Classic cars showcase is a success

Classic cars on display at The Links in Whitley Bay which attracted thousands of people.
Classic cars on display at The Links in Whitley Bay which attracted thousands of people.
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Thousands of people descended on the coast for Whitley Bay’s first ever classic car show.

More than 250 vehicles were parked on The Links on Sunday in the event organised by Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade and North Tyneside Council.

Vehicles on display included an American police care and Knight rider ‘KITT’ car to classic MGs, Jaguars, Minis and more than ten vintage buses.

There was live music performances throughout the day and visitors could take a vintage bus ride along the coast to explore Tynemouth.

Car owners enjoyed the chance to answer questions about their vehicles.

June Tolson, from Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade, said: “There was a real buzz around the car show and we’re thrilled that so many people came to Whitley Bay to enjoy it.

“It was a great social occasion and gave car owners the chance to get together and to meet visitors – we really hope it will become an annual event.”

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Thankfully, the weather held off and that really added to the atmosphere created by such a great visitor turnout and the large number of cars that came to exhibit. I would like to thank everyone that attended and anyone that helped out on the day.”