VISITORS to Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience could be forgiven for thinking they had stepped back in time when hundreds of vintage vehicles rolled into town.
Crowds flocked to see the classic cars and other vehicles on display yesterday for a rally organised by the Northern Bygones Society (NBS).
All sorts of vehicles from across the region descended on the car park of Hartlepool Historic Quay and Museum.
They represented a colourful picture of Britain’s motoring history and ranged from cars, motorcycles, buses, vans and wagons.
Paul Jackson, NBS main organiser, said: “It went great. This was the best turnout we have ever had, with over 300 vehicles.
“We had everything from Minis and motorbikes to American cars and Jeeps. The show attracts a whole age range and cross section of people.
“We had a lot of families and children here and everyone has their favourite vehicles.
“The club wishes to thank the people of Hartlepool and the Maritime Experience for inviting us back for another great show.”
There were awards for Best Car in Show, Best Bike in Show and Best Commercial Vehicle in Show.
The NBS club which is open to anyone with an interest in vintage or classic vehicles and collectables, has held several similar rallies in Hartlepool over the last few years and they always bring in an appreciative crowd.
The club is scheduled to return with another convoy of classic vehicles in September.
Claire Munroe, of Hartlepool Borough Council’s cultural services section, said: “The NBS show has become a really popular event in the Hartlepool calendar and it’s a great free day out for all the family.”