Vintage car show rolls back to Seaham

Mayor of Seaham, Councillor Barbara Allen promoting the Vintage and Performance Car show with Consort Brian Allen and owner of Lickety Split, Cindy Bettcher.
Mayor of Seaham, Councillor Barbara Allen promoting the Vintage and Performance Car show with Consort Brian Allen and owner of Lickety Split, Cindy Bettcher.
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A VINTAGE car show is set to roll on to a seafront as it returns for a second time.

The event was first staged in Seaham last summer, and tourism and town leaders are now determined to make this year’s even bigger and better.

The display will be held on the Terrace Green and on the grassed area near to Byron Place shopping centre, with an area to entertain children to be set up in Church Street.

Vehicles in the show will include classic American, British and European cars, performance models, race cars and bikes, scooters and camper vans.

Beamish Museum has also been asked to visit with Lord Londonderry’s car.

Prizes will be awarded in a host of categories, with an overall winner to be chosen.

Clubs and individuals have been invited to join in the event, which will be held on Saturday, July 13, and is being organised by the town council and the Destination Seaham group, which is working to offer a better visiting experience to tourists.

Carl Thompson, of ice cream parlour Lickety Split, is among those on the Destination Seaham group who are running the day.

He said: “This is the second year, and this time we are actively promoting it, because last year’s was planned at short notice.

“We’ve had a really good response from the general public and from car owners.

“Anybody, whether they’re a personal collector or part of a group, can come down. This is something else to put on the calendar to bring people into Seaham and to put us on the map.

“Seaham itself is aiming to be a destination for tourists in the County Durham area and this is a way of getting people in.”