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Open Top to the Seaside
Tuesday 25th July



North East Festival of Transport
Saturday 29th July to
Sunday 30th July

At the Recreation Ground and Cliffe Park

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 28th August

At the Recreation Ground

 
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display 2011
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 16:00.

To travel to the event by public transport catch Stagecoach North East services E1 or E2 or Go North East 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 27th August 2012
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
YSJ 2431935Ford Model YRon Horsfall
GLJ 546GLJ 5461946Morris 8 series E 4 door in blackRon Taylor Been off the road for many years but restored by a previous owner.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
BSL 689BSL 6891962Ford Capri Classic 315Brian Prince On going restoration
ACU 326BACU 326B1964Scammell Scarab 6 ton tractor unit and trailerDavid Warren Originally owned and operated by Leyland Motors first as an articulated vehicle for parts deliveries then converted to a flat bed / shunting tractor for use around the Leyland Motors plant. This included the removal of all coupling gear and associated equipment. Restoration first took place from 1990-1994 where the vehicle remained in its altered state. Work commenced in late 2010 to start converting the vehicle back to its original form, capable of towing a Scammell coupling trailer, having all the coupling gear and all associated equipment re-fitted. The vehicle was never registered by Leyland Motors and was registered for the first time in 1994 when the vehicle entered preservation. A local registration mark ?CU? was offered which is South Shields. In 2011 it was restored to a fully working tractor unit and in early 2012 a genuine Scammell step frame trailer was found to tow behind. A short Scammell trailer was purchased from a farm near Lintz Green in 2013. My Scammell Scarab has been attending rallies for 20 years and the first rally it ever attended was the 1995 Seaburn Rally.
NTU 339DNTU 339D1966Riley KestrelsHoward Ellis An upmarket version of the best-selling BMC 1100/1300 range during the 60s & early 70s One of 2.25 million BMC ADO16 series of 1100/1300s manufactured. About 50 Riley Kestrels left now!
NCR 115FNCR 115F1967Hillman HunterKenneth Gill
LFS 296FLFS 296F1968Bristol VRTLL Open TopKeith Andrews Chassis 117 ex Eastern Scottish passed to Southdown Motor Services Ltd in 1973 as a swap for a Bristol Lodekka and then to Alder Valley in 1980. It was converted to open top in 1983 and was withdrawn in February 1992. It then was used in Scarborough by Shoreline Suncruisers until 1997 when it passed to Lallys Coach Hire, Spiddal, County Galway, Republic of Ireland and was withdrawn from service in April 2000. It then returned to the UK for preservation
NOU 252F1968Morris Minor ConvertableChris and Anne Jarvis Original convertible in Old English White
CXF 161GCXF 161G1969FD Victor 2000Steve King This is a 1968 built FD Victor 2000. Registered 1st Jan ?69 in Peacock Blue. The car had two owners in its 3 years of use and was eventually parked up in garage by its Vauxhall enthusiast owner. He bought an UNREGISTERED Bedford CF camper in 1972 to go on holiday. Whilst using another Bedford van as every day transport, the CF camper sat in front of the garage blocking the doorway. The camper was never registered and the Victor, which only ever had ONE M.O.T, had never seen the light of day until 2005. The car returned to the road in 2006 with just 20k on the clock. Currently has 34,000 miles and is unrestored except a repaint.
MSD 625GMSD 625G1969Renault R8 GordiniStuart Levee Sports version of Renault 8. Used by Renault works rally team
THU 354GTHU 354G1969Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks 43-seat front-entrance bus bodywork.Malcolm Hodgson This bus has had two periods of service life and two of preservation. It began work for Bristol Omnibus and ran until 1992; it was preserved until 1997; then ran for Northern Bus, Sheffield, until again preserved from 1997. New to Bristol Omnibus Co. Last survivor of this design of ECW body on 33' chassis. Having been rallied for past 16 years in various 'Bristol Omnibus' liveries, this bus has recently undergone further restoration and been re-painted into 1960s Tilling Red to represent a similar United Automobile Services vehicle long departed XHN 938G.
114 BOB1970Vauxhall Viva HB EstateRobert Meldrum Formerly YLT 323H
DVK 62JDVK 62J1970MGB RoadsterKen Wood
WUE 197H1970Austin MiniJanet Ross
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.
GDM 283KGDM 283K1972Reliant Scimitar GTEBrian Hodgson
GHO 462K1972Volkswagen BeetlePaul Ross Janet Ross
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
WUP 11L1972Ford Granada GXLPhilip Eden Family owned from new now with its third generation owner.
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.
NHH 139MNHH 139M1974Ford Escort MK1 RS 2000Philip Eden One of the last MK1 Escorts before MK2 launched. Finished in Ermine White with Blue trim
KTT 42PKTT 42P1975Bristol LH6LVincent Nelson Former Devon General bus now preserved in the North East
WVY 965R1976Jaguar XJC CoupeMalcolm Ross New in 1976 and now preserved by the current owner.
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.
RFC 22T1979MGB RoadsterPeter Redhead Black
JFP 67V1980Triumph Dolomite 1850 hl bluePaul Thornton
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.
C192 UHNC192 UHN1985Mercedes 500SLAndrew Scott
Q789 VOJ1985Dodge RamBrian Morgan Dodge Ram Truck, originally belonging to USAF based at Alconbury. Dual purpose, LPG and petrol
D360 JHMD360 JHM1987Mercedes-Benz 420SE (W126)Allan Errington Ex Marks & Spencer London car
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.
G476 NPT1989VW polo breadvanChristopher Atkison With a difference!
H367 CKLH367 CKL1990Citroen BX16VALVEJohn Pringle
ANZ 37181991Ford Granada MinsterIan Davison 1 of only 6 left registered. new to Tyne Tees TV then Automobile Association
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.
L485 WJRL485 WJR1993Rover Mini Italian JobKevin Leadbitter Original condition 7,000 miles from new
VariousVariousHoward Snaith'sA selection of vehicles from Howard Snaith's current fleet of executive coaches
DV 7890DV 78901931Leyland Lion LT2 Burlingham C31FHoward Snaith Coaches New to Pridham of Lamerton.
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.
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
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.
AHN 451BAHN 451B1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) New to Darlington Corporation Transport and in service from 1964 until 1980. Purchased by ADBPS in 1980. It is unusual with its combination of Daimler chassis and Guy Arab driveline with Gardner 5LW engine and constant mesh gearbox.
PCN 762PCN 7621964AEC Routemaster Park Royal H41/31F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This bus was one of 50 AEC-Park Royal front entrance Routemasters that were new to NGT, fitted with Leyland 0.600 engines. Originally registered RCN 699.It passed to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter, then to Stagecoach for use on Magicbus routes in Glasgow, reregistered as EDS 508B, and by then powered by an AEC engine. Re-purchased by Northern, passing to the late Chris Moyes OBE and given registration mark PCN 762. Now in the care of NEBPT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SCD 693X1981Leyland Leopard Plaxton C53FLeyland Leopard with Plaxton Supreme V body
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.
118 GOP1998Vanhool AlizeCoach
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.
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!
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.
YFY 4MYFY 4M1974Leyland National MK1Stephen Foster Leyland National MK1. One of 8 dual doored nationals delivered new to Southport Corporation in 1974. Yesterbus acquired this vehicle in to the fleet in 2008 and she retains her original 510 engine.
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.
AHR 4141936Austin 7 RubyT Hellstrom
VLX 855VLX 8551951Morris Minor 4 door saloonJoe Berriman Modified engine, otherwise original car.
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
TOD 7251955MG Magnette ZAJohn Ward First registered December 1955 in Devon. A 1798cc MGB engine was fitted in 1991, original was a 1489cc "B" series. 8 previous owners, bought by current owner in September 2007. Completed its 7th Beamish Run this year.
GSV 4321956Rover P4 90Colin Watson
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.
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FG 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.
SSK 9001961Ford Anglia 105E saloonDonald McKenzie
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Preserved by the current owner
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
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.
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.
FNC 542D1966Ford Anglia SuperLinda McKenzie Bought in 2000, several previous owners, recent restoration.
KAO 985E1967Ford AngliaBob Jobson This Ford Anglia light van is now preserved by the current owner
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 27 years, over half "her" lifetime.
RUE 479F1968Rover 2000 autoWilliam Ibbetson The vehicle has covered 119 000 miles and gone through six owners since new.
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
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.
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.
RAO 7611955Ford Zodac MKIGeorge Moon Preserved by the current owner
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.
XBF 562JXBF 562J1971VW Beetle 1300ccMichael Dixon
4645 IW1972MG B GTIan Wood
MMO 800L1972MG BGT
NPB 482L1972Vanden Plas PrincessRoy Pope
TUP 711972Hillman Avenger 1250SWilliam Ellison
MCU 277K1972Volvo 1800ESJohn Cubby 2.0 litre Fuel Injection estate version of Volvo P1800
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
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.
GSH 600N1975Triumph 2000 Mk 2 saloonBill and Ena Hutchinson The car has been in the possession of the current owner for 30 years.
NWR 88P1976Trumph Stag
VRA 284S1977Mack R686RSXSteven Richardson New to R Budge heavy haulage as a 6x4 unit then onto West of Scotland before being used to haul trailers for the American Circus. Purchased and converted to a recovery vehicle ending up at Alpha Recovery before being purchased by myself
WAW 547S1978Reliant Scimitar GTEE E Farrage
UOJ 94S1978VW BeetleMr T S Hunt 1200CC Last year of European production. Because of distinctive body paintwork it is known as "Fire'ry Fred" or "Flamer".
XVG 807S1978Austin MaxiSean Hannah
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.
WHK 213W1979Pontiac Firebird Trans-amAlan Bebb
POF 967Y1982Austin Mini Metro V'P automatic.G Bayles
FFE 60XFFE 60X1982Ford Cortina MK 5 Crusader 1.6Jim Collins Standard unmolested Cortina Crusader in near original condition
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.
YPY 294Y1983Triumph Acclaim CDHoward Williams
E97 TKR1987Nissan Sunny ZX RZI CoupeAfter 25 yrs this car is still in factory condition complete with full service history
F66 CUM1989Ford Escort Cab
KWP 435K1971Bedford CF AutosleeperBedford CF Austosleeper only 2 owners since new
OCK 53H1980Mercedes 190Robert Phillips