AN inaugural Cars and Coffee event has been hailed a success.

Caffe Ginevra, on Prudhoe’s Tyne View Retail Park, has played host to a number of super cars, vintage vehicles and motorbikes, with petrol enthusiasts coming together from across the region.

It is hoped the event will be held on the second Sunday of each month.

“We decided to do it as I come from a family of petrol heads and obviously I love coffee, so it’s the ultimate day!”, said Anthony Finn of Caffe Ginevra. “Our new site is the ideal setting for it too with a nice, smooth and brand new tarmac car park.

“There were more cars and motorbikes than what we had expected but what really surprised us was the diversity of vehicles which is brilliant. The response has been amazing, of course it meant a few people going about their shopping had to hunt a little further for a space but so many families with youngsters were amazed by what was on show.

“Seeing these type of cars with my dad as a young lad inspired me to work hard to achieve the things I wanted in life so if it has done the same to others, it makes me even happier.

“After a period of lockdown, it’s great for people to enjoy a free Sunday morning (you don’t even need to buy a coffee!) in the presence of like-minded people.We’ve brought people from across the North-East to Prudhoe which can only be good for the town going forward.”

The popular coffee shop, which also has a branch on the town’s Front Street, sought advice from police on how to manage the event.