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At Howlands Park and Ride site

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Monday 26th August
Time 10:00 AM
At the Recreation Ground

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display
At the Recreation Ground

Why not bring your vintage vehicle to the Recreation Ground, Seaburn on August Bank Holiday Monday?

This event will feature a selection of historic vehicles on display, trade stands, amusements for all and a free bus service around the local area.

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

The first bus will depart at 10:30 and departures will be every 15 minutes, until the last bus at 16:00

Admission Charges Adult £3; Concessions/Child £2.

There is no charge for those who have entered a vehicle in the event.

To travel to the event by public transport catch Stagecoach North East services E1 or E2 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

To assist us with the planning of our events please enter your vehicle prior to the event, rather than just turning up on the day. To enter a vehicle for this event click here

Visit our sponsors Stagecoach North East

Stagecoach North East
Monday 28th August 2023
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
UF 9975UF 99751933Singer nine sports 4 seaterAlfred Blakelock
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.
UTN 6961954Morris MinorGeoff Milburn
206 LMM1957Morris Minor 1000 De-luxeJohn Ward Manufactured in Cowley, Oxford in March 1957. First registered in April 1957 in Middlesex. Restored between 2013 and 2015, including fitting a 1960's Morris Minor 1098cc engine and gearbox. Bought by current owner in 2018.
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.
9109 UA1959Sunbeam Alpine - 2 seat sports carTom Lawson One of the first Alpines made, and now one of the few remaining from the first series.
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group The first of nine Dennis Lolines purchased by Middlesbrough Corporation to allow a normal seating layout in a double-decker low enough to pass under the Middlesbrough Station (Albert) bridge. It was the only one of the nine to have an open rear platform and was exhibited at the 1958 Earl’s Court Commercial Motor Show. Withdrawn from service in 1970, she was acquired by a Scottish independent operator, initially running on hire to, and later sold to the Bellshill Bingorama Ltd. operation. Saved from a scrapyard at the last minute by Ron Maybray in 1977, she was moved to Derby and stored in his garden pending restoration! In 1991 she was purchased by the 500 Group for a nominal fee on condition that she was restored to as new condition. She was restored in time for her fortieth birthday in 1998. The bus has now spent far longer with the 500 Group than it did in commercial use! She has attended many rallies and other events over the years but is mainly used for ceremonial duties these days.
934 XME934 XME1960Ford Consul Mk2 Blue 1703 ccK Rigg
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.
390 BXP390 BXP1961Ford Consul Mk2Kevin Ainsley
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Has been restored. Owned the car for 12 years
EGM 176EGM 1761962Ford Zodiac Mk2Eddie Crann Restored after 45 years off road.
MVS 4151962Morris Minor 2 door saloonGeorge Stephenson Purchased almost derelict in 2004. Rebuilt the body and a full repaint. Car was built for classic touring with 1275 MG midget engine & gearbox. Disc brakes all round. Front suspension modified with negative camber, plus lots more minor mods.
PJX 35PJX 351962Leyland L1 Leopard with a Weymann 42 seat bodyMark Knott Delivered to Halifax Corporation to operate on the local routes within the town Boundary. It passed into West Yorkshire PTE in 1974 and was carried both the PTE liveries until withdrawl in 1983 when in passed into preservation. It is restored in the attractive Halifax livery that it wore when new.
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.
ACK 611A1963Jaguar MK2John Barker
TYJ 109TYJ 1091963Austin Mini Countryman.Kevin Leadbitter Owned by me for 30 years, restored during lock down
AHN 451BAHN 451B1964Daimler CCG5 with Roe 61-seat highbridge double-deck body with open rear platform. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society 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.
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.
GLP 718CGLP 718C1965Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 DeluxeNeil Wood 1 owner before myself. Has been completely restored including Engine, Gearbox, Diff, all Suspension and Steering and just about every panel replaced. and its turned out just fine
GNL 734D1966Morris Minor SaloonThomas Byers
GTV 152DGTV 152D1966Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 SuperColin Jarvis
JJD 530DJJD 530D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H06/00R North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2530 in 1966 and was latterly a First Group bus at Centrewest. After withdrawal in 2004 it passed via Ensign to Gillingham Football Club and was converted to a promotional vehicle with a trailer, having conversion work carried out by South East Coachworks. It was acquired by McCains in 2007 and converted into 'The Potato Bus', which travelled extensively around the country promoting McCains and explaining the story of the potato to school children, most of whom did not know that chips were made from potatoes! It was acquired by Rydale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole near Pickering from McCain?s in October 2010. Following an enquiry from Keith Kitching of Scarborough it was acquired by the NEBPT in April 2012
JJD 551DJJD 551D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RSteve Griffin This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
KBB 118DKBB 118D1966Leyland Atlantean MCCW O44/34F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was delivered to Newcastle Corporation Transport in 1966 as fleet number 118 and transferred to Tyneside PTE on 1st January 1970. It was rebuilt to O44/34F in May 1974 for use at South Shields and Renumbered 218 in July 1974. In 1977 it was painted into Silver Jubilee livery, which it carried when used for transporting Muhammed Ali around the North East in July 1977. It was Withdrawn and sold to Galway Tours, High Ryan, Moycullen, Co. Galway, date unknown (c.2000). Operated on sightseeing tours in Galway, Ireland, with registration number ZV 1510. Last operated April 2004. Kindly donated to NEBPT by Galway Tours owner, Michael Healy in August 2006. We were delighted to secure Awards for All England funding from the Big Lottery Fund which enabled KBB to be professionally restored.
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 35 years.
BTD 449F1968Triumph 1300 TCSteven Ainsley
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
SCX 857H1969Wolseley 1885Stuart MacDonald Three owners from new. In storage for over 20 years, hence condition and low mileage.
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
XNP 303G1969Morris Minor 1000 2door Bermuda BlueDavid Baxter
DIA 45481970Vanden Plas Princess 1300Thomas Cook Low mileage vehicle, registered in Northern Ireland and spent most of its life in the Jersey
PJT 552J1970BMW CSASean McGurk
KOY 620K1971Triumph ToledoEddie Hartley Rare 2 door model with short rear bumper. All original and only 22,000 miles. Featured in "Triumph World" magazine.
GBB 516KGBB 516K1972Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 Alexander H48/30DDavid Warren Fleet Number: 680 Body Number: AR J40/2369/9 New: June 1972 History of Tyneside PTE Leyland Atlantean GBB 516K Introduction. In June 1972, the Leyland Atlantean 680, with registration number GBB 516K, was introduced to the Tyneside PTE as part of a fleet of 25 long wheelbase PDR2 Atlanteans. This iconic bus became a familiar sight on the streets of Newcastle, operating out of Byker depot. A Journey Through Time. The Leyland Atlantean 680, affectionately known as GBB 516K, served the Tyneside PTE faithfully for nearly a decade before embarking on a new chapter in its illustrious history. In 1981, along with fifteen of its counterparts, 680 was sold to the Isle of Man National Transport Company, where it was re-registered as N875 MAN and given the fleet number 65. Why was the Leyland Atlantean 680 sold to the Isle of Man? The decision to sell 680 and its fellow Atlanteans to the Isle of Man was driven by the need for newer, more advanced buses on the streets of Tyneside. The Isle of Man provided a new home for these iconic vehicles, where they continued to serve the community for another four years. What happened to the Leyland Atlantean 680 on the Isle of Man? During its time on the Isle of Man, 680 saw service as a reliable mode of transportation before being replaced by the newer AN68 Atlanteans. While some of its counterparts returned to the UK mainland or met their demise, 680 found a new purpose as a racing support vehicle at the Jurby Racetrack, where it remained for fifteen years. How was the Leyland Atlantean 680 preserved? Despite being earmarked for scrap, 680 was saved by local enthusiasts on the Isle of Man who recognized its historical significance. The bus was purchased, stored, and eventually restored to its original Tyneside PTE livery. On May 3rd, 2003, 680 made its triumphant return to the Northeast, where it has been a prominent feature at various classic vehicle displays. It was repainted in 2017. Present Day: The Legacy of Leyland Atlantean 680 The Warren family acquired ownership of the Leyland Atlantean 680 in November 2018, ushering in a new era of preservation and appreciation for this iconic bus. A great deal of cosmetic and mechanical work has been carried out on the vehicle, complementing the 2017 repaint and restoring it to its former glory and ensuring its continued presence at local events. For enthusiasts and historians alike, the Leyland Atlantean 680 serves as a tangible link to the rich history of public transportation in the Tyneside area. Its journey from everyday commuter bus to beloved classic vehicle is a testament to the passion and dedication of those who recognize the value of preserving our transportation heritage.
HTY 523LHTY 523L1972Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc SaloonWilliam Wilson Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
MRR 722K1972VW T2 CampervanRick Hutchinson
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
VHN 911M1973MG BGT V8George Stephenson 2nd Owner. Purchased in 2000. Standard as it left the factory other than telescopic rear shockers & stainless steel exhaust system.
TUA 403M1974Triumph StagJohn Williams
LPM 246PLPM 246P1976Triumph StagJim Collins
VUE 705SVUE 705S1977Triumph Spitfire 1500Thomas Baldasera
YSF 87SYSF 87S1977Alexander Y type bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3D/4RRob Hughes New to Alexander Fife in September 1977 as FPE87 it later passed to Strathtay as no. 560, becoming Stagecoach 25787 when the latter group acquired Strathtay as part of the Yorkshire Traction Group.
BGS 551TBGS 551T1978MG MidgetDarren Bell
FPT 665SFPT 665S1978Ford Escort Mk2 Popular Plus 1.3John Lonergan A rare original unrestored 1978 Ford Escort Popular Plus 1.3 with only 1 previous owner and with 8,900 miles on the clock (genuine). Still in excellent standard condition.
WAX 154S1978Ford Country Squire Station Wagon been off road for 20yr now having a minor restoration.Alan Bebb
WBL 214S1978MG BGTGraham Austin All black sports car 39k miles from new
BET 830TBET 830T1979MG Midget 1500 sport convertibleGary Orton
LPA 401W1980Mercedes W123T EstateAlf Sterling
PUM 149WPUM 149W1980ECW bodied Bristol VRTSL6LXB, ex West Yorkshire Road Car CoNeil Halliday
RHL 50XRHL 50X1981Vauxhall Royale 3.0i CoupeMark Tate Rare injection version of the Vauxhall Royale Coupe
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 litre diesel engine, automatic, 12.5 Tons in weight, 50 FT ladder & 9 miles to the gallon.
RNP 666YRNP 666Y1983Austin Ambassador 2.0 Vanden PlasEric Dalton 36,000 miles from new
C131 EHWC131 EHW1984Trike conversionMark Davies
L118 WHPL118 WHP1984Rare, early phase one shape Peugeot 306Craig Piercy
C433 CDVC433 CDV1985Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.Jim Collins Very rare, maybe only 5 left on UK roads
F805 FAOF805 FAO1988Leyland Olympian/Alexander new to Carlisle Carlisle Bus Group (Lee Paul Wardle) This bus was new in September 1988 to Stagecoach Cumberland. It was the third bus that Stagecoach bought for Carlisle and one of the first of its type in the country. Upon arrival, the double-decker bus was given the fleet number of 1005 and carried the iconic Stagecoach 'Stripes' livery. 1005 was part of a batch of nine vehicles of the same type which started life at Stagecoach Cumberland's Carlisle depot, where they were mainly purchased for use on the city network of services. In early May 2010, the vehicle was painted into a heritage cms Cumberland livery, in time for the annual Stagecoach North West Open Day which took place at Carlisle depot. Sadly on 20th September 2012 it received minor accident damage while in service with Kendal depot, and with the return of Olympic-loaned vehicles, it resulted in its final withdrawal from service. The vehicle was subsequently transferred up to Carlisle depot for storage, ironically where it all started twenty-four years previously. The Olympian sat at Carlisle pending disposal from the group. Throughout September, October and November the newly formed Carlisle Bus group negotiated with Stagecoach to purchase 1005, and finally in December got the green light and received the paperwork which passed the ownership of 1005 to Carlisle Bus for onward preservation. It has since received full restoration.
F941 MLR1988Austin MiniMichael Jackman
G251 SRGG251 SRG1989DAF SB220 Optare Delta.Mick Rochford Optare Delta 251 was the first of a batch of four vehicles (251 to 254) ordered by Northumbria Motor Services Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th of July 1989 251 was delivered to Northumbria in October 1989 after it appeared in the Bus & Coach Show at the N.E.C. It then travelled to France & Holland with the Directors & Senior Managers at the end of November 1989. Originally based at Gallowgate depot, 251 worked out of most of the Northumbria depots at some time in her life before the sale of the Company to British Bus then ultimately Cowies (Arriva) Ironically on the 15th of January 1998 251 became the first bus to be painted in Arriva livery! Between the 11th of January 2006 and the 21st of September 2008 251 was expertly restored by Gardiners of Spennymoor before making her debut at Showbus 2008.
AGE 1N1990Jaguar XJS HE V12 CoupeBarry Cutler This car was done up as a one off from new. Le Mans decals on doors and bonnet and had a set of 17 inch Borbet wheels fitted. Present mileage 41,000. Twin 2 inch stainless steel exhaust system and air intakes fitted.
G607 SGKG607 SGK1990GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol Andrew Murley
H132 GVM1991Dennis Dominator with Northern Counties bodyIan Mcknight
H669 BNLH669 BNL1991Leyland Olympian Northern Counties Palatine open-top body. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was one of a batch of eight delivered to Sunderland Busways. It became Stagecoach 14669 after the take-over of Busways. Stagecoach converted it to part open-top in 2007 for use by City Sight-Seeing. It has subsequently been converted to full open-top by Gardiners of Spennymoor in March 2008
K340 EYGK340 EYG1992Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 1600L AutoMichael Davison Very rare Automatic model. Excellent original condition. 26K miles.
M223 SVNM223 SVN1995Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympian 500 Group Delivered new to Stagecoach Transit in 1995, but in Transit livery, and working at Stockton depot for 4 years before transferring to Stagecoach in Hull. Finally withdrawn by Stagecoach in 2010 and disposed of to Ensignbus (Dealer) whence it passed to independent Red Kite, Leighton Buzzard, who operated her for the better part of a decade. Approaches were kindly made by Red Kite during 2019 and the group successfully purchased her in June 2019. We showed her in as acquired condition at the Seaburn and Keighley rallies towards at the end of the 2019 season. During early 2020, 223 was given a full external restoration, regaining her iconic green, white and yellow Transit livery, complete with the authentic Part of The Stagecoach Group" strapline. Because of Covid it would be mid-2021 before she debuted in her new, as original, guise, attending the NEBPT MetroCentre and Seaburn rallies and providing an evening Group outing. Having already travelled to Whitehaven for the Leyland National 50th Anniversary event, we hope that 2022 will, at last, allow a full year's rallying.
FEZ 8696FEZ 86961996Chevrolet Astro Day Van ConversionsPaul Gray Recently acquired and undergoing a rolling restoration
S58 ERR1996Mazda MX5 Mk2James Bays
R485 XKR1997Aston Martin DB7John Williams
T629 LBJ1998Honda Civic HatchbackBill Goudie Given to me by my Grandson in a boy racer style. Lowered suspension, wide wheels, etc but restored back to original specification
P21 XKRP21 XKR1999Jaguar XKR 4.0l SuperchargedDarren Bell
X393 SCYX393 SCY2001Nissan Silvia S15 spec SLuke Morgan Imported last year from Japan, never sold in Europe so very rare. Light modifications.
WF53 OPMWF53 OPM2003Rover 75 2.5 V6 Connoisseur SE 4d AutoMike Barclay Copperleaf red with Sandstone Beige leather interior and Meteor alloy wheels. I bought this just 3 weeks ago with a view to fully restoring over the winter and coming year. All it needs is cosmetic so hopefully a quick job!
NK54 NUUNK54 NUU2004Scania L94UB Wright Solar Scania L94 5201 Preservation
NV04 GZNNV04 GZN2004MG TF in the rare Monogram colour of Mirage2Jeannie Crann
SV04 UYP2004MG TFColin Ellenden Recently purchased, rolling project.
V8 USRV8 USR2005Ford Mustang GT 4.6 V8James Thorpe
S666 NWWS666 NWW2007Jaguar XK8Neil Worthy