Historical car show rolling in to Hartlepool

Al Winton with his 1954 Ferguson T20 tractor and Stewart Keeys with his MGB.
Al Winton with his 1954 Ferguson T20 tractor and Stewart Keeys with his MGB.

CLASSIC cars are set to roll into town once again for another trip down motoring memory lane.

The Northern Bygones Society is staging a display of vintage vehicles at Hartlepool West Rugby Club this weekend.

It takes place at the club on West View Road on Sunday from 10am-4pm when there will also be children’s rides, table top sale, and refreshments and tombola in the club house.

Organiser Paul Jackson, from the Northern Bygones Society, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the older generation to go down memory lane, and the younger generation to see living history, and have fun.”

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

In the Hartlepool area it has held a series of classic car shows in recent years which often attract hundreds of people.

Other shows have been staged in the car park of the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, Robers Rugby Club and in Blackhall.

And last summer a steady stream of car enthusiasts flocked to Greatham for a popular rally to see cars brought from all over the country.

Many that feature in the society’s shows date back to the 1960s.

Prizes are often handed out for numerous different categories including the prestigious Best In Show title.

They also take part in events staged by other organisations and charities including the Hartlepool and Seaton Carew branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.