with a rear entrance, but was converted mid-life (1960) to front entrance for one-person operation. It was withdrawn from service in 1966. It has a five-speed gearbox and will cruise at about 45 mph.
It has appeared in the TV series "Heartbeat"".
AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26R
AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
AEC Regent III based Merryweather pump escape appliance
New to South Shields Fire Brigade.
Citroen Traction Avant 11BL
Paris built LHD car, originally imported to the UK in 1985. Restored December 2012 - January 2014.
Scammel Showman's Tractor
New in 1952 to Guinness of London, sold to Ken Furborough of Leicester (Showman) and was used to travel the Big Wheel between fairgrounds
Morris Commercial LC4R Dropside Truck
Last Morris Commercial used by Peggy & David in the hit TV series Heartbeat. Now painted back to my colour scheme and correct reg number.
Seddon flat bed lorry
2 axle rigid body
Scammell MU15 Ballast Truck
Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
MG Magnette ZA
First registered December 1955 in Devon. A 1798cc MGB engine was fitted in 1991, original was a 1489cc "B" series. 8 previous owners, bought by current owner in September 2007. Completed its 7th Beamish Run this year.
Morris Minor Saloon
Used regularly. Pulled out of garage 2013 where it stood since 1988.
Painted red/yellow noddy colours with noddy figures
Owned since 1990
AEC Reliance MU3RV, Roe C41C
New to E W Wilson (Economic) as No.3. Acquired by Tyne & Wear PTE in Jan 1975 but disposed of immediately to North's at Sherburn in Elmet. Saw further service with a traveller, complete with coal fire, before being saved for preservation. Restored by Alan And John Purvis. Now owned by Martyn Callaghan from Hemingfield, near Barnsley.
Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports car
One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
Ford Zodiac Mk2
Ford Consul Mk2
Edward J Weightman
Featured in the 1962 film "Jigsaw" driven by Jack Warner (Dixon of Dock Green) who takes the part of a detective inspector
Ford Consul Mk2
Alvis TD21 Series 1
Humber Hawk Limo Series 2
Possibly originally MOD car (RAF?)
Morris JB Post Office van
Ex GPO van. Last of the JBs. Spent all of its working life in Cardiff. Acquired for preservation by present owner 11 years ago
Bristol SUL4A, ECW B36F
New to the West Yorkshire Road Car Company and ran from Malton and York depots. Withdrawn in 1972 and sold via a dealer to Wolfreton School, Hull. Later sold to BP Chemicals at Saltend Refinery and used on internal works transport within the plant. Presented by BP for preservation in 1983 and kept at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum, where some restoration work was carried out, but this was not completed and it passed to the present owner in 1993 in a generally poor condition. Since acquisition much restoration work has been carried out and the vehicle is now tested to full PSV standard once again, although only used to attend rallies and running days
Ford Capri Classic 315
On going restoration
Ford Zodiac Mk2
Restored after 45 years off road.
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III four-door saloon.
This was the last Rolls-Royce car completed in 1962. Previous owners include the Duke of Rutland.
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51F
New to Venture Transport as fleet no. 249, passing to Northern as 2830, later 4264. Withdrawn in 1980 and sold to APT, Lincoln. Purchased by the late Michael Reed and partly restored. Completely restored to as-new condition over a couple of years.
Ford Consul Classic 1500 cc
Becoming quite rare. Sold new in Newcastle and spent all its life in the North East. Spent several years as a showpiece at Pattersons Ford garage at Shiremoor. Appeared in Heartbeat and several episodes of Inspector George Gently series 7 on BBC
Ford Cortina Mk1
AEC Routemaster 3R2RH, Park Royal H41/31F
New to Northern General as fleet no. 2105; one of only 50 built for use outside London; used for medium-distance services until preserved in 1980. Restored in the original livery in which it entered service.
Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.
The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert.
The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
AEC Routemaster Park Royal H41/31F
North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd
This bus was one of 50 AEC-Park Royal front entrance Routemasters that were new to NGT, fitted with Leyland 0.600 engines. Originally registered RCN 699.It passed to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter, then to Stagecoach for use on Magicbus routes in Glasgow, reregistered as EDS 508B, and by then powered by an AEC engine. Re-purchased by Northern, passing to the late Chris Moyes OBE and given registration mark PCN 762. Now in the care of NEBPT.
Atkinson Alpha with Gardner 6HLW engine and Marshall 48-seat single-deck body.
North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd
No. 48 in the Sunderland Corporation fleet was one of a batch of three Atkinson chassis, which were to be the last Atkinson passenger chassis to enter service in this country in 1964. Atkinson was better known for its lorry chassis and the company were approached by Sunderland to build these vehicles after unsatisfactory performance from the Corporation's AEC Reliances.
The vehicles had Gardner 6HLW engines mounted horizontally underfloor. The bodies were by Marshall to the contemporary B.E.T. specification, similar to other local vehicles at the time. The twin-door bodies were specified to operate on the Pay-As-You-Enter system.
The steps into the saloon were very high, compared to the low-floor buses of today. Seating capacity was only 45 due to the dual door layout.
Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 Deluxe
1 owner before myself. Has been completely restored including Engine, Gearbox, Diff, all Suspension and Steering and just about every panel replaced. and its turned out just fine
Morris LD Ambulance
Body by Wadham Stringer. Ex Sussex County Ambulance Service. Bought several years ago as a converted camper & restored to accident ambulance spec. Powered by BMC 2.2 petrol engine. This ambulance has appeared on several TV shows over the years.
Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 Super
AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32R
This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks body
This bus was the first Leyland-engined Bristol RE to be delivered to a non-Tilling operator. It was sold by Busways in 1977 for service with a succession of further operators before reacquisition in 1988. It has been preserved since 1998.
Morris Minor 1000
Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 35 years.
Morris Pick Up
AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32R
New to London Transport as RML 2686, one of the last batch of RML's in service and latterly run by Arriva until the demise of RM operation in London. The bus was refurbished some years ago and was fitted with a Cummins engine, bought by Cooper of Annitsford, Northumberland, and acquired from them by present owner in 2005 after driving it up from London. On going restoration to its 1968 looks.
Bristol VRTLL Open Top
Chassis 117 ex Eastern Scottish passed to Southdown Motor Services Ltd in 1973 as a swap for a Bristol Lodekka and then to Alder Valley in 1980. It was converted to open top in 1983 and was withdrawn in February 1992. It then was used in Scarborough by Shoreline Suncruisers until 1997 when it passed to Lallys Coach Hire, Spiddal, County Galway, Republic of Ireland and was withdrawn from service in April 2000. It then returned to the UK for preservation
Austin A40 Farina Saloon
Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks 43-seat front-entrance bus bodywork.
This bus has had two periods of service life and two of preservation. It began work for Bristol Omnibus and ran until 1992; it was preserved until 1997; then ran for Northern Bus, Sheffield, until again preserved from 1997.
New to Bristol Omnibus Co. Last survivor of this design of ECW body on 33' chassis. Having been rallied for past 16 years in various 'Bristol Omnibus' liveries, this bus has recently undergone further restoration and been re-painted into 1960s Tilling Red to represent a similar United Automobile Services vehicle long departed XHN 938G.
Morris Minor 1000 Traveller
This vehicle has had only two owners.
Triumph TR6 - 2 seat sports car
A very early TR6, which was supplied to the USA when new. Re-imported back to the UK
Vauxhall Viva HB Estate
Formerly YLT 323H
Reliant Scimitar GTE
Preserved by the current owner
Rover 2000 TC
Volkswagen Beetle 1302s
Coach built Cotswold Camper
A rare Cotswold Concorde Camper on a Mk1 Ford Transit 2Ltr V4 & auto gearbox. Restored 2009
Owned since 2001. New carbs, new engine fitted in 2003 )now on 12000 miles), new front/rear suspension, new brakes (discs & pads), electronic ignition and fuel pump, 12V battery.
Mercedes Coupe 2 door
VW Beetle 1300cc
Modified 1300cc engine & servo assisted brakes in Old English White finish.
Ford Granada Mk1 Consul GT
Rare very early model of the Mk I Consul GT, production of this model only started in August 1972.
Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc Saloon
Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/27D body
This last-surviving Teesside 'standard' only 13'5" high, was acquired for preservation in 1989. It has covered over 1,200,000 miles!
MGB GT Built in 1972 but not registered until March 1973. Last chrome bumper MGB variation before the change to rubber bumper. Restored 16 years ago by the previous owner. Member of the North East Restoration Club
Hillman Hunter GL saloon
Vanden Plas Princess
Ford Capri Mk1
Ford Capri Mk1 in Daytona Yellow
Austin 1300 GT
Chris and Anne Jarvis
Reliant Scimitar GTE
Restored at the North East Restoration Club workshops after being off the road since 1992. Converted from automatic to manual/overdrive.
Mercury Montego MX
R L Hauxwell (Snr)
5.8 V8 3 Speed Auto. Twin mufflers. Holley 4 Barrel Carb. Came to UK in 1979. As far as we know and the DVLA, it is the only 4 door sedan of this model in the UK.
MGB Roadster V8
Owned for the last 10 years having attended this show many times.
Bristol LHS6L with Plaxton C33F bodywork
The vehicle was new to Epsom Coaches in 1976 then to G E Sykes of Appleton Roebuck near York. It was acquired by the current owner in 2003.
Cadillac Coupe De Ville
Triumph Stag MKII
Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Coupe
David B J Dartnall
Lancia Beta Saloon
Very rare car
1500 Van Den Plas model - 28,000 miles and retired
Land Rover Series III 109" HCB/Angus L4P Fire Appliance
New to British Steel's Barrow works, Cumbria in 1978 until sold to Bowater Tissue Manufacturers, Barrow-in-Furness, in 1983. Passed to a major motor museum in early 2001 but sold in late 2001 to the current owner who has restored it to running order. Total mileage is only 11,800 miles.
Lotus Seven replica
Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53F
Plaxton Supreme IV bodywork, ex National Express (East Yorkshire). It then went to Cherry Coaches of Hull, before returning to East Yorkshire Motor Services, it spent some it's later years with Lee's of Durham, Classic of Annfield Plain, and Scarlet Band Coaches all in the Durham area, before being preserved by the present owner Mr Tony Hull.
Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body.
Treble One Group (M Mackenzie)
New to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1981; it passed to Busways in 1986. It worked first at City Busways from Byker then most of its time at Slatyford on Fastline services. It had brief spells on Magicbus and at Sunderland and ended up at Stagecoach Transit from where it was bought by the Treble-one Group in 2004.
It is restored in Newcastle Busways livery.
Morris Marina 440 7cwt Van
Purchased new by the current owner for his carpet business. Used as a private vehicle from 2000. First entered in classic shows from 2004. Won various other awards. Also won its class at the Tyne Tees Run for the last 7 years.
Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
Appeared in a number of 'background' shots in the recent TV series "Cars That Rock" presented by Brian Johnson
Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 3 speed gearbox
Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith)
New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981.
FTN 710W is one of only 5 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life and spent most of her life there running the 194/294. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006.
In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008.
After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group.
She made her first NNRG outing at the 2013 Metrocenter event and has been on the road ever since apart from during the COVID pandemic.
This year 4710 took part in the National 50 event at Whitehaven by the kind invitation from our Friends, The Workington Transport Hertitage Trust.
Reliant Scimitar GTE
Low mileage vehicle, less than 36,000 miles
Ford Cortina MK 5 Crusader 1.6
Standard unmolested Cortina Crusader in near original condition
Dennis RS/SS Pump Escape Fire Engine
New in 1982 to East Sussex Fire Brigade in Brighton, equipped and operational, attended the 1984 IRA Brighton Grand Hotel bombing. Brighton was one of the last Brigades to operate and keep the pump escapes. 10.5 litre diesel engine, automatic, 12.5 Tons in weight, 50 FT ladder & 9 miles to the gallon.
Ford Cortina MK5
Very good condition last model of the MK5s 16 crusader
Ford Escort RS1600i Black
Ford RS Owners Club (Paul Gatenby)
Bedford CF 350
Pick up Tipper Livery of Barnfather & Wilkes
Bedford CF/Plaxton C18F
New to Leo Hill's "Ace Private Hire" in Hereford and later operated by Blue Line as their fleet number 4
R L Hauxwell (Jnr)
Ex Army (Royal Marines) was soft top radio truck. Usual Landrover gearing 4WD, Hi-Low, Diff locks etc, 2,250cc BMC diesel engine. One of only 11 where no information is available.
MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31F
New on the 12th June 1983, as the first Mark 2 Metrobus to be delivered to Northern and also the National Bus Company. Delivered in NBC poppy red, this vehicle was one of only 12 Metrobuses painted in this livery from new. 3501's first depot allocation was Chester le Street, and moved to Murton Depot after a year at it's previous depot, remained here until Murton closed. 3501 was withdrawn in 2000, and after restored won the best 1980's double decker award at Showbus Rally in Duxford in 2009.
The bus is powered by Gardner engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox.
The vehicle is fully restored in "as new" condition.
The bus was withdrawn fifteen years ago and has been in preservation with its current owner ever since.
Audi Quattro UR
Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X Estate, White
In excellent condition, with only 49K miles on the clock
Nissan Sunny Spirit 1.5 SGL - Used Daily
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible
This vehicle has been little used and well preserved. Merc Club National Concours winner in 2008, show car at NEC Classic in November. As of 2014 mileage less than 23,000.
Ford Escort RS Turbo
BMW 316 (E30) Four door saloon
This extremely original example of a BMW E30 3-Series was acquired in January 2013. Only 3 previous owners and a genuine 67,000 miles from new
Ford Escort Mk 4 Ghia 1.6
Current owner rescued vehicle in May 2011 from East Midlands to bring back to Teesside. A recent gearbox rework carried out to keep it on the road for a good few years ahead.
Foden S104 4x2 recovery truck
Foden S104 Recovery Truck - Having served as a tractor unit for Leggett Freightways, and latterly as a shunter at their Peterlee Depot, this vehicle was acquired by it's present ownerand modified to it's present state
Ford Escort XR3i
Ford Escort RS Turbo
Jaguar XJS HE V12 Coupe
This car was done up as a one off from new. Le Mans decals on doors and bonnet and had a set of 17 inch Borbet wheels fitted. Present mileage 41,000. Twin 2 inch stainless steel exhaust system and air intakes fitted.
GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol
Ford Fiesta 1.8DL
Volvo 240SE Estate
White, Automatic Owned since 2009.
Chevrolet Grumman LLV. US Postal Services Van
US Postal Services Van. Right Hand drive as standard. Believed to be only one of 4 in the UK.
Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F
This vehicle was the first of a batch of six new buses 1723 - 1728 (K723 PNL - K728 PNL) delivered to Sunderland Busways in 1993.
It was named 'CITY OF SUNDERLAND' to commemorate the granting of City Status in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Robin Hood S7 2 seat convertable
Dodge Great Western Camper
One of only 15 in the UK. LHD 5.2 V8 Auto American van.