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Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display 2008
At the Recreation Ground

Why not bring your vintage vehicle to the Recreation Ground, Seaburn on August Bank Holiday Monday?

We regret that due to the number of entrants we are now unable to accept any entries for cars which were registered after 1989. We will also be unable to accept any entries on the day.

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 11:30 and departures will be every 30 minutes thereafter, until the last bus at 16:30.

To travel to the event by public transport catch Stagecoach North East services 18, 19, E1 & E6 which stop next to the site, or services 22, 24 & E2 which stop close to the site.

For additional information on the location of Seaburn Recreation Ground, click here

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Seaburn historic vehicle display

Monday 31st August 2009
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
FL 6176FL 61761927Morris Oxford 3/4 coupBob Buyers
UX 3441UX 34411928Austin Heavy 12/4 fabric saloonW K Wilson Only 2 owners for the first 40 years. laid up during the Second World War, and only occasional use for the past 20 years. Still in original condition.
DT 2041DT 20411929Lea-Francis 12/40 P type sports tourerGeorge Jolley 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
OU 51241930Lea Francis O TypeGeorge Jolley A very sporty vintage car indeed
FS 5646FS 56461932Austin 10/9 Tourer with Dickey seatGordon Wilson First registered in Edinburgh to a doctor. Restored by the current owner between 1970 and 1975.
UP 8854UP 88541934Morris 10/4Barry Waterson
AJG 415AJG 4151938Austin Seven Ruby saloon.Gordon & Anne Tildesley Gordon just loves Austins!
FJO 216FJO 2161938Wolseley 14/56 De-villeR W Davidson
YYJ 6071939Austin 10 CambridgeBrian & Sam Taylor
HAC 36HAC 361948Rover P3 75Ron Taylor A Rover P3 75 light six, saloon car. Black over ivory. Original colour was green. Once used as a wedding car prior to my ownership. In very good condition and has been well maintained
UHN 1261953Austin A40 Somerset 4 door saloonAlan Griffiths Austin's medium sizes saloon car of the early 1950s, powered by an OHV 1200 cc engine.
ATC 451LATC 451L1972Ford Granada Mk1 Consul GTJohn Smith Rare very early model of the Mk I Consul GT, production of this model only started in August 1972.
RTY 358S1977Ford Granada Ghia, Mk IIan Davison This body colour and interior colour combination is the rarest in the Mk I Ford Granada range.
UPR 65UPR 651963Austin Mini Super De-luxeThis car is in excellent original un-restored condition. It has had 3 previous owners, the first owning it for 40 years.
not known1966Morris MinorTrevor Walker
XVG 807S1978Austin MaxiSean Hannah
KUA 11KUA 111948Riley RMA 1.5 litreStuart MacDonald This car won the Champion of Champions award at Glamis Castle.
YPE 595G1969Triumph Vitesse ConvertiblePeter Green
EGF 214B1964CorvettePaul Bradley
HLV 162P1976Rover P6 3500ccBrian Barker
E970 TKR1987Nissan Sunny ZX CoupeRobin Freake
SOO 6WSOO 6W1980Triumph Dolomite SprintPaul Lusby
FJR 241953MG YB, 1259cc 4 door saloonArthur Swales Just completed the 2009 Grumpy Old Men on Tour Round the Peak District.
TCU 830L1972BMW 2000Trevor Griffiths
SSJ 9681956Jaguar XK 140John Spencer
KKH 6091949Jaguar Mk 5Alan Simpson
XJS 667X1989Jaguar XJS 3.6Keith Cotgrave
not known1966Mercury CometMark Robertson
VDL 528G1969Daimler V8Paul Robinson
EOO 757H1970Mini Cooper with matching trailerMichelle Winters
KXO 381KXO 3811949MG TCIan Tunnicliffe This car has been owned since 1966 and preserved since 1984. It has won many awards since then.
VLX 855VLX 8551951Morris Minor 4 door saloonJoe Berriman Modified engine, otherwise original car.
NXB 3901953Triumph MayflowerNeil Tonks The Mayflower's engine, introduced in 1949, is 1.247 litre side valve unit with alloy head. The gearbox and rear axle are the same as the Standard Vanguard.
TOD 7251955MG Magnette ZAJohn Ward 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.
GSV 4321956Rover P4 90Colin Watson
KNL 266KNL 2661956Morris Oxford series II saloonChris Steele The vehicle was owned by a farmer's wife in Scotland for 30 years. It was restored 15 years ago by a previous owner.
LHS 851956Morris OxfordA L Colquhoun The vehicle was purchased in 1973 for the current owner's son. Column gear change converted to floor change. Semaphore signal changed to flashers. Further work is required.
SAO 2881956Morris MinorCharles Stewart One of the last split screen models. The car is very original and has never had any welding repairs. Has been repainted in 2 Pack. To date the car has done 16,000 miles.
TUP 712004Jaguar S TypeWilliam Ellison
OSK 8181958Hillman MinxJohn Cousin Owned since 1990
WWT 6221958Austin A35Steven Ainsley
9109 UA1959Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports carTom Lawson One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
JCN 961JCN 9611959Rover P4 saloonJohn Cubby
WXV 3821959Ford Zodiac Mk2Kevin Ainsley
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
SSK 9001961Ford Anglia 105E saloonDonald McKenzie
2054 FS1962Jaguar Mk2Bill Merkin Bodywork restoration 2005/6.
819 NOD1963Morris Oxford Series VIHoward Ellis Genuine 40K miles, 2 owner car. Never been welded, acquired in May 2009 as a replacement for an Austin A35
970 FAX970 FAX1963Triumph Herald 1200 saloon car.Mike Robson
DFH 261A1963Wolseley 1500Alan Thompson Total restoration carried out over three years in early 1990s, finished in Trafalgar Blue with light grey trim
NFF 4181963Morris OxfordBrian Phillips
ADN 761B1964Morris Oxford four-door saloonEddie Hartley All original. Finished in BMC Black with red leather interior. Only 2 previous owners and covered just 45000 miles.
CAB 745BCAB 745B1964Sunbeam AlpineAlan & Elsie Ellis
Not known1964Vauxhall Victor VX490Clive Jackson
DMR 726C1965MG MidgetPeter Burnell "Ruby", recently purchased for future restoration, but for the time being she is being used and enjoyed.
FHJ 778C1965Sunbeam Rapier IVG Cooper
FUP 969CFUP 969C1965Humber Sceptre mk 1Richard and Margaret Williams
FFX 293D1966Morris 1000Greta Ainsley
FNC 542D1966Ford Anglia SuperLinda McKenzie Bought in 2000, several previous owners, recent restoration.
PBY 370DPBY 370D1966Mercedes-Benz 250SEAllan Errington Previously registered KLY 1D Un-restored car
LJN 846ELJN 846E1967VW Split Screen MicrobusDave Parkin
MNL 331F1967Morris Minor 1000Brent Chisholm
NCR 115FNCR 115F1967Hillman HunterKenneth Gill
SPG 879FSPG 879F1967Jaguar 340Jim Collins
JNM 344F1968Riley 4/72.Tommy & Christine Cook One previous owner, genuine 30,000 miles, car is in mainly original condition.
LDW 552F1968Vauxhall Viva HBKatherine Phillips Acquired by the current owner in 2004 from Poole, Dorset.
MRU 682F1968Ford CorsairAlan Channing
NBE 332F1968Ford Cortina Mk II NECFC/NECPWA
NVJ 47G1968Morris Minor Pick-upStephen Antill
RJN 625G1968Morris 1000 ConvertiblePaul Pearson
UYM 231F1968Ford Cortina Mk II, 1300 deluxe saloon.Bill and Ena Hutchinson
AVK 145HAVK 145H1969Rolls Royce Silver ShadowScott Spence Owned for the past two years and used for wedding hire.
VVK 153G1969Triumph TR6 - 2 seat sports carTom Lawson A very early TR6, which was supplied to the USA when new. Re-imported back to the UK
WRE 372G1969Daimler V250Allan McGuigan
FJB 412KFJB 412K1971Volvo 145DLWilliam Ibbetson Recently acquired, this vehicle has covered 174,000 miles.
HPL 251K1971Ford Cortina Mk IIIGavin Hubbuck Bought for ?60 fifteen years ago to be saved from a scrapyard in Wideopen, and restored fully in the last five years to near original conditon. All owners of the car since new have been traced.
HUY 948K1971Wolseley 18/85L J Hines
KMU 85K1971Morris Mini Cooper 'S' Mk IIJohn Nicholson New in October/ November 1970, but not registered until August 1971. It is thought to appear at the Geneva Motor Show, when new.
SVN 922K1971Vauxhall Viva HCMark Tate Just been resprayed and used as every-day car.
XBF 562JXBF 562J1971VW Beetle 1300ccMichael Dixon
YCV 748JYCV 748J1971Morris Traveller Susan Cook Modified 1300cc engine & servo assisted brakes in Old English White finish.
GHO 462K1972Volkswagen BeetlePaul Ross Janet Ross
KKX 981L1972Opel MantaJanet Ross None given.
LFL 87L1972Triumph DolomitePaul Donachie Originally a 1972 Triumph Dolomite, but converted to a Dolomite Sprint. This is an ongoing restoration, the car is used mainly at weekends.
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
NPB 482L1972Vanden Plas PrincessRoy Pope
NVB 4LNVB 4L1972Ford Capri Mk1Anthony Alderson Ford Capri Mk1 in Daytona Yellow
OFF 407LOFF 407L1972MGB RoadsterChris and Anne Jarvis Teal Blue in colour, this vehicle has undergone a full nut and bolt restoration 3 years ago.
OYW 549LOYW 549L1972Morris Marina coup? automatic.Tom Thompson The current owner has had the car for nine years, and he uses it still every day.
PPX 145K1972Austin 1300 GTDavid Carrahar This car is in original condition.
WTL 600K1972Triumph StagJohn Cubby
HFO 226L1973MGB RoadsterBob Luke The vehicle's engine has been overhauled and a new suspension has been fitted.
JDE 88L1973MG Midget Mk IIIColin Jones
HBB 558NHBB 558N1975MG MigetPhil Whelan
KGM 250P1975Vauxhall Firenza coupClive Phillips This vehicle was only recently acquired by the present owner in 2006. It has a 1.8 litre engine in replacement for its orginal one of 1.256 litres.
NBR 762PNBR 762P1975Reliant Super Robin 850William L Briggs Owned since 1983, used as everyday transport for owner when a bus driver, still going well today. Very well maintained by myself former mechanic come bus driver
NNL 388RNNL 388R1976Triumph Spitfire 1500James Bays
SUI 76821976Cadillac Coupe De VilleJeff Elliott
WAW 547S1978Reliant Scimitar GTEE E Farrage
YGR 197R1978Triumph DolomiteDenis Camsey The vehicle has been in the possession of the current owner for three years.
HVC 222V1979MG MidgetColin Ellenden This car was re-shelled into an American shell from San Franciso about 5 years ago. Still has USA features.
RBH 540DRBH 540D1966Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate AmbulanceRonald Black
WHK 213W1979Pontiac Firebird Trans-amAlan Bebb
OCK 53H1980Mercedes 190Robert Phillips
FTN 290WFTN 290W1981Vauxhall Cavalier 2000 GLS Sports HatchPeter Barclay The owner purchased the vehicle in September, 2001, for only ?50. It has since been recommissioned with the paint restored from bare metal, and is now used everyday as well as being presented at shows.
NTB 795W1981Austin Mini MetroG Bayles
EDM 795XEDM 795X1982Reliant Scimitar GTEChris Steele Low mileage vehicle, less than 36,000 miles
POF 967Y1982Austin Mini Metro V'P automatic.G Bayles
A334 EAJ1983Triumph Acclaim L saloonHoward Williams The vehicle was purchased new from Barry Williams' Wolviston Road Garage, Billingham, and owned by the same family for 24 years.
8530 VX8530 VX1987Mercedes-Benz 300SL ConvertibleAllan Errington 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.
D924 HAJD924 HAJ1987Merecedes 300 SGAndy Spence
E249 LYH1988Mercedes Benz 300 SE (W126)Raymond Pratt A 1988 classic running restoration, identical to the car used in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (apart from the colour, the car in the film was black). Cost when new was ?37,599.
G274 GSMG274 GSM1989BMW 635 CSi HighlineMike Downie Last year of 6-Series Shark-Nose 13-year production. 192,000 miles, original Royal Blue Metallic with White Lotus Leather and in everyday use. 3430cc straight six, one of the last produced of Paul Bracq's design.
G607 SGKG607 SGK1990GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol Andrew Murley
MV 8996MV 89961931Bedford 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.
DYG 531940Albion Valkyrie CX13 chassis with Burlingham 33-seat half-cab coach body. H S Transport Collection This vehicle began life with a Duple coach body; the current one is more recent and was transferred from a 1950 coach in 1957. It originally worked for South Yorkshire Motors in Pontefract. It entered preservation in 1969; it has been rallied since then but for a period during which the body framework was renovated. It performs reliably on long-distance runs and achieves 40 mph and 12 to 14 mpg.
HKL 826HKL 8261946AEC Regal I, Beadle OB35F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd An unusual open-top conversion of a Beadle bodied AEC Regal bus, new to Maidstone & District and restored in their livery, Acquired by the late Christopher Moyes from Guide Friday, now in the care of NEBPT.
HHN 202HHN 2021947Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.David Slater 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.
EHL 344EHL 3441952Leyland Tiger PS2/12AColin Poole New to West Riding in 1952, in later life used as a tow bus in Selby. Acquired in 1972 for preservation, not much work needed on it, had two paint jobs done, last on the road in the mid 1990s.
UFJ 292UFJ 2921957Guy Arab IV Massey H30/26RKarl Shaw New to Exeter Corporation as No. 52, later operated for Shaw Brothers in Bishop Auckland area in 1971, and later passed onto United Atomobile Services in 1975, and with the current owner since September 1992. preserved in memory of John Shaw
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group The first of nine Dennis Lolines purchased by Middlesbrough Corporation to allow a normal seating layout in a double-decker low enough to pass under the Middlesbrough Station (Albert) bridge. It was the only one of the nine to have an open rear platform and was exhibited at the 1958 Earl’s Court Commercial Motor Show. Withdrawn from service in 1970, she was acquired by a Scottish independent operator, initially running on hire to, and later sold to the Bellshill Bingorama Ltd. operation. Saved from a scrapyard at the last minute by Ron Maybray in 1977, she was moved to Derby and stored in his garden pending restoration! In 1991 she was purchased by the 500 Group for a nominal fee on condition that she was restored to as new condition. She was restored in time for her fortieth birthday in 1998. The bus has now spent far longer with the 500 Group than it did in commercial use! She has attended many rallies and other events over the years but is mainly used for ceremonial duties these days.
OVL 494OVL 4941960Bristol SC4LK, ECW B35FEddie Brewster New to Lincolnshire as 2485.
221 JVK221 JVK1961Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander double-deck body.David Slater The bus was new to Newcastle Corporation and was operated until 1977. It was bought for preservation by the Four to One Group, who carried out much work on it. It later passed to Jimmy Storey who completed the restoration work.
3747 RH3747 RH1962AEC BridgemasterTony & Carol Blackman Originally No 747 in the West Yorkshire Fleet. Now used for wedding hire and re-painted in the Yorkshire Heritage livery of black, inspired by F Lockey & Sons.
811 BWR811 BWR1962Bristol SUL4A, ECW B36FTrevor Leach 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
VSL 528VSL 5281962Bedford CA 11-seat minibusBrian Clarke Kenebrake bodywork, one of very few remaining. Purchased in Wales by the current owner in August 2008.
WNL 259A (ex 8031 PT)WNL 259A (ex 8031 PT)1962AEC Reliance with Plaxton Highway B55F BodyworkRobin Hawdon Supplied new to E W Wilson of Economic Bus Services of Whitburn where it spent its entire service life, and was driven by the current owner's uncle. Disposed of in 1975 to a Tyneside Jazz band who sold the original registration 8031 PT. Acquired by by Alan and John Purvis for preservation and purchased by the present owners in 2006 after having been laid up for ten years.
EUP 405BEUP 405B1964AEC Routemaster 3R2RH, Park Royal H41/31FDavid Slater 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.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body. 140 Group 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.
PCN 762PCN 7621964AEC 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.
WBR 248WBR 2481964Atkinson 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.
JNP 590CJNP 590C1965Albion Nimbus / Reading B35FAlan Dixon This bus spent its entire working life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, registered 16216. It was sent to a railway museum in Somerset, then bought and restored by present owner.
GAT 180DGAT 180D1966Leyland Panther / Roe B44D Hull Bus Restorers Ex Kingston upon Hull Corporation, one of a batch of 12 such buses received over a three year period. The bus remained in service for 15 years before being used by a local band and then being preserved.
JJD 551DJJD 551D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RSteve Griffin 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.
SMK 686FSMK 686F1967AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RTed Jones 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.
LHN 860LHN 8601950Bristol 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"".
VVK 53G1969Austin Morris J2Stewart Johnston Ex Royal Navy shore patrol bus used by Naval Provost in Rosyth, Scotland.
PCW 203JPCW 203J1971Bristol RESL with Pennine bus bodywork.Phil Logie New in 1971 to Burnley, Colne and Nelson, then passing to Burnley and Pendle with the reorganisation of local government. The bus was withdrawn from service 1983. Now carrying the livery used in 1980, it is the only survivor of this combination of chassis and body.
JDC 544LJDC 544L1972Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/27D body 500 Group This last-surviving Teesside 'standard' only 13'5" high, was acquired for preservation in 1989. It has covered over 1,200,000 miles!
321 YHN321 YHN1973Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama coach body.Peter Elliott The coach was new to National Travel South East as VYH 500M. Then it worked for James Meffan of Kirriemuir from 1985, before becoming a motor home in 1997. Bought from a scrapyard in 1999, it has been totally refurbished by the current owner. Restored in United Tyne-Tees livery.
OWT 776MOWT 776M1973Bristol RELL6G ECW B53FAlex Lawson 1403 was the last Bristol RELL to be purchased by National Bus Co. and was allocated to West Yorks RCC on 26.10.73. Engine when new was a Leyland 0.680 but this was changed to a Gardner 6HLX taken from fleet no 1037. 1403 was placed in storage until 20.5.74 at Bradford depot where it worked for most of its life. Withdrawn 31.10.84 and sold to WYRC Social Club, later into preservation, passing to present owner in 1990. Part of the Aire Valley Transport Group collection, see
GSX 121NGSX 121N1975Bedford YRT with Alexander Y-type body.Iain Docherty New in 1975 to Edinburgh Corporation Transport as a 49 seat coach. Converted after a year to a 53 seat bus. Sold on after only 7 years in service. Purchased in 2002 for preservation and restored to Lothian Region Transport's madder and white bus livery.
RGF 231PRGF 231P1976Bristol LHS6L with Plaxton C33F bodyworkMichael Burke 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.
ESC 847SESC 847S1978Seddon Pennine VII with Alexander Y-type body.Robert Carlyle Ex Eastern and Lowland Scottish. Allocated to Edinburgh in June 1978, then to Dunbar, transferred to Lowland 1986. Sold in 1988 to Red Bus service . Bought for preservation 2006.
JKH 194VJKH 194V1979Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53FTony Hull 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.
LAG 188VLAG 188V1980Leyland National 2 (11.6m)B49F. Hull Bus Restorers Ex East Yorkshire 188, this vehicle is historically significant as the first production Mark 2 Leyland National by chassis number.
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland 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.
CKB 166XCKB 166X1982Leyland National Mark 2Stephen Foster New to Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive in 1982 and its metamorphosis into MTL and Arriva. It was sold and stored from about 2000, thence worked with Gilmoss Training. Yesterbus acquired this vehicle in to the fleet in 2006 and she retains her original 680 engine.
JFT 413XJFT 413X1982Scania BR112DH Alexander H47/31FKieth Buckley & Vince Minto New to Tyne & Wear Transport in 1982 as fleet no. 413. Only two of these vehicles were purchased, and only this vehicle survives. It has been recently refurbished at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
UCU 491Y1982Bedford CF MinibusW H Hayes
UTN 501YUTN 501Y1983MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31FLee Garrett 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.
CUI 841CUI 8411984Leyland Tiger, Duple Caribbean Mark 2 C51F ZF 6 Speed gear boxKenneth Wilkinson New in 1984, ran between North West and London on Rapide services for Ribble. Purchased from Fosters of Hetton in 1994 and still in semi use. Named Lady Pamela. This vehicle was completely refurbished in 2006.
C771 OCNC771 OCN1986MCW Metrobus Mk 2Mark Westgarth Formerly Go Ahead Northern 3771 C771 OCN was based in Gateshead. Recently preserved, Restored to Go-Ahead Gateshead livery with route branding for services 58 and 59.
G251 SRGG251 SRG1989DAF SB220 Optare Delta.Mick Rochford Optare Delta 251 was the first of a batch of four vehicles (251 to 254) ordered by Northumbria Motor Services Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th of July 1989 251 was delivered to Northumbria in October 1989 after it appeared in the Bus & Coach Show at the N.E.C. It then travelled to France & Holland with the Directors & Senior Managers at the end of November 1989. Originally based at Gallowgate depot, 251 worked out of most of the Northumbria depots at some time in her life before the sale of the Company to British Bus then ultimately Cowies (Arriva) Ironically on the 15th of January 1998 251 became the first bus to be painted in Arriva livery! Between the 11th of January 2006 and the 21st of September 2008 251 was expertly restored by Gardiners of Spennymoor before making her debut at Showbus 2008.
H669 BNLH669 BNL1991Leyland Olympian Northern Counties Palatine open-top body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was one of a batch of eight delivered to Sunderland Busways. It became Stagecoach 14669 after the take-over of Busways. Stagecoach converted it to part open-top in 2007 for use by City Sight-Seeing. It has subsequently been converted to full open-top by Gardiners of Spennymoor in March 2008
N474 RVKN474 RVK1995Mercedes Benz 709 MinibusChris Cartwright Alexander 24 seat bodywork, recently purchased from Stagecoach, Slatyford deport, Newcastle as fleet no. 40474. This is the last minibus in Stagecoach colours to leave north-east service
FBR 53DFBR 53D1966Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R Strachan B47D North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd New to Sunderland Corporation as No. 53. Sold to Tyne and Wear Museums on withdrawal from service passing the present owner in 1992 and rallied extensively since then. Acquired by the NEBPT in 2018
VPF 288SVPF 288S1978Bristol VR / ECWRobert Hardy Gardner engined bus, new to Alder Valley as 958 in 1978. Having been sold to Horsham Buses in 1996 its subsequent owners were Eastville Coaches of Bristol, Bluebird of Neath, Flagfinders of Braintree and McEwen Travel of Mansfield
SCN 268SSCN 268S1978Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R Alexander H49/37F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Tyne and Wear standard Leyland Atlantean entered service based at South Shields, and passed to South Shields Busways after deregulation in 1986. It is preserved in the livery of South Shields Busways.
PHH 149WPHH 149W1980Bristol VR with Eastern Coach Works double-deck body.John Burrow This bus was originally owned by Cumberland Motor Services, then by Stagecoach Northwest, for whom It was the last VR to be operated. The current owner bought it for preservation in October 2006 and repainted it in CMS Cumberland Ayres red and cream. The original registration was KRM 471W, fleet no. 431
GAU 728LGAU 728L1973Leyland National Mk IEx Nottingham City Transport, now converted to a mobile exhibition and fundraising unit.
D901 MWR1987VW LT55 / Optare 235 C21FTony Hanson New to Yorkshire Rider as No, 1700. Just been restored by The BusWorks at Blackpool. Part of the Dewsbury Bus Museum collection.
RSL 3831959AEC Reliance / Roe DalesmanRobin Hawdon Formerly registered MJD 759.
YPT 796YPT 7961958AEC Reliance MU3RV, Roe C41CMartyn Callaghan 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.
AHN 451BAHN 451B1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society New to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. Purchased by ADBPS in 1980. It is unusual with its combination of Daimler chassis and Guy Arab driveline with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox.
344 XUK344 XUK1954AEC Reliance MU3RV Roe C41C.Ted Heslop Originally registered TUG 20, this vehicle is one of the earliest AEC Reliances built, and operated as a demonstrator for Roe for some time. Restoration has just been completed.
8124 WX8124 WX1961Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was new to West Yorks RCC as fleet no. CUG 27. It was withdrawn from service in September 1973, and passed through a number of private owners until acquired by the late Chris Moyes in 1996. Thoroughly overhauled by Go-Ahead and extensively rallied, this vehicle later passed to NEBPT ownership.
JTY 403XJTY 403X1981Leyland Olympian ONLXB/1R ECW H45/32FDavid Johnson New to Northern General at fleet no 3603, just acquired from Stephensons of Easingwold, shown before restoration commenced. This was the vehicle featured by Northern in their set of postcards at Beamish Museum some years ago.
HYR 175WHYR 175W1981Volvo B58 Plaxton Supreme IV Royale Bleu EcosseJonathan Dodsworth Ex Glenton Tours of London
WUP 961VWUP 961V1980Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II Express 53 seater coachwork. Burrells Coaches Owned since new in 1980, this vehicle is still in everyday use. Has a 6 speed ZF box, 680 engine, FM pump.
WTU 468WWTU 468W1980Bristol VRT Eastern Coach WorksNick Green Bristol VRT double decker converted to outreach work with lounge seating and coffee bar.
XMM 73XMM 731952Scammel Showman's TractorArthur Wakefield New in 1952 to Guinness of London, sold to Ken Furborough of Leicester (Showman) and was used to travel the Big Wheel between fairgrounds
PYB 9061953Morris Commercial LC4R Dropside TruckDavid Foster Last Morris Commercial used by Peggy & David in the hit TV series Heartbeat. Now painted back to my colour scheme and correct reg number.
SSY 296SSY 2961953Vauxhall Velox Pick-UpRichard Dixon
RKJ 292G1969Bedford Beagle vanBruce Sinclair Fitted with four seats.
SNL 798GSNL 798G1969ERF LV 3 car Transporter.George Richardson New to Bells of Ashington as a box van. As a result of a fire, it ended its life as a flat-bed lorry. Purchased by present owner in 2002 and converted to a car transporter, which is loaded with period BMC cars.
DVT 723J1971ERF LV 6 x 4 Recovery VehicleSteven Richardson Purchased by W A Glendenning of Shotley Bridge and converted to a recovery vehicle by Ken Glendenning in 1978. Current owner purchased this vehicle in July 2007, his father was one of many who drove it in service with Glendennings.
CFT 501VCFT 501V1972Ford D Series flatbed lorry.Bob Shipley New to ICI Teesside as decontamination unit in 1972. Not road registered until ICI disposed of it in 1980. Presented in the livery of Vaux Breweries.
JNY 107L1972ERF 689 8 WheelerArnold Elsy New to Glynne Bowens General Haulage, passed into fairground use, acquired by present owner in January 2009
PFT 117L1972ERF HCB/Angus Water Tender/Major Pump AppliancePaul Pearson
PEC 294LPEC 294L1973Karrier Bantam 'Chelsea' type Refuse LorryAndrew Chadwick Originating in Cumberland as a flatbed coal lorry, it gained it's 'Chelsea' style refuse body for filming purposes before moving to the North East. Currently painted in Seaham Urban District Council livery, who used similar vehicles in the 1960s. The photo shows the vehicle with modified registration, when used for filming.
WRM 554SWRM 554S1978Land Rover Series III 109" HCB/Angus L4P Fire ApplianceMalcolm Paul 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.
PNM 695W1980Bedford YMQ-S/Duple Dominant 1Malcolm Fisher Previously with Hunters of Tantobie as a C35F coach and not used for over 5 years. Purchased earlier this year and converted to a recovery truck.
XBR 644V1980Morris Marina 440 7cwt VanM Sidney 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.
F597 MLW1988Dodge 50s Recovery truck.W H Hayes
Q789 VOJ1985Dodge RamBrian Morgan Dodge Ram Truck, originally belonging to USAF based at Alconbury. Dual purpose, LPG and petrol
B420 MAO1985Dodge Ram D350 Pick-Up TruckMel Nash It has worked for all of its life on a US Air Force base. Owned for 6 years and in 2007 finally registered in UK.
ACU 326BACU 326B1964Scammell Scarab 6 ton tractor unit and trailerDavid Warren Originally owned by the Leyland Motors Plant, Lancashire, first as an articulated vehicle for parts deliveries then converted to a flat bed / shunting tractor for use around the plant. Leyland removed all coupling gear and associated equipment. Restoration first took place in the late 80s and early 90s where the vehicle remained as a shunting tractor and attended many rallies in this form. The vehicle was never registered by Leyland Motors and was registered for the first time in 1994 with the DVLA. Work commenced in late 2010 to start converting the vehicle back to a tractor unit with the Scammell coupling and associated equipment refitted. Donor spares were luckily found to achieve the conversion back to a tractor unit. A suitable Scammell trailer was acquired in 2013 and was also restored. This vehicle has been attending rallies in the area for over twenty years now, the first one being the 1995 Seaburn bus rally.
PDD 105G1968Morris Pick-Up truck, 1460cc.Alan Rowley
BJF 173K1971Austin Mini Clubman, 1275cc.Stephen Hudson
VAO 419S1977Mini Clubman short, 1000ccGary Houston
A862 TDM1984Mini Mayfair 998cc.Heather Davison
E130 EFV1987Rover Mini Mayfair 998cc.Daniel Rooney
M919 FNL1994Rover Mini Cooper 1300ccSheila Rowley
S10 MTN1999Rover Mini Sportspack 1275cc.Sid Martin
W749 MFT2000Rover Mini Sportspack 1275cc.Ian Bell
W838 MCN2000Rover Mini Cooper 1275cc.Julie Ann Horsley