Sunday, August 14, 2011

A look back at ... the 'Saltburn Extravaganza'

On Sunday 10th July Glenn Pearson, of Saltburn's Seaview Restaurant, launched the "Saltburn Exravaganza", a cornucopia of vintage seaside entertainment which also marked the return of the Vintage Car Rally to Saltburn.

Clear skies prevailed over the town as people scurried about in preparation for the start of the show at 10.00am. The bank was closed a Park and Ride scheme ran from the leisure centre to the promenade.

60 classic and vintage cars were exhibited on the lower promenade, although the famed car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had to be withdrawn from the programme due to being sold at auction earlier in May.

Traditional Victorian food stalls, vintage rides and seaside games along with music played by Marske Brass Band all added to the fun and sense of return to a past childhood experienced by many of the visitors.

Another highlight of the Show was provided by two airshows, with a P51-Mustang Display starting at 12:00 and the event being closed at 16:30 by a display from the Blades aerobatic display planes.

This video captures the spirit of the day... we have a strong feeling that this is one event that will continue to grow.

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