100th Static Car entry and First Hot Rod

The 100th static car entry, which was received today, is also our first Hot Rod. 

The car is a 1934 Ford – ’40 Hot Rod Roadster’ and is entered by Keith Nelson of Axminster.

Early Jaguar feature bookings for the show

Here are some of the show feature Jaguar car marques already booked to appear on 20th July –

E Type Roadsters, 1961, 1965, 1974   –   XKR Coupe, 2004  – XK150 3.8S, 1960 –

3.5 Ltr saloon, 1947   –  MK2 Saloons , 1965, 1968 –   340 saloon , 1968 –

XK120, 1951 –  XK140DHC  – XJ220, 2 cars promised – F Type Coupe


DeTomaso and Maserati

Congratulations to Robin Hibberd, from the Isle of Wight, who has entered both our first DeTomaso a 1972 Pantera and our first Maserati a 1977 Merak SS. We look forward to seeing both of these fine cars at Sherborne.

Will your car be visiting us in 2014?

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.

Static Cars booked 25.3.14

In order of highest number of entrants at 25.3.14

  • FORD
  • MG


First entrant for the Aston Martin Owners Club stand

First entrant for the Aston Martin Owners Club stand

Stephen Mounts V12 Vantage roadster is the first car to be entered for this years AMOC stand at ‘Classics at the Castle’

Car Clubs booked in first 5 weeks of pre-show activity…..

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

First Pre-War Entry

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….

My Car was at Classics at the Castle

Vantage Volante V8CKL 15774

Car 5

Car 5

Car Number 5 in our gallery of pictures

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

Tell us about your entry at Classics at the Castle at Sherborne in 2013 , or download an entry form and make your car part of the event, 20th July 2014.

First Car Club for show

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.