A classic way to raise funds

Hundreds of classic cars are set to descend on the biggest ever show of its kind in the north east.

More than 650 classic vehicles are expected at MG Northumbria’s ‘Classics in Corbridge’ event at Tynedale Park on July 6.

The group, based at Backworth Hall near Whitley Bay, are holding the event to raise money for charitable and good causes.

The show, which has grown from only 60 vehicles in 1997, will contain cars of all makes including some extremely rare models as well as commercial vehicles, motor bikes and sports cars.

Entertainment includes live music from Prelude and the Moat Brothers, plus dog agility display, fun dog show, archery, children’s rides, traders and charity stalls.

More than £40,000 has been raised in the last six years – including over £14,500 from last year’s show – and the club hopes to raise even more.

Any local charities or voluntary organisations interested in receiving support from MG Northumbria should email corbridgecarshow@gmail.com for an application form. The show opens at 11am with awards presented at 4pm.