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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 first bus will depart at 11:00 and departures will be every 30 minutes thereafter, 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 or NexusBus service 558 which stop next to the site, or Stagecoach North East service E6 which stops close to the site.

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RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
UV 85571929Rolls Royce 20hp Weymann coupeNick Clark
UF 9975UF 99751933Singer nine sportsAlfred Blakelock
CPJ 4041935Armstrong Siddeley 17hp Sports FoursomeIan Tunnicliffe 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.
LAS 499LAS 4991935Austin 12/4 AscotRon Taylor Nicely restored Austin 12/4 Ascot saloon in red over black
GHN 189GHN 1891942Bristol K5G ECW L27/26R Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) Formerly fleet no. BGL 29 with United Automobile Services. Sold to Silcox, Pembroke Docks in 1959, and purchased for preservation by Phillip Battersby in 1970. Acquired by ADBPS in 1981 and restored to full United livery.
HKL 826HKL 8261946AEC Regal I, Beadle OB35FAndrew Dolan 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.
NVK 341NVK 3411950AEC Regent III 9612a NCB H30/26RDavid Slater AEC Regent III with Northern Coachbuilders, was new as Newcastle Corporation 341 in 1950.
NLR 2691954Scammell MU15 Ballast TruckFrederick Lonsdale Ex Shellmex tanker unit. Converted to a ballast truck by present owner. Completely restored by the present owner in 2008.
WTN 6961954Morris MinorGeoff Milburn
SAO 2881956Morris MinorCharles Stewart 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.
ESL 4361957Morris Minor ConvertibleColin Winship
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.
WLM 8251959Jaguar MkI 3.4Chris Steele
TUH 7TUH 71960Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington DP30F body.Alan Dixon New to Western Welsh
FAS 3581961Jaguar 3.4 Mk2 saloonJames Bays Preserved by the current owner
YLH 6571961Morris JB Post Office vanStuart MacDonald Ex GPO van. Last of the JBs. Spent all of its working life in Cardiff. Acquired for preservation by present owner 11 years ago
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
EGM 176EGM 1761962Ford Zodiac Mk2Eddie Crann Restored after 45 years off road. Shown with matching 1959 Triang Zephyr pedal car
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.
827 UVK827 UVK1963Ford Consul Classic 1500 ccIan Davison 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
ACU 326BACU 326B1964Scammell Scarab 6 ton tractor unit and trailerDavid Warren Originally owned by the Leyland Motors Plant, Lancashire, first as an articulated vehicle for parts deliveries then converted to a flat bed / shunting tractor for use around the plant. Leyland removed all coupling gear and associated equipment. Restoration first took place in the late 80s and early 90s where the vehicle remained as a shunting tractor and attended many rallies in this form. The vehicle was never registered by Leyland Motors and was registered for the first time in 1994 with the DVLA. Work commenced in late 2010 to start converting the vehicle back to a tractor unit with the Scammell coupling and associated equipment refitted. Donor spares were luckily found to achieve the conversion back to a tractor unit. A suitable Scammell trailer was acquired in 2013 and was also restored. This vehicle has been attending rallies in the area for over twenty years now, the first one being the 1995 Seaburn bus rally.
BBC 7431964RMB GentryRon Horsfall BOC 504B
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.
WBR 2461964Atkinson Alpha Marshall B45DThe vehicle was new to the commission of Sunderland Corporation
GLP 718CGLP 718C1965Ford Mk1 Cortina Estate 1500 DeluxeNeil Wood
GTV 152DGTV 152D1966Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 SuperColin Jarvis
HFW 395D1966Morris Oxford SaloonAlan Thompson
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.
RBH 540DRBH 540D1966Vauxhall Victor 101 Estate AmbulanceRonald Black
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.
FST 378E1967Lancia FulviaAyleen Weatherspoon Preserved by the current owner
GXG 902F1967Morris 1000 4 door saloonDavid Baxter Trafalgar Blue
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.
KPM 729E1967Daimler 2.5 V8 Gun metal grey metallicThomas Cook Having an excellent history file showing the car has been well maintained and kept as original as possible.
LHH 648F1968Austin A40 FarinaAlan Hutchinson
NVN 388FNVN 388F1968Morris Minor 1000 two door saloonKen Warren Acquired in 2003 from Bournmoor. Has undergone an extensive restoration with many new parts fitted, however with any Moggie there's always something to tinker with to keep it looking good.
MTM 449H1969MGB GTDennis Hope
Q466 ENR1969Bedford KM Recovery VehicleGeorge Richardson Built new as a recovery vehicle. Purchased in 2016 and restored, shown in livery of local Vauxhall Bedford dealers Adams & Gibbon
RAP 510G1969Mk2 JaguarKen Wright
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
264 FF1970Jensen FF IIAndrew Tweddle
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.
DVY 935KDVY 935K1971Vauxhall Viva X14Mark Tate 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.
JLM 200KJLM 200K1971Coach built Cotswold CamperKen Wright A rare Cotswold Concorde Camper on a Mk1 Ford Transit 2Ltr V4 & auto gearbox. Restored 2009
KLE 169K1971Mk3 Ford Cortina SaloonMark Tate
HTY 523LHTY 523L1972Vauxhall FE Victor 2300cc SaloonWilliam Wilson Manufactured 1972, registered 1973. Owned since 1975. Original except for 2 front wings fitted 1989.
JKH 307L1972Mercedes 350SLWilliam Weatherspoon
MYF 695LMYF 695L1972Hillman Hunter GL saloonJohn Barclay
RCO 16KRCO 16K1972Austin 1300 GTChris and Anne Jarvis
UFY 616L1972MG B RoadsterStewart Keeys
XPX 936L1972MGB RoadsterBob Luke Owned for the last 3 years, engine o/hauled 2016, new rear suspension, new clutch, electronic ignition, interior upgrade and alloy wheels
HOE 938L1973Reliant Regal 3/30 SaloonCraig Simpson
SHN 80LSHN  80L1973Bristol RELH6G ECW DP49FLee Garrett 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.
VHN 911M1973MG BGT V8George Stephenson
GDX 540T1974Mercury Montego MXR 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.
GUW 365N1974Ford Transit Mk 1 AmbulanceIan Davison 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
JFL 872N1975MGB GTAlan Johnson Owned since 2008. Has been exhibited at many local shows, members of the North East Restoration Club
JPO 55PJPO 55P1975Leyland Leopard Duple DominantLynda Fee Former Eassons (Sholing)
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.
RDC 106RRDC 106R1977Bristol VRT Northern Counties H43/31F 500 Group, 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.
SCN 268SSCN 268S1978Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R Alexander 86-seat double-deck bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This Tyne and Wear standard Leyland Atlantean entered service based at South Shields, and passed to South Shields Busways after deregulation in 1986. It is preserved in the livery of South Shields Busways.
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.
AFB 586VAFB 586V1980Bristol LH6L ECW B43F Rob Hughes New To Bristol Omnibus. Worked at Solent Blue Line, Hampshire Bus, TMS, EYMS. Became static living accommodation.
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.
FTN 708WFTN 708W1981Leyland National MK2 B49FJonothan Ruddick 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.
FTN 710WFTN 710W1981Leyland 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.
JJW 942WJJW 942W1981Reliant Scimitar GTCDavid Allen
ESW 104YESW 104Y1982Land Rover Series 3John Hope 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
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.
A610 MWD1983Landrover LightweightR L Hauxwell (Jnr) Ex RAF, very little history. (Possibly RAF Police)
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.
C433 CDV1985Nissan Cherry Maxima 1.3GL 3 door hatchback. Red.Jim Collins One of only 5 registered in the UK
C537 DATC537 DAT1986ECW 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.
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.
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.
G607 SGKG607 SGK1990GMC G2500 Vandura Day Van 5.7 V8 Petrol Andrew Murley
G737 SATG737 SAT1990Ford Escort EclipseNeil Spears New in June 1990. Owned for past 2 years since bringing up to Teesside from south Yorkshire. Had been off the road for many years before restoration.
H143 BCUH143 BCU1990Rover Mini Cooper SE 1275Mark Laybourn Current owner since 1999. A ground up nut and bolt restoration was completed in November 2015.
H19 MHR1990Mercedes 300CEMalcolm Vance
H521 MUH1991Mini CooperColin Ellenden
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.
K715 PCNK715 PCN1992Dennis Dart 9.8SDL Alexander Dash B40F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) Ex Stagecoach
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.
L485 WJRL485 WJR1993Rover Mini Italian JobKevin Leadbitter Original unrestored mini, 7,500 miles from new
FIL 85151994Jaguar X300Philip Gray
L809 DKN1994Jaguar XJS 4.0 Litre CoupeWilliam Ibbetson
M377 SCKM377 SCK1994Northern Counties Palatine 2 bodied Volvo Olympian NEETT New to Blackpool Transport
R552 GGR1996Chevrolet Astro Starcraft ConversionG Brown 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,
D9 PAED9 PAE1997Porsche 911 Carrera 4 TurboAllan Errington
R5 AHN1997Mercedes SL280Alan Henderson
T629 LBJ1998Honda Civic HatchbackBill Goudie
X915 WGRX915 WGR2000Volvo B10BLE Wright Renown A-Line Coaches, L B & D C Annis
NK03 XJVNK03 XJV2003MAN 18:220HOCL Alexander ALX/300Danny Howard
V8 USRV8 USR2005Ford Mustang GT 4.6 V8 Tyneside American Car Club (James Thorpe)
SK59 JBESK59 JBE2009Volvo S40 SMichael Parker