Show Presidents & Patrons

Show Presidents

digby-familyEdward and Maria Wingfield Digby, Owners of the Sherborne Castle Estate

“As Presidents it gives us enormous pleasure to host this event, which is not only unique in the South West but has evolved into an occasion that appeals to owners of an eclectic mix of treasured Classics in addition to fabulous and priceless Supercars.”

Sherborne Castle, Dorset has been the Digby family home since 1617, so 2017 celebrates 400 years of the Digby Family owning the Castle – visit Sherborne Castle website

Show Patron

Rally Driver Brian CulchethRally Driver Brian Culcheth

“Many congratulations on the success of the show and the superb donation of £53,000 to various charities. Let’s hope next year we can top that.”

Brian began rallying in 1960 and retired at the end of 1979 season, and is probably best known for his long association as a works driver with BMC/British Leyland.  He considers his most notable achievements as 2nd Overall in the 16,500 mile London-Mexico World Cup Rally, Class win in Finland’s 1000 Lakes (the first ever by a non-Scandinavian driver) and winning his class in all seven rounds of the 1978 British Open Rally Championship for Opel.

Brian competed in 112 International rallies through 53 countries and also had works drives for BMC, Opel, Mercedes, Lotus, Rootes, Triumph and Rover pre BL days.

Find out more about Brian Culcheth’s achievements.