Classic cars go on show at Corbridge

This year’s MG Northumbria Show will be held at Tynedale Park in Corbridge and is set to be the biggest show of its kind held in the region

Classic cars on show at Corbridge
Classic cars on show at Corbridge

More than 550 classic cars will converge on a Northumberland village this weekend for the biggest show of its kind ever held in the North East.

The vehicles go  on display in   Corbridge on Sunday to raise funds for charities and other good causes.

This year’s MG Northumbria Show –  which will be held at  Tynedale Park from 11am – is the biggest so far, having grown from just 60 vehicles in 1997.

In addition to classic cars  of all makes, including some extremely rare examples, there will be  commercial vehicles, motorbikes and sports cars. Whickham and District Motor Club will  show off an endurance rally car which  will be taking part in the Mongol Rally later this month.

Entertainment  includes live music, and among other attractions are a dog agility display, children’s rides and the North East’s only F1 simulator.

There will also be a wide range of trade stands  and charity stalls. Awards will be  presented for a number of categories, including best  vehicle in the show.

Over the past five years the show has raised almost £30,000 for local good causes. 

The  profits from Sunday’s event will be donated to  charities and voluntary organisations, which are invited to email  secretary@mgnorthumbria.org for  application forms.

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