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

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 two free bus services around the local area.

The first will depart from outside the top gate and the other from the old tram shelter opposite the bottom gate.

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.

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RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
UF 9975UF 99751933Singer nine sportsAlfred Blakelock
BPE 890BPE 8901934Austin 12/6 2 seater Gordon bodied coupeWilliam French
CPJ 404CPJ 4041935Armstrong Siddeley 17hp Sports FoursomeIan Tunnicliffe There were only 482 of this model manufactured and there are only 3 still in existence. This car had a complete body off restoration that took nearly 5 years to complete. The restoration was finished in January 2016.
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.
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
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
380 UYP380 UYP1954Chevrolet pick up truckGraham Fawcett
NLR 2691954Scammell MU15 Ballast TruckFrederick Lonsdale Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
UTN 6961954Morris MinorGeoff Milburn
437 JBU437 JBU1955Series 1 Land RoverStuart Edwards Series 1 Land Rover. 86 inch wheelbase, 2 litre Petrol. Canvas tilt. Combination with 1956/7 Willerby Vogue Caravan, 1 of 5 remaining.
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.
ESL 4361957Morris Minor ConvertibleColin Winship
NSK 519NSK 5191958Austin A105 Westminster Vanden PlasKeith Dover Only five left ,last original black one known
OSK 8181958Hillman MinxJohn Cousin Owned since 1990
OSK 831OSK 8311958Karrier BFD3023 Plaxton C14FAlan Dixon New to Brocksbank of Leeds, Original reg 6666 U, later BVH 157A, formerly owned by John Hogarth and Ray Thornton. Some restoration work recently carried out at Gardiners of Spennymoor.
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.
WXV 3821959Ford Zodiac Mk2Kevin Ainsley
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.
382 VPU1961Ford Consul Mk2Edward J Weightman Featured in the 1962 film "Jigsaw" driven by Jack Warner (Dixon of Dock Green) who takes the part of a detective inspector
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
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.
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Preserved by the current owner
FSK 9721961Morris MinorRod Hicken
YLH 6571961Morris JB Post Office vanStuart MacDonald Ex GPO van. Last of the JBs. Spent all of its working life in Cardiff. Acquired for preservation by present owner 11 years ago
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FGordon Noble 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.
827 UVK827 UVK1963Ford Consul Classic 1500 ccIan Davison 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
ACK 611A1963Jaguar MK2John Barker
AJU 944AAJU 944A1963Ford 100EBrian Wilson
ALC 496A1963Cadillac '62' SeriesAlan Bebb
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.(Calum Train) 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.
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.
BWL 759C1965Morris Minor ConvertibleRon Horsfall
GLP 718CGLP 718C1965Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 DeluxeNeil Wood 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
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 a few years later and rallied extensively since then.
GFX 602DGFX 602D1966Ford Mustang GT CoupePaul Terry
JJD 530DJJD 530D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H06/00R North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2530 in 1966 and was latterly a First Group bus at Centrewest. After withdrawal in 2004 it passed via Ensign to Gillingham Football Club and was converted to a promotional vehicle with a trailer, having conversion work carried out by South East Coachworks. It was acquired by McCains in 2007 and converted into 'The Potato Bus', which travelled extensively around the country promoting McCains and explaining the story of the potato to school children, most of whom did not know that chips were made from potatoes! It was acquired by Rydale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole near Pickering from McCain?s in October 2010. Following an enquiry from Keith Kitching of Scarborough it was acquired by the NEBPT in April 2012
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.
RBH 540DRBH 540D1966Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate AmbulanceRonald Black
GXG 902F1967Morris 1000 4 door saloonDavid Baxter Trafalgar Blue
HDV 641EHDV 641E1967Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodyPhillip Clark The last MW type built. New to Western National (Exeter) and used from 1970 in the Royal Blue express coach fleet [1436]; sold in 1977. Currently displayed in West Yorkshire livery. This will be the first visit to Seaburn Rally under new ownership.
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 30 years, over half "her" lifetime.
LHH 648F1968Austin A40 Farina SaloonAlan Hutchinson Owned for the last 15 years.
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
OTA 640G1969Bristol RELH6GRoger Burdett This coach was new to Royal Blue now in National Express White
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
114 BOB114 BOB1970Vauxhall Viva HB EstateRobert Meldrum Formerly YLT 323H
264 FF1970Jensen FF IIAndrew Tweddle
UKJ 419H1970Morris 1300 AutoAlf Sterling 27,000 miles only
UAW 533J1971Triumph StagAllan McGuigan Owned since 2014. On going restoration
GBB 516KGBB 516K1972Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 Alexander H48/30DFred McKale Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 new to Tyne Wear PTE in June 1972, fleet no 680. Sold to isle of man and brought back to UK 2003
HTY 523LHTY 523L1972Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc SaloonWilliam Wilson Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
RCO 16KRCO 16K1972Austin 1300 GTChris and Anne Jarvis
UFY 616L1972MG B RoadsterStewart Keeys
XPX 936L1972MGB RoadsterBob Luke Owned for the last 3 years, engine o/hauled 2016, new rear suspension, new clutch, electronic ignition, interior upgrade and alloy wheels
HOE 938LHOE 938L1973Reliant Regal 3/30 SaloonCraig Simpson
TPC 386M1973Triumph StagThomas Cook
CWE 979N1974Triumph 1500 TCEddie Hartley
GDX 540T1974Mercury Montego MXR 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.
GFB 327N1974MGB Roadster V8Ged Garbutt
GUW 365N1974Ford Transit Mk 1 AmbulanceIan Davison Only 13,000 miles from new. worked from an MOD munitions factory until 2002. Has appeared in "The Bank Job" with Jason Statham, Heartbeat, The Royal and Inspector George Gently
LAJ 716P1975Austin PrincessPhilip Gray
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
RCU 838SRCU 838S1977Daimler Fleetline FE30AGR with Alexander 83-seat double-deck body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This was one of the last Tyne and Wear PTE standards, built to dual-door configuration and later converted.
TPD 243S1977Ford Escort MK2 GL AutomaticHoward Alston
AFB 586VAFB 586V1980Bristol LH6L ECW B43F Rob Hughes New To Bristol Omnibus. Worked at Solent Blue Line, Hampshire Bus, TMS, EYMS. Became static living accommodation.
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.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 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. 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 has been overhauled over each winter up to this year. Now in her 6th year with the NNRG she is still a popular attraction at transport and other public events. New for this year are the period side advert that have been reproduced to exact ones NBC National 2 carried just after deregulation in 1986.
WKH 526X1981ECW bodied Bristol VR Hull Bus Restorers The penultimate Bristol VR delivered to East Yorkshire.
WCD 783Y1982Dennis RS/SS Pump Escape Fire EngineTerry Robertson 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 diesel engine automatic. 50 FT ladder.
A610 MWD1983Landrover LightweightR L Hauxwell (Jnr) Ex Army. Now fitted with 200TDI
A897 FLF1983Mini spriteRob Cave
RAB 651YRAB 651Y1983Mini Rally Monte CarloChris McDonald
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.
B303 HCNB303 HCN1985Ford Capri 2.8iVaughan Patterson
C433 CDV1985Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.Jim Collins One of only 5 registered in the UK
D919 PJWD919 PJW1987BMW 316 (E30) Four door saloonPeter Barclay 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
E516 NCW1988Volvo 740 Estate car rare 7 seater found in a field where it had sat for 5 years. Now back on the roadRoger Hagan
F607 VNVF607 VNV1988Ford Fiesta XR2Brian Barker
G244 HON1989Rover Maestro 1.3 SpecialAlan Bebb
AGE 1N1990Jaguar XJS HE V12 CoupeBarry Cutler This car was done up as a one off from new
G607 SGKG607 SGK1990GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol Andrew Murley
H143 BCUH143 BCU1990Rover Mini Cooper SE 1275Mark Laybourn Current owner since 1999. A ground up nut and bolt restoration was completed in November 2015.
P6 UTE1990Vauxhall Astra Pick UpPeter Clark
H521 MUH1991Mini CooperColin Ellenden
H669 BNLH669 BNL1991Leyland Olympian with Northern Counties double-deck 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
J845 CEVJ845 CEV1992Chevrolet Grumman LLV. US Postal Services VanPaul & Sue Gray US Postal Services Van. Right Hand drive as standard. Believed to be only one of 4 in the UK.
K715 PCNK715 PCN1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) Ex Stagecoach
L485 WJRL485 WJR1993Rover Mini Italian JobKevin Leadbitter Original unrestored mini, 7,500 miles from new
L809 DKN1994Jaguar XJS 4.0 Litre CoupeWilliam Ibbetson
N552 HCR1996RoverMark Dodds
R855 PRGR855 PRG1998Volvo B10BLE/ Wright Renown Former Go Northern 4855. Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith) New to Chester le Street in June 1998 4855 was the final member of the second batch of 8 B10BLE that were bought to run the service 21 and morning 734. After 2 years the batch was reallocated to Stanley for use on the service 775 and 778 replacing the popular DAF SB220's. Then in 2008 48 found herself back at Chester LE Street to run the "branded" lime. From there she was withdrawn in 2015, displaced by Wrightbus Streetlite's. The NNRG took delivery of 4855 from Saltmeadows Road bodyshop in September 2015. Restoration started straight away and she was unveiled in her original livery in 2016 as a surprise entry at the North East Bus and Coach Show. Preserving such a complex bus is not without its problems but the NNRG have overcome several major problems that blighted her running last year and the start of this season. We are also proud to say 4855 is the first low floor bus preserved from Go Northeast and is the oldest surviving example from Go Northeast.
T629 LBJ1998Honda Civic HatchbackBill Goudie Given to me by my Grandson in a boy racer style. Lowered suspension, wide wheels, etc but restored back to original specification
M40 YTH1999Mini 40Karen Millican
V988 ETNV988 ETN2000Volvo B10BLE Renown Wright bodiedChris & Gemma Purdy New to Go North East's Stanley depot for services 765/766 in 2000. She was purchased by ourselves for preservation in October 2017
WIL 9206WIL 92062000Optare Solo A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis
X915 WGRX915 WGR2000Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis
TUP 712004Jaguar S TypeWilliam Ellison
V8 USRV8 USR2005Ford Mustang GT 4.6 V8 Tyneside American Car Club (James Thorpe)
SK59 JBESK59 JBE2009Volvo S40 SMichael Parker