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At the Recreation Ground

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Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display 2009
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 first bus will depart at 11:00 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 E1 or E2 or Veolia 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

Visit our sponsors Howard Snaith Coaches http://www.howardsnaith.co.uk/main.html


Monday 30th August 2010
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
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.
GHN 189GHN 1891942Bristol K5G ECW L27/26R Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) Formerly fleet no. BGL 29 with United Automobile Services. Sold to Silcox, Pembroke Docks in 1959, and purchased for preservation by Phillip Battersby in 1970. Acquired by ADBPS in 1981 and restored to full United livery.
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.
RHN 548RHN 5481952Austin K8 Plaxton Venturer coach body.Keith Kitching This small 14 seater coach was a Plaxton exhibit at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show, before being delivered to Scott's Greys of Darlington. The company was formed in 1919 by Fred Scott who died in 1952. The business was taken over by Reg and Marion Hunter and RHN 548 was their first new coach. It was sold to Grierson's Coaches of Fishburn in 1956 and in the late 1970's ended up in a scrapyard in Ossett. Rescued by enthusiasts in 1984 it was restored and is in preserved in its original livery. "Maid Marion" has been owned by Keith and Chris Kitching of Scarborough since 2005.
JHL 701JHL 7011956Bedford SBG Plaxton Consort C41F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) This vehicle was new to Swan of Berwick upon Tweed. Withdrawn by them in the 1980s and sold for preservation, passing to the present owner in 2002. A major restoration was carried out and a brand new engine, obtained from the MOD, was fitted. The vehicle has attended events all over the north in the past few years and completes an overseas trip to Holland each year.
SHO 8001957AEC Reliance Duple Britannia C41FPhilip Thornes This vehicle, new in 1957, was exhibited at the 1957 Scottish Motor Show, in Glasgow. SHO 800 also took part in the 1958 British Coach Rally at Brighton, gaining a trophy at this popular event.
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
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.
780 GHA1959BMMO C5, 37 seat bodywork.Roger Burdett Completely refurbished and converted back from a caravan. First year on the road since 1971.
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group, This bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. and entered service as Middlesbrough 99. It was taken out of service in 1972 and sold to a Scottish operator. It was rescued from scrap and rebuilt to emerge on the rally scene in 1998.
204 UXJ204 UXJ1961AEC Routemaster Park Royal 64-seat double-deck bodywork.Paul Ogilvie The bus was put into service by London Transport as RM1058, an example of the original production short-length vehicles. After privatisation it was inherited by Go Ahead's London Central and worked from New Cross garage. It was retired into preservation in 2005 after service 36 was converted to driver-only operation. Restoration continues on the vehicle, including seats re-trimmed in original Scott tartan. Original registration 58 CLT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.avtg.co.uk
JAJ 293NJAJ 293N1975Bristol RELL6L ECW B46DJames Nielsen Single Deck Dual Door Bristol RE, ex Hartlepool Borough Transport. Operated in Service from May 1975 to November 1997, when it was withdrawn by Stagecoach. Last RE to operate in the town and the last bus in Hartlepool Maroon & Cream Livery
KEW 785PKEW 785P1975Bedford YRT Plaxton Panorama Elite 3Daron Hardy The vehicle was new to Robinsons' of Kimbolton in 1975. It worked for them until 2000 when it was purchased for preservation. Now in the livery of the original owner, this has returned to the scene after 2 years while some work was carried out on her.
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.
JPT 906TJPT 906T1979Bristol VRT SL3 501 Eastern Coach WorksJonothan Ruddick Northern General 3406 was new on 02/01/1979, and entered service at Murton Depot. In 1982 the vehicle was one of three (3404-3406) to be upgraded to dual purpose status and fitted with coach seats, which were purchased from United Auto Services. The bus later moved to Chester le Street, for use on local express services and painted into 'TYNELINK' livery. Withdrawn in 1993, the bus passed to Blue Triangle of Bootle. Having served with a number of other operators, 3406 passed into preservation with the County Durham Bus Preservation Group in 2002. By this time having been re-registered LDS190A. The original number plate was re-issued by the DVLA. The vehicle has undergone a number of repairs, including replacement of the gearbox. The bus has recently been by purchased by Jonothan Ruddick, and remains part of the CDBPG collection. Having gained an MOT, the bus has returned to the road for the first time in several years. Restoration work is currently ongoing with the vehicle.
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.
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body. Treble One Group (Dave Hemsley) 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.
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.
G251 SRGG251 SRG1989DAF SB220 Optare Delta.Tony Kennan 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.
ECU 201EECU 201E1967Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks bodyPhil Logie 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.
FL 6176FL 61761927Morris Oxford 3/4 coupBob Buyers
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.
AJG 415AJG 4151938Austin Seven Ruby saloon.Gordon & Anne Tildesley Gordon just loves Austins!
FSM 851940Daimler DB18 TickfordDerek Cansfield New in 1940. Original owner RAF Pilot killed in action days after delivery. Stood 15 years and used sparingly 'til 30 years old. Bought by me with 22000 miles on the clock 7+ years ago. Now 34000 miles from new.
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
KUA 11KUA 111948Riley RMA 1.5 litreStuart MacDonald This car won the Champion of Champions award at Glamis Castle.
KKH 6091949Jaguar Mk 5Alan Simpson
KXO 381KXO 3811949MG TCIan Tunnicliffe This car has been owned since 1966 and preserved since 1984. It has won many awards since then.
CU 57051951AEC Regent III based Merryweather pump escape appliancePaul Pearson New to South Shields Fire Brigade.
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
163 AMC1953Ford Thames PickupAlf Sterling Preserved by the current owner
NDU 3721953Standard VanguardRon Horsfall
SSY 296SSY 2961953Vauxhall Velox Pick-UpRichard Dixon
RAO 7611955Ford Zodac MKIGeorge Moon Preserved by the current owner
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.
396 AKJ1957VW WolkswagenBarry Waterson
OSK 8181958Hillman MinxJohn Cousin Owned since 1990
VYK 2081958Ford Zephyr MKII Hi-line in Richmond BlueJohn Eden Three owners from new. Spent most of its life in the Channel Islands. Converted to LPG gas. Restored over last winter
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
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
RCF 5331961Morris Minor ConvertableChris and Anne Jarvis New in 1961, and an original convertable, this Morris Minor is now preserved with the current owner. Recently undergo an enigine refurbishement and a repaint.
SSK 9001961Ford Anglia 105E saloonDonald McKenzie
498 DXC1962Morris Oxford DLAlan Charlton Preserved by the current owner
CSJ 5701961Ford Consul 375 convertableJohn Eden Ford Consul mark 2 convertable. Fully restored 10 years ago. Average is 150 miles a year only comes out in good weather
GSL 964GSL 9641962Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III four-door saloon.Grahame McDonald This was the last Rolls-Royce car completed in 1962. Previous owners include the Duke of Rutland.
YKW 8701962Austin 152 Motor Caravan H S Transport Collection New in 1962, this Austin Caravan was used after 3 months new and was only taxed for 3 months a year until 1972, when the original owner died, stored undercover from this year till 1997 when discovered and had only 16,000 miles on her. Preserved in worked on with a repaint in 1998, which she was re-chromed in 2002, now she has 34,000 miles on the clock as happily going at 40 - 45mph, and does 20 - 22mpg she is going well to this very day.
970 FAX970 FAX1963Triumph Herald 1200 saloon car.Mike Robson
DHX 724A1963Ford Zodiac MK3Philip Eden Preserved by the current owner
EHX 328A1963Austin Paralanian Motor Caravan H S Transport Collection A working example of what was sold as "Worlds most Luxurious Motor Caravan", and is preserved by the current owner.
NFF 4181963Morris OxfordBrian Phillips
WGV 9701963Ford Zodar MKIIIAlex Maskell Preserved by the current owner
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.
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
EOD 649D1966Humber SceptreAlan & Elsie Ellis 1966 Humber Sceptre 1725cc automatic. Acquired from the original owners family with history and MOT documents showing the genuine 60,000 miles from new.
FFX 293D1966Morris 1000Greta Ainsley
FNC 542D1966Ford Anglia SuperLinda McKenzie Bought in 2000, several previous owners, recent restoration.
FST 378E1967Lancia FulviaAyleen Weatherspoon Preserved by the current owner
KAO 985E1967Ford AngliaBob Jobson This Ford Anglia light van is now preserved by the current owner
NCR 115FNCR 115F1967Hillman HunterKenneth Gill
SPG 879FSPG 879F1967Jaguar 340Jim Collins
UTU 895E1967MG Midget mk IIIHoward Ellis
EAR 423F1968Morris Mini TravellerStuart Watson One previous owner, older restoration
JNM 344F1968Riley 4/72.Tommy & Christine Cook One previous owner, genuine 30,000 miles, car is in mainly original condition.
PJB 578F1968Morris Minor 4 DoorW Nicholson Preserved by the current owner
RJN 625G1968Morris 1000 ConvertiblePaul Pearson
TVK 938G1969Morris Minor 1000Vince Curry Morris Minor 1000 4 door saloon. Two owners from new, in everyday use with a total mileage over 240,000 miles.
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
EHN 1611970Ford D Series Lorry..with gardner generator on the backAlan Swallow 35 years as a snowplough at newcastle airport..restored 2006..present owner bought it 2007, now preserved.
EPA 349J1970MG B GTJohn Ward New in October 1970 in the Surrey area, and now since 2002 preserved by the current owner
FJB 412KFJB 412K1971Volvo 145DLWilliam Ibbetson Recently acquired, this vehicle has covered 174,000 miles.
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.
LWR 550K1971MGB GTBob Luke 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.
PWM 848J1971Ford Capri 1.3 LPhilip Eden Acquired by the current owner in 2004. The engine and gearbox has been replaced. It has had a full restoration of the body, new wings, wheel arches, sills, door posts and a full respray. Very rare pre face lift model. One of only 7 believed in existance.
RWM 135K1971Volkswagen Type 2W H Hayes
YCV 748JYCV 748J1971Morris Traveller Susan Cook Modified 1300cc engine & servo assisted brakes in Old English White finish.
GDM 283KGDM 283K1972Reliant Scimitar GTEBrian Hodgson
KKX 981L1972Opel MantaJanet Ross None given.
MCU 299K1972Ford D Series Platform LorryBob Shipley New in 1972, was used internally with ICI for 8 years, Now in the liverty of Vaux Brewery, and preserved by the current owner.
MVK 130LMVK 130L1972MGB GTNorman Rose 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
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
NVB 4LNVB 4L1972Ford Capri Mk1Anthony Alderson Ford Capri Mk1 in Daytona Yellow
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.
PFT 117L1972ERF HCB/Angus Water Tender/Major Pump AppliancePaul Pearson
PPX 145K1972Austin 1300 GTDavid Carrahar This car is in original condition.
TUP 711972Hillman Avenger 1250SWilliam Ellison
JDE 88L1973MG Midget Mk IIIColin Jones
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.
GBT 838N1974Reliant Scimitar GTEColin Gardener Reliant Scimitar GTE brought in 1990, after having been used a Plumbers van. Recently converted to an V8 Auto
NHH 139MNHH 139M1974Ford Escort MK1 RS 2000Philip Eden One of the last MK1 Escorts before MK2 launched. Finished in Ermine White with Blue trim
GSH 600N1975Triumph 2000 Mk 2 saloonBill and Ena Hutchinson The car has been in the possession of the current owner for 30 years.
JFG 602N1975Jensen HealeyDavid Shortland Preserved by the current owner
JFL 872N1975MGB GTAlan Johnson Owned since 2008. Has been exhibited at many local shows, members of the North East Restoration Club
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
WVY 965R1976Jaguar XJC CoupeMalcolm Ross New in 1976 and now preserved by the current owner.
AAG 789S1978Ford Cortina MK4Mark Tate Ford Cortina Mark 4
UCN 201S1978TriumphBarry Dixon Historic race car winning 1978 porsche 924 championship driven by Tony Dron and entered by Newcastle dealer Gordon Ramsay. I have just finished an 18 month restoration of this rare historic race car
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.
HVC 222V1979MG MidgetColin Ellenden This car was re-shelled into an American shell from San Franciso about 5 years ago. Still has USA features.
PRW 915W1979Mini 1000 HLStephen Ramsey This vehicke has had one owner since new, before the current owner who is preserving this Mini 1000, and still quite in the original condition.
WHK 213W1979Pontiac Firebird Trans-amAlan Bebb
NWR 871V1980Ford Cortina MkVMr T S Hunt Preserved in a very good condition by the present owner, although many Ford Cortinas that was produced this is one of a few left remaining on todays roads
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 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
POF 967Y1982Austin Mini Metro V'P automatic.G Bayles
YPY 294Y1983Triumph Acclaim CDHoward Williams
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.
F597 MLW1988Dodge 50s Recovery truck.W H Hayes
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
J741 GFR1991Rover MiniRichard Burnell
P424 NNF1997London Black CabChristopher Atkison Originally served life in london before being used as a taxi in blackpool then sold to myself in 2010
H865 YJR1989Mini thirty + trailerAlec Burrell Another Mini with its own trailer part of the Durham Mini Club