We had so may fantastic classic cars at Classics at the Castle last year, and we can’t wait to see more interesting cars this year. Here are more of the classic in 2013, and if your car is one of these do tell us your cars story, and we will profile it on this web site.
Classics at the Castle, held at Sherborne Castle is one of the most exciting classic car events in the south west of England.
Entries for the 2014 event are starting to build up now with entries from car clubs and static displays coming in on a daily basis. There will be lots to see, in addition to the arrival of Sports and Supercar Tour at 1.30pm, we expect to have plenty of vintage cars, American cars, Hot Rods and Custom cars to provide the total classic car experience.
In order of highest number of entrants at 25.3.14
Stephen Mounts V12 Vantage roadster is the first car to be entered for this years AMOC stand at ‘Classics at the Castle’
Alfa Romeo Owners Club
Yeovil Car Club
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club
The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club
Wessex Region Ferrari Owners Club
Aston Martin Owners Club
MX5 Owners Club
John Peat’s 1926 Ford Model ‘T’ tourer is the first pre-war static car entry, what’s more he was the first last year too….
The car was first registered by a Swiss owner in May 1989 being one of the last of this model ever built.
The original buyers build specification required that chrome wire wheels were fitted. This caused much consternation, with Aston Martin at first refusing to fit the wheels and warrant the vehicle, stating that the 450bhp from the 5.3 litre V8 engine would produce too much torque for the strength of the wheels. Borrani eventually designed and supplied double-spoked wheels capable of managing the torque, we know of only one other car similarly equipped from new.
The second owner had returned the car to Newport Pagnell for a complete overhaul before installing it amongst other supercars on display in the main living area of his house!
My brother-in-law, Mark Hilpern, then acquired the car from Germany in August 2004, it returned to England in 2005 where I became involved overseeing a complete engine strip down and rebuild through Grange Aston Martin in Exeter.
The car was then for the first time registered in UK and plated with the very apt registration A8TON which I found in South Africa. Since then it has attended many of the ‘Classics at the Castle’ shows and last year featured there in the Centenary Aston line up.
Car currently owned by Stuart Annett.
The first Car Club to book stand space at the ‘Classics at the Castle’ show is the ‘Alfa Romeo Owners Club‘, we are delighted to welcome them and their ‘Glorious Alfa’s’ to Sherborne.
Following the launch of the ‘Classics at the Castle’ 2014 show on 30th January the first static car entry to be received arrived on 1st February. We congratulate Robert Mudge of Alphington, Nr Exeter who entered his 1980 MGB GT the first car to be listed.
If you see your car in any of our pictures, and it has a history you would like to share, tell us about it and we will feature it on this site.
Whatever your passion, from Race and Rally cars to Hot Rods and Customs, or the Classic and Sportscar Tour which ended at the event, Classics at the Castle 2013 had something for everyone.
The two show fields at Sherborne Castle were filled to bursting point with a huge variety of classics, over thirty motor club stands, trade stands, an autojumble and crafts fair. A record 1,200 cars attended from early veterans to the latest supercars.
There was so much going on at Classics at the Castle in 2013, so we have tried to capture just a bit of the flavour of this great family day out.
From special displays to custom cars, autojumble to club displays, jazz bands and good food, this event really did offer a great day out for everyone. Need a reminder? Just take a look at this photo archive and remember!
We will be keeping you informed about this years event so follow this web site to find out what Classics at the Castle has to offer you this year.