A classic day out for the VW enthusiasts

The third annual Tynemouth Classic Volkswagen Rally featured a string of campers and vintage vehicles on show at Spanish Battery and Priors Haven

 

Thousands of classic car fans were treated to a stunning display of vintage vehicles at a coastal rally.

The third annual Tynemouth Classic Volkswagen Rally featured a string of campers and vintage vehicles on show at Spanish Battery and Priors Haven.

More than 6,000 people are estimated to have attended the event on Saturday.

Jill Snailham, rally organiser, said: “We had a fantastic turnout.

“The show vehicles were pre-1984 air cooled Volkswagens, which had come along from all over the country.

“There were some amazing restored cars to see and it was a great sight.

“And the weather on the day was absolutely brilliant, which meant that a lot more people were able to come along and enjoy the event.”

 

The public was able to vote for their favourite car and camper as well as taking a look at previous winners displaying their trophies.

Von Kev, artist and graphic designer, said: “We all work really hard to ensure the success of the show.”

A dog show was also held alongside the rally for the first time, with around 90 entries for the programme.

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