Classic car show drives in the enthusiasts

Thousands of car fans descended on the coast for a special event.

More than 4,500 motor enthusiasts and visitors attended the Whitley Bay Classic Car Show, held on The Links on Sunday, September 20.

Whitley Bay's Classic Car Show. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Whitley Bay's Classic Car Show. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Over 300 cars were on display, including some famous models such as KITT from Knight Rider and the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “The Whitley Bay Classic Car Show was a resounding success, attracting thousands of people from around the country.

“We’re absolutely delighted with its popularity, especially as the event is only in its second year, and the feedback from Sunday has been brilliant.

“People were particularly excited to see replicas of cars from popular TV series, like General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard and KITT from Knight Rider and an original Rover that appeared in Heartbeat, as well as classic Aston Martins, Rolls Royce and a Daimler.

“I’d like to thank all the 340 people who exhibited their fantastic vintage vehicles.”