Jaguars, Zodiacs and a Spitfire pull in big crowds at Sunderland classic car show

From Jaguars to Zodiacs - impressive cars stretching back 70 years went on show by the seafront.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 5:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:48 pm
Alex and Amanda Maskell with their Zodiac at the classic vehicle show.

Hundreds turned out in breezy conditions for the Sunderland District Classic Vehicle Society Show. They were treated to vintage and classic vehicles which came to Wearside from all over the country.

There were old ambulances, Ford Zodiacs, a Ford Spitfire, Jaguars and a rare Ford Taunus 20m. Amanda Maskell, from the society’s events team, said: “We have got nearly 250 vehicles here and they are all pre-2000. We were certainly expecting more people than last year when it rained all day and never let up.”

Alex and Amanda Maskell at the classic vehicle show.

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Whole families enjoyed the show at Seaburn yesterday and it was extra special occasion for Amanda, 43, and husband Alex, 41, who were celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at the show.

Amanda said they chose to be there because “it is a dedicated passion which we both love.”

The hard work starts straight away for next year’s show as organisers booked a date for the 2018 event today.

“There is a lot of work which goes on behind the scenes,” said Amanda.

Alex and Amanda Maskell at the classic vehicle show.

And for those interested in finding out more, the society meets on the first Thursday of each month at Ryhope Farmers Club. Visit its Facebook page at Sunderland & District Classic Vehicle Society