Wonder wheels

Picture by Chris Armstrong
Picture by Chris Armstrong

VINTAGE vehicles rolled into Hartlepool for the biggest display of classic motors the town has ever seen.

Gleaming bodywork, sparkling chrome and spotless leather filled Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience car park on Sunday.

More than 300 cars, motorcycles, buses, vans, wagon and tractors were on show off Maritime Avenue for scores of people to admire for free.

The six-hour event was organised by the Northern Bygones Society (NBS), which is now planning a return to the town on Sunday, September 4.

Paul Jackson, who has organised the event for the last four years, said: “It was the biggest and best we have ever had down there.

“It was a good day with the weather being great and so many vehicle owners turning out.

“We had all types there from across the North-East.

“It was a good range with people coming from as far as Scarborough to take part.

“We also have to thank Hartlepool Borough Council and the Maritime Experience, as without them it would not be possible.”

Prizes were also on offer to the owners of the best vehicles in a variety of categories, including best car, best bike and best commercial vehicle.

Claire Munroe, of the council’s cultural services section, added: “Classic vehicles have a special attraction for people of all ages, and shows like this are always extremely popular.”