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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 a free bus service around the local area.

The free bus service will depart from the old tram shelter opposite the bottom gate.

The first bus will depart at 10:30 and departures will be every 30 minutes, 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

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Monday 29th August 2022
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
BPE 890BPE 8901934Austin 12/6 2 seater Gordon bodied coupeWilliam French
GR 9007GR 90071947Crossley DD42/3 Crossley H30/26R North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle entered traffic on 2nd April 1947 and was based at Hylton Road depot, Sunderland. From the mid 50's this batch was generally used for peak time journeys, football specials, etc. No 13 survived in Sunderland, when withdrawn in 1962 with No 100 as mobile polling booths until bought by dealer Lister of Bolton in 1972. It was sold to 'Crossley' enthusiast Norman Myres of Bolton, subsequently moving to the St Helens transport museum. When purchased by John Jackson in 1999 it was in a dreadful state. On 8th May 99 the vehicle was moved from St Helens to Wormingford, Essex, where restoration got underway in 2000. Once back at Wormingford John enlisted former Crossley engineer Tony Melia to help him. They carried out a remarkable restoration and No 13 returned to the road in 2007. After John's passing his sister kindly offered the vehicle to the Trust, making its North East debut at the Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display on August Bank Holiday Monday 2021.
KXO 381KXO 3811949MG TCIan Tunnicliffe This car has been owned since 1966 and preserved since 1984. It has won many awards since then.
380 UYP380 UYP1954Chevrolet 3100 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
206 LMM1957Morris Minor 1000 De-luxeJohn Ward Manufactured in Cowley, Oxford in March 1957. First registered in April 1957 in Middlesex. Restored between 2013 and 2015, including fitting a 1960's Morris Minor 1098cc engine and gearbox. Bought by current owner in 2018.
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.
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.
991 XUY1960Ford Thames 300eBrian Wilson
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.
EGM 176EGM 1761962Ford Zodiac Mk2Eddie Crann Restored after 45 years off road.
433 MDT433 MDT1963Roe bodied Leyland Tiger Cub from Doncaster Corporation(Alex Proctor) Doncaster Omnibus & Light Railway Society Number 33 became South Yorkshire P.T.E. number 1033 after passing to the Executive on 1st April 1974 with the Doncaster undertaking. Upon withdrawal in late 1979 it was placed on permanent loan to D.O.LR.S. and in 2005 ownership passed to the Society outright.
ACK 611A1963Jaguar MK2John Barker
NMK 5721963Singer Vogue MK2Tom Thompson
TYJ 109TYJ 1091963Austin Mini Countryman.Kevin Leadbitter Owned by me for 30 years, restored during lock down
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.
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.
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
N655 NFTN655 NFT1965Mini SidewalkMichael Ridley
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
GNL 734D1966Morris Minor SaloonThomas Byers
GTV 152DGTV 152D1966Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 SuperColin Jarvis
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.
KBB 118DKBB 118D1966Leyland Atlantean MCCW O44/34F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was delivered to Newcastle Corporation Transport in 1966 as fleet number 118 and transferred to Tyneside PTE on 1st January 1970. It was rebuilt to O44/34F in May 1974 for use at South Shields and Renumbered 218 in July 1974. In 1977 it was painted into Silver Jubilee livery, which it carried when used for transporting Muhammed Ali around the North East in July 1977. It was Withdrawn and sold to Galway Tours, High Ryan, Moycullen, Co. Galway, date unknown (c.2000). Operated on sightseeing tours in Galway, Ireland, with registration number ZV 1510. Last operated April 2004. Kindly donated to NEBPT by Galway Tours owner, Michael Healy in August 2006. We were delighted to secure Awards for All England funding from the Big Lottery Fund which enabled KBB to be professionally restored.
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 35 years.
LHH 648F1968Austin A40 Farina SaloonAlan Hutchinson
OHW 370F1968Morris 1000 TravellerAlan Thompson
SJB 818G1968Austin A60Chris and Anne Jarvis
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
OTA 640G1969Bristol RELH6GRoger Burdett This coach was new to Royal Blue, now in National Express White. Withdrawn in April 1981 it passed to Ensign, Grays (dealer) and was acquired by Woodlands School, Flitwick in June 1981. It passed to Lynxline, South Woodham in 1991 before being acquired for preservation, although was subsequently used by Used in service by Hunt, Stafford. Acquired by the current owner in March 1996.
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
EWA 423HEWA 423H1970MGB GT. Chrome bumper, wire wheelsKevin White
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
TAB 684L1973Rover P6 3.5Thomas Cook
GFB 327N1974MGB Roadster V8Ged Garbutt
VWJ 95L1974Cadillac Elderado ConvertableAlan Bebb Owned this vehicle about 10 months. It's had a lot of mechanical work done including new brakes, suspension & tyres. It's still an ongoing restoration as paintwork and roof require attention.
KEV 51PKEV 51P1975Vauxhall Chevette LDavid Bell
LPM 246PLPM 246P1976Triumph StagJim Collins
PFE 937P1976Citroen AK 400Roger Hagan Multi colour van, artwork by Tony Itelzo
UHG 736RUHG 736R1976London & Country Leyland National Greenway 359Andrew Pearson UHG 736R is a Leyland National new in 1976 as Ribble 736. In 1994 it was rebuilt by East Lancs as a National Greenway for London & Country. It later ran for Travelspeed, Burnley and Woollens, Lye Green, gaining the registration JIL 2199 for a while. It is now restored to its 1994 condition.
RDC 106RRDC 106R1977Bristol VRT Northern Counties H43/31F 500 Group New to Cleveland Transit as their H106 in 1977. A typical Transit Northern Counties body but unusually on a Bristol VRT/SL3 chassis. Worked from both Middlesbrough and Stockton Depots. Withdrawn in 1989 and sold on to Jones of Llanfaethlu on Anglesey for further service. Recovered by the 500 Group in 2006, apparently not needing too much work! After an eight year rebuild involving many thousands of hours of work by a dedicated volunteer team and a 5-figure spend, she debuted in preservation at the Stagecoach Stockton Depot Open Day in September 2014. Apart from the Covid interruptions, she has since been a regular presence on the rally circuit.
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.
JPT 906TJPT 906T1979Bristol VRT SL3 501 Eastern Coach WorksJonothan Ruddick JPT906T is a Bristol VRT/SL3, fitted with a highbridge Eastern Coach Works body, and a Leyland 501 engine. The bus was new to Northern General as fleet number 3406. In December 1982, 3406 was one of three VR's to be converted to dual purpose (3404, 3405 and 3406), being fitted with coach seats and being painted into NBC half red/half white livery. 3406 was subsequently painted into Tynelink and Expresslink liveries, and was withdrawn from service with the company in 1993. It later worked for several other operators, before entering preservation in 2002. The bus is currently presented in NBC dual purpose livery.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland 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.
RHL 50XRHL 50X1981Vauxhall Royale 3.0i CoupeMark Tate Rare injection version of the Vauxhall Royale Coupe
WKH 526XWKH 526X1981ECW bodied Bristol VR Hull Bus Restorers The penultimate Bristol VR delivered to East Yorkshire. Withdrawn in 2000 this vehicle passed to PVS, Carlton (dealer) and was acquired by Moxon, Oldcotes in February 2001. It passed to Embling, Guyhirn in June 2005 and was subsequently acquired by Hull Bus Restorers in August 2008.
RAB 651YRAB 651Y1983Mini Rally Monte CarloKris McDonald
C433 CDVC433 CDV1985Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.Jim Collins Very rare, maybe only 5 left on UK roads
C815 CYO1985Nissan SunnyRonald Black
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.
AGE 1N1990Jaguar XJS HE V12 CoupeBarry Cutler 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.
G607 SGKG607 SGK1990GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol Andrew Murley
H521 MUH1991Rover Mini CooperColin Ellenden I've owned this car for 6 years.
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
J44 MOGJ44 MOG19922 Seater SportAlfred Blakelock
K340 EYGK340 EYG1992Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1600L AutoMichael Davison Very rare Automatic model. Excellent original condition. 26K miles.
M412 MPDM412 MPD1994Setra S210H. Mercedes V6 TurboBrian Barlow New to Wings Travel of Uxbridge in May 1995.
M223 SVNM223 SVN1995Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympian 500 Group Delivered new to Stagecoach Transit in 1995, but in Transit livery, and working at Stockton depot for 4 years before transferring to Stagecoach in Hull. Finally withdrawn by Stagecoach in 2010 and disposed of to Ensignbus (Dealer) whence it passed to independent Red Kite, Leighton Buzzard, who operated her for the better part of a decade. Approaches were kindly made by Red Kite during 2019 and the group successfully purchased her in June 2019. We showed her in as acquired condition at the Seaburn and Keighley rallies towards at the end of the 2019 season. During early 2020, 223 was given a full external restoration, regaining her iconic green, white and yellow Transit livery, complete with the authentic Part of The Stagecoach Group" strapline. Because of Covid it would be mid-2021 before she debuted in her new, as original, guise, attending the NEBPT MetroCentre and Seaburn rallies and providing an evening Group outing. Having already travelled to Whitehaven for the Leyland National 50th Anniversary event, we hope that 2022 will, at last, allow a full year's rallying.
N879 PTLN879 PTL1995Classic Mini SportspackMichael Craig
N552 HCR1996RoverMark Dodds
R825 WAN1997MercedesAlan Bebb Bought this car as a run around for my wife but she's given up driving, so I decided to keep it for myself as it's in very good condition for a 25 year old car. It does need some minor cosmetic repairs doing.
R855 PRGR855 PRG1998Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown. Volvo D10H engine with ZF HP400 gearbox. 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. 4855 has the distinction of being the first low floor bus that was preserved from Go Northeast in 2015, and has been a popular attraction on the rally field since 2016.
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
P21 XKRP21 XKR1999Jaguar XKR 4.0l SuperchargedDarren Bell
OIW 1007OIW 10072000Maserati 4200 SpyderIan Thurgood Ferrari 4.2 litre engine with 6 speed paddle shift gear box.
NV04 GZNNV04 GZN2004MG TF in the rare Monogram colour of Mirage2Jeannie Crann
V8 USRV8 USR2005Ford Mustang GT 4.6 V8James Thorpe
KV07 FHX2007MiniMichael Jackman
S666 NWWS666 NWW2007Jaguar XK8Neil Worthy