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Every bride and husband-to-be wants a special wedding, however big or small, that embodies who they are as a couple and will be something memorable for all the right reasons. According to Brides magazine, 2013 has seen the resurrection of the classic wedding. There are opportunities to add in more contemporary touches to the big day, but what couples want this year is something not necessarily vintage or retro but timeless.

For all those planning their special day in the North East of England, Classic Wedding Cars are available to provide you with an exquisite range of wedding cars, both vintage and modern. All cars are driven by a smartly presented chauffeur, and couples have the choice of an array of styles and makes that include the classic Daimler limousine, Jaguar and Rolls Royce cars.

Wedding Cars Hartlepool are one of the locations in which Classic Wedding Cars operate. Founded in the 7th Century AD, it has grown from a small village surrounding Hartlepool Abbey into a port town from which shipbuilding took place during times of industrialisation. Its history is long and established, which seems the perfect setting for a wedding that is classic in style.

The Sedgefield based wedding car hire company will talk you through the most suitable car or limousine, the route you want to take, and even the little details like the ribbon on the car and the colour you desire. For weddings taking place in Hartlepool you can go directly to the website – for all the contact details and visit their main site to see the collection of cars they have to offer at

No Drama with Classic Wedding Cars

Jaguar-E-Type-300x225A dramatic theme for your day might be a hot trend for the coming year, but you certainly won’t want it to resemble a Greek tragedy.  Although it might not be the biggest expenditure, the car in which yourself and your wedding party arrive in is paramount to setting the tone and has the responsibility of making sure you are there in plenty of time.

Both Wedding Cars Newcastle and Wedding Cars Sunderland are a part of County Durham based car hire service, Classic Wedding Cars. For couples who are engaged to be married in the North East there is a company which offers the finest in vintage and contemporary wedding cars. Their range covers everything from the classic Rolls Royce, the Royally approved Daimler Three limousine and even the modern Bentley.

Each car is chauffeur driven and tailored to your exact preference. The driver is fully uniformed and completely professional, whilst being helpful and good mannered. Everything from the colour of the ribbon to the route you want to take to the ceremony is thought through, discussed and decided upon beforehand. Classic Wedding Cars also cater for civil partnerships and are able to accommodate an array of different styles and themes to make proceedings that little bit more special.

Wedding Cars Newcastle and Wedding Cars Sunderland are on hand to use their years of experience to come up with the right package for you – whichever theme you choose for the big day. If plans are a little more last minute you are also welcome by Classic Wedding Cars and Limousines to enquire about any of their cars at

The Fast and Affordable Collections for North East Motorcycle Racing Club

nitro apex gloss black-250x250The North East of England is home to a large community of motorcycle racers and enthusiasts, and none more so than the members of the North East Motorcycle Racing Club whose next meeting is fast approaching. The meeting is due to take place at East Fortune on October 5th/6th, and for those attending for what is described as ‘an action-packed weekend,’ Proto Leathers are ready to provide all the essentials.

Based in the North East in Newcastle Upon Tyne Proto are the fastest growing motorcycle clothing store in their region and offer high quality motorcycle helmetsmotorcycle gloves, jackets, and boots from a range of leading brands. Their own brand, RKsports, is unique to the company and gives motorcyclists an affordable option which has been developed by a family run business with an extensive history in the leather and textile industry.

On the day of the meet racers will compete to collect points and move up the tables, as well as coming together to share a common love for all things fast and furious on two wheels. Proto Leathers are well equipped to cater for all budgets and levels of motorcycle racer as the NEMCRC meet for the third time this season.

Proto in their experience are there to assist every class of rider. As well as their own range, they have stocks of Alpinestar motorcycle suits and Shark Helmets all at reasonable prices for those looking for premium products at a cost that will suit everybody from the experienced riders to the beginners.

For more information on the motorcycle clothing and accessories offered by Proto Leathers, visit


Going in Head First – Racing Quality Helmets from Proto Leathers

For the residents of the North East of England, it seems that motorcycle racing is something of a passion. For racing enthusiasts who want to take to the roads or follow other motorcycle sporting pursuits, family run business Proto Leathers, local motorcycle clothing stockist, have everything you need for an excellent ride.

With 35 years experience in the leather and textile industry they are on hand to equip racers with top of the range motorcycle helmets including the critically acclaimed Shark Helmets UK.

Last week saw Geordie lad Chrissy Rouse become the Triumph Triple Challenge champion. At just 17 years of age, this is his 10th win this season at the Silverstone circuit, and he did it all with a 71 point lead. Rouse is certainly setting a standard, and perhaps paving the way for future motorcycle racers to follow in his tyre tracks.

Something which all racers need to think about is safety, and even Rouse in an interview after the race revealed that his team told him ‘not to do anything stupid’ and risk crashing. Available to buy at Proto Leathers is the Shark Race-R Pro motorcycle helmet which has been extensively tested to meet the demands of even the highest level of racing competition.

Shark are a company based in France and with 25 years behind them they are one the world’s leading helmet makers, and were even founded by former professional racers. For motorcyclists based in and around Newcastle you can ensure the comfort and aerodynamic efficiency of Shark helmets at a competitive price. Visit the website at http:// for the best deals and offers.

A New Golden Age for motorcycles

alpine-star-t-dyno-1-250x250Unparalleled is Britain’s love for motorcycles, whether it is for the thrill of the race or adventure or even as a statement of style. There has been a long love affair with these fast machines. Even the rest of the world envied our home-grown brands, and still today we take to the roads and the race tracks with the same enthusiasm. In the heart of it all is England’s North East, where lies some of the most scenic routes and a burgeoning motorcyclist community.

Catering to the riders of the North East is Newcastle based Proto Leathers who have 35 years of experience in the textile industry and have quickly become the UK’s fastest growing motorcycle clothing store. In keeping with British tradition they also produce their own brand, RK Sports, which is high in quality and at an affordable price.

The 1950′s might have been seen as the Golden Age of motorcycling in the UK, but that old rocker style associated with the bike has never left us. Proto Leathers provide a vast array of motorcycle leather jackets, for both ladies and men to suit the needs of every rider. They have their very own Tassle Mens leather jacket and a ladies Spin Jacket, both of which emulate the attitude of the rockers of yesteryear.

Although no look would be complete without the footwear to match, so what you need is a pair of sturdy motorcycle bootsProto are stockists of all the top brands at competitive prices, AlpinestarNitro and their own RK Sports brand which offer boots with Goretex waterproof technology and all the protective features you need to be safe on the road.

For all the latest deals and to check out what’s on sale at the moment visit the North East motorcycle store through their website at

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