Now in its 19th year, Classic & Supercars can now be regarded as one of the premier classics and supercar shows in the South of England with over 1,500 cars on display, from veteran and heritage vehicles to the latest supercars. In recent years the show has raised over £340,000 for national and local charities.
A host of attractions include over 1,500 private classic and supercars on display, motor club and trade stands, an autojumble, craft fair and catering village. This classic car show attracts visitors from around Dorset, Somerset and the wider West Country.
Special displays showcase Supercars, American cars, Rally and Race cars, Hot rods and Custom cars. The marque feature celebrated in 2023 was 100 years of Triumph.
The venue could not be better as Sherborne Castle, built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, sits beside a 50 acre lake and 30 acres of gardens designed by Capability Brown, and forms a dramatic backdrop to this immensely impressive show. It has been the home of the Digby family since 1617 and we are able to stage this event by kind permission of the Wingfield-Digby family, who are also Presidents of the Show. Across the lake stands the ruin of the Old Castle, built by the Normans in the 12th century and falling to Cromwell in 1646 during the Civil War, since when it has remained a noble ruin.
This event is organised by Sherborne Classic & Supercars Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales with registered number 10687015. Registered office: Flat 6 Uplands, Bratton Seymour, Wincanton, Somerset, England, BA9 8DA. The main purpose for holding the event is to raise funds for the charitable purposes of Sherborne Classic Cars CIO (charity number 1172969), a charitable incorporated organisation which wholly owns Sherborne Classic & Supercars Limited.
Key to the success of the event is the organising team which comprises members of local Rotary, Lions and Round Table clubs who are supported by other committed volunteers from our communities. Additional volunteers provide the manpower necessary to setup the showfield, and to marshal the event on the day. The CIO and organising team are indebted to all these supporters and volunteers for their energy and enthusiasm without which it would not be possible to run the show as a successful fund raising event.