VIDEO: Vintage cars roll in to Elwick

A HOST of classic cars went down a storm with visitors when they rolled into a quiet village.

The vintage vehicles and dozens of classic motorbikes visited Elwick Village, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, earlier this week for the annual car show.

Vintage cars on show at Elwick Village.

Vintage cars on show at Elwick Village.

the show, organised by the Teesside Yesteryear Motor Club, returned to the scenic village on Monday and dozens of people flocked to take a closer look.

The event also helped raise £112 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Vintage car stalwart Jack Smurthwaite, 87, who lives in the village, has been a Teesside Yesteryear Motor Club member for 20 years and he was pleased with how this year’s event went.

Cars on show included a 36 MG, an MGA from the 1950s, a classic E-type Jaguar and a vintage Vincent car.

Dad-of-one Jack, a former joiner, said: “The show itself went very well.

“I was slightly disappointed with the number of classic cars, probably due to the weather, but we did have 16 on show and 25 motorbikes so there was plenty for people to take a closer look at.

“There was dozens of people there and it was great to see so many people taking an interest in the vintage cars.

“We also helped raise £112 for the Great North Air Ambulance, an organisation we raise money for each year, which was pleasing.”

Members from as far afield as Middlesbrough and Guisborough headed to the village for the annual show, which is heavily reliant on the good weather.

The event has been running since 2001 and only missed one year when it was cancelled in 2011 after problems flared at the previous year’s event when more people attended than expected.

Since then entry to the show has been limited to members only.

Jack, who had his 1970 MGB open-top roadster on display, added: “Everybody is looking forward to next year’s event already.”