MORE than 60 classic cars converged on Durham at the weekend showing off the splendour of the MG.

The gathering, organised by the MG Car Club Tyne-Tees Centre, drew vehicles from across the North-East, Scotland and Berkshire and was the culmination of the 99-mile Prince Bishops Run, which started from Lordstones Country Park near Carlton-in-Cleveland, and the 96-mile St Cuthbert’s Run, which started from the Maritime Centre in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

The event was also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Prince Bishops Run, which was started in 1988 by Tony Wood, then chairman of MG Car Club Tyne-Tees Centre.

This year’s event organiser Noel Lindford, said: “It was a fantastic day. The cars had a lunch stop in Darlington before going on to Durham, and loads of people came out to admire them. We always get a lot of support along the route, and year was the same.”

Thirty cars started from Carlton and 25 started from Newbiggin. The oldest vehicle was a 1928 Morris Oxford MG Supersports.