Now in its 16th year, Classic & Supercars can now be regarded as certainly one of the premier classics and supercar shows in the South of England with upwards of 2,000 cars on display, from veteran and heritage vehicles to the latest supercars. In the last 5 years the show has raised £171,000 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, catering village, a private Members area and a quality classic car auction by Sherborne based Charterhouse Auctions. This classic car show attracts visitors from around Dorest, 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 2019 will be Porsche – Sponsored by Porsche Centre Bournemouth.
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: 1 Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, BA4 5BS. 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.
Supporting the South West’s premier vintage vehicle show are volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Yeo Vale, Sherborne Castles and Brue Valley. These Rotary volunteers assist the organising team with the promotion and organisation of the event, in addition to providing the manpower necessary to setup the showfield, and to marshal the event on the day. The organising team are indebted to these Rotarians for their energy and enthusiasm without which it would not be possible to run the show as a successful fund raising event.