Classics lined up for festival

CLASSIC cars are once again set to drive into Tynemouth for a summer festival.

Fans of the British classic MG are in for a treat when a vast array of the cars will be pulling up in the village next month.

English Heritage are hosting the climax of the MG Northumbria Car Club’s annual Heritage Event by opening the Barbican Gates to Tynemouth Priory.

More than 60 classic cars are expected to arrive at the Priory from all over the UK for the event on Sunday, September 4.

The vehicles of various ages and manufacture will be on show between 2pm and 5pm, with visitors also getting a chance to see the ruins of the Priory and enjoy the views over the mouth of the river Tyne.

The event has been organised by MG Northumbria Car Club.

In recent years, the club has raised funds for many worthwhile north east charities and officials say they are grateful for the support from English Heritage.

The event follows on from the success of a classic VW campervan and car rally in Tynemouth last year, which attracted thousands of visitors.