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Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
A display of vehicles at the Seaburn Rally

Why not bring your vintage vehicle to Sunderland on August Bank Holiday Monday?

Free bus service, historic vehicles on display, and food and amusements for all, from 10.00 until 17.00.

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Monday 25th August 2008
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
FL 6176FL 61761927Morris Oxford 3/4 coupBob Buyers
SV 93181928De Sota Model K.Jim MacConnell
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
UP 8854UP 88541934Morris 10/4Barry Waterson
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.
KXO 381KXO 3811949MG TCIan Tunnicliffe This car has been owned since 1966 and preserved since 1984. It has won many awards since then.
JCG 3641950Austin Sheerline 125Brian & Sam Taylor
MOD 9161951Riley RMBTommy & Christine Cook
VLX 855VLX 8551951Morris Minor 4 door saloonJoe Berriman Modified engine, otherwise original car.
FVG 763FVG 7631953Austin A40 Somerset saloonGordon & Anne Tildesley The car was originally registered in Norwich. It remained by the Norfolk Broads until purchased by the current owner in 1991.
BSO 124BSO 1241954Riley RME saloon, 1.5 litre.Alan Nicholson Purchased for 180 in 1983 the car was fully restored over the next seven years passing its MOT first time. It is unusual in having a late RME body with early RME wings and running boards and is thought to be a special factory order. Since restoration it has won many shows and awards.
SKV 4071954Daimler 104 saloon.Refurbished by owner.
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.
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.
TUP 712004Jaguar S TypeWilliam Ellison
YTE 678YTE 6781956Morris Minor saloonDavid Clark
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
2054 FS1962Jaguar Mk2Bill Merkin Bodywork restoration 2005/6.
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.
970 FAX970 FAX1963Triumph Herald 1200 saloon car.Mike Robson
CAB 745BCAB 745B1964Sunbeam AlpineAlan & Elsie Ellis
ELE 915C1965Vanden Plas Princess 4 litre R.Howard Ellis One of 8500 built between 1964 and 1968 by BMC with Vanden Plas coachwork and a straight six Rolls Royce engine. Quick, but thirsty!
GNY 999C1965Morris OxfordBob (NEBPT) Kell The present owner has had the car for 30 years.
FFX 293D1966Morris 1000Greta Ainsley
GOT 453D1966Triumph Herald ConvertibleCharles Stewart Car has been restored by owner over a period of two years.
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 35 years.
JLJ 701E1967Sunbeam Rapier Series 5Tony Burrough
NYM 410E1967Rover P5(3 Litre )Saloon coloured Bordeaux RedIan Mitchell This car has only 59,000 miles on clock. It has had only two owners: the first kept it for 39 years!
RMY 2F1967Volvo Amazon EstateDave Young
LDW 552F1968Vauxhall Viva HBKatherine Phillips Acquired by the current owner in 2004 from Poole, Dorset.
RUE 479F1968Rover 2000 autoWilliam Ibbetson The vehicle has covered 119 000 miles and gone through six owners since new.
JXC 28H1969MG 1300 saloonBrian Hall
TOE 431H1969Morris Minor TravellerBrian Phillips Modified car in Old English White finish.
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.
UMO 406GUMO 406G1969Morris 1800 saloonDave Wray
PCS 571H1970VW Beach BuggyJim Jukes 2 axle rigid body
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.
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.
YCV 748JYCV 748J1971Morris Traveller Susan Cook Modified 1300cc engine & servo assisted brakes in Old English White finish.
ACA 895L1972Hillman Avenger Super saloonJohn Barclay The present owner purchased the vehicle in October 1998. Its bodywork was restored the following winter. It has a 1.248 litre engine. It has had five owners from new and has covered 64 000 miles.
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.
GHO 462K1972Volkswagen BeetlePaul Ross Janet Ross
KKX 981L1972Opel MantaJanet Ross None given.
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.
SVN 921K1972VW BeetleTony Jamison
HFO 226L1973MGB RoadsterBob Luke The vehicle's engine has been overhauled and a new suspension has been fitted.
SHH 131M1974MGB GTJeannie Crann Eddie Hartley
not known1975Cadillac Eldorado Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley)
GSH 600N1975Triumph 2000 Mk 2 saloonBill and Ena Hutchinson The car has been in the possession of the current owner for 30 years.
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
RTY 358S1977Ford Granada Ghia, Mk IIan Davison This body colour and interior colour combination is the rarest in the Mk I Ford Granada range.
YGR 197R1978Triumph DolomiteDenis Camsey The vehicle has been in the possession of the current owner for three years.
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.
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.
A398 DCU1983Daimler SovereignRefurbished by owner.
A67 GJA1983Avon Triumph Acclaim CD Triomatic.Paul Donachie Very rare model with coachwork by Ladbroke Avon of Warwick. Only a small amount were ever converted to Avon Acclaims, only a few thought to survive. Full cream leather interior and wood cappings on dashboard and door trims etc.
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.
E138 XVME138 XVM1987Saab 900Jamie Martin Purchased on Ebay for ?75 saving it from the scrapheap. Currently undergoing a rolling restoration to get back to original condition, Still very much in daily use.
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.
EDC 79C1964VW Karman GhiaEddie Brewster
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.
WRE 372G1969Daimler V250Allan McGuigan
OSK 8181958Hillman MinxJohn Cousin Owned since 1990
741 YNY1954Standard Vanguard phase IIJ W Purvis Nice car to drive, owned by present owner for the past 17 years.
OUT 835OUT 8351957MGA Coupe 1500 Mk IEric Robson Original UK car in Orient Red, restored 12 years ago by owner.
HBB 558NHBB 558N1975MG MigetPhil Whelan
WHN 198SWHN 198S1978Austin AllegroDanny Howard 1500 Van Den Plas model - 28,000 miles and retired
DWA 3621936Morris 8 TourerDavid Bond Never has the hood up! Owned for many years, very reliable car.
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.
NNL 388RNNL 388R1976Triumph Spitfire 1500James Bays
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.
ABW 81HABW 81H1970Pontiac Lemans SportAndrew Murley 5.7 V-8 engine.
CNG 5821938Austin 10 saloonStanley Watson
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.
JAX 354JAX 3541947Leyland Tiger PS1 with Wilkes and Meade bodyworkDavid Robertson The vehicle was originally registered and used in Jersey as JMT No. 60. It later moved to the mainland where it was owned by Davies in Wales. Then it was purchased by Dunn Line who painted it into Stevenson's of Utoxeter livery. Purchased by Dave Robertson of Astley Coaches in 2004.
KTJ 502KTJ 5021947Leyland Tiger PS1 Burlingham B35FChris Lediard Ex Haslingden Corporation No. 2, restored locally and regularly displayed at events.
ENT 778ENT 7781948Leyland Tiger PS1 with Burlingham single-deck coach body.Chris Lediard This half-cab coach served most of its working life in East Anglia. Restored from 1973 by Premier Travel (Watford). It is currently licensed and available as a PCV.
CBR 539CBR 5391952Guy Arab III, Roe H33/25R North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd New to Sunderland Corporation in 1952, this vehicle was used on tram-replacement services in the Grangetown area. It continued in service until 1968 when it was transferred to the driver-training fleet. Purchased by the 139 group in 1972, 139 was donated to NEBPT in 2000 and has undergone extensive mechanical and body repairs. This will be its first public appearance.
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.
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.
UUA 212UUA 2121955Leyland Titan PD2/11, Roe H33/25RDave Briggs New to Leeds City Transport as No. 212. Was in use as a driver trainer and had some modifications for this use. Has now been returned to original condition.
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.
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
SMK 732F1968AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RFleet number RML to Aldenham. fitted with Iveco engine in 1992, transfered to London General in 1994, purchased for preservation in 2005, now with Dreadnought Coaches, Alnwick
NDL 769GNDL 769G1969Bristol LHS6L with Marshall single-deck bus body. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society First registered in 1969 by Southern Vectis. It was last in service with United in 1984. The vehicle was restored to 'Newtonian' livery in 1998 as part of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the new town of Newton Aycliffe. Purchased by the society because of its association with the Newtonian service between 1981 and 1984. It was the precursor of the Roadranger services. The vehicle was returned to its original United livery by the Society when acquired in 1984. The bus is unusual because of its body design by Marshalls of Cambridge who are a well known for specialist vehicles and aircraft conversions. Regular drivers of LH vehicles compliment the condition of the vehicle. The type was noted for its heavy steering, manual gear change and a 'bouncy' suspension.
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.
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.
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 (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.
A658 OCX1984Leyland Olympian with Eastern Coachworks body.Graham Law Delivered to Yorkshire Traction Co Ltd in July 1984. Spent most of its working life at Wombwell depot, moving to Huddersfield when Wombwell closed. Withdrawn in 2005, now finished in Mexborough & Swinton Traction livery.
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.
J2 EST1991Dennis Duple 425 Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley) 55 seater executive coach
MX56 AAO2006Optare Solo Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley) 35 seat service bus
NK08 CGFNK08 CGF2008Mercedes-Benz Citaro Go North East, Gateshead Depot. This vehicle carries CityLink 58 livery and is based at Gateshead depot. Fleet no. 5287 will probably attend this event. Driven by Barry Grice
CFK 340CFK 3401948AEC Regal III with coach body by Burlingham.New to Burnham's of Worcester. Restoration begun by J Purvis, continuing by current owner on acquisition in 1992. The bus has been stored in the dry throughout its life.
DV 7890DV 78901931Leyland Lion LT2 Burlingham C31FHoward Snaith Coaches New to Pridham of Lamerton.
J48 SNYJ48 SNY1991Leyland Tiger/Plaxton 321.John Atkin One of the last production Tigers made, 70seats fitted, just had a full exterior refurbishment. Has a Cummins L10-300hp engine and ZF 6 speed Manual gearbox.Photo is in its current 90% complete stage.
OVL 494OVL 4941960Bristol SC4LK, ECW B35FEddie Brewster New to Lincolnshire as 2485.
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.
JFT 228NJFT 228N1974Leyland Atlantean PARK ROYAL H43/28D later O43/34F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally new to Gateshead as RCN 111N, later Northern General 3285, this vehicle was sold to York Pullman, Durham Travel & Dunn Line, before being acquired by NEBPT in 2005. It had lost its original registration and then carried reg. no KKH 372N. Unable to regain the original number, a Tynemouth plate was allocated by DVLC, The complete restoration of body and interior was carried out by Arthur Pearsall and Alan Shepherd in a 12 month period.
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.
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.
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.
JJD 546DJJD 546D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RNeil Stratton The vehicle was acquired in 2006 and since then has been refurbished to original 1966 condition for private hire work.
SRU 981SRU 9811956Bristol Lodekka LD6B, ECWNew to Hants & Dorset in 1956 operating in the Southampton area for most of its life. Recently purchased by present owner and restored to H & D livery.
C221 CAJ1985Dennis Dominator Kingsley's Coaches Ltd (Dave Kingsley)
XSJ 9361958Austin 152 Motor Caravan with Paralanian body. H S Transport Collection The Paralanian was Britain's first modern day coachbuilt motor caravan. This was 50 years ago and the example on show is only the second or third built. The body was built by Central Garage, Bradford.
VFF 5111962Morris Minor PickupRichard Dixon
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.
VTY 371963Morris Mini PickupAlan Hutchinson Previously owned by Fewsters Agricultural Dealers, very little restoration done, mainly cosmetic.
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.
VVK 53G1969Austin Morris J2Stewart Johnston Ex Royal Navy shore patrol bus used by Naval Provost in Rosyth, Scotland.
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.
EHN 176H1970Ford D1210Alan Swallow The vehicle was a snow plough at Newcastle Airport for 36 years.
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.
XVP 117T1978Bedford TK Recovery TruckW H Hayes
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
LJN 846ELJN 846E1967VW Split Screen MicrobusDave Parkin
New Hudson Motorised CycleJohn & Debbie Purvis
Velocipede cyclesMalcolm Young
S10 MTN1999Rover Mini Sportspack 1275cc.Sid Martin
W749 MFT2000Rover Mini Sportspack 1275cc.Ian Bell
P904 YTY1997Rover Mini Cooper 1275cc.Sarah McLaren
X562 CBB2000Rover Mini Sportspack 1275ccDavid Golightly
PDD 105G1968Morris Pick-Up truck, 1460cc.Alan Rowley
ALZ 4682003BMW Mini Cooper 1600ccAlan Rowley
BJF 173K1971Austin Mini Clubman, 1275cc.Stephen Hudson
S945 JVN1998Rover Mini Sportspack 1275cc.Annika Hudson
S514 MJM1998Mini Cooper Sportspack 1275ccLeslee Curle
E130 EFV1987Rover Mini Mayfair 998cc.Daniel Rooney
M919 FNL1994Rover Mini Cooper 1300ccSheila Rowley
VAO 419S1977Mini Clubman short, 1000ccGary Houston
W838 MCN2000Rover Mini Cooper 1275cc.Julie Ann Horsley
A862 TDM1984Mini Mayfair 998cc.Heather Davison
G427 TFW1989Mini Mayfair 998cc.Thomas Munday