Thousands of petrol heads and classic car enthusiasts got into gear this weekend for a motor show with a difference.
Bringing old and new engineering together, grandparents to toddlers admired their dream cars in the glorious sunshine in the NE1’s Newcastle Motor Show .
Hundreds of gleaming modified and classic car owners revved up the heat as they showed off their pride and joys. And they used Grainger Town in the city centre as a classical architecture design backdrop.
Cars from across the decades appeared side by side as cameras were at the ready to snap vintage to the latest Aston Marton, Porsche and hi-tech racers.
And a new element to this year’s show is live action stunt driving, showcased by world renowned stunt driver Paul Swift.
Chris Dawson, of Newcastle , said: “It’s absolutely amazing, to see all of these cars in one place, it’s is just brilliant. It has attracted loads of car enthusiasts but loads of people who wouldn’t put themselves in that category have come to soak up the atmosphere.
“It’s on for two days and it’s well worth coming.”
NE1’s Newcastle Motor Show is in its third year running. The weekend event is one of the largest free open air motoring events in the UK.
Grey’s Monument, Old Eldon Square, Grey Street, Nelson Street, Northumberland Street and other surrounding areas has become a giant open air motoring showroom with over £10 million worth of cars on the city’s streets on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9.
Sunday 9 July
11am Film Screening – Herbie Fully Loaded.
1pm Game at NE1 Screen on the Green.
4pm Grand Depart, Grey Street and Dean Street.