Remember that Sunday in July 2013

The sun was shining, the sky was blue, fantastic venue and a display of classics to delight all enthusiasts.

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Make sure you don’t miss this years event on 20th July.  We are already taking entries for the 2014 event, so why not join the party.  You can download an entry form from our web site now.

Follow us to find out what is coming in 2014

Keep up to date with the entries for this years event.    Between now and July we will be publishing news about the entries and events you can expect to see at this years Classics at the Castle in Sherborne.

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Under new Managment

One of the premier Classics and Supercar shows in the South of England – The Heritage Insurance Classics at the Castle at Sherborne Castle, Dorset – enters a new phase in 2014.

Founder Keith McGee of Merlin Events has transferred ownership of the show to a new organisation, “Classics at the Castle” which is a not-for-profit company.  The Company has been created to organise this popular and successful event so that in future all surplus funds will be transferred to the Rotary Clubs of Yeo Vale and Sherborne Castles to donate to charities.

“I am delighted with this new arrangement” said Keith.  “As Professional Advisor to the new owners I will continue to be closely involved with the design, development and delivery of the show, as will Show Secretary, Stuart Annett.  We are committed to maintaining the high standards and to further extending the scope and spectacular nature of this event.  Attendees will be largely unaware that any organisational change has taken place.”

Nigel Young and John Smithee, Presidents, respectively, of the two Rotary Clubs involved, say they are looking forward to working with Keith and Stuart to maintain and enhance the show and thereby raise funds for chosen Charities.  “We look forward to seeing again all loyal past and future supporters at the stunning lakeside setting of Sherborne Castle on Sunday 20th July 2014.

Application forms now available online

Get your downloadable application forms from our web site.

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This is our 11th year and we have a great event lined up, with the Jaguar Marque feature Sponsored by Taunton Jaguar.   Follow our web site or on twitter to ensure you get the latest news about this event as soon as it is published.

Classic & Supercars Show – For Car Enthusiasts and Families

Show Features

A fantastic day of events and displays including motor club stands, motor trade stands, autojumble, craft fair and a quality classic and supercar auction as well fun activities for the whole family.

Take a look at some of the main features:

  • Marque Feature – Bentley – Sponsored by Bentley HampshireRead about the History of Bentley
  • Haynes International Motor Museum special Castle Forecourt display
  • Classic, Vintage, and Sports cars
  • Supercar displays and tour arrivals on each day
  • Tours & Parades – Supercars, Rally cars, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari and PistonHeads clubs
  • Rally car display
  • American cars including Hot Rods and Custom
  • Race cars – historic and modern
  • Electric and Special cars
  • Car Clubs with more than 40 stands
  • Vintage motorcycle display
  • Motor Trade, Autojumble, Craft Fair – over 150 stands
  • Charterhouse Classic and Supercar Auctions – Learn more
  • Castle and Grounds open to visitors – see Venue
  • Wide range of food outlets and beautiful picnic areas – see Catering Facilites
  • Free parking with dedicated disabled and motorcycle areas – see Getting Here & Parking
  • Live music entertainment and attractions – Learn more

Visit The Cars section for more information and links to pictures galleries of cars at previous events.

Classic & Supercars Show – Over 2000 Vehicles

The Cars

Now in its 16th year in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle, Dorset, the Classic & Supercars Show has the largest display of Vintage, Heritage, Sport and Classic cars as well as Supercars in the South West.

This year’s Marque Feature is Porsche – Sponsored by Porsche Centre BournemouthRead about the History of Porsche

We are expecting over 2000 vehicles to be on display at this year’s show. Here are just some of the cars that were seen at previous events, many of which will be here again this year:

If you wish to display an individual vehicle or as a Club, please see the Exhibitors Guide.

Car Auctions

Charterhouse Classic & Supercar Auction

Charterhouse will again be running a fabulous auction for both Classic Cars and Supercars.

Charterhouse auctioneers and valuers have been involved with classic cars, motorcycles and automobilia since 1999 with the first specialist auction being conducted in 2000.

Charterhouse had the pleasure of conducting the first classic car auction in the beautiful Castle grounds in 2009, which was very successful. Since then each subsequent auction has been built upon with hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles being sold – with a top price achieved by an Aston Martin DB6 restoration project for a not inconsiderable £150,000.

Charterhouse hold a program of specialist classic car and motorcycle auctions throughout the year at national events such as the Netley Marsh Autojumble in September and the Bristol classic car show in June. Both these events and Classics & Supercars at Sherborne Castle are attended by thousands of potential buyers, which is a unique selling point for Charterhouse’s clients. Having achieved some excellent results for their vendors at Sherborne Castle, they look forward to holding more successful auctions in the future.

Slot Car Racing

Visitors, young and old, will be able to demonstrate their racing skills on a high-tech slot car racing circuit run by Exmoor Slot Racing Club.

The custom built circuit is based on the Scalextric Digital system, which allows up to 6 cars to race on a 2 slot track with lane change overtaking.

Live race data is displayed with timing to 1/1000th of a second.

Fastest lap of the day wins a Scalextric car!

Attractions & Live Music


Children’s Area

A safe play area particularly for younger children with bouncy castle, slides, and roundabouts will again feature at the show.

Craft Fair

In our dedicated marquee and adjacent plots see more than 30 craft stalls where quality products, including art, greetings cards, gifts, pottery, woodworking, jewellery, clothing (quality/retro), fine foods, etc. will be displayed.

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Live Music

Great live acts will be performing throughout the show including:

Arcadia Jazz

This local Jazz band has played at the show for many years. Based in East Devon the Band has been playing throughout the South West since 1996.

Clive Smith Trumpet and Vocals – Tony Roberts, Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Flute – Richard Stewart, Baritone Sax, Flute – Mike Sayers Alto Sax – Ronnie Jones, Drums – Matt Taylor Bass. They play regular gigs at Center Parcs and Longleat.

The Pantasy Steel Band

The Pantasy Steel Band (or Steel Drum Band as they are sometimes called) are one of the UK’s finest Steel Bands. They play across the country at a wide range of events.

Their steel band music is a good mix of some traditional Caribbean Music which is very laid back and works well as background music, through to more upbeat repertoire which is often more recognisable and includes steel pan arrangements of well known songs by artists such as Bob Marley and UB40.

Classic & Supercars Show – Raising Money for Good Causes

Supported Charities

The event, which is now established as one of the UK’s premier car shows, has in recent years raised over £230,000 for national and local charities.

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The British Heart Foundation was our headline charity for the 2019 show.
The British Heart Foundation research all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them.  Heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, diabetes and many more.  All connected, all under our microscope.  Their research is the promise of future cures and treatments.  The promise to protect the people we love.

In 2019 the Classic & Supercars Show also supported the following local charities: