Classic cars to roll back into town for show

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Vintage car enthusiasts from across the region and beyond will be gathering on the North Tyneside coast next month.

More than 150 cars, ranging from pre 1950s classics to more recent vehicles, have already signed up to exhibit at the Whitley Bay Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 20.

Cars from yesteryear and around the world, including a 1967 D56 Aston Martin, a 1934 Austin, a 1958 Magnette MG, a 1965 Daimler, a 1976 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce and a 1971 series 3 Land Rover, will be on show for visitors.

There will also be a collection of vintage buses from the 1940s to 1970s on display.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “We’re delighted with the interest we’ve had so far, especially as the event is only in its second year.

“Cars from around the world will be on show for people to enjoy, and all for free.”

The event, which is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade, will also feature children’s entertainment, live music and refreshments.

The event runs between 10am and 3pm and owners will all be on hand to chat about the history of their cars to visitors.

For more information about registering a vehicle at the Whitley Bay Classic Car Show, see www.visitnorthtyneside.com, email events@northtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 643 7409.