Classic car show in Corbridge set to be biggest yet with 900 vehicle attractions

Car-lovers will be in their element this weekend as the North East’s biggest classic show gets into gear.

More than 900 vehicles – ranging from sports cars to motor bikes – are expected to draw crowds to Tynedale Park in Corbridge on Sunday for what promises to be a treat for all the family.

And the Classics in Corbridge show is all in a good cause too as Northumberland ’s popular event raises money for charity.

Besides the display of all types and makes of cars, including commercial vehicles, there will be plenty entertainment on Sunday, including live music, dog agility displays, alpacas, archery and children’s rides.

The Classics in Corbridge show in Northumberland
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The show, which first made its debut in 1997, is hosted by MG Northumbria – the Whitley Bay -based branch of the national MG Owners Club – and this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet.

The 100-plus members of the club, at Backworth Hall, own both MGs and other classic cars and among the attractions they are bringing this time around will be the all-new MGXS.

Other highlights will include a re-enactment of the 68th Durham Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry); music by North East favourites Tex Leon and Friends and Prelude; a Spitfire simulator; traders and charity stalls and refreshments.

Christine Simpson with her Ford Model A at last year’s show

Once more charities and good causes will benefit from the proceeds of the day.

With the help of the show’s sponsors, organisers are hoping to raise another large sum following the whopping £12,000 made last year which was donated to 16 local causes and brings the total raised for charity over the past eight years to almost £72,000.

The show will open at 11am and the day will include the presentation of awards in a number of categories.

The Classics in Corbridge show in Northumberland showcases all kinds of attractions
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Tickets are priced at £10 (£8 for advance bookings): see here .