Whitley Bay Classic Car Show

Classic Cars invade Newcastle streets for classic car show

You could have been tricked into thinking you were back in time if you were walking the streets of Newcastle this Sunday. Hundreds of cars from as far back as the 1930s made their way to the Whitley Bay Classic Car Show. It is the third time Whitley Bay has hosted the show, and it was third time lucky in terms of weather; the sun was shining and the jazz band was in full swing.

On show were a range of different classics including classic Bentleys, Corvettes, Minis, MG, Triumph, Mercedes and Nissans which amounted to around 300 cars on display in total. This gave hundreds of classic car enthusiasts the opportunity to walk around checking out all the different motors as well as mingle with the owners and trade stories about the passion that has brought them to the Whitley Bay Links on Sunday. Punters had the pleasure of looking at everything from classic police cars, to a string of vintage sports models. There was also a Renault F1 racer on show.

After Sundays success it looks as though the classic car show will be back again in the future. North Tyneside Council’s cabinet member for culture, Councillor Eddie Darke, commented: “This event is now well and truly established and is a great, informal gathering of enthusiasts on the coast all happy to spend time talking to visitors about their labour of love.”

It will be very interesting to see how this show develops over the years. Lets hope the North Tyneside Council maintain their support and encourage the show.