Vintage car rally returns to Hartlepool

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VINTAGE and classic cars will be back in Hartlepool when a rally is held later this month.

The Northern Bygone’s Society will be back in Hartlepool with another rally on Sunday, April 26.

Vintage and classic car enthusiasts are being encouraged to meet in the car park at Tesco Extra, in Burn Road.

Entry to the public is free for the event, which will last from 10am to 3pm.

It marks a quick return to town for the society, which held a successful event at the Owton Lodge pub in Hartlepool earlier this month.

Of the 43 vehicles on display at the Easter event, some were American Lincolns, and Minis. Also on show was an Austin Lichfield from 1935.

A vintage VW camper van, tractor and MG Midget also attracted plenty of attention at the event, which was part of a fundraising weekend at the pub.

The rally topped off a busy weekend of activities staged by the pub to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

For those wanting to get more involved in vintage cars, the society holds regular meetings.

The Northern Bygone’s is a classic and vintage car club that organizes club meetings and car shows.

Paul Jackson, who is a founder member of the society, praised the very good turnout at Owton Manor and said the event was a big success, considering it had been the first time his group had held an event there.

Northern Bygone’s is a collectors’ society club which first opened in January 2011. Since then, it has held events throughout the region.

For anyone interested in finding out more, it meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are held from 7.15pm onwards at the Oakleaf Sports Complex, which is in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham,

Membership fees are £15 a year, which includes members receiving a monthly newsletter.

Anyone wanting more information should contact Paul Jackson on (01325) 312183, 07968 367438 or email info@northernbygones.org.uk