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.
Details of the free bus service will be published nearer to the event.
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
There were only 482 of this model manufactured and there are only 3 still in existence. This car had a complete body off restoration that took nearly 5 years to complete. The restoration was finished in January 2016.
Austin 12/4 Ascot
Nicely restored Austin 12/4 Ascot saloon in red over black
Scammell MU15 Ballast Truck
Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
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.
Morris Minor Convertible
Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports car
One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
Jaguar MkI 3.4
Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.
New to Western Welsh
Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloon
Preserved by the current owner
Morris JB Post Office van
Ex GPO van. Last of the JBs. Spent all of its working life in Cardiff. Acquired for preservation by present owner 11 years ago
Bristol SUL4A, ECW B36F
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 Withdrawn in 1972 and sold via a dealer to Wolfreton School, Hull.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
Ford Zodiac Mk2
Restored after 45 years off road. Shown with matching 1959 Triang Zephyr pedal car
Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51F
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.
Ford Consul Classic 1500 cc
Becoming quite rare. Sold new in Newcastle and spent all its life in the North East. Spent several years as a showpiece at Pattersons Ford garage at Shiremoor. Appeared in Heartbeat and several episodes of Inspector George Gently series 7 on BBC
Colin Winship Ron Horsfall
Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.
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.
Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 Deluxe
Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 Super
Morris Oxford Saloon
Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate Ambulance
Morris 1000 4 door saloon
Morris Minor 1000
Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 27 years, over half "her" lifetime.
Daimler 2.5 V8 Gun metal grey metallic
Having an excellent history file showing the car has been well maintained and kept as original as possible.
Bristol VRTLL Open Top
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
Austin A40 Farina
Bedford KM Recovery Vehicle
Built new as a recovery vehicle. Purchased in 2016 and restored, shown in livery of local Vauxhall Bedford dealers Adams & Gibbon
Triumph TR6 - 2 seat sports car
A very early TR6, which was supplied to the USA when new. Re-imported back to the UK
Jensen FF II
ERF LV 6 x 4 Recovery Vehicle
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.
Vauxhall Viva X14
Limited edition model in 1972, based on the Deluxe model, but with 14 extras. This was a manufacture special edition and not a dealer one.
Coach built Cotswold Camper
A rare Cotswold Concorde Camper on a Mk1 Ford Transit 2Ltr V4 & auto gearbox. Restored 2009
Mk3 Ford Cortina Saloon
Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc Saloon
Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
Hillman Hunter GL saloon
Austin 1300 GT
Chris and Anne Jarvis
MG B Roadster
Owned for the last 3 years, engine o/hauled 2016, new rear suspension, new clutch, electronic ignition, interior upgrade and alloy wheels
Bristol RELH6G ECW DP49F
SHN 80L (6080) was new to United in the summer of 1973. The vehicle spent the majority of its operating career working from Bishop Auckland depot and chiefly used on the Bishop Auckland to Newcastle service. The vehicle entered preservation upon withdrawal in 1987 and has a number of owners since then. The bus was repatriated to its native North East by its current owner of this year. The plan is to eventually repaint 6080 into NBC poppy red and white, the livery the bus wore whist operating for United.
MG BGT V8
Mercury Montego MX
R L Hauxwell (Snr)
5.8 V8 3 Speed Auto. Twin mufflers. Holley 4 Barrel Carb. Came to UK in 1979. As far as we know and the DVLA, it is the only 4 door sedan of this model in the UK.
Ford Transit Mk 1 Ambulance
Only 13,000 miles from new. worked from an MOD munitions factory until 2002. Has appeared in "The Bank Job" with Jason Statham, Heartbeat, The Royal and Inspector George Gently
Owned since 2008. Has been exhibited at many local shows, members of the North East Restoration Club
Bristol VRT Northern Counties H43/31F
New to Cleveland Transit as their H106 in 1977. A typical 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 work by a dedicated volunteer team and a 5 figure cost, she debuted in preservation at the Stagecoach Stockton Depot Open day in September 2014. Now entering her 3rd season on the rally circuit.
Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53F
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.
Bristol LH6L ECW B43F
New To Bristol Omnibus. Worked at Solent Blue Line, Hampshire Bus, TMS, EYMS. Became static living accommodation.
Morris Marina 440 7cwt Van
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.
Leyland National MK2 B49F
FTN708W was new to Northern General in 1981.
The bus remained within the old Sunderland and District area until withdrawal in 2003. The bus was acquired for preservation in 2007, and since that time has undergone an extensive rebuild due to serious corrosion that was present to the body.
Initially presented last season in Tyne and Wear PTE livery, the bus has been professionally repainted into Go Wear Buses livery, over the winter season.
Leyland National 2 B49F. Repowered with Volvo THD100E engine and Voith 851.2 gearbox
Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith)
New to Philadelphia Depot of NBC Northern in June 1981.
FTN 710W is one of only 6 National 2/2's to stay in the Wear District all her PSV life. After her withdrawal from Deptford in 2002 she was used as a driver trainer at Gateshead Depot until 2006.
In 2006 4710 was donated to the NEBPT by Go Ahead CEO Christopher Moyes. After restoration 4710 was rolled out at the MetroCentre event in 2008.
After that years season 4710 was mothballed until her sale in 2013 to the Northern National Restoration Group.
Now in her 5th year of ownership 4710 has again had major work done over the last 6 months. She has had a full repaint into the iconic livery of poppy red with NBC Northern fleet names.
Land Rover Series 3
Land Rover now running a Discovery 200DI diesel Engine on a new chassis stainless hand built exhaust and a built in cooking stove on the rear door
Dennis RS/SS Pump Escape Fire Engine
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.
R L Hauxwell (Jnr)
Ex RAF, very little history. (Possibly RAF Police)
MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31F
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.
Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.
One of only 5 registered in the UK
ECW bodied Leyland Olympian
Hull Bus Restorers
Following an extensive three year restoration, this ex East Yorkshire vehicle has returned to its original Venetian blind livery.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible
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.
BMW 316 (E30) Four door saloon
This extremely original example of a BMW E30 3-Series was acquired in January 2013. Only 3 previous owners and a genuine 67,000 miles from new
DAF SB220 Optare Delta.
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.
Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F
Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson)
Jaguar XJS 4.0 Litre Coupe
Chevrolet Astro Starcraft Conversion
Chevrolet Astro Starcraft Conversion. Left hand drive. Leather captain's chair seats. Starlights in roof of van.
Owned by present owners Terry * Gillian Brown since 2006. On the road all year round. Been shown at car shows regularly over the past 10 years,
Volvo B10BLE/ Wright Renown Former Go Northern 4855.
Northern National Restoration Group (Craig Smith)
New to Go Northern at Chester le Street depot in July 1998, 4855 was one of the second batch of Volvo B10BLE's to be delivered and Northern's first. She was used on the service 21 and 734 at first then used on 709,728,729,777,221 and many other routes at Chester le Street before transfer to Stanley in 1999.
At Stanley 4855 was used on service 775 and 778 taking over from the popular DAF SB220's and making this route low floor before the route was branded Lime.
4855 returned to Chester in 2008. Here she stayed until withdrawal in 2015. Entering preservation with the Northern National Restoration Group direct from Chester le Street.
Now restored into her original livery over the winter of 2015/16 4855 has had A significant amount of work done to her. She has the distinction of being the first low floor bus to be saved for preservation from Go North East.