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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 11:00 and departures will be every 30 minutes thereafter, until the last bus at 16:30.

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

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Monday 26th August 2019

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
BPE 890BPE 8901934Austin 12/6 2 seater Gordon bodied coupeWilliam French
LAS 499LAS 4991935Austin 12/4 AscotRon Taylor Nicely restored Austin 12/4 Ascot saloon in red over black
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.
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
380 UYP380 UYP1954Chevrolet pick up truckGraham Fawcett
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.
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays I have restored the car over the last Nine years
690 GOP1962Vauxhall PA CrestaPhilip Gray Discovered in a scrapyard in Lincolnshire and rebuilt over 10 years in spare time
6249 UP6249 UP1963Leyland Leopard PSU3/3RT, Alexander DP51FGordon 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.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body.(Calum Train) 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.
FBR 53DFBR 53D1966Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R Strachan B47D North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd New to Sunderland Corporation as No. 53. Sold to Tyne and Wear Museums on withdrawal from service passing the present owner a few years later and rallied extensively since then.
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.
JKJ 881EJKJ 881E1967Morris Minor 1000Barry Noble Two door Black saloon. We are the third owners from new and have owned "Myna" for 30 years, over half "her" lifetime.
PRH 255G1969Restored by Hull bus restorers , served Hull city until 1994 , 50 years old this yearLes Durham
SCX 857H1969Wolseley 1885Stuart MacDonald Two previous owners. In storage for over 20 years Genuine 40,000 miles from new
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
TMS 585HTMS 585H1970Alexander Y type bodied Leyland Leopard C49FDavid Herron New to RTITB (Wembley) - Restored in Venture Transport Colours
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
RCO 16KRCO 16K1972Austin 1300 GTChris and Anne Jarvis
UFY 616L1972MG B RoadsterStewart Keeys Restored in 2013
JFL 872N1975MGB GTAlan Johnson Owned for the last 10 years having attended this show many times.
AYW 599T1977Ford Mercury MonarchAlan Bebb The only one left in this country from all accounts. One owner from new, has only done 51,000 miles. It has been parked up from 2008 until I bought it last year. an ongoing restoration.
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.
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.
JPT 906TJPT 906T1979Bristol VRT SL3 501 Eastern Coach WorksJonothan Ruddick JPT906T is a Bristol VRT/SL3, fitted with a highbridge Eastern Coach Works body, and a Leyland 501 engine. The bus was new to Northern General as fleet number 3406. In December 1982, 3406 was one of three VR's to be converted to dual purpose (3404, 3405 and 3406), being fitted with coach seats and being painted into NBC half red/half white livery. 3406 was subsequently painted into Tynelink and Expresslink liveries, and was withdrawn from service with the company in 1993. It later worked for several other operators, before entering preservation in 2002. The bus is currently presented in NBC dual purpose livery.
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.
RHL50XRHL50X1981Vauxhall Royale 3.0i CoupeMark Tate
SCD 693X1981Leyland Leopard Plaxton C53FGeorge Richardson Leyland Leopard with Plaxton Supreme V body
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. Fully equipped historic vehicle, not a party thing!
D919 PJWD919 PJW1987BMW 316 (E30) Four door saloonPeter Barclay 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
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.
P6 UTE1990Vauxhall Astra Pick UpPeter Clark
H669 BNLH669 BNL1991Leyland Olympian with Northern Counties double-deck 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
K583 EJM1992Toyota LucidaPeter Dean
K723 PNLK723 PNL1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Trevor Hines This vehicle was the first of a batch of six new buses 1723 - 1728 (K723 PNL - K728 PNL) delivered to Sunderland Busways in 1993. It was named 'CITY OF SUNDERLAND' to commemorate the granting of City Status in 1992 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
L809 DKN1994Jaguar XJS 4.0 Litre CoupeWilliam Ibbetson 3 owners from new
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
V217 MEVV217 MEV2000Dennis Trident/Alexander ALX400 (Open Top)Lee Wardle Recently painted into Lakes Connection and is based at Carlisle depot for use on service 508 between Penrith and Patterdale
V988 ETNV988 ETN2000Volvo B10BLE Renown Wright bodiedChris & Gemma Purdy New to Go North East's Stanley depot for services 765/766 in 2000. She was purchased by ourselves for preservation in October 2017
TUP 712004Jaguar S TypeWilliam Ellison
AY05 FWMAY05 FWM2005MGTF 115. One of the last UK built MG'sSharon Tate
NB57 EDVNB57 EDV2008Preserved America Police CarCaleb Keogh