SLIDESHOW: Classic cars roll back the years in Greatham

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CLASSIC car fans got to roll back the years when a vintage vehicle rally pulled up in a picturesque village.

Over 50 vehicles, including cars and motorbikes, took part in the event which was held in Greatham on Bank Holiday Monday.

Sandra Brewer  pictured polishing her 1960 Isette that's better known as a 'bubble car'.

Sandra Brewer pictured polishing her 1960 Isette that's better known as a 'bubble car'.

The event, staged by Greatham Sports Field Association and The Northern Bygone Society, attracted a steady stream of people throughout the day.

The cars, many dating back to the 1960s, looked their best in the summer sunshine.

Paul Jackson, of The Northern Bygone Society, said: “It was a great day. There were 56 exhibitors there and about ten trade stalls.

“It was the second time we have held a rally in Greatham and the turnout was very good.

“We had good public support and we plan to return next August Bank Holiday.”

Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite motor.

A 1958 Armstrong Siddeley saloon car claimed the title of Best in Show and a shield.

Other popular attractions included a bubble car from 1960, a 1978 Mini 1000 and a Ford Consul.

The Northern Bygone Society, which was formed in 2011, stage around 10 rallies a year across the North East including several in Hartlepool.

This weekend, they will be at a family fun day organised by the Hartlepool and Seaton Carew branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

It takes place on Sunday at Coronation Drive and will feature a sponsored dog walk, children’s fun fair, meerkats, birds of prey, dog shows and pet stalls.

And on Sunday, September 29, Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience will provide the backdrop for another car rally by the society.